'ᐅᓇ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕆᕗᖅ' 'This is recording' ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᖓᓕᒫᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᓂ ᑎᒥᒧᑦ ᐊᑕᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓄᑦ–9-ᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ
With public scrutiny at an all-time high, Iqaluit officers will be the first RCMP members wearing body cameras in 9-month pilot project
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Youth instructor Shanti Dias, left, goes over an assigment with participants Phoenix Pudlat, Jacquline Pameolik and Kierra Tartak during a personal growth/literacy module for the Northwestel Rankin Rock season opening hockey camp in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 22.
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Iqaluit Humane Society fundraising for new home
"His priorities were based on working relationships and making sure that everybody was treated fairly and equally and we really appreciated that."
– NTI vice-president James Eetoolook pays his respects to the late David Aglukark Sr., page 11.
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ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᑭᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓲᒥ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᓕᖕᓂ, ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᙱᓚᖅ $100,000–ᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ, ᐊᒥᑦᑐᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔪᐃᓕ ᖃᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 27–ᒥ. ᐊᑭᑐᔫᑎᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᓕᖕᓄᑦ, ᖃᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᑭᐅᓗᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᕿᑯᖅᑎᕆᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᑭᖅᑎᕆᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐱᓱᒡᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᓖᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕈᓐᓇᙱᓚᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᓇᒧᙵᐅᕈᓘᔭᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ, ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓚᐅᑲᒃᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᖏᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᑭᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᓄᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑲᔭᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᐳᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒃᓴᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᕙᒌᕐᒪᑦ. "ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᐸᑕ, ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᖅᐸᑦ, ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ." please see Kaernerk, page 7
ᐊᐅᒃᑕᔫᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐲᖅᓯᕝᕕᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, ᕿᔪᒃᑖᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑐᐊᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᒃᑕᔫᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐲᖅᓯᕝᕕᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ, ᐅᖅᑯᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐸᐅᓗᓯ ᕿᔪᒃᑖᖅ ᐊᑐᖁᔨᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 26–ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᕿᔪᒃᑖᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᒃᑕᔫᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐲᖅᓯᕝᕕᓂᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑐᐊᖅ. "ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᙵᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᕐᙳᑕᒥᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒥᑦ ᐲᖅᓯᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᙵᑦ ᐲᖅᓯᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒍᑎᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐅᓇ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖏᑦ ᑎᒡᓕᒃᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓯᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ, ᑐᕌᕈᓐᓇᕆᕗᖅ ᓯᓚᐃᕐᕆᔭᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ." ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᔪᐊᓇᓯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᒪᔪᒧᑦ $5,000–ᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑑᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᒻᒧᑦ. ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᒪᓕᙱᒃᑳᖓᒥᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓕᖕᓂ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᓐᓂᕐᓗᒍᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᑲᒥᓴᓇᐅᑉ ᐊᒡᓚᒡᕕᐊᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. please see Automated, page 7
Iqaluit Humane Society begins fundraising for new shelter ᓴᒫᓐᑕ ᕼᐊᒻ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ Ecole des Trois-Soleils–ᒥ ᓂᕐᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒫᔾᔨ 2020–ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᖏᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᑦ ᓅᓛᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖅᑯᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓲᕐᓗ ᒥᖅᑯᖏᑦ ᑭᔮᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᐅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ, ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑐᔪᕐᒥᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. Samantha Hum teaches students at École des Trois-Soleils about pet safety in a March 2020 workshop. As part of their Arctic Inspiration Prize Bid, the Iqaluit Humane Society hopes to move away from being a simple animal shelter into a holistic business offering services such as grooming, training, boarding and educational opportunities for school groups. photo courtesy of Janelle Kennedy
With lease on current building ending September 2021, time is of the essence by Cody Punter
Northern News Services
The Iqaluit Human Society is under the gun to find a new home before its lease with the city is up next September. The society has been in the same cityowned building since it started in 2007. Earlier this year it was discovered there hadn't been a formal lease issued for the space since 2010, leading the society and the city to strike a temporary deal. However, around the same time the city also informed the humane society that the building was going to have to be torn down because it has been condemned. Janelle Kennedy, president of the Iqaluit Humane Society, said they have been given until September to find a new location. The society has been in the same city-
owned building since it started in 2007. Earlier this year it was discovered there hadn't been a formal lease issued for the space since 2010, leading the society and the city to strike a temporary deal. However, around the same time the city also informed the humane society that the building was going to have to be torn down because it has been condemned. Janelle Kennedy, president of the Iqaluit Humane Society, said they have been given until September to find a new location. "I don't think they have plan yet," said Kennedy "What we know right now is the building needs to be torn down which means we need to find somewhere." Kennedy added their agreement with the city also "has clauses that would ask us to leave the premises earlier given X, Y and Z." However she said the city is committed
ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᖏᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᑖᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᖓᓐᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ–ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᒍᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᐅᓛᖅᑐᒥ. ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ GoFundMe ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ), ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᖅᓯᒪᒋᕗᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ.
ᑕᓚᕖᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᖏᑦ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ
ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᔪᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᑕᓚᕖᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 23–ᒥ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕖᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ 25–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᑕᓚᕖᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑏᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᑕᓚᕖᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᐸᒡᕕᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓂᒃᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓇᒦᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᑐᕋᔭᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ. please see Telehealth, page 7
photo courtesy of Iqaluit Humane Society
The Iqaluit Humane Society has begun a massive fundraising campaign as it looks for a new home before its current city-owned facility is demolished next September. In addition to a GoFundMe campaign, the society has also applied for the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize.
to helping the society come up with a solution for a new location. "That is something the city has assured they would look into," she said. "We don't want to wait and see because that could be detrimental. We don't want to find out in September that we have nowhere to go." One restriction causing a hiccup in finding property is the M1 zoning requirement, which allows for the boarding of animals. "It's possible there are businesses in town that occupy M1 land and have a slice they don't need, but no real leads just yet," Kennedy said. In 2019, the society rescued and rehabilitated about 600 dogs from the territory. One channel Nunavut's only animal shelter is hoping to pursue for funding is the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP). The society recently received a letter of support from city council for the annual competition. "Nobody buys a lottery ticket assuming they're going to win, so we're not just waiting for the decision," Kennedy said. "If we get the prize money then we're closer to our goal. If we don't get it we're further from our goal." Their pitch for the prize is not just a band-aid solution to keep the society afloat. Rather, it is an expansive business plan to transform it from a simple animal shelter into a holistic business offering services such as grooming, training, boarding and educational opportunities for school groups. Kennedy said the society, which they are hoping to rename the Nunavut Animal Rescue and Wellness Centre, would also like to ramp up its collaborations with corrections and victim services to use dogs for rehabilitation and overcoming trauma. "We have a much bigger vision for the shelter than taking city dogs in and rehoming them." The application also requests funding to hire three full time Inuit staff, including an Inuit knowledge and education specialist, a full-time shelter manager and another shelter worker. Kennedy knows the AIP isn't a sure thing, which is why the society has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the shelter. As of press time 107 people had raised $10,400 of the $1-million goal. "We survive month to month," she said. "I never know from one month to the next if we'll make it work."
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Many Nunavut businesses 'on life support' Senator Dennis Patterson prepares recommendations to federal government on providing additional economic assistance to territory by Derek Neary
Northern News Services
Many Nunavut businesses are "on life support" because of the pandemic, according to Senator Dennis Patterson, who is now armed with feedback from a survey he recently conducted. He has been compiling data and plans to use it to make recommendations to the federal government on how to provide further aid to the territorial economy. "There is a high degree of concern on the part of businesses about their futures," said Patterson. "It reinforces a perception I've had now since the start of the pandemic that many Nunavut businesses are really struggling. There are still significant gaps in federal support to Northern businesses." There were 162 respondents to the survey, 34 of them Inuitowned. Patterson cited challenges face by hotels in particular. In the survey responses from late September and early October, all but three hotels reported revenue losses of more than 80 per cent due to Covid lock-
downs and reduced travel, he said. Existing federal programs have offered limited assistance to hotels, he added. The mining and tourism industries and airlines have also suffered severely, said Patterson. "No one is questioning the need to impose stringent travel restriction in Northern Canada because of our vulnerability to Covid and our long history of disastrous impacts of epidemics," he said. "The concern is not about the lockdowns but about being helpless to survive. There's a feeling that governments imposed these lockdowns and they were implemented without the control of the sectors affected. There's an obligation to respond." Patterson said the federal government is, in some instances, providing loan programs but some businesses may not ever be in a position to repay the loans. On the other hand, he credited the Government of Canada – after some prompting – for recognizing airlines as essential businesses in the North and giving substantial
ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐳᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᖁᓇᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.
photo courtesy of Dennis Patterson
Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson says there are still gaps in federal financial assistance to Nunavut businesses. He has completed a survey of territorial enterprises and plans to submit recommendations to the Government of Canada on how to target future aid in Nunavut. economic aid to that sector "to allow them to keep flying." Victor Tootoo, president of the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce, embraced Patterson's endeavours to assist businesses in the territory. "Any efforts that shine a
light on our economic situation here in Nunavut are welcomed. Many sectors in our economy have been significantly affected by the Covid19 global pandemic and the resulting public health restrictions in our territory," Tootoo
stated. "For Nunavut businesses, it would be good if the federal government recognized that the cost of doing business in Nunavut is much higher than in the provinces or other territories and any funding provided should consider
the differential (in the) cost of living here in the territory." Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq asked in the legislative assembly on Oct. 26 about territorial help to offset Covid19's "devastating impact" on Nunavut's tourism industry. Economic Development Minister David Akeeagok said he attended the opening of Travel Nunavut's annual general meeting earlier in October. "I'm looking forward to some of the solutions that they want us to bring, but it's going to take a whole partnership in terms of how to address this, especially on the tourism and outfitting side, where we anticipate that it is going to be a long-term recovery for that particular sector," Akeeagok said, adding that he participates in national meetings with the federal minister for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency every second week to discuss potential responses. bf l A ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ m4WZz 7
business survey responses
ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑭᐅᔾᔪᑎᖏᑦ
• Number of reported job losses since Covid restrictions began: 793 • Average revenue decline: 59 per cent. However, this varied by sector with training being the most affected (87 per cent), followed by consulting/professional services (75.6 per cent), arts and culture (73 per cent), tourism (62 per cent) and retail (61 per cent) • 88 per cent said they are concerned about the survival of their business • 55 per cent said they are dissatisfied with the government's response/support • 153 survey respondents said they're unsure whether their business could return to pre-pandemic levels without government support while nine said "yes" and nine said "no."
• ᖃᔅᓯᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓂᑦ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕋᒥ: 793 • ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᐃᓯᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑲᑕᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ: 59 ᐳᓴᓐᑎ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᓚᐅᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓛᖑᓪᓗᓂ (87 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ), ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ/ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ (75.6 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ), ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ (73 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ), ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᖅ (62 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ) ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂ (61 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ) • 88 ᐳᓴᓐᑎ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᐃᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ • 55 ᐳᓴᓐᑎ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᙱᑉᐳᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᑉ ᑭᐅᓂᕆᔭᖓᓐᓂ/ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖓᓐᓂ • 153 ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᐅᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓗᕗᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᖓᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ-ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᓂᖃᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ 9– ᖑᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ "ᐄ" ᐊᒻᒪ 9 ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ "ᐋᒃᑲ."
Source: Senator Dennis Patterson's survey of Nunavut businesses
ᓇᑭᙶᕐᓂᖓ: ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ
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RCMP details Iqaluit's nine month body-worn camera pilot project While few members of the force are fluent, they will be trained to say in Inuktitut: 'this is recording' by Cody Punter
Northern News Services
Iqaluit RCMP will be the first detachment in the country to use body-worn cameras when a pilot program rolls out at the end of this month. "I do think, although it's not a perfect solution, it's going to enhance our ability to work with members of the community," Insp. Adam MacIntosh, operations manager for V Division, said during an Oct. 28 press conference. "If our officers behave in any way that warrants review, the
cameras will allow us to do that." At the press conference, MacIntosh revealed the pilot project will roll out in three phases beginning on November 30. The first phase will see eight of the detachment's 24 members – with two officers on each of the Iqaluit RCMP's four shifts – wearing the cameras. Beginning January 11, 16 officers – or four per shift – will be outfitted. Finally on February 15, all 24 officers are expected to be wearing the camera. "It is critically important for Nunavummiut to feel protected,"
said MacIntosh at the press conference. The pilot project is expected to run for about nine months. Whether or not it continues or is expanded will depend on what national RCMP decides to do, MacIntosh said MacIntosh said the detachment has been working on a policy on how the cameras will be used by officers. That document, which has not yet been made public is being shared with different levels of government for review at the moment, according to MacIntosh. A pivotal part of the policy is that
Politicians, government weigh in on body cams Nunavut Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak made a strong statement in favour of body cameras in the legislative assembly on Oct. 23. "This cabinet is aware of systemic racism in Nunavut and we as a cabinet are working very hard to ensure that systemic racism stops and it stops at this level first," said Ehaloak. "We try to tell our constituents and we inform them of what systemic racism is and the first step, I believe, is through the body-worn cameras. It makes our RCMP officers and the public itself accountable to the people they serve." The justice minister signalled that federal financial assistance will be sought to deploy the devices across Nunavut because "our financial resources within the department are very limited." Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson, who assembled a round-table of political leaders, law-enforcement representatives and technology experts to examine the issue of body cameras in late June, said there are numerous questions to be answered about policies and practices but he believes the RCMP is sincere in its intentions to consult local leaders in crafting guidelines. "They (the Mounties) were very clear that they're anxious to build community acceptance and community trust in this new initiative," Patterson said, adding that Nunavummiut will be able to submit suggestions to the RCMP in writing and online. "There is a commitment to transparency here that I think will be welcomed by the public."
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal assured that "Inuit partners and other partners in Nunavut" will be invited to provide input "to make this work as best as it can." Vandal, who referred to the initial implementation of body cameras as "very positive news," said this Iqaluit trial is the first phase of a roll out that will eventually go nationwide. "I have confidence that RCMP will manage (it) well," said Vandal. However, outgoing Nunavut information and privacy commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts made it clear in her 2019-20 annual report that body cameras pose serious ethical issues and may not solve problems. "While I completely understand the sentiments ... and agree with the need for greater police accountability, body-worn cameras are not the panacea that will fix law enforcement overreach. "The use of body cameras raises complex policy issues and huge privacy risks for the public as a whole, including victims and bystanders, without necessarily addressing the issue of police violence," Keenan Bengts wrote. "In fact, research suggests that police worn body cameras do not change police behaviour and footage is more often used against the public than to keep officers honest. I urge caution and careful consideration before Nunavut plunges into a requirement for RCMP in the communities to wear body cams." – Derek Neary
RCMP will be required to inform members of the public that they are being recorded. While not many members of the force are fluent in Inuktitut, they will be trained to say in Inuktitut: "this is recording." "That's something, of course, that we've had to look into." MacIntosh said that officers will have discretion on when to turn the cameras on, however the objective is that all officers will turn the camera on when going to a call for service. "There's appropriate times to turn it off to respect privacy and an appropriate time to turn it on for an investigation," he said. "It all comes down to respect." He added that officers will not have access to the files which they record, as the cameras download all
information automatically when they are plugged into the system. MacIntosh said RCMP will be relying on feedback from members of the public to gauge the success of the pilot project. In order to do that, a public information campaign, which will involve posters, social media posts and radio announcements, will be rolled out over the next few months. Macintosh said cameras are being provided by RCMP headquarters, which has stockpiled different models over the years, however, he was unable to provide details on the cost of the project as a whole. "The cost is yet to be measured exactly," he said. "Some of the costs exists already in that we own the cameras already."
"ᐅᓇ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᕙᒍᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᖢᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᕗᒍᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᖅᑲᕐᓗᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ." ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔩᓂ ᐃᕼᐊᓗᐊᒃ.
"This cabinet is aware of systemic racism in Nunavut and we as a cabinet are working very hard to ensure that systemic racism stops and it stops at this level first," says Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak. photo courtesy of the Government of Nunavut
ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ 'ᕿᒻᒪᑰᕗᑦ' ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑲᓐᓲᕕᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ 'ᓇᓕᒧᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᑦ' ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ "ᕿᒻᒪᑰᕗᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᙳᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᑕ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᐊᕆᒃ ᒥᓕᓗ, ᑲᓐᓲᕕᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᑎ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᒥᓕᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᖑᓂᑦᑎᐊᖓᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ (NTI) ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 205-ᓂ ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᒐᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21–ᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᒍ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑰᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. "ᓇᓕᒧᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓕᓗ, ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᑕ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᓄᐊᕋ, ᐋᓐᑎᐊᕆᐅᒧᑦ. "ᓴᐳᒻᒥᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑮᖏᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᕆᕙᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ 100 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐃᓯᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ." ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᑕ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᕗᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᓕᒫᒥ "ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᒥ." "ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ
ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᒃᑲ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᙱᑦᑐᑦ. ᐊᖏᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖏᓂ ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᐸᒻᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ, ᐅᖁᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᖃᔮᕋᑎᒃ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓄᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᓐᓂ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᓗᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᖄᖏᐅᑎᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ," ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᖑᓂᑦᑎᐊᖓᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓪᓗᐊᓂ 8–ᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖓᓂ, ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᓘᒃᑖᖓᓂ, ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᑭᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕆᙱᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ." ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓐ ᕚᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ. "ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᒥ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᕗᖓ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑭᐅᕙᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑖᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ," ᕚᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ. "ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓗᑕ. ᐅᓇ ᑕᑯᕙᕋ ᐱᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓗᑕ.
"ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᓯ, ᒐᕙᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ. ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ." ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ 41 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᑭᒃᓱᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ; 14 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᑐᐊᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᔨᖃᖅᐳᑦ (ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᒍ 85 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ); ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐱᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᐅᙱᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖓᓂ; ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ, ᑐᓚᒃᑕᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓴᕐᕕᖕᓂᑦ; ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕋᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓱᒃᑲᓂᐅᔪᓂ 25 megabits ᐊᑐᓂ ᓴᑲᓐᒧᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ; ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒨᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑯᒪᐅᑎᓂᑦ, ᒥᑭᑦᑐᑯᓗᖕᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓇᓂ. bf l A Nunavut m4WZz 6
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Nunavut residents 'being left behind' on infrastructure, Conservative critic contends 'The inequalities revealed by this report are stark'
by Derek Neary
Northern News Services
Nunavummiut are "being left behind and serious investments will be needed for them to catch up," says MP Eric Melillo, Conservative critic of Northern Affairs. Melillo made his comments shortly after land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated released a 205page report on Oct. 21 that provides an in-depth analysis of the territory's infrastructure gap compared to the rest of Canada. "The inequalities revealed
by this report are stark," stated Melillo, an MP in Kenora, Ont. "A Conservative government will invest in critical infrastructure, transportation routes and internet connectivity to unlock the potential of Northern Canada. We'll also allow the territories to keep 100 per cent of their resource revenues, enabling territorial governments to invest in local priorities." Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq described housing and infrastructure in Nunavut and across the North as being in a "crisis state." "I recently did a hous-
ing tour of both Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions and what I saw was was inhumane. The amount of major repairs needed was staggering. I saw homes with babies and young children that were overcrowded, mould-ridden and hadn't had the resources renovated in years. This NTI report just confirms what I witnessed. The Nunavut housing corporation is severely underfunded by the federal government. It is well past time they invest and take Nunavut housing seriously," Qaqqaq said shortly before announcing that she would be taking at least eight weeks off
from work, as advised by her doctor, due to health concerns. "Adequate housing is the least that can be done after years of federal government neglect, colonization and oppression." Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal welcomed NTI's infrastructure study. "I think anything that helps us draw a better roadmap towards how we address that issue is positive," Vandal told Nunavut News. "I see this as a good initiative and one where we can partner in the future together. "I think there's always room for improvement and, as you
know, our government is committed to improving the infrastructure in Nunavut and the infrastructure across Canada.
We've known for a long time that there was a tremendous infrastructure deficit in Nunavut, including housing."
issues identified in nti report • Per cent of NU housing in need of major repair: 41 • Per cent of NU residents with healthcare provider: 14 • Per cent of Canadians with healthcare provider: 85Water infrastructure is in poor or very poor condition Nunavut is the only province or territory without access to internet speeds over 25 megabits per second; • Communities are reliant on diesel power generation, with little renewable energy and no regional power grid. Source: NTI
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ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ 'ᐆᒪᑎᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ,' ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᕗᖅ ᐊᑐᖁᓇᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ "ᐆᒪᑎᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ" ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ, ᐱᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᐅᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ. ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᖁᓇᔭᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖕᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ. "ᓴᙱᒃᑎᒋᐊᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖃᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ." 162–ᓂ ᑭᐅᔨᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ, 34–ᖑᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ–ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᐅᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐃᓯᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ 80 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ,
ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐱᑕᖃᖅᐸᒌᖅᑐᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, "ᖃᖓᑕᐃᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ." ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᕕᒃᑐᕐ ᑑᑑ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᓖᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᖃᖓᑕᓲᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᖓᓂ "ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑐᖃᔮᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ "ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ "ᐊᖏᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕙᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓴᕋᐃᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᓵᕆᔭᐅᕗᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ." ᑐᖁᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ – ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᒥᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒨᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓴᐱᕐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐆᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ (ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ) ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ." ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ," ᑑᑑ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ, ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᐅᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑐᓂᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᒍᓂ ᐊᑭᖓ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐃᓂᒦᙱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ. ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᐅᒋᓯᒪᕙᖏᑦ – ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ – ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᓐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᕙᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ."
Legislative Assembly briefs with Derek Neary
Kaernerk calls for increased funding for those with disabilities Government of Nunavut funding for the Nunavummi Makinnasuaqtiit Society, which assists those with disabilities, remains static at $100,000 but it should be increased, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk said in the legislative assembly on Oct. 27. "I rise today to advocate on behalf of people with physical disabilities, people with prosthetic arms and legs, patients in wheelchairs since they can't walk independently, or those who require electric scooters or walkers. It seems that we are forgetting about our constituents who face these challenges, as we are largely silent in this House," Kaernerk said. "In my opinion, they too need to be represented, as they form part of our constituency as they are also part of the voting public and perhaps a few voted in the belief that they would receive proper representation." Capital projects in Nunavut's communities should take into consideration people with special needs, Kaernerk argued. Those communities lack paved roads and concrete sidewalks that are found in southern centres, he noted. Some people with disabilities cannot afford to purchase a vehicle to help them get around, he added. "If they were to try to purchase a vehicle, it can also really impact the disabled person's life. It also impacts their relatives, their older siblings, their parents, if alive, as their needs impact the whole family," he said. David Akeeagok, acting minister of Family Services, agreed that more funding for the Nunavummi Makinnasuaqtiit Society would be fitting. "I believe that they should receive further assistance," he said, but noted that this year's budget is already set. "When the funds become available again, if it's not prominent enough, we will try to promote it further."
Department of Family Services, we're always looking at ways to help individuals, especially children and their families, to ensure that their health and safety is priority one. I can assure that we will be discussing further how much more we can do for these vulnerable children." Arreak Lightstone picked up on the same line of questioning and asked Ehaloak to detail what further research her department has done relating to a Greenlandic strategy to reduce child sexual abuse. "The strategy indicates how important it is for the victims of child sexual abuse to receive appropriate long-term treatment, as the strategy had indicated that a number of predators had once been victims themselves ... long-term therapy is required for victims to ensure that they don't themselves become perpetrators," Arreak Lightstone explained. Ehaloak admitted that she hasn't had a chance to explore the Greenlandic approach due to disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic and a change in her deputy minister position, "but we will be reviewing it." She added that she wishes to see programming to rehabilitate sexual offenders available through the new correctional centre in Iqaluit, which is under construction and will be formally known as the Aaqqigiarvik Correctional Healing Facility. "I'm hopeful ... we can move forward so that victims and abusers can get the programming that they need so that they don't have to reoffend," said Ehaloak.
Better supports needed for young victims of sexual assault
Unilingual Inuktitut speakers should be accommodated in their language when using automated banking machines in Nunavut communities, Uqqummiut MLA Pauloosie Keyootak recommended in the legislative assembly on Oct. 26. Keyootak said numerous constituents in Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq have expressed concern about ATMs providing service in English only. "Some people use their children or grandchildren's help when they get cash out of those machines, those unable to read in English and this is a real concern by some people," he said. "This is particularly because an Elder may get their money stolen when they are being assisted by another person in English, as it can also lead to fraud." Keyootak asked Languages Minister David Joanasie to work with the companies that supply ATMs to ensure Inuktitut is written alongside English when installed on Inuit lands. Joanasie noted that the GN funds up to $5,000 per business
Iqaluit MLAs Pat Angnakak and Adam Arreak Lightstone insist that the GN must improve protections and counselling available to child victims of sexual assault. On Oct. 27, Angnakak pointed out that there's a discrepancy in the known number of sexual offenders in the territory, with the justice minister recently estimating the figure is more than 200 while the annual report from Nunavut's Representative for Children and Youth pegged the number at closer to 440. She also cited the Representative for Children and Youth's statement that "child sexual abuse has been normalized for Inuit children." "This is utterly unacceptable," said Angnakak, who urged the justice minister to take immediate action. Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak replied, "Working with the
Automated banking machines should provide service in Inuktitut, Keyootak says
each year to translate documents from English into Inuktitut. When businesses aren't following legal language requirements, Nunavummiut can lodge complaints with the Office of the Languages Commissioner, he said. He added that the GN is considering reminding businesses of their languages obligations when they renew their business licences and may enlist aid from chambers of commerce to advise members of the annual funding available to help cover translation costs.
Telehealth equipment to be upgraded over the next year, health minister says
Plans are in place to upgrade all of Nunavut's telehealth equipment over the next year, Health Minister George Hickes said in the legislative assembly on Oct. 23. Hickes said he's particularly excited about a diagnostic tool with a camera attached that will allow for general imaging as well as ear, nose and throat assessments. Health centres in all 25 Nunavut communities participate in telehealth. Staff in those health centres will receive training to operate the new equipment, Hickes noted. He added that a new telehealth scheduling tool will be put in place to improve appointment and patient tracking. He didn't provide any dollar figures in association with the upgrades, however. "The delivery of the telehealth program is critical to the overall health outcomes of Nunavummiut. It connects them to healthcare providers within Nunavut and other jurisdictions and is a vital component to our health-care system," said Hickes.
Mobile refrigerated units acquired for use as temporary morgues
The Department of Community and Government Services has obtained two mobile refrigerated units that can be shipped to communities on an as-needed basis to serve as temporary morgues. The units, which cost $38,760 apiece and are being kept in Iqaluit for now, can each hold up to 12 corpses. The topic arose in the legislative assembly on Oct. 23 when Gjoa Haven MLA Tony Akoak requested an update on CGS's efforts to address the lack of proper facilities in more than a dozen Nunavut communities. Gjoa Haven has an old building that is used as a makeshift morgue but it "has never been fixed Please see Savikataaq, page 14
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ᒪᑐᓯᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ (NTI) ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 20-22–ᒧᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᑦ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕗᖅ 18–ᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᒻᒪᑰᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᒍ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᓂ "ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᖓᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᕐᓗᓂ." ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ 18–ᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ, "ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᓯᒋᐊᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᑉ ᐱᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐃᒃᐱᒋᔭᐅᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ." ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓲᖑᕗᖅ
ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᕕᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒧᑦ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᕆᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ: ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓵᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᓗᓂ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᐃᕆᓯᒪᓗᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᒥᓴᕆᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᑭᐅᓗᒍᑎᖃᕆᕗᖅ "ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, . ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ 33 ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ." ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖃᕋᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᑐᖃᕐᓂ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᐅᔪᓂ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓱᓕ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᕗᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ, ᐋᑐᕚᑉ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᐊᕐᔫᑉ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐳᐊᕐᕆᔭᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᒪᑐᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᒐᔪᒃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓵᙵᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥ
ᓄᓇᕘᔪᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᙵᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ. "ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᕐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᓲᖑᕗᖅ, ᐊᑭᑐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᑐᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᑐᓂᕐᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᐃᓗᑐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᓲᖑᖔᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᕐᔭᒡᓗᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ, ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ." ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᖅ, ᓲᕐᓗ, ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᑕ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ, ᐅᖁᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ. "ᐅᓇ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᓐᓂ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᓗᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ… ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᑭᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕆᙱᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ." "ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᒥ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᕗᖓ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑭᐅᕙᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑖᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ" ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓐ ᕚᓐᑎᐅᓪ. ᐃᐱᒃᓴᓚᐅᕐᓚᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓚᐅᖅᑕ.
Closing infrastructure gap is priority
'The infrastructure gap directly ... lowers the quality of life for Nunavut Inuit' Northern News Services
A scathing review of Nunavut's infrastructure deficit was released during Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated's (NTI) annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay Oct. 20 to 22. The report, Nunavut's Infrastructure Gap, comprehensively lays out 18 key areas where Nunavummiut are left behind when compared to the rest of the country and should be required reading for all who aspire to higher office in the territory and beyond. NTI President Aluki Kotierk writes in the introduction "Inuit envision a time where, like any other Canadian, we can take for granted that our basic infrastructure needs are met and surpassed." The organization is to be commended for the hard work that went into compiling such a resource in the spirit of cooperation with federal and territorial partners to address 18 critical areas that impact economic, health and educational opportunities for Nunavut Inuit. As the report states, "the infrastructure gap directly contributes to poverty and lowers the quality of life for Nunavut Inuit. It is felt in food insecurity, overcrowded housing and limited economic opportunity." A lack of critical infrastructure forces families to be separated in many heartbreaking circumstances:
Keep fighting the good fight
a new birth, an Elder who can no longer be cared for at home, a family member who must fly south for health care or addictions treatments, family members with disabilities choosing between remaining at home or leaving for a larger centre where they can better access services. The report also argues "Inuit social and cultural well-being and the continued importance of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit also depends on appropriate infrastructure. Article 33 of the Nunavut Agreement emphasizes the rights of Inuit to cultural heritage in Nunavut and the importance of institutions and infrastructure to support that role." With no museum to house and display collections of Inuit heritage, the Government of Nunavut funds institutions in the south to hold Inuit artifacts, such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which does a fantastic job promoting Inuit culture, but still caters to a southern audience. On the other hand, Ottawa's funding commitment to get projects like the Grays Bay Road and Port shovelready is another positive step in clos-
ing the gap. It's been often stated that the problems facing this young territory are both complicated and interconnected. "Nunavut's overall lack of appropriate infrastructure makes everything more difficult, more expensive, or both. This makes it more challenging to close the gap, even where there are innovative solutions. Infrastructure gaps do not exist in silos, instead they intersect and overlap, amplifying the impact of each gap in a combined experience." The housing gap, for example, directly affects both health and education prospects of young Nunavummiut. MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq spoke of crowded, mould-ridden homes following her tour of the Kitikmeot and Kivalliq regions earlier in the year. "This NTI report just confirms what I witnessed," she said. "The Nunavut housing corporation is severely underfunded by the federal government … adequate housing is the least that can be done after years of federal government neglect, colonization and oppression." "I think anything that helps us draw a better roadmap towards how we address that issue is positive," said Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. Let's sharpen those pencils and get sketching.
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'Rangers reset' ignores, direspects what they do Guest Comment
Dr. Peter Kikkert is an Assistant Professor in the Public Policy and Governance program at St. Francis Xavier University and Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Policy at the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government.
In his CBC opinion piece advising a "Canadian Rangers reset," Robert Smol repeats many of the criticisms that he has levelled at the organization over the last decade. While these have been systematically debunked by the leading academic expert on the Canadian Rangers, Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Smol continues to make the same inaccurate arguments, willfully minimizing and disrespecting the service provided by 5,000 Canadian Rangers across the country. Smol previously dismissed the Rangers as "political props" (2013) and a "token military force" (2016) and he now labels them a "public affairs charade" because they are neither designed nor trained for combat. His solution is to train the Rangers for war. Public affairs charade? Tell that to the Ranger patrols that deploy along the Northwest Passage every summer to watch for suspicious activity and report on foreign shipping as part of Operation NANOOK-NUNAKPUT. Tell that to the Rangers who instruct Regular and Reserve members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on how to survive in the austere environment of Canada's High Arctic. Tell it to the hundreds of Rangers who were activated this spring and summer to serve in their communities as part of the military's broader response to COVID-19, performing community wellness checks, preparing triage points for COVID testing, raising awareness about social distancing, establishing community response centres, clearing snow, cutting and delivering firewood and providing food (including fresh game and fish) and supplies to Elders and vulnerable community members. Tell it to the 25 members of the Fort Vermillion Ranger Patrol who responded to the once-in-a-generation flooding that struck their community this April and May by monitoring
water levels, sandbagging critical infrastructure and helping more than 450 residents evacuate their homes. Has Mr. Smol ever spoken with a Ranger? Has he ever been on a Ranger patrol? Visited a community with a Ranger patrol? I've spent the last two years working with Dr. Lackenbauer on a project exploring how to measure the success of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, which covers Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon – the patrol group upon which Smol focuses his attention. I've spoken with hundreds of Rangers from across the North and not one has asked for a combat role. Instead, they discuss the myriad critical roles they already play. Contribution minimized Smol's assertion that the skills and knowledge possessed by Rangers make them "useful to the Forces on a casual, ad hoc basis" minimizes their integral service as trainers, facilitators and enablers for other components of the CAF. As the "eyes, ears and voice" of the CAF in Northern, coastal and isolated areas, military units rely on and learn from the experience and knowledge of the Rangers to survive and operate effectively in these environments. Post-exercise reports regularly highlight the benefits of this partnership and the need to leverage the Rangers' Indigenous and local knowledge and capabilities to facilitate operations and further develop Regular and Primary Reserve Force units' operating skills in remote areas. These exercises affirm the value of accessing subjectmatter experts with extensive experience operating in austere conditions who are willing to share their local and traditional knowledge and provide practical support for activities in what southerners consider to be extreme environments. By virtue of their capabilities and presence, the Rangers regularly support other government agencies in preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from the broad spectrum of emergency and disaster scenarios facing isolated communities. Rangers' training and skill development also allow them to perform a wide array of functions within their communities: from conducting search and rescue operations, to adopting
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leadership positions, to running community events, to serving as a conduit between their fellow community members, the military and other government agencies. Finally, Indigenous Rangers point out that by celebrating traditional knowledge and skills, as well as encouraging and enabling community members to go out on the land and share their knowledge and expertise, the Rangers play an important role in supporting the intergenerational transmission of knowledge, the expansion of core cultural competencies and even the revitalization of Indigenous languages. Rangers also emphasize the pride that comes from sharing their traditional skills and knowledge with other members of the CAF – and from the mutual understanding that their unique knowledge can make an important contribution to effective military operations. Smol's recommendation for a "Ranger reset" stems from his belief that a large Canadian Army presence is required to meet a conventional land-based ground assault across the North. However, threat assessments produced by the DND/CAF over the past decade state there is no immediate conventional military threat to Canada's Arctic. As Lackenbauer pointed out in his rebuttal to Smol's critiques: "Although his desired defence posture is modelled on the Swedes, Norwegians and Danes, he fails to consider how geographical realities make their Arctic very different than Canada's (both physically and demographically) and, as close land neighbours to Russia (and, in the case of the Norway, with a unique relationship related to Svalbard), why they might face a different threat environment." Further, Smol fails to mention that the Danes/Greenlanders are actually in the process of setting up a unit modelled after the Canadian Rangers – complete with zero combat training. Far from being a charade, Canadian Rangers' contributions are far more real than the phantom threat of an Arctic ground invasion Smol has envisioned. The Rangers are strong examples of how people come together to serve the greater good of their peoples, their communities and their country. Last spring, a Ranger from Nunavut's Kitikmeot region summed it best when he explained to me, "We are the eyes and ears of the military, but we are also the eyes and ears of our community. We protect our communities."
ᔫᓯᐱ ᖁᖅᑭᐊᖅ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ
ᐃᓇᒐᔪᖅ ᖁᖅᑭᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᓕᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ ᐃᑐᐊᑕᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓱᒃᖢᓂ 50 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᒪᐃᔪᔅᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑎᒧᑦ ᐃᑐᐊᑕᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᒐᓯᐅᒻᒥ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ. ᐊᑎᕆᕙᕋ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ 1960–ᖏᓐᓂ.
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4-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ, ᔅᑳᓕᑦ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᑏᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᒧᑎᖕᒥ 71 ᒪᐃᔪᔅᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᐱᖓᓐᓇᖓᓂ, ᐅᐱᕐᙶᖅ 2020.
Taliq Ningeocheak Coral Harbour
My 4-year-old, Scarlet Ningeocheak, sipping tea on the qamutik 71 miles northwest of Arviat, spring 2020.
Joseph Quqqiaq Jr. Taloyoak
Late Inagayuq Quqqiaq went to Spence Bay at the time from Thom Bay walking 50 plus miles then back to Thom Bay to go pick up heating fuel at the time. He is my namesake and Late Grandfather. Photo was taken in the 1960s.
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GN stresses getting flu shot amid pandemic ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᕙᓕᕐᓇᑐᖃᐅᒍᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21–ᒥ.
Reducing risk of flu reduces pressure on territory's health system by Trevor Wright
Northern News Services
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Health Minister George Hickes receives his flu shot from a public health nurse Oct. 21.
Flu clinics are officially underway in Nunavut and Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr. Michael Patterson is stressing the importance of getting your flu shot, especially in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, adding that the flu shot is "the best defence against getting the flu." In an Oct. 21 statement the CPHO reminded Nunavummiut that Covid has similar symptoms to the flu, noting "reducing your risk of getting the flu also means reducing the chance you will be isolated while you are being tested for Covid-19. It can also reduce pressure on our health system, especially if Covid-19 is confirmed in a community." Flu shots are available at all public health centres and through Iqaluit Public Health. Several clinics been scheduled in various communities, if
a clinic isn't scheduled then you can make an appointment to get your shot. Minister of Health George Hickes also gave a members statement in the during the Oct. 21 sitting of the Nunavut Legislature on the importance of getting your flu shot in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Mr. Speaker, keeping all Nunavummiut safe and healthy requires everyone's continued commitment to maintain the personal protective measures of good hygiene, frequent hand washing, physical distance and staying home when feeling sick," he said. Hickes added it's important to protect those who are more vulnerable to the flu such as Elders and young children. Both Hickes and Patterson also received their flu shots in Iqaluit on Oct. 21. For more information on the flu clinics or the GN's Covid-19 updates visit www.gov.nu.ca/health.
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᒍᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ–19 ᓯᐊᒻᒪᒃᑎᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᑖᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᒍᑎᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᒍᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖓᑦ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ –19 ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓗᓂ "ᓴᐳᒻᒥᔭᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᒍᑕᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᑖᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ." ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21-ᒥ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ 19 ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑐᖃᖅᑎᑐᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᕈᑎᖃᒐᓚᖕᓂᖓᓄᑦ "ᓴᐳᒻᒥᔭᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ–19 ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᓄᑑᒋᐊᖃᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᒐᔭᕐᓗᑎᑦ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ–19 ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᐊᖅᑐᕕᓂᐅᒃᐸᑦ." ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᑲᐱᓯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ, ᐊᖑᒻᒪᑎᖏᒃᑯᕕᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐅᖄᓚᕕᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸᑎᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᕕᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ.
ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21–ᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓪᓗᒍᓗ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ–19. "ᐅᖃᖅᑏ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᑦᑕᐃᓕᑎᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᔭᐅᒍᑎᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᓴᓗᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ, ᐊᒡᒐᒥᖕᓂ ᐅᐊᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ, ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᕆᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕌᖓᒥᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᒋᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᑦ ᓴᓐᖐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓪᓗ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕋᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᕙᒃᓇᖅᑐᑐᖃᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓪᓗ ᓱᕈᓯᐅᓂᖅᓴᐃᑦ. ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᒍᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21-ᒥ. ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᕕᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᑎᖏᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ –19 ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ www.gov.nu.ca/health.
ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ, ᑕᓕᖅᐱᐊᓂᓪ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖓᑦ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21-ᒥ. ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᖁᔨᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᒍᑕᐅᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᓴᐅᓐᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ. Dr. Michael Patterson, right, Nunavut's chief public health officer, receives a flu shot from a public health nurse on Oct. 21. Patterson is reminding Nunavummiut that getting the flu shot is the best defence against getting the flu.
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Anablak reports progress to get Grays Bay project shovel-ready Kitikmeot Inuit Association president says 'the ball is back in KitIA's court' by Trevor Wright
Northern News Services
A trade and transportation corridor stretching from the Arctic coast to Yellowknife is closer to reality, according to Stanley Anablak, president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KitIA). Recent federal funding announcements – $21.6 million to get the Kitikmeot Grays Bay road and port project shovel-ready and $30 million
ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᔅᑖᓐᓕ ᐊᓇᑉᓚᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ 'ᐊᖅᓴᖅ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖓᓃᑉᐳᖅ' ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ.
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Kitikmeot Inuit Association president Stanley Anablak says 'the ball is back in KitIA's court' with the most recent funding announcements for the Grays Bay Road and Port project.
for the Government of the Northwest Territories' proposed connecting Slave Geological Province Access Road project – have given new pertinence to the projects, Anablak wrote in a report tabled during Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated's annual general meeting in October. "These two funding announcements significantly advance the long-term vision that (KitIA) shares with the (GNWT)," Anablak stated. "Given that over two days in August, the federal government made a combined investment of over $50 million in this corridor, I believe that they are taking this vision seriously." Anablak wrote, "This federal funding breathes new life into our project. With this funding, we can re-focus on finishing an innovative environmental assessment process where Inuit traditional knowledge will play a key role. We will also be able to carry out complex engineering studies and be in a position to secure all the permits required to build our project. It is also noteworthy that this is the first time that a regional Inuit association has been a proponent of a major project in front of the Nunavut Impact Review Board." However, on a project of this scale there's still much that has to be done in terms of acquiring funding for the project, which carries an estimated $525-million price tag. "Nothing is guaranteed at this stage, but I believe that the door is open," stated Anablak. "Now that funding for project permitting is in place, the ball is now back in KitIA's court." He identified three "key tasks" that must be pursued over the next two to three years: getting the project shovel-ready; engaging with and encouraging the federal government
ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓯᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒫᓗᖓᓂ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒧᑦ, ᐅᓇ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ Slave ᓄᓇᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᑕᐅᒃᐸᑕ. "ᑲᑎᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ– ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ," ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᔅᑖᓐᓕ ᐊᓇᑉᓚᒃ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.
map courtesy of Nunavut Resources Corporation
The proposed Grays Bay Road and Port project would help create an infrastructure corridor connecting the Arctic Ocean to the rest of Canada, if it and the Slave Geological Province Access Road are completed. "It will make us more connected to the world, but in a way where Inuit have control – because we will be owners of the infrastructure," says Stanley Anablak, president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. to identify or create infrastructure programs to finance the road and port project; and to ensure that Kitikmeot businesses and people are ready to take advantage of the potential opportunities to come. Anablak also stressed the economic benefits of such marine and terrestrial infrastructure in his
report, while also expounding on how it would benefit Nunavut's Inuit. "We can expect to see huge improvements in community resupply, marine safety, Arctic sovereignty, regional economic development and international investment. The port on the Coronation Gulf will provide direct access to international
markets. It will make us more connected to the world, but in a way where Inuit have control – because we will be owners of the infrastructure. "We are breaking trail for other Inuit organizations and for Indigenous people across Canada's Northern regions."
Nunavut Tunngavik pays tribute to the late David Aglukark Sr. Remembered as a champion of Inuit rights since the 1970s by Derek Neary
Northern News Services
Arviat's David Aglukark Sr., a 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an assistant chief negotiator of the Nunavut Agreement, is being mourned. Land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated says Aglukark Sr. "championed Inuit rights since the 1970s." He's credited with being particularly instrumental in drafting the wildlife section of the Nunavut Agreement – Article 5. "David was one of the strong negotiators for the Nunavut Agreement. His knowledge of the land and wildlife was a huge asset to negotiations and his working career," stated James Eetoolook, NTI vice-president. "His priorities were based on working relationships and making sure that everybody was treated fairly and equally and we really appreciated that." Aglukark Sr. was the Kivalliq Inuit Association's first president in 1975, he was a member of Arviat's hamlet council and served on the Nunavut Wildlife Board and the Inuit Heritage Trust.
"Mr. Aglukark was deeply devoted to his people and their land. Known as a strong family man, he raised seven children with his lifelong partner and devoted wife Dorothy," Nunavut Tunngavik stated in a news release. "NTI joins Nunavummiut in mourning the loss of a leader whose life of service drew on his deep faith of Inuit, the land, the church and his family."
ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐊᒡᓘᒃᑲᖅ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᖅ, ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ 2015–ᒥ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ. David Aglukark Sr., seen here in Rankin Inlet in 2015, was the first president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association. He also played a key role in the development of the wildlife terms in the Nunavut Agreement. NNSL file photo
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City votes on new councillor Iqaluit On the evening of Oct. 27 during a council meeting for the City of Iqaluit, there was a unanimous vote in favour of appointing John Fawcett to Iqaluit City Council until the next election. This follows the resignation of former city councillor Malaiya Lucassie. The appointment of Lucassie's former committee positions as vice-chair for recreation and chairperson for the grievance committee will be held until the next city council meeting on Nov. 10. when Fawcett is present. – Trevor Wright
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ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓐ ᓂᕕᐊᑦᓯᐊᒃ
ᓵᒥᐅᓪ ᓂᕕᐊᑦᓯᐊᒃ, 4–ᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ German ᑕᓯᖓᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 5–ᒥ .22–ᖓᓄᑦ, ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᑎᐊᕆᓐ ᐅᒡᕈᒃ ᖁᑭᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ ᑐᒃᑐ ᓂᐅᖓᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᒻ ᑐᖁᖦᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᓂᐊᖁᖓᒍᑦ ᖁᑭᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ.
NTI opens nominations for president Kivalliq Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will be holding its presidential election on Dec. 14. Forms to nominate an Inuk as a candidate for election as president of NTI are available from chief returning officer Kathleen Sigurdson, community liaison officers, Ayaya Communications, Iqaluit, or from NTI's website beginning on Nov. 2 at 12 a.m. Eligible candidates must be 16 years of age or older as of Dec. 14 and be enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement. Candidates must file their complete nomination papers with the chief returning officer no later than Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. local time. They are also responsible for ensuring that their nomination papers are filed in accordance with NTI's election rules and procedures and delivered by the deadline. If nomination papers are not received by the deadline, a potential candidate will not be permitted to run as a candidate in the NTI elections. A criminal records check within the past six months is also mandatory for potential nominees. Potential nominees are encouraged to begin this process with the RCMP as soon as they can. – Darrell Greer
Rabies vaccine and dog tags available Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake The municipal bylaw office in Baker Lake is informing residents that it will be giving out the vaccine for rabies shots and new dog tags free of charge from Nov. 2 to 6. Those interested are asked to come to the hamlet chambers to fill out an application for the vaccine and tags. The dates may be adjusted to run until the end of the second week in November if demand proves itself to be stronger than expected for the bylaw initiative. – Darrell Greer
Winner: Christine Neeveacheak Taloyoak
Samuel Neeveacheak, 4 years old, caught his first caribou at German Lake on September 5 with his .22. His atata Darren Ogruk wounded the caribou by the leg and Sam killed with a headshot.
Astro Theatre to return in December
Traditional sewing program starting
Iqaluit The Astro Theatre announced on Oct. 25 it will be reopening its doors by early December after closing in March and undergoing a long renovation process during the Covid-19 pandemic. Special events will also be held in December including Movie Days of Xmas. The Astro Theatre added they will also be hosting weekly contests leading up to reopening. To follow Astro Theatre updates check out their social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. – Trevor Wright
Kinngait From Nov. 2 to Dec 18 and Jan. 4 to Feb. 15, 2021 there will be a traditional sewing program taking place at the hamlet's Community Hall inside the main room. The program will be open to Kinngait females ages 16 to 26 and will be taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A maximum of 25 participants is allowed due to covid-19 precautions. For more information contact Kinngait Recreation at (867) 897-8896 or email them at email@example.com. – Trevor Wright
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ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ, ᖃᐅᒪᔪᕐᒥ
INUA (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ) ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ. ᑲᑉᓗᓯᐊᒃ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᑯᕆᔅᑕ ᐅᓗᔪᒃ ᓴᕙᑦᔅᑭ, ᐊᓯᓐᓇᔭᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᕼᐃᐊᑐᕐ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᕐᑎ.
ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓ (WAG) ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 2021–ᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ: ᐃᓄᒃᓯᐅᑎᑦ, ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ. ᐅᓪᓛᖓᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 28–ᒥ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᑲᓱᖅᓯᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓄᑦ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᒪᔪᖅ, ᑐᑭᖃᖅᑐᒥ 'it is bright, it is lit' ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ. "ᖃᐅᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᑯᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᙱᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᕇᓯ ᑐᖏᓕᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᓪᓚᕆᒃ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᐅᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ
ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᐊᒐᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᐳᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂ 1976–ᒥ ᒨᓇ ᕇᐱᑲ ᐃᑎᑕᖅᑖᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᒧᑦ.
Lianed Marcoletta photo courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
photo courtesy of Winnepeg Art Gallery
The INUA (Inuit Arts Centre) curatorial team, Kablusiak, left, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, asinnajaq and Dr. Heather Igloliorte.
On loan from the GN Fine Art Collection, these mittens were created in 1976 by Mona Rebecca Ittiraqtaataq of Taloyoak.
ᐊᖏᒡᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒥ, ᐃᓄᒃᓯᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᐅᑉ ᕿᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᐊᒥᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᓇᒡᔪᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᐸᖓᓕᐊᓂ, ᑑᒑᕐᒥ ᐃᓪᓚᐃᒍᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑭᖅᑯᐊᓄᑦ. "ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ, ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᕙᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᒥᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᑦᑎᐅᑉ ᕿᓯᖓᓐᓂ. ᐅᓇ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ." ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓ. ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᐊᒐᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓄᒃᓯᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᓇᒃᓴᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᑕᑯᒥᓴᐅᑏᑦ, ᓴᐸᖓᐃᑦ, ᐳᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐃᑦ ᐅᕙᙶᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᕐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᓇᙳᕋᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂᑦ. ᔮᔅᓕᓐ ᐲᕋᐃᓂᓐ, ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᔫᑉ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖓ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, "ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ. ᐃᓄᒃᓯᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᒥᓴᐅᑎᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᑐᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐅᔪᓂᑦ."
WAG names Inuit Art Centre, Qaumajuq Northern News Services
The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is celebrating the projected February 2021 opening of their Inuit Art Centre by hosting a collection of wearable works of art from Inuit history: Inuk Style, in its Mezzanine Gallery. On the morning of Oct. 28 WAG held a virtual Indigen-
ous naming announcement for the Inuit Art Centre, unveiling the chosen Inuktitut name Qaumajuq, meaning it is bright, it is li' in English. "Qaumajuq will be a place where all walks of life will each be linked to the creation of Inuit art of our hardships, survival and resilience," said Theresie Tungilik, originally
by Trevor Wright with Winnipeg Art Gallery
ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐅᓇ ᒪᕋᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᑯᒥ ᐃᕗ ᓴᒻᒍᓴᖕᒧᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐱᖁᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᐊᒐᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ.
This ceramic vessel crafted by Yvo Samgushak of Rankin Inlet is another item of the GN Fine Art Collection on long-term loan to WAG.
Lianed Marcoletta photo courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
from Rankin Inlet, who makes up part of the WAG Indigenous Advisory Circle. Helping celebrate the increasing demand for Inuit fashion around the world, Inuk Style highlights fashions made from traditional materials found in Nunavut from seal and caribou skin styles to carved caribou antler beads, ivory hair combs and pins. "Historically, many seamstresses learned from a young age to sew and to make their own clothing from caribou and seal skin. This exhibition presents a selection of pieces handcrafted with delicate care and precision using sewing skills passed down through many generations, stated WAG. Featuring works from the Government of Nunavut's Fine Art Collection and the WAG's
own collection of Inuit works of art, Inuk Style brings various accessories, jewellery, beads, mitts and other fashions from Nunavut's past and present into the spotlight. The works come from various named artists as well as a number of different unidentified artists from Inuit history who helped develop what would become this collection of art. Jocelyn Piirainen, the Assistant Curator of Inuit art at WAG and the curator for the Inuk Style exhibit said, "Inuit have always made our own clothing. Inuk Style celebrates the history of varying styles of clothing and jewellery and how contemporary artists are reworking traditional materials, knowledge and sewing skills to create unique pieces of wearable art."
ᐅᓇ ᐊᒪᐅᑎ, 1995–ᐸᓗᖕᒥ, ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᕗᒥ, ᐊᓕᒍᕐᓂ ᓴᐸᖓᕐᓂ, ᓇᐃᓛᓐᒥ ᓂᒡᔭᓂᑦ, ᑳᑎᓐ ᓯᓂᒃᓴᒥ, ᑳᑎᓐᒥ ᐃᕙᓗᒃᓴᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᕕᐅᓪᑦᒧᑦ, 150 –ᒥ 90 ᓴᓐᑕᒦᑕᒧᑦ. ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᕕᓂᖅ ᕼᐊᓚᓐ ᐅᐃᑉᔅᑐᒧᑦ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑖᒥᔅ ᐅᐃᑉᔅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ.
ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᐅᔫᑉ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ. ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 2021–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᐊᒐᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᓂᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂᑦ.
Ernest Mayer photo courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
This amautik, circa 1995, was created by an unidentified artist, made of wool duffle, glass beads, nylon Michael Maltzan Architecture image courtesy of Winnepeg Art Gallery fringe, cotton ribbon, cotton thread and felt, 150 by An architects rendering of the Qaumajuq building 90 cm. It was gifted by Helen Webster in honour of from the street. The building will open February Thomas Webster and his contribution to representing 2021 and will host both the GN's Fine Art Collec- Inuit artists and the promotion of Inuit Art and Cultion and WAG's own collection of Inuit works of art. ture.
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taaq called him at home on the day he made his controversial Facebook post referencing abortion and the Black Lives Matter. up as a visitation centre," said Akoak. He noted that CGS has "I offered right away to offer my apologies, but (Savikataaq) up to $250,000 through a small capital fund to assist commun- said, 'No, it's too late.' Just to clarify that, he accused me of ities in converting buildings into morgues. being arrogant and refusing to apologize," said Netser. CGS Minister Lorne Kusugak said the Covid-19 pandemic Savikataaq interjected and said Netser was misleading the added to the urgency for the territorial govHouse. ernment to take action because there's poten"At no point in any communications or ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᔫ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ: "ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᖅ tial for numerous people to die in a single ᐱᔪᒪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ conversation I had with the member did I call community. That's why the mobile refrigeraᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᙱᓚᖅ him arrogant," the premier said. tion units were purchased. Netser said close friends of his in the ᐃᓅᑉ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂ In regards to transforming old buildings Black community have made him realize ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ." into morgues, Kusugak said, "The municithat the term "all lives matter" has been used palities and our staff have frequent meetings to try to undermine the cause of the Black to look at options, to look at what assets community. they have and what types of renovations are "My reference to 'all lives matter' was required. We are currently working with the certainly not stated in that context and I municipalities to look at where we can find a would not have chosen these words if I knew solution and to make sure that the building is they could be misconstrued as attempting to used for its intended purpose." negate the struggles of my Black brothers and sisters," Netser said. "As Inuit we can all (empathize) with the Black Lives Matter movement because we too have experiences with racism." Netser continued to insist he was being treated unfairly for his religious convictions Aivilik MLA Patterk Netser was offiand he has a right to freedom of speech. cially removed from cabinet in a recorded Savikataaq asserted that this issue was vote on Oct. 23. not one of religion or freedom of expression. Voting in favour of ousting Netser were Instead, it was a matter of "targeting specific Premier Joe Savikataaq, David Akeeagok, Premier Joe savikataaq: groups and voicing an unacceptable opinion George Hickes, Jeannie Ehaloak, Allan "This kind of intolerance is not on the value of an entire group of people as Rumbolt, Pat Angnakak, Joelie Kaernerk, covered under one's freedom of well as women's access to health care. This John Main, Calvin Pedersen, Craig Simailak, expression." kind of intolerance is not covered under one's Adam Arreak Lightstone, David Joanasie, freedom of expression and it is simply not an Lorne Kususgak and Pauloosie Keyootak. option to ignore this intolerance," he said. Opposed were Tony Akoak, Emiliano Qirngnuq and Netser. "The fact is as members of this legislative assembly, our David Qamaniq abstained. Cathy Towtongie, Margaret code of conduct states that 'We will acknowledge the need to Nakashuk and Elisapee Sheutiapik weren't present. conduct ourselves in a manner that withstands the closest public The premier and Netser engaged in a couple of verbal scrutiny. exchanges via points of order in the House. Netser said Savika"We will refrain from behaviour that brings dishonour or Mobile, from page 7
Savikataaq succeeds in removing Netser from cabinet
disrepute to ourselves, the legislative assembly or the people of Nunavut' and that we, again quoted from the code of conduct, 'we all promise to uphold, respect the roles and place of all residents of Nunavut' ... it is clear that Minister Netser's comments do not respect or honour them and these views should have no place in our leadership."
Whale Cove water treatment plant construction sped up; MLA seeks other replacements
Planning and design for Whale Cove's new water treatment plant will begin next year, Community and Government Services Minister Lorne Kusugak said in the legislative assembly on Thursday. The facility was originally scheduled for 2024 but it should now be complete in 2023, Kusugak said, adding that Covid-19 is not anticipated to affect the timeline. "It is entirely true that Whale Cove has been forced to endure boil water advisories practically from the commencement of spring up until the fall season sometimes," Kusugak admitted. "We prefer not to have boil water advisory requirements for Whale Cove or anywhere else in Nunavut." John Main, the MLA representing Whale Cove, had raised the need for a new water treatment plant several times over the past three years. On Thursday, he also pointed out that the community's dump needs remediation or replacement. Kusugak said planning and design for the landfill will be done in 2021-22. That will be followed by a cost estimate and then a request will be made for funding in the legislative assembly, according to the minister. Main then reiterated that a new public works workshop is required in Whale Cove. He described the existing aging shop as "quite dilapidated and on the verge of being a derelict building. "It is an eyesore and unsightly. It doesn't even seem a place of work," said Main. Kusugak said the the last sealift ship brought in materials for fabricated buildings, which will be under construction next spring and summer.
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Hockey camp bursting at the seams Northwestel Rankin Rock hockey camp grows to near capacity by Darrell Greer
Northern News Services
Numbers were high at the annual Northwestel Rankin Rock season-opening hockey camp, with more than 200 youth taking part in the fiveday camp Oct. 19 to 23 in Rankin Inlet. Camp developer and head instructor David Clark said the week went extremely well. He said it was nice to have the players available all day during the camp, which makes it easier for the participants and coaches alike. "This past year, with the rink starting up late, we didn't have the camp held during the school professional development week and we offer them a better program during the camp when we have them for full days" said Clark. "We started on-ice instruction each day at 9 a.m. and finished each night at about 9:30 p.m., so they were long days on the ice. "You'd get a quick little break each time the Zamboni went on to clean the ice between age levels, but half the time you'd have parents looking for information on this or that, which would eat up a good chunk of it." Clark, who is also the hamlet's recreation co-ordinator, said he was happy with how everyone conducted themselves at the arena during the camp. He said there are a still a few things left to be figured out, but, all in all, people are following the rules in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. "For the most part, the majority of folks who have come to the arena have been super good in following the rules.
ᕼᐋᑭᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᔨ ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᑲᓛᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᑯᒦᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐅᖃᓘᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᕼᐋᑭᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 22-ᒥ.
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Camp program instructor David Clark explains the next on-ice drill to a group of U11 players at the Northwestel Rankin Rock seasonopening hockey camp in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 22. "Part of the plan this past week was also educating the kids on what you can and cannot do at the rink these days and that was one of our lessons with the literacy group, as well. "Things aren't the same right now and you can't just go to the rink and hang out anymore, like so many of the kids like to do here in Rankin. "The Covid restrictions are tough on everyone, but we need to keep following the rules if we want to keep going." Clark said it was about seven months since the kids last played hockey at the start of
ᑎᐅᓪ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐄᔩ ᑰᓕᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓘᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᕼᐋᑭᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 22-ᒥ.
Dale Saviakjuk takes part in a skating drill under the watchful eye of group leader AJ Curley during the Northwestel Rankin Rock season-opening hockey camp in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 22.
the camp, so spirits were pretty high among the players. He said there was a good deal of over excitement going on amongst many of the kids during the first day of the camp, but they quickly got that out of their systems and focused on the instruction they were receiving on the ice and during their other learning modules. "The kids just kept getting better and better as the week went on and they were all, pretty much, honed in on what they were learning. "The sheer number of kids at the camp had us going flat out this year. This just continues
to keep growing every year and we're, pretty much, reaching our limits with some of it, which is both good and bad. Hockey 'really accessible' "Hockey is really accessible in Rankin. We're doing gear drives, registration fees are low and it seems like more people than ever are getting involved with the game here, which is great. "But, there is a certain point where it becomes impossible to offer a good program if the number of participants grows too high." Each age level has its own group leaders during the camp
and Clark said the leaders did another great job this year. He said about 90 per cent of the group leaders at one time went through the camp themselves and know the routine pretty well. "Another area I'm blown away with is the increase in female players in Rankin. In my age group coming up through hockey, there was Gloria Kaludjak, who was one of the best players around and, pretty much, no one else. "You look this year and we had 14 girls in one group and 16 in another – with more than 60 girls in total participating – and it's almost unbelievable
the rapid growth of the sport among girls in Rankin. "I don't know how and why it happened, but the number of girls playing hockey in Rankin from when I was a kid until now has changed drastically and most of these girls really come to play. "The ones who started at the same age as the boys are just as good as the boys, they're competitive, they come to work hard and they have goals of making the Arctic Winter Games. It's a little harder on some who started later, but they're enjoying the sport and having fun playing too and that's what it's all about."
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If Wayne Gretzky has a statue, so should Joey Moss Northern News Services
Politicians. They say and do some really stupid things sometimes. Like Dar'shun Kendrick, who sits as a member in the state legislature in Georgia. Recall when Donald Trump talked about "coyotes" during the last debate between him and Joe Biden when the subject of immigration came about. In immigration terminology, a "coyote" is someone who smuggles people into a country through human trafficking. Kendrick, along with many with James McCarthy others, thought Trump talked an actual coyote, the animal, dragging a human across the border. Instead of admitting her mistake, like several who got it confused, Kendrick doubled down and kept on going. I just hope she never finds out that a Navy Seal isn't a marine mammal in a white uniform. Anyway:
Joey Moss, legend Everyone who's ever paid attention to hockey will know who Joey Moss is. Joey Moss is the man who served the Edmonton Oilers with distinction and grace for many years as a dressing room attendant and assistant trainer. He was as recognizable as anyone who has ever played for the team, including Wayne Gretzky. That's why Moss' death on Oct. 26 shocked and stunned everyone. Literally everyone, even me. You can't go anywhere on the Internet and not find someone in the world of hockey or football or anyone who spent any sort of time in Edmonton who hasn't said anything about Moss and what he meant to the city. And it all began in 1984 thanks to Gretzky. Gretzky was dating Moss' sister, Vikki, at the time and met Joey when he was working at a bottle depot in Edmonton. The Great One was apparently impressed with his work ethic and asked Glen Sather, the Oilers' head coach and general manager at the time, if Joey could get a trial run working in the dressing room. The rest, as they say, is history. Moss would also go on to work with the Edmonton Football Club beginning in 1986, performing the same duties. Moss may have been an employee for both teams but he was so much more than that. He was proof that those with any sort of disability can be a productive and contributing member of society. From all accounts, he was in command of
ᐊᑮᒻ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐃᒥᓚᐅᕐᓂᕋᖅᐳᖅ 40–ᓂ ᐱᐊᓂᑦ ᐃᒥᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒥ 2012–ᒥ. ᐅᒃᐱᕆᕕᐅᒃ?
Akiem Hicks claims to have drunk 40 beers during a bar trip in Regina in 2012. Do you believe him? photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
that dressing room and no one dared to question his authority when he started talking, whether it be about wrestling or, as Andrew Ference recounted, whether he combed his hair with a pork chop. My favourite memory of Moss was watching him on the Oilers bench belting out the national anthem. Find me someone else who screamed it better than Joey Moss and I'll call you a miracle worker because you won't. The best story is from 2006 when he put off surgery for a hernia during the amazing run by my Oilers that year (Ty Conklin still sucks) so he could be on the bench to sing. Moss has a mural idolizing all he meant to the city and you can be sure Edmonton will give him a send-off like you can't believe, similar to a state funeral, methinks. And after that, give him a statue outside Rogers Place right beside Wayne Gretzky. He deserves it.
Sleep well, Joey. Another bender for the ages Anyone who knows urban legends will have no doubt heard of Wade Boggs and his drinking escapade that one road trip in the 1990s when he played for the New York Yankees. According to two of his former teammates, Boggs downed anywhere between 64 to 70 beers on one trip from New York City to Seattle. We have another one for the pile as it was revealed late last month that Akiem Hicks of the Chicago Bears once drank 40 beers during a trip to a bar in Regina in 2012. The story was told on Monday Night Football on Oct. 26 when Steve Levy, the play-by-play man, told the story of Hicks, who played with the University of Regina's football team, giving an interview to a Canadian reporter. Don't know who but they were Canadian, we're told. According to Levy, as the story goes, Hicks hit the bar at 12 p.m. because it was 50-cent wing night. He didn't leave until last call and by the time that happened, Hicks had downed 40 beers. I don't know about you but I couldn't consume that much beer, even if I was drinking Molson Exel or something like that. I'm not going to say it's false because no one has come forward to call Hicks out on it but how many bathroom trips do you think Hicks had to make? Plus, it's 50-cent wing night so he probably had plenty of food in his gut to soak it up. All hail cirrhosis! And finally … Good Idea: Soccer fans raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Bad Idea: Soccer fans raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity because of the English Premier League. In the latest installment of why the English Premier League sucks, we turn to why fans of the league's clubs have raised many, many dollars for very good causes. The league decided in its infinite wisdom to put games on pay-per-view this season in England and charge fans more than $20 a pop to watch, even though fans have to purchase subscription packages to watch almost all of the games already. The decision was near-unanimous among the 20 clubs; only Leicester City voted against it, saying it would be a bad idea. Seems Leicester City was on to something because the fans have decided it is a bad idea. The fans have yelled and had their say but decided to do something good out of it. Instead of paying to watch, fans have been busy taking money which they would have spent on the pay-per-view broadcasts and giving it to charities in their communities. The popular recipients have been food banks and that's never a bad cause to give to. As for the Premier League, it decided the idea sucked after all but won't do anything about it until late November when the latest round of international games happens. But they care, don't you know? Until next time, folks …
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