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ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᒐᒃᓴᐅᔾᔮᙱᓚᖅ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᒐᓱᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᒧᑦ ᑐᓗᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᙵᕐᒥᐅᑕᒥᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᖓᑕ ᐹᖓᓂ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ

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57 per cent of Nunavut Fire destroys home of households remain 10 in Cambridge Bay food insecure

"We thought that people should not go to sleep without having their food." – Muhammad Wani, general manager of Iqaluit's Arctic Food Bank, is happy to spread holiday cheer in the capital, page 11.


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ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ (NAC) ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐊᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᓇᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ Fujifilm Instant Camera ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᖕᒪᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᖁᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᕐᓗᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ. ᐃᓚᐅᒍᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ. please see Nunavut, page 13

ᑎᑎᖅᑲᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᑯᑖᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 23–ᒧᐊᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ

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ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᑯᑖᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 23-ᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᓇᒡᒐᔭᐅᒥᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒥᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ 8:30 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ 9 ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ. ᓈᑦᓯᖑᔭᓛᕐᓂᐊᒥ ᓈᑦᓰᖑᔭᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ 1-ᒥᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ 5-ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᐃᑲᕋᖏᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓕᕌᖓᓪᓗ 6-ᒥᑦ 9-ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᓯᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᔫᓯᐊᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑭᓖᒍᒪᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᓯᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᖕᓂᒃ. ᑮᓇᖏᑦ ᒪᑐᐊᖅᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᐊᖅᑐᑦ. please see Post, page 13

ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᒍᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓱᓕ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᕗᑦ ᐊᑎᕐᓂᒃ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᓯᐅᑎᐊᐱᒃ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᕗᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᖁᔨᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᖁᓪᓕᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 27-ᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᐃᒍᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 22, 2021-ᒧᑦ. ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ 18-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖁᖅᑐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ. ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᐅᑎᐊᐱᐅᑉ ᐊᓪᓚᕕᖓᓄᑦ, ᖁᓪᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᕕᖓᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ please see Status, page 13

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᐅᐃᒍᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓ

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᓗᐊᓐ ᑯᓱᒐᒃ ᐅᐃᒍᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᖓᑦ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 10-ᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ. ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᓕᓯᒍᑎᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ. ᑯᓱᒐᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 26-ᒥ. please see Health, page 13

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fact file Nunavut covid-19 situation as of DEC. 3 Active cases: 75 Confirmed cases: 198 Recovered cases: 123 Total persons followed: 4,964 Current persons followed: 724 Completed tests in Kivalliq: 1,123 Negative tests: 1,175

Confirmed cases by community Arviat: 156 (88 recovered) Whale Cove: 21 (14 recovered) Rankin Inlet: 19 (all recovered) Sanikiluaq: 2 (all recovered) Source: Government of Nunavut Department of Health

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖅᓴᒧᑦ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᑭᒪᐃᓐᓇᕋᓱᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ

ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑉᐸᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂᑦ. ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᑎᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 2–ᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᖃᓱᑎᑕᐅᕚᓪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 2–ᒥ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐱᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 65– ᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ 80–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19– ᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ 113 ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓐᓃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ. "ᐃᓄᑑᓪᓗᑕ ᓇᖏᖅᑑᔮᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ: ᐃᓄᑐᖃᑦ, ᓱᕈᓯᑦ, ᐃᓚᒌᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ-ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ. "ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓂᒎᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᒍ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓇ ᓇᓚᐅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ." ᒪᐃᓐ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᓕᐅᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑲᑕᒃᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐱᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᖃᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ

ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ. "ᐃᓚᒌᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᕗᖅ. ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᑯᓘᓯᒪᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ." ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ, ᐱᖃᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᖁᒃᓴᓪᓚᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖁᒃᓴᓪᓚᒃᓯᒪᔪᓐᓃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓅᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᕐᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᕿᒡᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ." ᐃᑲᔪᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᙱᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐹᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ "ᐃᓄᑭᑦᑐᓂ-ᓯᓚᒥ ᐊᖁᑲᑕᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑎᒃ", ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᖁᑲᑕᒃᖢᑎᒃ, ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᒥᓃᖏᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓐᓃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ. "ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᒋᐊᖃᙱᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓗᑕ." ᒪᐃᓐ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒡᕕᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᓗᒐᔪᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᐅᔪᒥ

ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓄᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᓂ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒡᕕᒃᑯᑦ. "ᑲᑎᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᔪᓂ. ᐱᓪᓗᐊᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ." ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒡᓂᑯ ᐄᒍᓪᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ $500,000– ᑐᖅᑐᓂ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑳᓕᔾᔮᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᒥ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᒋᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓄᑦ. "ᓂᕿᓂ ᐴᖅᑲᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᖁᔭᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐲᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᐃᓐ. ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᒋᕗᑦ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑖᒃᓰᑦ, ᑳᓐᑐᕌᒃᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᖕᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓕᐊᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᓯᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ, ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᒐᓚᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᑎᒃᑯᐊᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓂᓯᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ–ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓴᕋᐃᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕆᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᖅᐹᖑᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ . "ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᑉᐳᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᕕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑑᕗᖅ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐱᒻᒪᕆᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᑦ." ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᖃᕈᓐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓐᓃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᓕᖕᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᒪᓕᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᕋᐃᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᐅᔪᓂᑦ. "ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓱᕋᐃᔪᖃᑲᑕᒃᐸᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓴᖑᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ." photo courtesy of Jocelyn Malla

Arviat has come together to boost morale and persevere through pandemic-related restrictions due to lockdown.

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ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕈᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ/ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 7–ᒥ 11–ᒧᑦ, 207–ᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᑦᑎᑦᑕᐅᑎᓄᑦ, 75 ᒪᐃᔪᔅᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ.

Hector Nargyak Gjoa Haven

Successful fishing/hunting trip, Nov. 7 to 11, 207 fish caught with nets, 75 miles north of Gjoa Haven.

ᔪᐊᐃ ᐱᓱᒃ ᕿᖓᔭᖅ

ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔅᑏᕙᓐ ᕿᓕᖅᑎ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᐅᐃᒐ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓄᕐᒥ ᓂᕆᔪᒥ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

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My husband saw a polar bear eating leftovers when he was on a boating trip.

On the land

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WINNER: Stephen Killiktee Pond Inlet

Near Pond Inlet, on Oct 5, 2020. Waiting for seals to surface.

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ᒥᑎᒪᑕᓕᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 5, 2020–ᒥ. ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᓂ ᐳᐃᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ.


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ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᕗᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᒃᑖᖅ, ᐃᖃᓗᒃᐱᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᐃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᑭᓂᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 28–ᒥ

ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᕆᕙᒃᑕᒥᓂ, ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 28–ᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᒃᓴᓂᒃᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᒃᓴᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ. ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 28, 2018–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ. "ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕙᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓯᓂᒋᐊᖅᑐᓪᓗᐊᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᕆᔭᒃᓴᖃᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒧᕼᐋᒥᑦ ᐅᐊᓂ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᖓ ᐃᔅᓛᒥᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᒧᔅᓚᒻ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᒋᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ. "ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑕ ᒧᔅᓚᒻ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᐊᓂ. "ᐅᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᕆᖕᒪᔾᔪᒃ, ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓂᖓ." ᒧᔅᓚᒻ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓅᕕᒃ, ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ, ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᐃ 2015–ᒥ. ᓂᕿᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒃᑰᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᒧᔅᓚᒻ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᑕᒫᒥ. ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 28–ᒥ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᐃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ. "ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᐃᕗᒍᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᒪᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᐊᓂ. ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓇᖕᒪᒐᕐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ 8–ᒧᑦ.

ᒧᕼᐋᒥᑦ ᐅᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᐱᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑖᕐᒥ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 28–ᒥ.

Muhammad Wani of the Arctic Food Bank holds up some salmon and muktuk they were distributing on Nov. 28. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

ᒪᒃᑖᑦ, ᐱᕈᖅᑐᕕᓂᕐᓂ, ᐃᖃᓗᒃᐱᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᔪᒥ, ᐅᐸᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᓕᐊᓲᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᑯᔭᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ. "ᖁᕕᐊᓱᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ." ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᕙᒃᐳᖅ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᕌᖓᑦ, ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᕐᕕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 12–ᒥ. ᐅᐸᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᖃᙱᒃᑯᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᓕ ᓂᕿᑖᕆᐊᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ, ᓱᓕ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ. "ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓂᕿᑖᕆᐊᖃᕈᑎᒃ, ᐅᓪᓗᕆᙱᑕᖓᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᓕᐊᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᒃᑯᑎᒃ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓗᒍᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ

ᑐᓂᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ, ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᕆᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕈᓂᐅᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ, ᓯᓂᒋᐊᖅᑐᖁᔨᙱᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᑳᒡᓗᑎᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᐊᓂ. "ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᕗᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓅᒐᓗᐊᖅᐸᑕ, ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ, ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ, ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ, ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ." bf l A Arctic m4WZz 11

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57 per cent of Nunavut households continue to experience food insecurity Department of Family Services notes 'still much work to be done' by Trevor Wright

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Food insecurity remains high in Nunavut. According to the 2017/18 Canadian Community Health Survey 70 per cent of Nunavut's children live

in food insecure households and 57 per cent of houses in the territory remain food insecure. While these rates are high in Nunavut, a number of organizations work towards addressing this issue. According to the Department of

fact file food security initiatives run by the department of family services in 2020 • Funded 12 community-based food security projects across 10 communities focused on youth hunter mentorship and school or community cooking classes; one project will take place in multiple communities • Funded breakfast programs at Nunavut Arctic College • Published the Ilitaqsiniq's Niqitsialiurniq Manual, which can guide communities in developing and running food and literacy skill programs • Will undertake research related to gaps in food regulation in Nunavut such as food pricing • Seek resources and co-ordinate capacity building initiatives to help communities establish and strengthen community-based food organizations Source: GN Department of Family Services

Family Services works with various other departments in the Government of Nunavut (GN) on food securityrelated programming. The Department of Health assists in raising awareness on nutrition and community wellness. Additionally, the Department of Environment helps provide support to harvesters who in turn help provide food for their respective communities. The Department of Economic Development and Transportation also helps address food security through their country food distribution program. "We continue to partner with NTI on the Nunavut Food Security Coalition and are currently working to renew the Nunavut Food Security Coalition Action Plan and identify new innovations and community supports," stated a Department of Family Services spokesperson. There have also been increased investments toward harvester support initiatives through the Nutrition North Program as well as increased investment via Covid-19 emergency funds for food security. "While new resources have become available in recent years there is still much work to be done." bf l A 57 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ m4WZz 10

ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ, ᑐᓂᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.

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The Department of Family Services is assisted by a number of other departments in addressing food security, one of which is Environment, providing support to harvesters in Nunavut.


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ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓂᒃ, ᐃᓄᓕᒫᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᐃᓯᒪᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᓇ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᒥ

ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ (ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 7), ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ 16–ᓂ ᐅᖓᑖᓂᓪᓗ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 14–ᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐅᕘᓇ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ – ᓯᕗᕐᙵᒍᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐊᙳᖓᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ (NTI). ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 14 ᐅᓪᓗᓪᓚᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑎᓴᒪᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ: ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᓗᓂ, ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᓘᑎᕋᓛᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᓇᖏᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᒐᓗᐊᕈᕕᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᕐᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᓇᑲᓱᖕᒥ, ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᐃᓯᒪᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᓇ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖏᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᒧᑦ $2-ᐱᓕᐊᓐ– ᑲᓴᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᑎᒥᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ "ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ," ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ: ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ

ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᖕᒥᓗᒍ ᐊᓕᕙᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᒦᑦᑐᒥ – ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ. ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᒪᒥᓴᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 25–ᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑑᕈᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᕈᓂ "ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᕙᒃᐳᑦ 35 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᑲᓴᖕᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 50 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᑲᓴᖕᒥ ᐊᓪᓚᕝᕕᓕᕆᔨᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᔮᓐ ᕚᓐᔪᐊᐃ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓵᙵᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᕗᖅ ᓇᓕᒧᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒥ ᓱᓕᓂᕋᐃᔪᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓕᒃᑯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᑐᔪᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᓄᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐆᒧᖓ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓅᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐆᒪᓇᓱᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᕆᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ.

ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᒡᓗᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐸᑎᖅ ᓇᑦᓱᕐ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᔫᓂ 2019–ᒥ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ "ᓂᕈᐊᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊᖑᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ." ᐊᓯᖏᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᙱ – ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒥᔪᖅ – ᐃᓂᖅᑎᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᕐᒥ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓯᕘᕋᓪᓗᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓇᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᙳᑎᓯᒪᔪᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᕿᑐᕐᙱᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ "ᐅᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖓ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ." ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᕌᖓᓇᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᖅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ. ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓐᓄᒃᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᙱᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᑭᓇᒧᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᓂ, ᓂᕈᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᓯ. ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᒃ, ᐃᓚᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᓯ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᒥᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᒪᔭᕐᓂᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᔪᒧᑦ.

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Starting today, Nunavummiut aged 16 or older as of Dec. 14 that are enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement can vote – in advance polls – in the leadership race for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI). Dec. 14 is the official date set for the election, but there are four other ways to vote: in-person, by mobile poll, proxy vote or mail-in ballot. Whether you support incumbent Aluki Kotierk or challenger Andrew Nakashuk, it is clear that all Inuit beneficiaries should be invested in having their say on who leads the conversations and makes the big decisions on where the nearly $2-billion Nunavut Trust is invested. As the body that "co-ordinates and manages Inuit responsibilities set out in the Nunavut Agreement and ensures that the federal and territorial governments fulfill their obligations," per their mission statement, NTI fulfills a vital role in the territory. It is an organization that leads the charge on a multitude of issues: culture and language rights, setting policy and advocating for Inuit health, economic development and managing the impacts of those developments on the environment, not to mention the elephant in the room – housing.

stamina to push for Nunavummiut's needs to be met, to help Nunavut NTI election move from surviving to thriving. Many beneficiaries are asking NTI to We say: take a more active role in the housing Make your voice heard crisis. Former Housing minister Patterk Netser advocated for it in June 2019, Ensuring that all Inuit have access saying "I voted for Nunavut too and to services and education in Inuktut those of us who are beneficiaries of is one piece of the puzzle and it is an Nunavut are a part of the people who important act of reconciliation. With are experiencing a housing shortage." the Government of Nunavut's recent Others, such as MLA Cathy Towpassing of Bill 25, it will be up to NTI tongie – a former NTI president herto continue to work with governments self – cautioned against dipping into and Nunavut Arctic College to build the trust fund, worried it may set a capacity in Inuktut-fluent teachers, precedent NTI may not be able to especially when one considers "every keep up with when Nunavut's high year Nunavut loses approximately 35 per cent of its teachers and almost 50 birth rates are taken into account, per cent of its administrators," accord- adding "I am inclined to say the Government of Canada should step up." ing to John Fanjoy, president of the Perhaps NTI could find a middle Nunavut Teachers Association. ground by providing greater funding NTI's Nunavut Infrastructure Gap toward training opportunities in conReport released in October pointed struction and related trades. Building out the interconnection of social issues facing the territory. It's a tough capacity and training Inuit to fill more of these roles in their homeland will job to balance the needs of so many only make for a stronger and more when it seems the need only grows with every dollar promised to address self-reliant Nunavut. Regardless of who you cast your a problem. The core issues of housing and food ballot for, be sure to vote. Better still, engage your leaders and make sure security require creative thinking and endless lobbying. The individual elect- they're doing the work that you've elected them to do. ed to this office will need to have the

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Christmas is in the air whmK5

ᐃᓯᒐᐃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ! ᑕᑯᒃᑭᑦ ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᐅᖅᑰᔪᐊᐃᓐᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᓕᖅᓰᑦ! 1,500 ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕇᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᓂᖅᓯᓂᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ. ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ, ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ, ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ, ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᓕᖅᓯᓂᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᐅᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ. ᖁᐊᓇ TMAC ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᔪᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ: ᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᐃᕕᒋᐅᒃ, TMAC ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨ; ᐊᐃᑭ ᐃᕙᓕᒃ TMAC IIBA ᐱᓕᕆᔨ; ᐋᓕᒃᖦ ᐱᐅᑲᓐ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᐊ ᑎᒥᖁᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ. Happy Feet for our kids! Look at all these beautiful warm socks! 1,500 pairs of socks of all sizes will be distributed to each elementary school in the Kitikmeot. Kids in Kugaaruk, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay will be gifted socks before Christmas. Quana to TMAC mining company for donating a much needed item for kids this winter. Pictured from left are: Sandra Eyegeok, TMAC social responsibility co-ordinator; Ikey Evalik, TMAC IIBA co-ordinator; Alex Buchan, vice-president of corporate social responsibility. Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

PINAHUAT. KATIMALAITTUT KAMIUNITI HAAMIGUUK. ZACHARY IHUAKHIJAIT TATKIKHIUHANIK ULAPQIJAMI IQALUKTUUTIAMI. NAUNAIKNIAQQUQ INIQQAT IHUAKHAIJUT. QUANA ZACHARY IKAJUQPIAKPAKTUQ. MAKPAIRAK QINIJAVAT HUMILIKIAQ NIUVIKVIMILUUNIIT TITIRAQVINGMILUUNIIT. NAAMMAGLUHI. QUAQATTAKLUHI ALGATIT UPLUK TAMAAT.

Cambridge Bay Tea Talk with Navalik Tologanak email: helent@qiniq.com

UPLUKKUT IQALUKTUUTIAMIT. INUIN NAAMMAINNAKTUN. TAAKHILIQMIJUQ NUNAKPUT. KILIAMINUAQ QAUMMARAGNAT TAAKHIVAKTUK. QTATAIJUKNAKHIJUQLU. QUVIAHUKVIK TIKKILIKMAN TATKIQ TAKUHAULIKPAKTUK. NIGLAKPIAQHUNILU QULVARAGNAT. ILIHAKTUT NUTAQQAT UTIKMIJUT IPAKHANI. HAVAKTUTLU HUMILIKIAQ HAVARIAKTUTLU. UMIKHIMAJUT TAMNA QALAKJUAQNIKKUT TIKINMAT NUNAPTINGNUN. ANGMANGMIJUT HAVAKVIITLU QUANA. QUVIAHUVINGMI IQALUKTUUTIAMIUT ULAPQINIAKTUT AIMALUTIKLUUNIIT HILAMILUUNIIT QARITAUJAKKUTLU

Welcome to beautiful Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, our little town of love and Christmas. Yes Christmas is fast coming and many Christmas decorations and lights are lit up in our little Christmas town. It really looks like Christmas now because there has been so much snowfall and everything is frosted up. Daylight hours have only been for couple of hours each day with darkness setting in around 1 p.m. now. Full moon reminds us that it gets very cold weather out there. People are busy fishing and hunting even though the weather is cold. But we also are experiencing warmer temperatures lately. With warmer temperatures it takes longer for the ocean to freeze and this is much needed for our fishermen and hunters as they

ᕼᐃᐊᕈᑦ ᓄᐊᒪᓐ "ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 10–ᒐᓚᖕᒥ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ. ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᕗᖓ (ᐃᓕᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᐅᓴᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ), ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᓯᕙᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓯᒪᕗᖓ ᐱᐅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ."

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ/Iqaluit street talk with Trevor Wright

ᖃᖓ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᕙ ᐃᓕᐅᖅᑲᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᐅᓴᐅᑎᓂᑦ? When is the best time to start putting up Christmas decorations? ᐳᕌᓐᑦ ᓲ "ᓄᕕᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ. (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ) ᐃᓕᓯᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᖃᖑᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᔪᒪᓕᑐᐊᕈᑎᒃ."

Brandt Chu "At the end of November. (People can) put them up whenever they feel like."

travel on ice. Christmas will be different this year for Cambridge Bay residents due to this pandemic, many changes and restrictions are still in place. We in Nunavut just got out of lockdown with the virus reaching some communities in Nunavut, mainly in the Kivalliq region. We are happy to see many have recovered from the Covid and are hopeful for more speedy recoveries. Every year the community has games and feasts and dances to celebrate Christmas, but not this year due to the pandemic. Zachary Cziranka-Crooks at the Recreation Department is busy planning activities which will mostly be done at home or outdoors or by video. This is because of social distancing rules still in place. Watch for the calendar of Christmas events. Kids are back in school after a two-week lockdown. Kids I understand are taking turns attending classes and the teachers and staff of Kullik Ilihakvik and Kiilinik High have distributed and posted notices of the kids schedules. Take good care everyone, remember to keep social distancing and keep washing your beautiful hands. Be safe, stay well. God Be With You Son.

ᓯᐅᓪᑎᓐ ᐱᐅᓯᓐ "ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ, ᐃᓕᓯᕙᙱᓚᖓ. ᓱᕈᓯᖃᙱᓐᓇᒪ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᓐᓂ."

Sheldon Pearson "Personally I don't, I don't have any small kids or anything. But December is Christmas month in my opinion."

Harold Norman "I think around the 10th of December, one week into it. I'm for it (putting decorations up early), because some of them put up really good ones, every year I noticed getting better and better."

ᑐᑦᔭ ᓄᐊ "ᐃᓕᓲᕆᕙᒃᑲ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᑕ ᑭᖑᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᑦᑎᐊᕋᒃᑯ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᐱᐅᓴᐅᑎᑦ."

Tudja Noah "I put them up the day after Remembrance Day because I love Christmas and I love decorations."

ᐋᓕᒃᔅ ᔅᑐᐊᕆᖕ "ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓐᓇᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᐊᓂᒍᑐᐊᕈᓂ. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᐳᖓ ᖁᓕᕇᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓂᑦ, ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᓗᐊᙱᓚᖓ ᐃᓕᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ."

Alex Storring "After Remembrance Day. Back home I live in an apartment building, so I don't really have anywhere to put them up." ᔫᑕ ᑕᐅᓴᕈᐊᐱᒃ "ᑎᓯᐱᕆᒐᓚᖕᒥ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᙳᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᓂ, ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ."

Juda Tausaruapik "Around December, before Christmas, after Halloween."


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57 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐸᒃᐳᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐳᑦ 'ᓱᓕ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᑦ'

ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᑦᑏᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ 2017/18 ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ 70 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᓱᓕ ᐆᒪᕗᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ 57 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓱᓕ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᐸᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ (GN) ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ-ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ

ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ, ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᔪᓂ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᒋᕗᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕘᓇ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓂ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ. "ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᒍᑦ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᑐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ," ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᒥ.

ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᕗᑦ ᕿᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥᒪ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ 12–ᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ 10-ᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᖅᖠᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ.

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Hunters in Naujaat head out to search for narwhals. One way the Department of Family Services has increased food security in the territory this year was funding 12 community-based food security projects across 10 communities focused on youth hunter mentorship and school or community cooking classes.

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ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᕘᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᕘᓇ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᓄᑖᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᓂ ᓱᓕ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ."

fact file ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ 2020–ᒥ • ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 12–ᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ-ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ 10–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᓪᓗ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕆᐅᖅᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᓂᑦ; ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ • ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᓪᓛᕈᒻᒥᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂ • ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᓂᕿᑦᓯᐊᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓕᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᓲᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ • ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓲᕐᓗ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ • ᕿᓂᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᙱᒃᑎᒋᐊᖅᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᓇᑭᙶᕐᓂᖓ: ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ


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Arctic Food Bank spreads holiday cheer Muktuk, salmon and Arctic char were among the many gifts the Arctic Food Bank gave out on a special food distribution day Nov. 28 by Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

The Arctic Food Bank handed out more than granola bars and dried pasta Nov. 28. There were gifts for men and women, as well as backpacks for students from kindergarten to Grade 8. Muktuk, fresh produce, salmon and Arctic char were also given away that day, something regular food bank clients were happy to see. "Today's distribution we are also giving away Christmas gifts because Christmas is coming," said Muhammad Wani, vice-president of the Islamic Society of Nunavut and the general manager of the Arctic Food Bank in Iqaluit. "They are really, very much happy to get those gifts." Food distribution days for the Arctic Food Bank in Iqaluit take place on Saturdays on a bi-weekly basis, with the next distribution day coming up on Dec. 12. If one cannot make it during those days and still needs food on the table, they are still willing to help people out. "If somebody needs food, on off-days say if somebody

couldn't make it to the food bank, they can always call us and we can provide them the food, even if it's not on a distribution day not a problem, because we don't want anybody to sleep in hunger," said Wani. "Everyone is welcome, irrespective of their race, caste, class, sect, no problems." The Arctic Food Bank was inaugurated Sept. 28, 2018. "We started this food bank with collaboration with Muslim Welfare Canada in Toronto," said Wani. "Basically this is their project, but we are co-operating and collaborating with them." Muslim Welfare Canada opened their first Arctic Food Bank in Inuvik, NT, which launched May of 2015. Collaborating with Muslim Welfare Canada, the Arctic Food Bank has seen its fair share of people applying for a boost from the food bank. The food items come in by sealift every year from Muslim Welfare Canada. "We thought because of the food insecurity here in Nunavut, we thought that people should not go to sleep without having their food."

ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓂᑭᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ.

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Every second Saturday the Arctic Food Bank distributes food to the public, helping address food security in Iqaluit.

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Everyone is OK and has temporary lodging by Craig Gilbert and Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

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A family of 10 lost their home overnight Dec. 1 after a house fire in Cambridge Bay. Fire fighters worked into the late night and early morning to battle the blaze. They removed a fuel tank in the late evening. No one was injured. The family that lived in the four-bedroom house, including children and grandchildren, were brought to the health centre and checked out then released. Mayor Pamela Gross told Nunavut News the family has a place to stay for now. "The long-term logistics will be worked on with the family and the Housing Association," she said.

"We are thankful for the generosity of the community and people from afar who are donating, or fundraising for the family. "There is no price that can replace that other than a new place to call their own and to replace all of their belongings. "We are thankful for the generosity of the community and people from afar who are donating, or fundraising for the family." The mayor and Cambridge Bay Fire Department chief Keith Morrison took to social media to thank members of the community, including staff at the health centre, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Qillaq Innovations and of course the members of the fire brigade for their contribution. "My heartfelt gratitude for your

work, your courage, your endurance and your tenacity," Morrison wrote to fire fighters specifically. "It is my honour to work with a group of people who give their all in helping others when the alarm sounds." And, to the "often overlooked" family members of first responders who support them: "The husbands, wives, partners, children, parents and other family members who watch their loved ones go rushing out the door," he posted in the Cambridge Bay News Facebook group. "What they do when they answer the call is important and what is most important to me is making sure they walk back in through that door at the end of the day. "Thank you all."

ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᓄᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 1–ᒥ.

A home in Cambridge Bay was levelled by fire Dec. 1.

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ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᑯᒪᕗᖅ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᖅᓴᓕᖕᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒧᖓ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᑲᕐᓇᐅᔪᒥᑦ.

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in Iqaluit is lit up in brilliant colours for the holiday season. photo courtesy of the Government of Nunavut

Nunavut Arctic College hosting survey

Nunavut The Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) is hosting a short online survey on who uses their social media channels and which social media platforms users use more often. Participants in the survey will have a chance to win either a Fujifilm Instant Camera or an NAC backpack with promotional items. The survey is only open for residents of Nunavut. To take part in the survey check out the NAC social media pages for a link to the survey. – Trevor Wright

Post office extended hours to continue until Dec. 23

Iqaluit The Canada Post Office is going to continue to have extended hours until Dec. 23. Monday to Friday they will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the post office will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. During weekend hours as well as on weekdays from 6 to 9 p.m. hours are only for parcel pick-up and PO Box renewals. Masks are required in all Canada Post facilities in Iqaluit. – Trevor Wright

Man apprehended

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet The man Nunavut RCMP were asking for the public's help in locating in Rankin Inlet has been apprehended.

Donovan Akerlolik, 32, of Rankin Inlet had been wanted on several criminal charges, including mischief under $5,000, arson, several breaches of court orders and two counts of assault causing bodily harm. – Darrell Greer

Nominations still being accepted for Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council

Nunavut The Minister for the Status of Women, Elisapee Sheutiapik is encouraging nominations for appointments to the Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council. The original deadline for nominations was Nov. 27, however due to Covid-19 this has been extended to Jan. 22, 2021. Any woman 18 or older in Nunavut is eligible to be nominated. There are several ways to get a nomination form, they can be found by contacting Sheutiapik's office, the Qulliit office or the forms can be found on the Qulliit website. – Trevor Wright

Nunavut's legislative assembly festively illuminated as part of Christmas Lights Across Canada

Iqaluit The building that's home to some tense political debates is now cheerily decorated for the holiday season. The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut is joining other centres of territorial and provincial politics in the 2020 Christmas

Lights Across Canada program. "Although public health guidelines concerning large gatherings did not allow us to hold the traditional lighting ceremony at the legislative assembly, we warmly invite Nunavummiut to view our display of festive lights," Speaker Paul Quassa said. "During this challenging and unprecedented time, it is more important than ever that we draw strength from the spirit of the season." – Derek Neary

Kindness Confetti Competition this weekend

Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet Say a few kind words this weekend and you can have a chance to win $100. To enter, simply participate on the weekend of Dec. 11 to 13, attach a note consisting of kind words to others on your window outside of your house where others can see it. Homes who participate will have their house number put into a draw and the winner will be posted on the Pond Inlet News Facebook group. This competition is open to Pond Inlet residents only. – Trevor Wright

Health emergency extended

Kivalliq Nunavut Health Minister Lorne Kusugak has extended the territory's public health emergency until Dec. 10. All existing measures under the public health emergency order remain in effect. Kusugak made the announcement on Nov. 26. – Darrell Greer


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Five new Covid cases in Arviat; all cases in Rankin Inlet recovered

Although five more Arviat residents have been identified as having Covid-19, the number of active cases in the community has fallen to 68 as of Dec. 3. The only other community with active cases is Whale Cove, with seven, as all Rankin Inlet residents who contracted the virus are now considered to be recovered. "While Rankin Inlet has successfully flattened the Covid-19 curve, I ask residents there to remain strict in their commitment to continue on this path and follow the current public health restrictions," said chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson. "Covid-19 is not over in Nunavut. Everyone needs to ensure

ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᖁᔨᕗᖅ, "ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐊᓂᒍᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᕈᓐᓃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ."

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Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson cautions, "Covid-19 is not over in Nunavut. Everyone needs to ensure they do their part to bring us to zero cases."

they do their part to bring us to zero active cases in the territory and remain committed and prepared for a potential resurgence of the virus." Contact tracing in all impacted communities is ongoing and public health staff are monitoring everyone in isolation, according to the Department of Health. As of Dec. 2, 223 tests have been done in Rankin Inlet with negative results. Arviat testing has yielded 643 negative tests. Testing in Whale Cove yielded 125 negative tests. Monitoring in Sanikiluaq continues. Anyone who has reason to believe they have been exposed to Covid-19 is advised to call the Covid hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or notify their community health centre right away and immediately isolate at home for 14 days. Please do not go to the health centre in person. – Derek Neary

Feds announce $30 million for Nunavut isolation hubs

Nunavut will be getting an additional $30 million in federal funding as part of a special nationwide aid package meant to assist with the growing costs of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding was announced by minister Chrystia Freeland on Nov. 30 as part of a $25.1 billion package to boost health care and economic measures. In an interview with Nunavut News, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal said the majority of the $30 million will be used to fund isolation hubs for the territory. However, he said the territorial government will have flexibility to use the money as they need. "Since the beginning of this pandemic we have been there to support Northerners," he said. Vandal said the federal government will also be providing more funding to support the hospitality, tourism and arts sectors in Nunavut. "That's going to be rolled out in the next few weeks," he said. "That's a completely separate pot." – Cody Punter


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MLA says community staying upbeat despite continued restrictions by Cody Punter

Northern News Services

Arviat

It will be at least another two weeks until life is back to normal in Arviat. Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson ordered the community to remain under lockdown on Dec. 2 as restrictions were eased across the rest of the territory. As of Dec. 2, Arviat accounted for 65 of the territory's 80 active Covid-19 cases. In total 113 people have been reported as recovered throughout Nunavut. "We're kind of standing alone in Arviat in terms of the lockdown. Which is tough on everyone: Elders, kids, families and businesses," said Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main. "It's a real burden trying to get through this but I think everyone knows that this is for the right reasons." Main has been at home with his family since returning from the most recent sitting of the legislative assembly at the beginning of last month. He said he has been fielding complaints from people who have been impacted the most by the lockdown, in particular people who have tested positive and had to quarantine with family members in crowded houses. "It's very hard on families. It hasn't been an easy time for a lot of them." Main said the community has been doing its best to cope with the circumstances for the past few weeks. "At first, the positive cases being announced, it was a big shock for the community. Since then people have gotten out of that shock and moved into response mode," he said. "It's been really heartwarming on some levels to see the community come together." To help keep spirits up, residents have been coming together to sing on their doorsteps. Main said there have also been several "miniparades," where people have driven around town, while remaining in their vehicles, to celebrate people who have recovered from Covid-19. "It's difficult when we're not supposed to

ᐊᔾᔨᖁᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ-ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᒪᑭᒪᐃᓐᓇᕋᓱᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑎᓯᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓃᑎᑦᑏᓇᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ.

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A photo of Arviat taken from outside town. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main said the community is trying to stay upbeat and supportive after it was announced they will remain on lockdown until the middle of December in an effort to isolate the current Covid-19 outbreak there. gather and see each other." Main added that the local radio station has played a large role in boosting morale. People have been calling in regularly to offer positive wishes to each other. Meanwhile church services have also been offered over the airwaves. "It's been a real gathering place for the community. There's been a lot of hard work put in by the radio announcers. They're definitely deserving of some credits." Community support inspiring The additional support to the community offered by NTI and Agnico Eagle, as well as $500,000 worth of food distributed by Food Banks Canada, has helped ensure people don't go hungry, Main said. A big donation of

caribou meat from Baker Lake is also on its way so Arviatmiut can have access to country food. "The food hamper distribution through the hamlet was extremely well-received by the community and took a lot of stress off of people in the community that have issues around food security," said Main. Businesses have also been negatively impacted by the shutdown. On the one hand taxis, contractors and hotels have seen most of their income disappear. On the other hand, essential services like grocery stores have been operating under increased strain. "The retail stores in town have really stepped up to help," he said, pointing to the additional measures which have been in place to keep people safe.

They have been providing delivery services as well as specialized Elders hours to allow vulnerable people to shop with less risk. Main said staff at grocery stores have been bearing the brunt of the workload to keep the community going. "Staff are at increased risk due to exposure. It's a stressful time for those people. They're very important." Going forward, Main said he is hopeful that the community will pull together and do what it takes to get the case number back down to zero. However, he said that recovery will rely on people sticking to guidelines and not breaking the rules. "If we have people start breaking or bending the rules we could have another spike in cases here."


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Kinngait RCMP officer will not be charged Ottawa police rule there was no criminal intent by officer who struck man with truck door by Derek Neary and Cody Punter

Northern News Services

Kinngait

A Kinngait RCMP officer who struck an intoxicated resident with the door of a pickup truck while the vehicle was in motion and knocked the man to the ground did not break the law, according to an investigation by the Ottawa Police Service. The Ottawa Police investigators determined that "the vehicle did not intentionally strike the community member with the vehicle door – whereas the vehicle came to a sliding stop on a snow and ice-covered track, the driver's front tire went off the track, the vehicle dipped forward and the opened driver's door swung forward and struck the community member." This does not meet the threshold of a criminal offence such as assault or assault with a weapon under the Criminal Code of Canada, according to the Ottawa Police Service. Investigators also found no evidence of dangerous operation of the vehicle or criminal negligence and they concluded that the June 1 arrest of the man, involving several officers and at least one blow to the individual, was lawful. The Ottawa Police Service

declined to comment further. The Nunavut RCMP would not comment on the findings of the Ottawa Police investigation because the RCMP's internal review process and an investigation through the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP are ongoing. Timoon Toonoo, Kinngait's mayor, also declined to comment on the arrest until the RCMP's internal investigation is complete. "The hamlet of Kinngait cannot provide any comments at this time as there are still internal reviews," he said. Toonoo said he has been in contact with RCMP about the Ottawa Police Service report's findings, but he is unable to talk about it yet. "We had a hard time understanding it. It was helpful that we had a conference call with the headquarters in Iqaluit," said Toonoo. Toonoo added that the man who was struck may also decide to appeal the findings of the report. "We're not sure of the position of the individual involved in the incident," he said. "They may or may not accept the findings of this report." In a written statement, justice

ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓗᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᖓᔮᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᙵᕐᒥᐅᑕᒥᒃ ᐊᖑᒻᒥ ᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᔫᓂ 1–ᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᙱᓚᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. An officer who struck an intoxicated Kinngait man with the door of a police pickup truck while the vehicle was in motion on June 1 did not commit assault, according to an investigation by the Ottawa Police Service. NNSL file photo/screenshot from Facebook video

minster George Hickes said he "cannot comment on the investigation itself. "The incident in Kinngait in June was very unfortunate," he wrote. "I understand this event caused a great deal of concern in the community and across the territory and I recognize we have more work to do to promote reconciliation between the police and Inuit in Nunavut." Hickes added that the justice department is working on a num-

ber of initiatives to support policing in Nunavut and ensure transparency, accountability and community involvement including the implementation of body worn cameras and the creation of a Nunavut-based police council. The officer involved in the Kinngait incident was removed from the community shortly after it went viral in an online video posted by a resident of the community. Following the arrest, police said

were responding to a report of an intoxicated man who was allegedly fighting with other individuals. In the video, a man is seen staggering. The door to an approaching police truck opens, sending the man sprawling to the ground. Eventually, five officers are seen subduing the man. Despite the numerical advantage, an officer on the ground to the left of the screen can be seen drawing his knee back and appears to deliver a blow to the suspect.


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Hockey Nunavut welcomes eased restrictions; gym guidelines unclear Rankin Inlet arena remains closed pending re-evalution, hockey in Iqaluit can resume

ᑕᐃᔪᓪ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓯᑯᒧᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᕙᓂ ᓄᐊᑦᐃᐊᔅᑎᐅᓪ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ–ᒪᑐᐃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕼᐋᑭᒥ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 22–ᒥ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᖓ ᒪᑐᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

by Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

Nunavut

On Dec. 2 the territorial-wide two-week lockdown that started on Nov. 18 ended, with restrictions in most of Nunavut being eased in the majority of communities. This has allowed public swimming pools, gyms and recreation centres to reopen in most of the territory, although they are open to lane swims and solo workouts only. Arenas with physical distancing requirements have also reopened. "We're happy about it, I'm comfortable. I've spoken with the Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association and Wanda Joy, (president of the Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association)," said Mike McPherson, president of Hockey Nunavut. Currently only Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet have ice in their arenas. The Rankin Inlet arena, however, remains closed until the restrictions are eased by the Department of Health, which are due to be re-evaluated by the chief public health officer (CPHO) following the recovery of all active cases of Covid-19 in the community. McPherson adds that it's nice to see kids in hockey getting active again. "They were doing a remarkable job prior to the lockdown for Iqaluit Minor Hockey and I'm confident that process will continue," said McPherson. "It's good to see the kids get back out and get some recreation." There are a maximum of 50 people allowed in arenas and under the guidelines of the Nunavut's CPHO Dr. Michael Patterson. However, there are a different set of guidelines for sports that take place in gyms which have left recreation centres and sports organizations wondering. "If you look at the document here and it says public swimming pools, recreation centres, gyms open to solo workouts and lane swims," said Zachary Cziranka-Crooks, one of the coaches for the Boys and Girls teams and president of Nunavut Basketball. "The issue now becomes 'what is a solo workout'. We have asked for clarification in the past as to what exactly that is and we have never gotten clarification as to what solo-workouts entail (in recreation centres/gyms). "We've gotten a bit of it when it comes to the workout areas," he said. "When it comes to the actual basketball, soccer or any other sport (it's less clear), which makes it incredibly difficult." Cziranka-Crooks adds that he has people in Cambridge Bay contacting him whenever there is an update to the public health measures to see if they can use the local facilities. "A lack of clarity could lead to a lot more danger," Cziranka-Crooks said, with recreation facilities or gyms being open to interpretation whether or not either the 50-person or solo-workout guidelines apply to them. "It's kind of frustrating for me personally because it's been kind of going on every single time there's been updates whether it be for basketball, volleyball or any sports that require the gym." There's been more clarification in other areas where public health measures are being eased such as licensed establishments, restaurants and other areas. The same, he says, doesn't seem as clear in sport. "It'll say stuff like hot tubs and saunas may also open with groups up to 10 people," he said. "A sauna can have 10 people and yet the recreation centres and gyms are only open to solo workouts and it doesn't give clarifications as to what solo workouts are. "All these other places are opening back up and we're left in the dark usually."

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Dale Saviakjuk hits the ice during the Northwestel Rankin Rock season-opening hockey camp in Rankin Inlet Oct. 22. The Rankin Inlet Arena remains closed pending re-evalution.


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