Page 1

ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᒫᒃ ᒥᓗᕐ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᐳᖅ ᐅᖅᑯᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᑐᒥ–ᒐᕙᒪᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 23–ᒥ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ

Volume 76 Issue 14 MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2021 $.95 (plus GST)

Mary Simon sworn in as governor general

Indigenous services minister visits capital Marc Miller talks shelter funding, food security, self-goverment and more during July 23 visit

Kicking back and relaxing

Three-year-olds Tanisha Totalik, left, and Cassidy Anne Kootook sit and enjoy the fresh air outside of Taloyoak at the cabin with family near Middle Lake. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Jayko

Baker Lake tired of ‘constant’ boil water advisories

Publication mail Contract #40012157

7

71605 00200

2

Acoustic monitoring to begin near Clyde River this summer

Health centre closure avoided in Grise Fiord amid nurse shortage

“For years, we have seen the changes that are happening in the natural world.” – Arviat Mayor Joe Savikataaq Jr. discusses impacts of climate change and new infrastructure projects the hamlet is working on, page 9.


A2 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

www.NunavutNews.com

ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᓂ ᓂᐱᓄᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᒃ ᕿᓂᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ Northern News Services

ᑐᑭᓯᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᓂ ᓂᐲᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓵᓕᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᓰᔾᔪᑎ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᒪᓐᓴᓐ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᑎᑭᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒧᑦ ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ 59-ᑭᓗᒍᕌᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑎᓄᑦ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓴᕐᕕᓂᑦ, ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᒫᓘᑉ ᐃᖅᑲᖓᓂ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᒋᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᓈᓚᒍᑎᑦ ᓂᐱᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᙱᓚᑦ. ᒪᐃᔭ ᔨᐊᕆ ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑭᐅᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ. ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐃᖃᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑰᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ 2017–ᒥ, ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᖃᕐᔪᐊᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂ, ᖃᑯᖅᑕᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂ, ᐊᐃᕕᕐᓂ, ᓇᑖᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ. ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓯᒪᙱᑕᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᓄᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᓂ ᓂᐱᓂ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ. “ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᓂ ᓂᐱᓂ ᓱᖏᐅᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓈᓚᒍᒪᕙᕗᑦ…ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᐅᖄᓂᒃᓯᒪᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᕐᕕᒋᕙᒃᑕᖓ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐳᐃᔩᑦ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᖓᓂ

ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. “ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒐᓚᑦ. ᐸᓯᒃᖠᙱᑦᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑐᐊᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒧᖓ. ᑐᑭᓯᑦᑎᐊᕈᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓯᒃᖠᕆᑎᓪᓗᑕ, ᐸᓯᒃᖠᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᒪᙱᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᖃᙱᓪᓗᑕ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᓂᐱᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐱᓯᒪᔪᒪᕗᒍᑦ.” ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᑦᑕᖅ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᖓ – ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᓄᓇᒥ–ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ–ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒥ ᕼᐋᓕᕚᒃᔅᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᕆᕗᖅ. “ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᓇ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ,” ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.” ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ–ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᕙᙶᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ. “ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᐳᑦ,” ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕌᓂᒃᐳᑦ. ᑎᓴᒪᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓂ ᖁᓕᒥᒎᒃᑰᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒪᓐᓴᓐᒧᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᓯᔾᔪᑎ ᑎᑭᒃᑯᓂ. “ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒦᖦᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᓂ ᐊᒪᓐᓴᓐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑦᑎᐊᕚᓘᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑦᑕᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓᓄᑦ, ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᐊᕆ ᒋᐅᕐᕼᐃᐊᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ. ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒫᓗᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᖅ – ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓗᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒪᓐᓴᓐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ

ᑎᓴᒪᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᓕᒥᒎᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ Amundsen–ᒧᑦ, ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᔫᓂ 2018–ᒥ, ᐃᓕᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᐃᒫᓘᑉ ᐃᖅᑲᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᒋᕐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ. Four Ittaq staff will be transported by helicopter to the research vessel Amundsen, seen here in June 2018, to place acoustic monitoring devices on the ocean floor north and south of Clyde River later this month. Photo courtesy of David Barber

ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᓯᓂᖃᔾᔮᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᕐᒥ–ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᐅᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ – ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ. ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ “ᖁᕕᐊᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ.” 2021–ᒥ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᖅ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᒧᑦ 202–ᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᓂ – ᓇᐃᓴᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᙵᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᑎᑭᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᑕᖓᓄᑦ – ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᒪᖓᓐᓂ. ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᐃᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ – ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓄᑦ 152–ᓂ – ᐃᓚᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒥ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ. ᓯᑲᐅᓂ, ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ, ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᖃᐅᑎᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᓯᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ-ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᓂ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᖃᖓᑦᑕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ; ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒥ, ᓯᒡᔭᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᖓᑕᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂ–ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒥ

ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᓂ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᑲᑕᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᕐᒥ 2020–ᒥ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐅᕿᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᓯᑯᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᓯᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᐋᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓪᓗᑯᑖᓂ ᐃᑰᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᑖᒧᑦ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᓄᑦ ᑭᓴᕐᕕᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ. “ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ, ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂᑐᐊᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑲᑎᙵᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᓯᐊᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᖕᒪᖔᑦ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ,” ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖓ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒍ–ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓄᑦ.


News North Nunavut

www.NunavutNews.com

Did we get it wrong? Nunavut News is committed to getting facts and names right. With that goes a commitment to acknowledge mistakes and run corrections. If you spot an error in Nunavut News/North, call (867) 979-5990 and ask to speak to an editor, or email editorial@nnsl.com. We'll get a correction or clarification in as soon as we can.

News Briefs ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᒡᔭᓂᒃ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᒐᓯ 20-ᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓪᓗ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᒡᔭᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ. ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᓂᒃ Coast Yard Beach– ᒥᑦ ᐃᓗᕕᕐᓄᑦ; ᑰᖕᒥᑦ Geraldine Creek ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒧᑦ Frobisher Bay (Grind and Brew); Carney Creek ᖃᖅᑲᕐᒥᐅᑕᓂᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓂᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑖᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓂᐊᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᑕᓯᒐᓚᐃᑦ. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒧᔭᐅᔪᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒧᓗᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᕈᒥᑕᕐᓇᒥ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ.

please see QIA, page 13

ᓇᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑐᓴᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᑦ ᓄᑖᖅ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ

ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᓄᑖᖅ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᐅᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᕐᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᓯ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᑎᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᑎᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ info@nirb.va, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ 867-983-3033. ᖁᓪᓕᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᓴᓇᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᐃᑯᒪᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᒥᒃ, ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᓯᕐᓗᐊᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᖃᕐᕕᒃ, ᐃᑯᒪᓕᐅᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᓯᕐᓗᐊᖅ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ. ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐄᐳᕈ 1, 2024ᒥᑦ ᒫᑦᓯ 31, 2046ᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ.

please see Opportunity, page 13

ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᖁᓕᓂᒃ ᐱᑐᖃᓂᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᑦ

ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 26-ᒥ,ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᑐᖃᖃᕐᕕᒃ Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/Kitikmeot Heritage Society (PI/KHS) ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᓕᐅᓕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᒪᓕᖅᑕᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅ ᑕᑯᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᖓᐅᖅ, ᓄᓇᓕᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᒥ ᐱᕈᔭᖃᕐᕕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᓇᑦᓯᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ. ᔪᓚᐃ 27-ᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᑉ ᓴᓂᐊᓂ, ᐱᑕᖃᖅᖢᓂ 1,500 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᑎᒋᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ 70 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᑕᓗᐃᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᕕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ. ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖏᑦ, ᑐᓃᑦ ᐃᓂᕕᓂᖏᑦ – ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᖁᑎᕕᓂᓪᓗ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᐃᓪᓗ ᓴᒃᑯᐃᓪᓗ. ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓱᓇᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᖁᓕᑦ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ PI/KHS ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓂ.

please see Heritage, page 13

ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕕᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓘᑎ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ

ᓴᐃᓐ ᔮᓐᔅ/ᓄᓇᕗᑦ $2.6-ᒥᓕᔭᓐᑖᓚᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᖓᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓘᑎ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᐃᓐ ᔮᓐᔅᒥᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 25-ᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᙵᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᒪᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓐᖓᕐᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓂ ᖃᐃᔪᓂ. ᐅᓛᔪᒃ ᐊᑭᓱᒃ, ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ 2022-ᒥ. ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒥ – ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐃᓅᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ: ᑕᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒫᑎᐅᓯ ᒫᓂᖕ. ᐸᓪᓗᖅ, ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᖁᑦᓯᒃᑐᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᑉ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ, 1975–ᒥᑦ 1995-ᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑖᓚᐅᙱᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᓕ. ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᔪᓚᐃ 2019-ᒥ. please see Research, page 13

Monday, August 2, 2021 A3

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

fact file Nunavut COVID-19 situation as of July 26 Active cases: 0 Confirmed cases: 657 Recovered cases: 653 Completed tests in Nunavut: 18,740 Deaths: 4 Vaccine uptake: 22,719 first doses 19,313 second doses

Confirmed cases by community Iqaluit: 253 (all recovered) Kinngait: 7 (all recovered) Rankin Inlet: 21 (all recovered) Arviat: 339 (338 recovered) Whale Cove: 23 (all recovered) Sanikiluaq: 2 (all recovered) Source: Government of Nunavut Department of Health

ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓂ ‘ᐊᑭᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓ (ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᓂᑦ) ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓚᖅ, ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᕗᖅ:’ ᒥᓗᕐ Northern News Services

ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᒫᒃ ᒥᓗᕐ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᖃᐃᖁᔨᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖅᑯᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᓴᓂᓕᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ (NTI) ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᓂ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᕐᒥ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕇᒃᑯᓯᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒥᓗᕐ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ. “ᐊᔪᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᖓ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᓄᑦ 15, 16–ᓄᑦ, ᐆᒃᑑᑎᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᙱᓚᖓ ᐊᓂᙱᒃᑯᒪ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᓯᒪᙱᓪᓗᖓ … ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᙱᓚᐃᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᒥ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᕐᓗᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ.” ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ Black Heart ᑳᐱᑐᕐᕕᖓᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ, ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ‘ᐊᑭᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓚᖅ’ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓯᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ. “ᐱᔪᓐᓇᙱᒃᑯᕕᑦ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥ ᐱᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐱᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓗᕐ. “ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐊᖅᑯᑎᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᒃ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᒪᑭᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ.” ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓲᕗᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ, ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓂᐅᓪ ᕚᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑯᐃᓐᒧᑦ-ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑳᓚᐃᓐ ᐸᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᖅ “ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ,” ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᐅᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓂ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᑦ ᐊᑭᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᐊᑭᖏᓐᓂ ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐸᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. “ᐊᑭᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓚᖅ, ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᕗᖅ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓗᕐ. “ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᐊᓂᒃᓴᒥᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᐊᑯᓂᒐᓚᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᐅᔪᒥ, ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᙱᓚᖅ.” ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᔾᔨᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ–ᒐᕙᒪᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᖃᕋᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓂᔾᔪᒃ. ᒥᓗᕐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓗᐊᓃᑉᐳᑦ

ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᒫᒃ ᒥᓗᕐ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 23–ᒥ, ᑕᐃᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᒃ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ.

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller praised the recent food security report issued by ITK during a visit to Iqaluit July 23, calling it a “huge path in the right direction.” Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᓯᒪᓂᕋᙱᖦᖢᓂ . ᑲᒪᑎᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕙᓗᓯᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ “ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ–ᒐᕙᒪᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᑯᓘᔪᓐᓇᙱᓚᑦ, ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ–ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᑯᓘᔪᓐᓇᙱᓚᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖃᕈᕕᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᙱᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕆᔭᕐᓂᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓗᕐ. ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᓂ ᕿᓂᖅᓴᕐᓂᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᕐᓂ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓪᓚᐃᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ, ᒥᓗᕐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓃᑉᐳᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᔪᒪᑐᐊᕐᓂᕈᑎᒃ. “ᑕᐃᑲᓃᓐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᓂᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓗᕐ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᒍᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᕿᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐃᕙᐅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. “ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑐᒥ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥᓪᓗ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᑕᖃᙱᓚᖅ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᕗᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒋᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓃᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ.” ᓇᒡᒐᔾᔭᐅᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᑯᐃᑉ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᒥᐊᕆ ᓴᐃᒥᓐ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᔨᐅᕗᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒧᑦ. ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐱᓱᖕᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᕗᖅ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓗᕐ. “ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᓅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓱᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᖓᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᑯᓇᑎᑐᑦ.”


A4 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

Mary Simon officially becomes governor general

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

www.NunavutNews.com

ᒥᐊᕆ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᓂᒃ ᓱᓕᓂᕋᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᑯᐃᑉ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓴᓂᓕᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑᒥ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᕆᔅᓱᑦ ᐅᐊᒡᓄᕐᒥ.

Swearing-in and signing of oaths took place July 26 By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Ottawa

On Parliament Hill the morning of July 26 Mary Simon took her oaths of office and was sworn in as Canada’s 30th governor general, the country’s first Indigenous person to hold the position. Born in Nunavik in 1947, Simon has had an extensive political career throughout her lifetime, culminating now in her position as Canada’s governor general, serving as the Queen’s new

representative in Canada, following the resignation of Julie Payette in January. Simon has served as president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Inuit Circumpolar Council and the Makivik Corporation, has received the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Northern Medal and was involved in the James Bay and Northern Quebec agreements, among many other accolades. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remarked during the ceremonies that this country needs more people like Simon. “Your remarkable achievements are an example

Mary Simon signs the three oaths of the governor general alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and chief justice of Canada Richard Wagner. CPAC/live screen capture of what it means to build bridges to pursue the Canada of which we all aspire,” said Trudeau. “A Canada of diversity and inclusion, a place where everyone is respected and where everyone can thrive. That is within our reach, thanks to leaders like Ms. Simon.” Simon’s first language is Inuktitut, her second English and she has committed to learning Canada’s other official language, French. She took part in the Nunavut Implementation Commission, the 1992 Charlottetown Accord discussions and was a part of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. She also took part in the First Ministers’ conferences starting in 1982, bringing her back to the very same room where she was sworn in. “Thirty-nine years ago, back when this was the government conference center, I worked with other Indigenous leaders and first ministers to have our rights affirmed within the constitution of Canada,” said Simon. “That moment made this one possible.” She also thanked the Queen for placing her confidence in her to be her representative in Canada, saying “she has an abiding love for this

magnificent country.” In her speech during the swearing-in ceremony, she looked back at her time growing up as an Inuk in Canada. “My story in these chambers began very far from here ... I spent my adolescence in Nunavik and living a very traditional lifestyle with my parents, my mom Nancy was Inuk, my father Bob and my grandmother Jeanie who was also Inuk.” “Many months out of the year, we lived out on the land, travelling by dog team and boat, hunting and fishing.” Having to live in two worlds, both Inuit and non-Inuit, has brought her to where she is now and has highlighted the power she realized she had. “When I came to understand my voice had power and others (were) looking at me to be their voice, I was able to let go of my fear,” said Simon. Following the ceremony, Simon visited the National War Memorial where she inspected a Guard of Honour and laid flowers in honour of Canada’s fallen, her first act as governor general and commander-in-chief of Canada.


www.NunavutNews.com

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Monday, August 2, 2021 A5

Indigenious Services minister highlights shelter announcements during Iqaluit stop Pauktuutit president says it’s a step in the right direction By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Nunavut

With rumblings of an election coming up, federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller was in Iqaluit last week, visiting shelters and the Qajuqturvik Food Centre and recommitting to a number of past announcements. That included a $724 million federal investment in Indigenous-led and operated shelters across Canada for those facing gender-based violence, previously mentioned last fall. Funding for shelters and housing are a “crying need in Inuit Nunangat,” Miller said during a July 23 media event at the Frobisher Inn. “It is a reality in many remote Indigenous communities,” he said, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the housing crisis in Canadian Indigenous communities, including those in Nunavut. “Sometimes it isn’t COVID, it’s housing, If COVID’s the first issue then the second issue is housing, because it is a factor of spread ... it is a reality we knew before entering into COVID and the recent outbreak (in Iqaluit) is a particular example of (these) issues when people are asked to stay home.”

Also present on July 23 was Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk. Joining virtually was Pauktuutit president Rebecca Kudloo and Ahmed Hussen, minister of Families, Children and Social Development as well as minister for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. In the 2021 federal budget, only $25 million was earmarked for housing in Nunavut despite NTI asking for $500 million to tackle the current housing crisis. “It’s not close at all,” Kotierk said of the federal contribution. “We know in Nunavut we have a housing crisis. We know just to meet the needs currently we need upwards of 3,000 housing units. There’s a whole continuum of housing.” The majority of housing need in Nunavut is social (public) housing, “but we also need to focus on transitional housing, shelters,” says Kotierk. While Kotierk is “disappointed” by the federal allocation, she remains hopeful that a combined approach involving the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and NTI – a structure recently agreed upon by Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal’s office and the Nunavut housing minister – will be able to “start addressing some of the needs.”

Miller optimistic on path set out by ITK food security report By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Nunavut

On July 23 federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller came to Iqaluit to announce an upcoming call for proposals for Indigenous shelters in Canada, alongside Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) president Aluki Kotierk. With vaccination rates increasing across Canada and more and more provinces opening up Miller is simply happy to be meeting up with people once more. “I’ve been stuck in Ottawa for 15, 16 months, obviously setting the example to work in crisis mode, but I can’t do my job properly if I don’t get out and meet people ... you can’t do it sitting in a chair in Ottawa.” During his visit he sat down with a number of different media outlets at Iqaluit’s Black Heart Cafe, including Nunavut News, where he spoke about the announcement as well as a number of other issues. ‘The price gouge is not right’ Food security has been a longstanding issue in Nunavut. If there’s one thing the feds have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s to support others who provide their own community supports. “If you can derive something positive from the global pandemic, it’s making sure people who know best how to keep their people safe, get the resources they need to keep people safe,” said Miller. “The report that was issued by ITK, it’s a huge path in the right direction because it isn’t just about the Northern store which is important, it’s about how you structure food security, land options and things around sustainability.” The recent ITK report, he says, is something himself, Northern affairs minister Daniel Vandal and Crown-Indigenous relations minister Carolyn Bennett have been working on. He hopes to “come up with something that reflects that report,” acknowledging the flaws found in Nutrition North’s path to reducing food costs in

Nunavut with many stores simply marking their prices up despite subsidies. “The price gouge is not right, it’s obviously something that is a function of remoteness,” said Miller. “That’s a discussion the Nutrition North program hasn’t really resolved and I think it’s one that will take a bit of time to fix because it’s about the economic model, obviously the economic model isn’t working.” Self government and reconciliation In March during the NTI board of directors meeting in Baker Lake, the organization entered into a discussion around self-government and what sort of options they would have if they pursued it. Miller said they are within their rights to do so and did not claim to be familiar with the political situation surrounding it in Nunavut. “Self-government discussions are never easy, self-determination discussions are never easy, particularly if you have the lived experiences of having been denied your rights,” said Miller. In recent months there have been ongoing searches of residential school grounds across Canada, something that has brought back many memories for Indigenous people in Canada, Inuit and First Nations alike, Miller said the federal government is there to support them whatever they decide to. “We’ll be there for any community that takes that difficult decision to do searches,” said Miller, whether in the form of financial aid for searches, or archaeological or forensic supports. “There is no right or wrong path, we support communities and what the Truth and Reconciliation report tells us to do is to be there for communities and not necessarily be the face of it.” On July 26, Canada’s first Indigenous and Inuk governor general, Mary Simon was sworn in. “She’s an inspiration to everyone, Nunavummiut obviously, but to all Canadians. She’s really made groundbreaking strides and is an example to all,” said Miller. “I think she’ll be able to move the needle around a number of discussions around truth and reconciliation, particularly in difficult times like these.”

ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᑦ ᒪᑐᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᒥ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᒃ ᒥᓗᕐ, ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒥ.

The Government of Canada hopes to close the Indigenous housing gap within the next 10 years, says Marc Miller, minster of Indigenous Services. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

While Miller said the government is working to alleviate housing needs for Indigenous communities in Canada, he admitted that it’s going to be a long process. “Closing that gap in the next 10 years, which is part of our mandate, is not going to be easy. It’s going to take relentless investments over and above what we announced in the budget,” said Miller. A call for proposals for the construction and ongoing operation of Indigenous-led shelters and transition homes is expected to be launched this September. That will determine the location of the shelters and the amount of funding specific to the Inuit regions. It can’t come soon enough, said Kotierk. “We also know that women and children continue to remain at home because there’s no alternatives to where they can go,” she said. “Certainly, when you’re in that situation it doesn’t

come soon enough. The call for proposals in the fall is too late for that but looking forward. We’re going to be prepared to take advantage.” The new shelters are a step in the right direction in terms of meeting the goals of the National Inuit Action plan, said Kudloo. “Pauktuutit is thrilled by today’s announcement. After 36 years of advocacy for Inuit women’s shelters, we see this as a concrete action towards meaningful reconciliation with Inuit women,” she said. “Today we are showing Canada that Inuit women are valued, respected, and deserve safety. We are celebrating the lives that will be saved, and also honouring the lives we have lost while waiting for shelters across Inuit Nunangat.” Miller insisted that these federal re-commitments were not election-related, saying an election could happen “two days or two years from now.”


A6 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

www.NunavutNews.com

‘Tired of having to constantly boil water’ More than a dozen boil water advisories issued across Nunavut over the past year By Derek Neary Northern News Services Nunavut

More and more Baker Lake residents are driving inland to a nearby bridge to fill their water containers because of repeated issues with the drinking water coming out of their taps, says Craig Simailak, the community’s MLA. “I do know that a lot of my constituents are tired of having to constantly boil water,” he said. “I believe that (the Government of Nunavut) should also look at finding alternative water sources to feed our treatment plant — at least for certain periods of time when there is high turbidity in our lake.” Baker Lake experienced four boil water advisories between July 2020 and June 2021. The Department of Health issued eight other similar advisories during that span for Resolute Bay (twice), Whale Cove (twice), Iglulik, Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet and Pond Inlet. This doesn’t include the City of Iqaluit, which looks after its own advisories. On July 12, boil water advisories went out in Whale Cove, Iglulik and Resolute Bay. The majority of advisories outside of Iqaluit were due to cloudy water, also known as turbidity. Some residents in Kugluktuk expressed surprise and confusion on social media in June when they were encouraged to boil water due to turbidity. The community’s water treatment plant was upgraded in 2017. However, the Department of Health introduced new turbidity standards in 2019. “While turbidity itself is not a health concern, it can be indicative of further risk associated with the water quality,” reads a statement from the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS), which is responsible for funding water treatment plants. “In Kugluktuk, the water source is (the) Coppermine River. During freshet, this river receives flows from snow and ice melt within its watershed which contributes to increased turbidity within the water system. This year it was indicated by the municipality that there was higher than normal ice conditions in the Coppermine River that likely led to the

ᐃᓯᕐᕕᖓ Coppermine ᑰᖓᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, 2019. ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ “ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᑯᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ Coppermine ᑰᖓᓂ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒃᓴᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒪᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ” ᓇᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᖃᓛᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ.

increased turbidity.” The municipality, which owns and operates the water treatment plant with support from CGS, is working with the department to review the turbidity issue, according to CGS. $90 million over five years Over the past five years, CGS has spent close to $90 million building new water treatment plants in Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay, Arviat, Naujaat, Coral Harbour, Iglulik, Pangnirtung and Resolute Bay. The department declined to comment on plans and funding commitments for water treatment plants in future years. In Whale Cove, a new plant is expected to be completed by 2024. While admittedly pleased that a funding arrangement is in place, MLA John Main, speaking in the legislative assembly on June 7, said the project is “crawling towards construction.” “It has been a while for Whale Cove waiting for this water treatment plant,” Main said. “I remember running for MLA back in 2017 and hearing from people in the community how tiresome and what a burden it was to deal with the boil water advisories on an annual basis.” Simailak expressed similar sentiment on June 2 when he said: “The importance of ensuring that all of our communities have access to safe and clean drinking water cannot be understated.” At that time, CGS Minister Jeannie Ehaloak acknowledged that Baker Lake has been experiencing issues with its water treatment plant. “In the near future we will be seeking funds to ensure that the water treatment plant is up to higher standards than what it is producing,” she said. “We have been talking with the municipality of Baker Lake on alternative sources to get water to deliver to the municipality and its residents.” Ehaloak also spoke of a working group to develop a territory-wide water strategy. The group involves CGS, the Department of Environment and the Department of Health. ”The drinking water strategy will ensure that security of the natural resource to support the environment and supply communities with suf-

The mouth of the Coppermine River near Kugluktuk, 2019. CGS states this year there were “higher than normal ice conditions in the Coppermine River that likely led to the increased turbidity” which brought on the boil water advisory in the community. Photo courtesy of Kevin T Klengenberg

“ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓗᒪᔪᒥ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᐅᓲᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᒐᓛᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᙱᓚᖅ,” ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑯᕋᐃᒡ ᓯᒪᐃᓚᒃ.

“The importance of ensuring that all of our communities have access to safe and clean drinking water cannot be understated,” says Baker Lake MLA Craig Simailak. Photo courtesy of Craig Simailak

ficient clean quality water for the present and for future generations,” said Ehaloak. During a trip to Iqaluit last week, federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said the Government of Canada will continue to invest in better water quality.

“Water insecurity exists across Canada but it happens far too often in Indigenous communities,” he said. “We see it as something we need to keep investing in regardless of jurisdiction to make sure people have access to safe and clean drinking water.”


News North Nunavut

www.NunavutNews.com

Monday, August 2, 2021 A7

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Clyde River to begin underwater sound monitoring

ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᑦ ᑲᑕᒃᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒫᓘᑉ ᐃᖅᑲᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᒋᕐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᑦᑕᖅ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᓴᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᕼᐋᓕᕚᒃᔅᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᓂᖓᓂ .

Two acoustic monitoring devices will be dropped to the bottom of the ocean north and south of Clyde River later this month. The Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre in Clyde River will be responsible for the acoustic data and a scientific consulting company based in Halifax will assist with analysis. Photo courtesy of Roger Tassugat

Community seeks greater understanding of changes in marine life By Derek Neary Northern News Services Kangiqtugaapik/Clyde River

To get a better understanding of changes in marine life, underwater sounds near Clyde River will soon be recorded. The Canadian icebreaker and research vessel Amundsen is expected to arrive in Clyde River later this month to assist with the deployment of two 59-kilogram acoustic recorders and moorings, which will be placed at the ocean bottom to the north and south of the community in locations approved by the hamlet and hunters and trappers organization. The listening devices do not emit any sounds. Mayor Jerry Natanine came up with the idea during the successful campaign to prevent seismic testing offshore from Clyde River. Although the Hamlet of Clyde River won that court case in 2017, Natanine realized how valuable it would be to have

baseline acoustic data on narwhal, beluga, walruses, halibut and other creatures. It’s information the government didn’t have, he said. Increasing shipping activity, particularly associated with Baffinland Iron Mines’ Mary River project, is another reason why underwater sound monitoring is important, said Natanine. “Basically any type of noise that is not natural to our area is what we want to listen to… the hunters are already saying the narwhals migration has changed,” he said, adding that the sea mammals arrived about two weeks later than usual last fall. “We understand all the rest of the factors, like climate change and all this. We’re not solely blaming the ships for that. We want to be clear in our knowledge, and when we lay blame, we just don’t want to blame anyone with no backup. That’s one reason why we want to have all this sound data.” The community’s Ittaq Heritage and

Research Centre – which undertakes research, land-based programming and multimedia – will handle the collected acoustic data and share it with a scientific consulting services company in Halifax for further analysis. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit will also be considered. A few local trainees are already engaged. “We’re hoping this could become a long-term project,” Natanine said. “These things will be beneficial for training and employment purposes.” The funding for the two-year pilot program is coming through Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s Inuit Nunangat Research Program. “They’ve been very, very supportive,” Natanine said of ITK. Four Ittaq staff will be transported by helicopter to the Amundsen for a day when the icebreaker arrives. “Being on the ship and working together with the Amundsen scientists will be great experience for Ittaq staff,

and vice-versa , in addition to the logistical support of getting equipment in the water,” stated Shari Gearheard, a researcher and geographer based in Clyde River. There will also be a land and ocean mapping project – carried out by drones – that will take place with help from the Amundsen crew, Natanine added. Baffinland recently announced that it won’t conduct any icebreaking in Eclipse Sound – near Pond Inlet and north of Clyde River – this summer. Natanine said he was “very happy to hear that.” In 2021, Baffinland anticipates up to 202 transits – accounting for trips to and from destinations – in Nunavut’s waters. The majority of those – up to 152 – will involve ore carriers. Tugboats, resupply cargo vessels, fuel tankers and icebreakers will be the other types of ships. The mining company has its own narwhal monitoring program that en-

compasses acoustic-based monitoring, satellite tagging; ship, shore and drone-based behavioural monitoring and aerial surveys. With a lower than usual number of narwhal observed in Eclipse Sound in 2020, Baffinland presented several possible reasons for the reduction in numbers such as heavier ice conditions, increased icebreaking, more killer whales and pile driving for a new small craft harbour in the community. “Based on currently available data, it is not possible to determine whether one of these factors alone was the source of the decline, whether the combined influence of one or more of these factors was responsible, whether another unknown factor was the cause, or whether the observed change was natural in occurrence,” Baffinland stated, adding that its research indicates that open-water shipping has no significant lasting impact on narwhal.

Health centre closure averted in Grise Fiord Staffing levels remain fluid and nurse recruitment is ongoing, says assistant deputy minister By Derek Neary Northern News Services Ausuittuq/Grise Fiord

A temporary health centre closure in Grise Fiord in mid-August looks like it will be averted. The Department of Health recently secured additional staff to prevent the drastic measure, according to Jennifer Berry, assistant deputy minister of health operations with the Government of Nunavut. The GN had announced on July 16 that a shortage of nurses would cause the Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay health centres to shut down for a period in mid-August. The status in Resolute Bay still didn’t look positive as of July 28, Berry stated. “At this time, we do not have a second CHN (community health nurse) confirmed for Resolute Bay come mid-August, she said. “In this community, it is not safe for the health centre to remain fully operational when there are less than two CHNs or nurse practitioners on site.” She added that “the situation is fluid” and “recruitment efforts are ongoing.” Health services available will continue to fluctuate depending on circumstance, according to Berry, who assured that all Nunavummiut will continue to have access to emergency services. In Resolute Bay, where approximately 200 people live, Mayor Mark Amarualik didn’t return messages requesting comment. Acting chief administrative officer Ian Dudla said although two nurses may not be available, “As far as I know, the health centre will remain open … the support staff will take requests, process

requests and medevac services are on. I think the health centre will remain open … the only issue is the number of nurses working at the health centre, but any other services will remain available.” In Grise Fiord, Mayor Meeka Kigutak downplayed concern over a temporary closure even before formal word came that the health centre will remain open. “There’s nothing to be worried about,” said Kigutak, who works at the health centre as a community health representative. “We’re not in a panic mode or anything like that … we’re not worried at all about this issue here in our community. We’ve seen worse.” Having the health centre open only for emergencies for Grise Fiord’s 130 residents became the norm during much of the COVID19 pandemic, she noted. The GN previously stated that any temporary health centre closures would be offset by online appointments, fly-in clinics and paramedic services. Calls to closed health centres would forwarded and acted upon. P.J. Akeeagok, president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), which is responsible for programming and services for Inuit beneficiaries in Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay, acknowledged the staffing crunch but urged the Department of Health to find ways to keep the health centres operational. “QIA recognizes the enormous stress the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on health-care staff across our region,” Akeeagok said. “It is critical these health centres remain open and for future nursing positions be filled with qualified Qikiqtani Inuit. There is a bright future for those who wish to join health care careers. We encourage Inuit from our region to pursue these careers and help their home communities.”

ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖓ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᑐᓚᐅᑲᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᐅᑉ–ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᑭᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᒃ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥ ᓱᓕ ᓵᙵᕗᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ.

The Grise Fiord health centre is no longer expected to close temporarily in mid-August due to a staff shortage. However, the health centre in Resolute Bay is still facing that prospect. NNSL file photo


A8 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

Editorial & Opinions

Website: www.nnsl.com/nunavutnews Kivalliq office: Box 657, Rankin Inlet, NU, X0C 0GO Cody Punter – Bureau Chief Phone: (867) 645-3223 Fax: (867) 645-3225 Email: kivalliqnews@nnsl.com Website: www.nnsl.com/kivalliqnews Production facilities: Box 2820, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2R1 Phone: (867) 873-4031 Fax: (867) 873-8507 Email: editorial@nnsl.com advertising@nunavutnews.com circulation@nnsl.com Website: www.nnsl.com Founder (1934-2018): J.W. (Sig) Sigvaldason PUBLISHER, CEO: Bruce Valpy – valpy@nnsl.com COORDINATING EDITOR: Craig Gilbert – craig@nnsl.com ACCOUNTING: nnsladmin@nnsl.com Salleah Wagas Editorial board: Bruce Valpy • Craig Gilbert • Emily McInnis Derek Neary • Alyssa Smith NEWS EDITOR Emily McInnis Editorial Production: editorial@nnsl.com Sports: James McCarthy – sports@nnsl.com Arts: entertainment@nnsl.com Business: business@nnsl.com Advertising production Production co-ordinator: Jennifer Reyes Joshua Uson ADVERTISING advertising@nunavutnews.com All departments: advertising@nnsl.com National: James Boylan Classified Advertising: classifieds@nnsl.com CIRCULATION – circulation@nnsl.com Circulation Director: Amy Yang Subscriptions: One year mail $75 Online (entire content) $50/year

Comments and views from NUNAVUT NEWS/north and letters to the editor

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒥ Northern News Services

ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᖁᓖᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓄᐸᓗᒃᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᑯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑐᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐲᖅᓯᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᔭᕇᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ 2030–ᒥ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᓕᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᕗᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ 25–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᓚᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓂ “ᖁᓪᓕᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᖅᑎᑐᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᑎᒥᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᐊᑐᓕᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ. ᐊᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᖅᓯᒃᑰᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᔾᔪᑎᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᓂᑦ.” ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᑉ ᓄᑖᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᖃᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ 2019–ᒥ, ᑕᑯᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ 500 ᑭᓗᕚᑦᒥ ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᐅᕈᒻᒥ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.

We acknowledge the financial Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier support of the Government of Canada. du gouvernement du Canada.

Member of the Ontario Press Council. The Ontario Press Council was created to defend freedom of the press on behalf of the public and press alike and to consider specific, unsatisfied complaints from readers about the conduct of the press in gathering and publishing news, opinion and advertising. Complaints should go to: The Ontario Press Council, 2 Carlton St., Suite 1706 Toronto, Ont., M5B 1J3 Email: Info@ontpress.com Fax: 1-416-340-8724 www.ontpress.com

Send us your comments

Email us at: editorial@nnsl.com; mail to Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0; or drop your letter off at our office at 102 Tumiit Plaza. All letters submitted must be signed with a return address and daytime telephone number so that we can confirm it came from you. Not all letters will necessarily be published. Preference is given to short letters of broad interest or concern. Letters of more than 200 words, open letters and those published elsewhere are seldom used. We reserve the right to edit for length or taste and to eliminate inaccurate or libelous statements.

ᓱᓕᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᒻᒪᕆᑯᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐅᔅᓯᒃᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ – 0.1 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ – ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᑭᑐᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒍᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓴᖑᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᓂ (ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒧᑦ) ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 1995–ᒥ – ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᐅᔪᒥ. $18.3 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂᙶᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ $8.6 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ (GN) ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ, 45 ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ-ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ, ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ, ᑭᙵᐃᑦ, ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ, ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ, ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ. ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ: ᐃᓕᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᒥᕿᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓕᒍᕐᓂ, ᐃᓕᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᑯᒪᓂᑦ LED–ᖑᖔᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒪᖅᑐᓗᐊᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑯᕕᕕᓂᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2019–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᑕᐅᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒫᔾᔨ 2022–ᒥ. ᐊᑭᑐᔫᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᕗᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᓯᒋᐊᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓᓂ 300–ᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓐ ᕚᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, “ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᐆᒧᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᑦᑐᒥ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ 24,000–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᓐᓂ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐅᔅᓯᒃᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᓂᐊᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᓂ.” ᐅᓇ ᓇᓕᒧᑉᐳᖅ ᐲᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ 7,000–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ

ᐃᑭᒪᕝᕕᐅᓲᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓪᓗᐊᒥ, ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐹᓪ ᑯᕉᓕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓕᓐ ᐱᑉᓕᓐᔅᑭ ᐃᓕᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒪᖅᑯᑎᓯᐅᒻᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑯᕉᓕ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒪᓂᕋᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20–ᓄᑦ. “ᑕᑯᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖓ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑖᓛᖑᔪᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ, ᐱᕙᒃᐳᖓ 25 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᑦᑕ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᓯᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᕗᔭᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ 4 ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ 5 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ.” ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ, ᑯᕉᓕ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ 15 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ, 2018–ᖑᔪᒥ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒐᓛᓂ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᒻᒪᕆᒃᖢᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᕋᒥᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᖁᓪᓕᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓ ᒦᑐᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᕆᓗᓂᔾᔪᒃ ᖁᓪᓕᖅ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐊᑭᑐᔪᐊᓘᕗᖅ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᒃᑯᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑐᓂᓯᓗᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᓯᒃᑐᒧᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᔪᐊᕋᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐲᖅᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

Nunavut growing green energy sector Next step is to make it more affordable for more Nunavummiut Northern News Services

NORTHERN NEWS SERVICES LIMITED 100% Northern owned and operated Publishers of: Inuvik Drum • Kivalliq News Yellowknifer • Hay River Hub NWT News/North • Nunavut News/North

www.NunavutNews.com

wh mK5

Published Mondays

Office: 626 Tumiit Plaza, Iqaluit, NU Box 28, X0A 0H0 Reporters: Trevor Wright, Derek Neary Advertising: Phone: (867) 979-5990 Fax: (867) 979-6010 Toll free: (855) 447-2584 Email: editor@nunavutnews.com

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Renewable energy solutions in Nunavut has been a hot topic for more than a decade, and there are a good number of projects now starting to see the results of research and implementation. These sorts of green energy initiatives are important as a way to address and close the infrastructure gap in Inuit Nunangat, as well as getting the territory off diesel as its only form of power generation, something the federal government hopes to accomplish in all Indigenous communities by 2030. Nunavut’s dependency on diesel is a troubling situation, as all electricity needs in Nunavut are met using standalone diesel generators in each of the territory’s 25 communities. The Nunavut Climate Change Centre states on its website that “Qulliq Energy is the only energy corporation in Canada without developed local energy resources or regional electricity transmission capabilities, creating a situation of huge diesel dependency. Each community in Nunavut has its own independent electricity generation and distribution system. There is no back-up grid.” Kugluktuk’s new power plant project, announced in 2019, will see a 500 kilowatt solar panel with storage capacity installed and will be the first to address that particular issue in the territory. While it’s true Nunavut accounts for

a very small portion of greenhouse gases in the country – 0.1 per cent of the national total – diesel fuel is expensive and comes with myriad environmental concerns. A photovoltaic (solar) system has powered Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit since 1995 – proof that these systems can work well in Northern climes. With around $18.3 million coming from the feds and another $8.6 million contributed by the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Community and Government Services, 45 GNowned buildings are getting retrofits in Iglulik, Kimmirut, Kinngait, Pangnirtung, Sanirajak, Sanikiluaq, as well as the Federal Building in Iqaluit. Buildings will be improved in a variety of ways: installing solar panels, applying mechanical and control system upgrades, upgrading lighting to LEDs and the installation of water-saving fixtures. The project started in August 2019 and is expected to be completed by March 2022. It’s a pricey affair, but it should lower energy costs and it’s expected to create 300 jobs in the territory. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal said, “Over the lifetime of this project, the Government of Nunavut will see a cumulative reduction of about 24,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.” That is equivalent to removing about

7,000 passenger cars from the road for one year, the minister explained. On a smaller scale, Iqaluit residents Paul Crowley and Lynn Peplinski installed a solar power system on their home last November, something Crowley said he’d been wanting to do for 20 years. “I can see on sunny days, even during the darkest days of the year, I get about 25 per cent of our house energy from the panels and on cloudy days it’s closer to around four or five per cent.” Overall, Crowley says it averages around 15 per cent of their current energy usage. Now that legislation has changed, as of 2018, to allow excess power from solar panels to feed back into the public grid, solar energy is a much more practical solution for homeowners, and perhaps even for public housing. QEC has a net metering program for residents and, more recently, it has introduced the Commercial and Institutional Power Producer program, where participants will be paid for power they generate and sell to QEC. However, adopting renewable energy is expensive proposition at the household level. If the GN and the feds are serious about going green, providing homeowners with greater financial incentives to upgrade to renewable energy systems could go a long way to taking some stress off the grid.


News North Nunavut

www.NunavutNews.com

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ/Iqaluit street talk with Trevor Wright

ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᕕᑦ ᒥᐊᕆ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑯᐃᑉ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ?

What do you think of Mary Simon’s appointment as governor general?

ᑳᑎ ᒪᒌ “ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᐸᕋ. ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᒥ. ᐃᓚᓯᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᕙᕋ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᙱᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᓪᓗ.”

Cathy McGee “I am over the moon happy for her, for the community and for the country as a whole. I think she is going add a way of thinking that we have not seen or heard.”

ᐃᓐᑐᕐ ᐸᓂᓵᕐ (ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐃᑕᓐ ᐸᓂᓵᕐᒥ) “ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ, ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᓐᓂᐊᖅᑰᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᑭᓱᒥᒃ ᓇᒃᓴᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᐳᒧᑦ.”

Inder Panesar (holding her son Aiden Panesar) “I think it’s great, it’s going to be wonderful to see what she’s going to bring to the table.”

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐅᑯᕆᐅᑦ “ᖃᓄᐃᙱᓐᓇᓱᒋᕙᕋ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᒥ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ. ᐱᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓐᓇᕆᔭᖃᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᒪᒍ.”

Simon Okuriut “I think it’s OK. A Canadian has been given a position of great responsibility. They must have good values if the federal government chose them.” ᔩᓐ ᓯᓇᐅᑦ “ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᒋᕙᕋ, ᐃᓱᒪᒐᒪ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᓂ ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓇᒥᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.”

Jean Senaude “I’m happy for her, because I think they ought to give First Nations the high positions everywhere in the country.”

Monday, August 2, 2021 A9

ᓕᓕ ᐅᐃᒪᓐ “ᐱᐅᔪᖅ. (ᐃᓱᒪᒋᕙᕋ) ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒧᑦ.”

Lili Weemen “It’s good. (I think it’s) great for Nunavut.”

ᐅᐊᐃᓐ ᑲᓛᒃ “ᐱᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᑯᓂᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ, ᐅᖃᓪᓚᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ. ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᖑᒋᕙᕋ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ.”

Wayne Clarke “I think it’s awesome. She’s been in politics for a long, long time, she’s very well spoken, I think it’s great there’s representation from the North.”

Combating climate change in the Kivalliq ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑰᒡᕕᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᓚᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ.

This is one of the bridges being built as part of Arviat’s community drainage program, which is one of multiple initiatives the federal government is funding to combat climate change in the Kivalliq. Photo courtesy of Steve England

Three federally-funded programs designed to address impacts of changing environment By Cody Punter Northern News Services Kivalliq

The Kivalliq is undertaking multiple federally-funded initiatives intended to reduce the impacts of climate change. Three of those programs were highlighted in a press conference with Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal on June 29. One of the initiatives is being led by the Kivalliq Wildlife Board on a regional basis, while Arviat and Baker Lake are each spearheading their own programs. “By empowering communities in their decision-making and supporting their vision for a green future, people working at the local level are finding solutions to tackle the effects of climate change. The end result will be healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities in

the North,” Vandal stated. The Kivalliq Wildlife Board has been combining scientific methods with Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to develop a terrestrial and marine community-based monitoring project that studies the connection among climate, vegetation and caribou, as well as water conditions and the marine food chain. The project is intended to address the concerns of Kivalliqmiut related to access to country food by developing local monitoring capacity to track the impacts of climate change. Local youth are conducting the monitoring activities with the guidance of hunters and Elders, who promote intergenerational knowledge exchange. In Baker Lake, the community is installing a 130-kilowatt solar energy system atop its recreation centre, which will reduce reliance on imported diesel by an estimated 32,000 litres

per year. The hamlet received $173,000 for its solar photovoltaic system through the Northern REACHE (Northern responsible energy approach for community heat and electricity) program. In addition to saving money and cutting emissions, the project is also intended to create local employment, generate revenue and provide renewable energy training to community members. Arviat has received $150,000 in federal funding to work on its community drainage plan. “For years, we have seen the changes that are happening in the natural world, not just in terms of increased flooding, but also the changing weather patterns and disruptions to wildlife such as polar bears, caribou and beluga whales. That’s why the Arviat council has identified climate change and climate change adaptation as a priority for the hamlet and the community,”

said Arviat Mayor Joe Savikataaq Jr. In recent years, Arviat has been experiencing permafrost degradation as a result of rising temperatures. Additionally, during the spring, severe weather events have caused flooding of community streets and residents’ property. The drainage plan is being completed with the help of Dillon Consulting, in close consultation with the hamlet. Once completed, the plan will help inform the community’s approach to solving its drainage issues to prevent road damage. “In addition to better managing drainage, this project addresses another community priority of maintaining the quality and safety of public roads,” said Arviat senior administrative officer Steve England. “(This) is a solid start to addressing the infrastructure, knowledge and training requirements the hamlet needs to effectively manage this issue in the coming years.”


A10 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

www.NunavutNews.com

Chesterfield Inlet unveils Leonard Putulik Cultural Centre $4.5-million facility will house cultural, educational and retail spaces By Cody Punter Northern News Services Igluligaarjuk/Chesterfield Inlet

Chesterfield Inlet’s long-awaited Leonard Putulik Cultural Centre was unveiled with a grand opening ceremony on July 21. “The excitement was in the air and everybody was happy,” said former Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan. The opening ceremony was well attended by community members, with dignitaries and politicians travelling from all over Nunavut to take part. The guest list included Ningeongan, NTI President Aluki Kotierk, KIA President Kono Tattuinee, and Cathy Towtongie, MLA for Chesterfield Inlet-Rankin Inlet North, among others. “This is what Chesterfield Inlet needs. Being the oldest community, there is a disconnect between Inuit culture, language or Elders and youth. The centre will enable the youth to connect to their culture and their Elders,” Towtongie told Kivalliq News on July 23. The $4.5-million centre is named after the late Leonard Putulik. His wife Leona Putulik cut the ribbon at the ceremony, surrounded by her family. Ningeongan said he approached Leona several years ago to ask if she would be OK with the centre being named in Leonard’s honour. “I wanted to make sure to name the building after someone that was respected in the community,” said Ningeongan. “He was a businessman. He helped the community. He did so much for the people of Chesterfield Inlet.” The centre houses a canteen, a display of traditional archaeological artifacts, two offices, retail space, an arts and crafts area, an industrial shop, a room meant for preparing hides and animal skins and extra space for other programs such as a food bank, conferences or training areas.

“We haven’t seen any new infrastructure in the community in quite some time,” David Kattegatsiak, Chesterfield Inlet’s economic development officer, said. “(The centre) is definitely a positive for the community. It’s going to create employment training and it’s going to help out economic development at the local level, specifically with tourism.” There is also a kitchen that can be used by the community, as well as a two large community freezers for storing country food. “Instead of promoting fast food to be bought in the stores, we wanted a kitchen that could be used to teach healthy food cooking,” Ningeongan said. Kattegatsiak said there’s no timeline for the start of educational programming at the centre. He said the hamlet looks forward to working with the KIA on developing new opportunities for community members. “I know it’s still in the planning stage,” he said. “The hamlet will certainly be open to coordinate programs and training.” Plans for the cultural centre were conceived by Ningeongan when he was first elected as president of KIA in 2011. The idea came to him when Chesterfield Inlet approached Ningeongan requesting a space to host the preparation of seal skins and sewing programs. That’s when he came up with the vision to have a cultural centre in every Kivalliq community. The idea was not supported by the former leadership of NTI, but when Kotierk became president, she was in favour of it. NTI ended up giving $2.5 million toward the project. Heritage Canada contributed $875,000, according to Ningeongan. “The community is looking forward to having access this beautiful facility,” he said. “It’s a place where great things are going to happen and a place of integrity.” Plans to build cultural centres in every Kivalliq community are still in place. However, it’s unclear which community will be selected for the next phase of construction.

ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᙱ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓄᑦ– ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒧᓪᓗ, ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑐᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓕᓄᑦ ᐳᑐᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᔪᓚᐃ 21-ᒥ.

Cathy Towtongie, MLA for Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet, gives a speech during the opening of the Leonard Putulik Cultural Centre on July 21. Photo courtesy of Cathy Towtongie

ᓕᐅᓇ ᐳᑐᓕᒃ, ᕿᑎᐊᓃᑦᑐᖅ ᑐᖑᔪᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᓂᓗ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓕᓄᑦ ᐳᑐᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᔪᓚᐃ 21-ᒥ.

ᓕᓄᑦ ᐳᑐᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓪᓚᑦᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᔪᓚᐃ 21-ᒥ.

The Leonard Putulik Cultural Centre was officially unveiled in Chesterfield Inlet on July 21. Photo courtesy of Kivalliq Inuit Association

Leona Putulik, centre in blue jacket, poses for a photo with her family following the cutting of the ribbon for Leonard Putulik Cultural Centre in Chesterfield Inlet on July 21. Photo courtesy of Cathy Towtongie


News North Nunavut

www.NunavutNews.com

Monday, August 2, 2021 A11

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Nunavut Theatre Company excited to get started in Iqaluit Workshops for youth and adults planned in long-term By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Iqaluit

There’s a new theatre company in Iqaluit, bringing another voice to the city’s arts scene. The Nunavut Theatre Company was incorporated in January of this year and has been making itself known to the community in recent weeks, though they’ve already started their initial activities. “We kind of officially made the decision to start in September of last year,” said Jessie Hale, president of operations, who is one part of the new company alongside Alexandre Michaud, the president of creative projects and Murielle Jassinthe, vice-president. “Before we kind of went public, we did a small one-day training with the cadets, just kind of a fun, theatre workshop for (them),” Hale adds. There were plans to do expanded programming with the cadets later on, however the onset of COVID-19 in the territory caused delays that are still lasting now. “Hopefully we’ll get that started again,” she said. The first public official activity for

the new company is a workshop taking place on two separate days on August 7 and 14. It will be open to adults in a to-be-determined location. Additional workshops for both adults and youth are planned in the long-term, they also aim to do “two productions a year” with plans well underway for those offerings. In November, the company will show their first play, an eight-person production called Artifice, written by Anne Flanagan. Auditions for that show will be held in August. The company is receiving funding assistance from the Department of Culture and Heritage for the production as well as funding from the Department of Economic Development and Transportation for promotional activities. “Our other big immediate plan is for February 2022, (we’re) planning to do a play as part of Black History Month,” Hale said. Right now the Nunavut Theatre Company is a largely Iqaluit-based one, however, Hale says they hope to “expand and see if there’s artists from other communities who want visit here and do workshops or if communities are interested in having us go there and put on performances and workshops.”

With the Nunavut Theatre Company’s social media pages going up online just on July 16, reception so far has been positive she says. “People have been really excited, which has been so great to see because we’ve been working on this for almost a year … it was just validating.” She hopes there will be plenty of opportunities for co-operation in the future with other organizations in Iqaluit and Nunavut. “We love the idea of just drawing from the community we’re in and maybe seeing if there are local writers who are interested in writing plays for us,” said Hale. “There’s so many vibrant arts going on in Nunavut and Iqaluit and people always get so excited when there’s a performance or a music show.” The Nunavut Theatre Company’s first AGM is going to be taking place sometime in mid-to-late September, people are recommended to follow their Facebook page for future updates. “We really believe theatre is for everyone,” she says, adding there’s plenty of help needed off the stage as well. “If you’re interested in theatre but you don’t want to act there’s lot of other roles.”

ᔭᓯ ᕼᐊᐃᔪᓪ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᓂᓯᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖅ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᑖᖅ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ.

Jessie Hale, one of the founders of the Nunavut Theatre Company, is excited about the reception the new company has been receiving thus far. Photo courtesy of Nunavut Theatre Company

Resolute students have recycled more than 27,000 cans Tudjaat Co-op offered $1,500 incentive for students to fill a seacan with recyclables By Derek Neary Northern News Services Qausuittuq/Resolute

Since March 1, 2019, students and staff at Resolute Bay’s Qarmartalik School have recycled more than 27,000 cans. It’s enough beverage containers to stretch more than 3.35 kilometres if the cans were lined up end to end, according to the Department of Education. “Some would say that comprehensive recycling in the North is a wide-eyed, naive, impossible dream but I would argue that we just need more co-operation, transparency, and determination,” said teacher Jennifer Thompson, who started the recycling program. “Environmental stewardship is one of the IQ principles we teach our youth. If more schools and local Co-ops partnered to recycle aluminum, there would be more community involvement and enthusiasm which would drive the program forward.” Thompson formed an arrangement with Resolute’s Tudjaat Co-op whereby Arctic Co-operatives Limited would ship the cans south. The Co-op also offered $1,500 if the students could fill a seacan with recyclables. The school plans to put that money toward a “green project,” according to the Department of Education. The collection of pop, beer and energy drink cans was promoted via social media and through posters in the community. Students

ᖃᕐᒪᖅᑕᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᓯᕗᑦ ᐴᕐᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᑦᑖᕐᔪᓂ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒃᑰᕈᑎᒥ ᐴᖓᓂ. ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ 27,000 ᖃᑦᑖᕐᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ.

Qarmartalik School students in Resolute Bay carry bags of recyclable cans that they store in a seacan. They have collected more than 27,000 cans over two years. Photo courtesy of the Department of Education

in elementary, middle and high school compete to bring in the most beverage containers and the winner chooses from monthly prizes such as movies with snacks, pizza parties or cupcakes. “As a result, the recycling program has become a school-wide team-building activity that has garnered community-wide support,”

the Department of Education stated. “Logistics for the school recycling program have been hampered by COVID restrictions this year. Still, the school has plans for a colouring contest and a school-wide competition to re-invigorate enthusiasm for the program.”


A12 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

ᐋᔅᑯᕐ ᑲᒪᓄ

ᑳᓐᑎᔅ ᖃᑉᓗᓈ

ᖃᐅᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓐᓄᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᑐᐊᒥ, ᐱᓱᔪᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᖓ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᓐᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 5–ᒥ 10 ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ.

ᓂᒋᕐᒥ ᐱᖓᖕᓇᕐᒥ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᔪᓚᐃ 9, 2021–ᒥ– ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ

Candice Kabloona

www.NunavutNews.com

On the land

Do you have an amazing story from your adventures on the land? Tell us your story and show us your photos for a chance to win $100. Submit your story and photo to our Nunavut News Facebook page, editor@nunavutnews.com, or by mail to Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0. Entries will be placed on our Facebook page. They may also appear in this newspaper and other Northern News Services publications. The story and photo with the most combined likes and shares at the end of the week wins. This week's winner is Oscar Camano. Congratulations!

ᑲᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᓄᔾᔭᐃ ᓄᐊ

Baker Lake Southwest of Baker Lake on July 9, 2021 – Nunavut Day.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᕕᐅᓇ ᐊᒡᓚᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ

ᐸᓂᒐ ᔫᓐ ᓯᓈᓂ, ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᒥ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᒥ, ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᖅᓱᖅᖢᑕ.

WINNER: Oscar Camano

Rankin Inlet Shine bright tonight only in Rankin Inlet. A walk with a friend on July 5 at 10 p.m.

Fiona Aglak

ᓵᓐᑎᒐ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᓯᓚᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

Cassandra Nujjai Noah

Pond Inlet My daughter June at the floe edge, waiting to see a Narwhal, we spotted some twice.

Rankin Inlet My Shantè enjoying the outdoors during a fishing derby trip.

x0p31Axy N4ystdJxl4


www.NunavutNews.com

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Around Nunavut ∂´êÄ∏∂Ò ¥∂fl±´ Phone: (867) 979-5990

Email: editor@nunavutnews.com

Monday, August 2, 2021 A13

Fax: (867) 979-6010

1700–ᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᓐᓇᑦ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓂ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᒡᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᕐᒥ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖓᓂ 10–ᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ.

An 18th century Inuinnait stone house at Iqaluktuuq. One of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society’s top 10 archeological sites. Photo courtesy of PH/KHS

Community-Building Fund contributes over $30 million to Nunavut communities

Nunavut On July 26, federal minister of infrastructure and communities Catherine McKenna announced Nunavut has received $17.25 million through the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly known as the Gas Tax Fund) in the 2021-22 fiscal year. This is in addition to a $16.5 million top-up, based on the 2020-21 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations from the Government of Nunavut and the City of Iqaluit. It has contributed towards improvements in the Pangnirtung arena and community centre, as well as roads in Sanikiluaq and Cambridge Bay. Fire hall and station infrastructre have now also been added as an investment category for the program. “The Canada Community-Building Fund supports our governments effort to develop local infrastructure that supports a positive future for Nunavummiut,” said Jeannie Ehaloak, Nunavut minister of community and government services. These additional investments will increase our governments capacity to deliver much needed infrastructure projects for fire halls and fire stations in our remote communities. This will be critical for the safety and well-being of people across the territory.” The fund is a long-term indexed source of funding for over 3,600 communities in Canada and has 19 eligibility categories ranging from sports, capacity building, broadband and infrastructure. It can be used for priority projects, be banked for later use, to finance major infrastructure expenditures, or pooled with other communities for shared infrastructure projects. – Trevor Wright

QIA and City team up to clean up waterways

Iqaluit The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the City of Iqaluit on August 20 are collaborating with businesses and community members in the annual waterways cleanup event. It will focus on the shore from the Coast Yard Beach to the Graveyard; Geraldine Creek from the hospital to Frobisher Bay (Grind and Brew); Carney Creek from Upper Base Road to the Co-op Gas Bar and nearby lakes. There will be a prize draw and treats at noon that day for participants of the event. – Trevor Wright

Research vessel Ludy Pudluk on maiden voyage to Nunavut

St. John’s/Nunavut A $2.6-million Qikiqtaaluk Corporation re-

search vessel bearing the name of the late politician Ludy Pudluk left port in St. John’s on July 25, making its maiden voyage to Nunavut. The ship will conduct inshore fishery research in Sanikiluaq and Kinngait over the next few months. “Inshore fishery research in the Nunavut inshore has been minimum and we feel the utilization of the Ludy Pudluk, along with Inuit traditional knowledge, will help in improving our knowledge base of the fishery resources in the Qikiqtani inshore areas,” said Olayuk Akesuk, chairman of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, who added that Sanirajak and Iglulik will benefit from inshore research in 2022. Four crew members are aboard the ship – two from the Marine Institute and two Inuit technical crew trainees from Nunavut: Ted Irniq and Maatisui Manning. The research vessel came about through a partnership among the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Corporation, Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative, National Research Council Canada and the Government of Nunavut. Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s development corporation. Pudluk, a longtime resident of Resolute Bay, represented the High Arctic riding in the NWT territorial government over five terms, from 1975 to 1995, prior to Nunavut becoming a separate territory. He died in July 2019. – Derek Neary

(Bathurst Inlet), which has a history with many current Cambridge Bay families and was often used as a cache site for meat and seal blubber. On July 27 they showcased another spot near Cambridge Bay, Iqaluktuuq, where over 1,500 inuksuit (stone cairns) and over 70 taluit (shooting pits) were placed to direct the movements of caribou toward waiting hunters. Other sites to be featured include Inuinnait stone houses, the largest Tuniit camp – a 38 metre (125 foot) longhouse made of boulders, some weighing over half a ton – and artifacts including carvings and harpoon heads. The full list of the PI/KHS top 10 discoveries can be viewed on their website. – Trevor Wright

Ninth annual ball hockey tournament

Arviat Arviat will host its ninth annual ball hockey tournament from Aug. 13 to 15. Tournament organizer Pierre Ikakhik said at least five teams from Arviat have already registered.

Players from Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet interested in travelling to play have also contacted Ikakhik. “Two teams from out of town, that would be fun,” he said. “We had a team from Whale Cove two years ago. They were in the finals. It was a good team. They run a lot and they’re strong. They got muscles.” Ikakhik said the Hamlet of Arviat donated $5,000 to the organizers to help fund the tournament while the Kivalliq Inuit Association gave $1,000. As in previous years, the event will have two referees. The tournament is open to anyone over the age of 15. Each team must be able to field nine players and a goalie. Players are required to wear a helmet, gloves and a jersey with a number on it so they can be identified. The tournament does not allow fighting, and any attempts to do so will result in ejection from the game. Teams have until the week before the tournament starts to submit a roster. – Cody Punter

ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑏᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓘᑎ ᐸᓪᓗᕐᒥ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ, ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᕕᓕᑉ ᐅᐊᓪᔅ, ᑰᒃ ᕋᒋᓗᕐ, ᒫᑎᐅᓯ ᒫᓂᖕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᐊᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ (ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖅᑐᖅ).

Opportunity for public comment on new power plant

Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven The proposed new power plant in Gjoa Haven will be open to public comment according to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), comments can be left directly to NIRB on their website or they can still be emailed directly to info@nirb.ca, or faxed to 867-983-3033. The Qulliq Energy Corporation intends to construct and operate a four-engine generation facility, with the associated facilities such as fuel storage, a garage, transformer storage and other materials. The construction is proposed to take place from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2046, according to the NIRB. – Trevor Wright

Heritage Society begins countdown of top 10 archaeological discoveries

Kitikmeot On July 26, the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/ Kitikmeot Heritage Society (PI/KHS) started sharing their top 10 archaeological discoveries on social media. The first site they showcased was Qingauq

The crew of the research vessel Ludy Pudluk, which is making its maiden voyage to Nunavut, are, from left, Philip Walsh, Kirk Regular, Maatisui Manning and Ted Irniq (seated). Photo courtesy of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation


A14 Monday, August 2, 2021

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Sports & Recreation

www.NunavutNews.com

Sports hotline • James McCarthy Phone: (867) 873-4031 • Email: sports@nnsl.com • Fax: (867) 873-8507

Regional competition returns to softball tournament Swing Flames event held in honour of the late Solomon Tulurialik By Cody Punter Northern News Services Qamani’tuaq/Baker Lake

Baker Lake once again invited teams from around the Kivalliq for the second annual Swing Flames softball tournament, which was scheduled to happen July 31 to Aug. 2. The event is held in honour of the late Solomon Tulurialik, who drowned near Baker Lake in July 2019. Florence Nagyougalik, Tulurialik’s younger sister, said he had big dreams of helping others. Among other things, he wanted to teach softball and hockey to children and everyone around him. “He was an amazing, loving father to both his children, hockey coach and a good inspiration to many of the youth,” Nagyougalik said. She came up with the idea to host a tournament that celebrated Tulurialik’s life on the first anniversary of his death last year, she said. “Solomon was a positive guy who cared about everyone. He was very athletic, made people feel happy, lifted them up and helped everyone in every way he could,” Nagyougalik said. “He wanted everyone to have the best life they could. He always had a smile on his face no matter what was happening or what he was going through. He always held his chin high and shared the positive things in life.” Last year’s memorial tournament featured two separate catego-

ries, one for youth and one for adults. Due to a lack of volunteers, there won’t be a youth tournament this year, although Nagyougalik remains hopeful that it will return next year. In total, six local teams took part in the adult tournament in 2020. The Mound Pounders ended up winning gold, beating the Jets, with the Invaders finishing in third. “Everyone was happy and excited for the community,” Nagyougalik said of the local support for last year’s event. Because of COVID-19, Baker Lake was unable to invite teams from other communities last year. However, this year some players from Arviat reached out and asked if they could travel to play. Shawn Attungula, one of the other tournament organizers, requested permission from the chief public health officer, who eventually allowed visiting teams to participate. At first, Arviat was worried it might not be able to send a team due to a lack of funding. However, the hamlet offered to help support the ball players at the last minute. Families in Baker Lake also stepped up to offer accommodations to the travelling teams to help keep costs down. In addition to Arviat, Coral Harbour and Rankin Inlet also expressed interest in being part of the competition. “We’re excited for more teams to play,” said Nagyougalik. There were five teams from Baker Lake confirmed in addition to one from Arviat as of July 22. Nagyougalik said additional billets may have be needed if the other teams decided to make the trip in.

ᑮᓇᓐ ᖃᔮᖅ, ᓵᓚᒪᓐ ᑐᓗᕆᐊᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ, ᐃᒋᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕌᓂ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᖕᒧᑦ (ᐊᓇᐅᓯᔨ) ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᐳᕋ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ (ᐊᑯᖅᓯᔨ), ᑐᓗᕆᐊᓕᐅᑉ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖏᑦ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᔪᒥ Swing Flames ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ. ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ – ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓗᕆᐊᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᒫᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᕕᓪᓗᓂ 2019–ᒥ – ᑕᑯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 31–ᒥ.

Keenan Kaayak, the son of Solomon Tulurialik, throws the opening pitch to Ronny Nagyougalik (batter) and Barbara Nagyougalik (catcher), who are Tulurialik’s parents, at the first Swing Flames softball tournament in Baker Lake last year. The tournament – held in honour of Tulurialik, who drowned in 2019 – will see its second edition kick off on July 31. Photo courtesy of Florence Nagyougalik

Everyone, let’s hear it for the Cleveland Guardians … roller derby team Northern News Services

Ever win a big lottery prize? Me neither, but some people are just born to win. Like Bobby Johnson of Virginia. Johnson cracked a $100,000 jackpot in the EZ Match game run by the Virginia Lottery in March 2020, which is great for him but he did it again late last month, winning another $100,000 in the same game. Here’s the catch: he won both times using the same numbers. The odds are already big for anyone to win that much in a lottery but to have those exact same numbers come up twice? I’m good at math but not that good. For future reference, Johnson’s numbers are 1-2-20-2527. Pray for me, gang. Anyway: I smell a windfall The Cleveland Indians will be no more as of the end of the 2021 season. They will be known as the Cleveland Guardians after the team announced the name change earlier this month. Great, right? Sure … but there’s one catch.

Guardians. Their future arena will thank While the team thinks it will be the baseball team for it. calling itself the Guardians, the crack staff doing the research must not have It’s just a photo known/bothered to find out that there Being in sports – or, as some in this is a sports outfit in Cleveland which James McCarthy is the sports editor newsroom like to remind me, the “toy already goes by the Guardians. A men’s at NNSL Media. Reach him at sports@ nnsl.com department” – one of the things I alflat-track roller derby team calls itself ways try to get is an amazing action by that moniker and this was pointed shot. Something real sexy-like that out almost immediately following the makes you look twice. Just not mixed-martial arts, right, James announcement. Williams? Ask him about it one day. Problem? Yes. Opportunity? Absolutely. You see, if the roller Anyway, the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka didn’t like a derby outfit plays its cards right, hires the right people and has photo posted by the Reuters News Agency on July 27 which a keen eye for its financial future, it could potentially score a huge pay day from the baseball team. And don’t think someone showed one of its Olympic weightlifters in an “unflattering” light – “ugly” was the word the embassy used. It was of Zhihui within the Guardians roller derby team hasn’t already thought Hou, who competed in the women’s 49-kg category in Tokyo about that while counting the Benjamin Franklins. How much and who won gold. You know what the photo looks like? It’s is enough? Whatever the roller derby outfit thinks is enough. It’s all about how bad the baseball team wants the name and the of Hou grimacing and bulging out as she lifts the bar. That’s it. Not like she popped out of her singlet anywhere or had an unrights that go with it. fortunate mishap, like watching her forearm snap in half while The Guardians should play hardball with the wanna-be frozen in time, or anything like that. Just Hou grinding out a snatch lift. I wonder why they got so upset? Have a look at the photo and see if you can find it. Let me know because I’m genuinely puzzled.

SPorts Talk

And finally … Good Idea: Not biting your opponent in a boxing match. Bad Idea: Biting your opponent in a boxing match. Yes, we have another instance of a poor man’s Mike Tyson. This time, it was in the Olympic men’s boxing tournament. We take you to Tokyo for a heavyweight contest between David Nyika of New Zealand and Youness Baalla of Morocco. Nyika was well ahead on points and was on his way to winning the contest but Baalla decided to leave his mark on the festival au emptiness. Baalla opened up wide and went all Tyson/Holyfield, trying to gnaw off Nyika’s right ear. He didn’t exactly try to hide it, either. He wound up and just gave ‘er. Baalla was disqualified (shockingly, I know) for what officials determined an “intolerable action.” Sure, I’ll buy that reasoning but those same officials could have simply said cannibalism is strongly frowned upon during times of COVID-19 and we take the situation very seriously and we’ll engage with stakeholders on this very important matter and we would like to have that conversation and re-imagine what Olympic boxing would look like if we work toward a future where defunded manoeuvres of an oral nature could never happen again. Imagine if Nyika catches the Covid because of this? At least he can still hear. Until next time, folks …


www.NunavutNews.com

News North Nunavut

k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Monday, August 2, 2021 A15

Number of Nunavummiut in custody rose during pandemic: Statistics Canada Nunavut one of only three Canadian jurisdictions to buck national trend By Derek Neary Northern News Services

The number of Nunavummiut adults being held in custody through the justice system in 2020 peaked at 151 in each September and October, several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Statistics Canada data released in July. By comparison, there were 122 Nunavummiut in custody in February 2020, the month prior to the pandemic taking hold in Canada. The increase over those several months was 23.8 per cent. This made the territory, along with Newfound-

land/Labrador and Prince Edward Island, the only jurisdictions in Canada to have higher custody counts by December — when the figure stood at 144 for Nunavut — than they were prior to the emergence of COVID-19. In the neighbouring Northwest Territories, for example, there were 143 people in custody in February 2020, and that number dropped to 94 by December, a 34.3 per cent reduction. Nationwide, based on the same period, the number of adults in custody fell from 37,976 to 31,981, a decline of 15.8 per cent. The counts entail the average number of adults in federal and provincial/territorial custody, which includes sentenced custody, including

intermittent sentences, remand and other temporary detention, according to Statistics Canada. Correctional Service Canada data reveal that 1,580 inmates at Canadian federal correctional institutions had tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 29, 2021. Of those infected inmates, 99 per cent recovered while six prisoners died of COVID-19. “The Canadian courts and correctional systems have taken steps to reduce the size of the correctional institution population during the COVID-19 pandemic, while balancing public safety concerns. Measures include the temporary or early release of persons in custody who are considered low risk to reoffend; extended

periods for parole appeal deadlines and access to medical leave privileges; and alternatives to custody while awaiting trial, sentencing and bail hearings,” Statistics Canada stated. “The pandemic has presented many health and safety challenges for Canadians. Correctional institutions are particularly at risk of COVID-19 outbreaks due to the close proximity of their population, lack of physical distancing, the movement of individuals in and out of facilities and the challenge of meeting heightened cleaning and hygiene requirements.” In Nunavut, 23 inmates were released in March and April 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.


k NKu W? 9oxJ5


k NKu W? 9oxJ5


k NKu W? 9oxJ5


k NKu W? 9oxJ5


k NKu W? 9oxJ5

Profile for NNSL Media

Nunavut News - Aug. 2, 2021 edition  

Nunavut News - Aug. 2, 2021 edition - Indigenous services minister visits capital - Monitoring ocean noise near Clyde River - Nursing shorta...

Nunavut News - Aug. 2, 2021 edition  

Nunavut News - Aug. 2, 2021 edition - Indigenous services minister visits capital - Monitoring ocean noise near Clyde River - Nursing shorta...

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded