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ᑐᕉᑑ ᓄᖅᑲᓚᐅᑲᒃᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ Volume 76 Issue 19 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 $.95 (plus GST)

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Trudeau stops in Iqaluit Liberal leader brings Indigenous services minister to meet candidate Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks in Iqaluit Square on Aug. 30. The prime minister brought along Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller during the campaign stop. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

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ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓄᑦ

ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᑖᒥ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓰᕕᖕᒥ

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖕᓂᖅ

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ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ

ᐊᓪᓚᕕᖓ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 9-ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᖅ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃ ᐅ ᔨ ᓴ ᕆ ᐊ ᓪ ᓚ ᒃ ᑕ ᐅ ᓯ ᒪ ᔪ ᓂ ᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓰᕕᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ – ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᓂᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᑐᓐᓂᐅᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᐸᖏᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᑭᐊᕿᕕᖓᓂ 3:30 ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐸᑦ. 4:00-ᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖃᑎᒋᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᐸᑦ.

Monday, September 6, 2021 A3

fact file Nunavut COVID-19 situation as of SEPT. 3 Active cases: 0 Confirmed cases: 657 Recovered cases: 653 Completed tests in Nunavut: 18,860 Deaths: 4

Vaccine uptake: 22,921 first doses – 79 per cent over age 12 19,794 second doses – 68 per cent over age 12 Source: Government of Nunavut Department of Health

ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓ ᓄᖅᑲᓚᐅᑲᒃᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓕᐳᕈᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓ ᔮᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ.

ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓕᕐᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒋᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ

ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᖅ

ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕇᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 3-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᓪᓗ ᓄᑕᕋᖏᓪᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ 13-ᓄᑦ. ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒥᐅᓕᕌᖓᑦ, 6:30–ᒥᑦ 8–ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ. ᐃᓄᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᒫᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ, 1 – 3ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓇᑦᑕᐃᓕᒥ ᐅᐃᕖᑎᑐᑦ, 1–ᒥᑦ – 3 –ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕋᓱᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᓂᒃ/ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᔨᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᓄᑕᖃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᖏᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓴ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒥ 29C Mitik Street (ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑕ, ᒪᑐ ᕿᑎᐊᓃᑦᑐᖅ), ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᖄᓚᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ 867983-3330.

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᕗᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᒍᑎᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ, ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᒐᓯ 30-ᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒥᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᖅᑕᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᑕᖃᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ –19 ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ $1.5 ᒥᓕᔭᓐᑖᓚᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦᑕ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ 600–ᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᑐᒃᓯᒪᑲᐅᑎᒋᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ. “ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᒪᔭᒃᑲ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᑏᕕᑦ ᔪᐊᓇᓯ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖓᑦ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸᑕ. “ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓂᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑲᐅᓛᖑᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᑕᓗ ᖃᓗᐃᖏᓪᓗᑕ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᕗᓪᓗ, ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᒍᒪᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ.”

Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

ᑐᕉᑑ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ; ᐊᕐᓇᒃᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓕᐳᕈᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᖁᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ Northern News Services

ᓕᐳᕈᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᒥᓚᐅᑲᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 30–ᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᔭᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐹᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᒃᑲᕐᒧᑦ. ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᕉᑑᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᒫᒃ ᒥᓗᕐ. ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᒃᑯᕕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ 100–ᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕇᒃᑯᑎᓂ — ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔨᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ — ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑐᕉᑑ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒥᓗᕐ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ. “ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᑐᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓕᒫᓂᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᕉᑑ. “ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᓯ, ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᓯ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᓯ, ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕇᒃᑯᑎᑦ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒧᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᒥᓕᒫᑦᑎᐊᑲᓴᖕᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.” ᒥᓗᕐ “ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔪᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓗᒃᑖᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ.” ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕇᒃᑯᑎᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᑐᕉᑑ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᕼᐊᓐᓇᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂ ᐃᒡᓄᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ–ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᒃᑲᖅ ᑭᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔭᖓᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ.

“ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖓ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᕗᒍᑦ ᑭᓱᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ. “ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓕᐳᕈᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᑎᖓᒍᑦ, ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ.” ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᕉᑑᑉ ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᒫᑕ ᑎᑭᕕᒃ, ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᑯᔭᕆᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᐊᑖᑕᖓᓂ ᐱᐊᕆ ᑐᕉᑑᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᒃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᓚᕋᕆᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. ᐅᐱᒋᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᖓᓂ. ᑐᕉᑑ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᖓᓂ. “ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 6–ᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕙᕋ ᑕᒪᐅᙵᒐᔪᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓗᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ, ᑲᔪᓯᑏᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ. “ᐊᒥᓱᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᐃᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ, ᐃᓕᔅᓯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᕈᖅᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒧᑦ.” ᑐᕉᑑ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ, NDP–ᑯᑦ ᓗᐊᕆ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ: “ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 6– ᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᓗᐊᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂ 6–ᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓇᓱᐊᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᑐᓗᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ—ᓱᓕ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᖁᖃᐅᖅᑐᓂ, ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᖕᓇᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᒪᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖅᓱᕐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ.”


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ᓄᑖᖑᔪᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᕕᒃ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᓄᑖᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓯᖅᑐᓄᑦ.

‘We don’t want it to feel like a jail’

The new Aaqqigiarvik correctional facility presents plenty of new programming space for inmates. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Aaqqigiarvik Correctional Healing Facility getting closer to housing inmates By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Nunavut

The Department of Justice showcased the new $89.5-million Aaqqigiarvik Correctional Healing Facility in Iqaluit on Aug. 26, providing a media tour of the new 96-bed facility that Nunavut’s inmates are expected to occupy in the near future. The building includes five separate living units organized into minimum, medium and maximum security, a new gymnasium, nursing station as well as an Elders’ space. Aaqqigiarvik means “a place for help to make progress in life.” Mick McLeod, the GN’s acting director of corrections and warden of Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) hopes Aaqqigiarvik will create a more positive environment for inmates and staff. “We see that it’s very important, in order to be effective in the programming is to create an environment where it is healthy and respectful for them to do that programming,” he said. Efforts to take a more reform-minded approach started by putting an end to disciplinary segregation at BCC in 2019. The Department of Justice worked with an Elder advisory committee to ensure Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (traditional knowledge) is worked into Aaqqigiarvik.

“The Elders have been very heavily involved in all of the design, some of the concepts in some of the areas were inspired by their recommendations. Working with (the Department of) Culture and Heritage is also about that too, to try and incorporate all of that,” said McLeod. Using Inuktitut words for spaces instead of English is one part of integrating IQ into Aaqqigiarvik. For example, instead of kitchen, kuuqarvik will be used. “We don’t want English on any of the doors,” said McLeod. “All of it is in Inuktitut syllabics — the idea is to have proper terminology.” Maximum security will be called pigiarvik, which means “starting place,” medium security will be known as makigiarvik (“is in progress to move forward”) while minimum security is aniguilqtuq (“getting close to completing the program”). This new approach also extends to staffing titles: corrections officers will be known as corrections caseworkers and will look at helping rehabilitate prisoners back into society rather than punishing them for breaking the law. McLeod added that the existing cramped environment at BCC has not been healthy for inmates and he has seen positive changes in some prisoners who have been transferred out. “We had some of those guys who were maybe problematic in the old facility. They were less problematic in different environments. I think

ᑭᐱᐅᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ-ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓯᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᖏᓐᓂ.

Tables inside one of Aaqqigiarvik’s medium security living units. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

this new environment will be very conducive to a healthy and respectful path moving forward,” he said. Aaqqigiarvik presents a brighter, more open environment compared to BCC, with access to air outside being present in each of the five living units. While still secure as a correctional facility, Aaqqigiarvik has a warmer feel to it compared to other prisons. “We don’t want it to feel like a jail. If you walk around and see it has more of a campus feel in a lot of the areas, that’s the feeling we’re trying to create,” McLeod said. In March, fire damaged parts of BCC, causing Corrections to transfer 60 Nunavut inmates to facilities in the NWT, Yukon and Ontario, according to officials at the time. Those inmates and other out-of-territory prisoners are expected to return. “The plan is to bring our clients back to Nunavut… we do understand there is a lot of value in having them home, close to family, close to all of their supports,” said McLeod. COVID-19 causes delays The planning for the new correctional centre goes back to 2015, after the Office of the Auditor General issued a report outlining the deficiencies of Nunavut’s existing correctional facilities, particularly BCC. The report concluded there was not suffi-

cient planning to house or manage inmates with proper reintegration and rehabilitation requirements. McLeod said BCC was built in the 1980s, when Iqaluit was still part of the NWT and was never meant to be the hold the territory’s inmates long-term. The Government of Canada announced $57 million in new funding in February 2017 while the Government of Nunavut contributed $32.5 million toward the new correctional facility. Construction began in May 2019, with May 2021 being the original goal for completion. Due to COVID-19, there have been delays. The overall cost is yet to be determined as the construction of Aaqqigiarvik itself is just phase one of establishing the new correctional facility. Phase two of the project will begin this fall with renovations taking place at BCC to turn it from a correctional centre to a programming space, additional offices and a new larger kitchen, which can accommodate the new, larger facility. Aaqqigiarvik and BCC are currently separated by a temporary wall but there are plans bring the facilities together. Pre-deployment training for new corrections staff will take place over the fall, which will include human resources information, cultural orientation and training on how to manage custody populations. This training will be organized into two cohorts, the first starting on Sept. 7 while the other starts on Oct. 12.

ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓯᕐᕕᖓ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᕕᖓ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓵᓕᓛᓕᖅᑐᖅ.

The visitors’ entrance to Aaqqigiarvik, Iqaluit’s newest correctional facility set to open soon. Trevor Wright/ NNSL photo


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ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᑎᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑭᓚ ᐳᕉᔅ ᓴᓇᔭᒃᓴᖅᑖᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓂᒃ 5-ᒥ 6-ᒥᓗ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐊᓚᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ Northern News Services

ᑭᓚ ᐳᕈᔅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᙳᕈᒪᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᑳᖅᖢᓂ. ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᖅᑳᖅᖢᓂ 8-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂ, ᐳᕈᔅ ᐅᑎᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ. ᐳᕈᔅ ᒫᓐᓇᓵᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᒃᓴᖅᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐊᓚᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ 5-ᒥ 6-ᒥᓗ. “ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ 2015-ᒥ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒻᓄᑦ ᐅᑎᕈᒫᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᒻᓄᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐳᕈᔅ. “ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᔫᔭᕋᒪ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᖢᖓ ᑕᒫᓃᑦᑕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ.” ᐳᕈᔅ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᙳᖅᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᐃᓂᐲᒃ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ. ᑐᖔᓂ, 28-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᑐᕚᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᒥ. ᑲᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᐅᐃᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓐᓇᓱᒃᖢᒍ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᐱᓪᓚᒋᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᐃᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᖄᖏᓵᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ, ᖁᓕᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ, ᐃᓗᓕᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓂᒡᓗ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᓗᒃᑖᒃᑯᑦ. “ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓪᓚᑦᑖᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᒋᐊᖅᑳᕐᓇᓂ,” ᐳᕈᔅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᖅ ᐳᕈᔅ ᐊᐅᖓᓃᑦᑐᖅ. ᐊᓈᓇᖓ ᑐᕈᑎ

ᐳᕈᔅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᑕᐅᑉ ᑐᖏᓕᕆᔭᖓ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᖓ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒥᔪᖅ. ᑕᐃᒪᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᑦᓴᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓂᑰᖕᒥᔪᑦ. ᐳᕈᔅ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓚᒌᖕᓂᖅ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᖕᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅᑕᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᐃᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖕᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ, ᐳᕈᔅ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔪᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᒃᖢᓂᓗ ᑕᓪᓕᒻᒥᐅᓕᕌᖓᑦ Facetime-ᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᒍᒥᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᓂᓗ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒪᔪᑦ. “ᐃᓚᒃᑲ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᑦ. ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᓗᒃᑖᖅ. ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᐊᔭᐅᖅᑐᐃᖏᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᕙᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕋᓂᒃ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᓯᕐᓇᓕᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓯᔪᖅ ᑕᒫᓃᓕᕋᒪ.” ᐳᕈᔅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒥᑭᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓵᕐᔪᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᓕᓚᔪᖅᑖᕈᑎᒋᑉᓗᒍ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᓴᓇᓕᕋᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓂᒃ 5-ᒥ 6-ᒥᓗ ᐆᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ. “ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓄᑦ ᒥᑭᔪᓄᑦ, ᓱᓇᓗᒃᑖᑦ ᐅᐱᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓱᓕ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕆᒐᑉᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑉᑭᑦ.” ᖃᑉᓰᓇᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐳᕈᔅ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔭᖓᒎᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᕙᓪᓕᐊᑉᓗᓂ ᑭᒃᑰᖕᒪᖔᑕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖁᑎᖏᑦ. ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑑᒐᓗᐊᑦ, ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᖃᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖁᑎᒥᓂᒃ. “ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒋᔭᕐᓂᒃ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑭᓚ ᐳᕈᔅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᒃᓴᖅᑖᕋᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓂᒃ 5-ᒥ 6-ᒥᓗ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐊᓚᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨ ᑭᓚ ᐳᕉᔅᒥᙶᖅᑐᖅ

Rankin Inlet’s Kayla Bruce is starting her first year of teaching in her hometown after being hired as the new Grade 5-6 teacher at Simon Alaittuq School. Photo courtesy of Kayla Bruce

Prime minister stops in Iqaluit, makes promises on housing and mental health Trudeau highlights COVID supports for Nunavut; Angnakak says Liberals the party to take action By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Nunavut

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau touched down in Iqaluit on Aug. 30 to give his support to Nunavut candidate Pat Angnakak. Tagging along with Trudeau was Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller. Among the topics the prime minister briefly talked about at Iqaluit Square to a crowd of around 100 people were COVID-19 vaccines — for which Nunavut was given priority — housing and mental health. Trudeau and Miller highlighted the COVID19 response in the territory, in particular. “Understanding Nunavut and understanding the North is the only way to properly understand Canada and all Canadians,” said Trudeau. “You were there for each other, making sacrifices, leaning on each other, which is why we worked to send supports. We worked to make sure vaccines specifically came to the North and to Elders in the North quicker than just about any part of the country.” Miller wanted to “highlight the work everyone has been doing to keep each other safe, particularly during the shutdown in Iqaluit.” He also mentioned the food supports given to Nunavummiut, as well as the work of getting COVID-19 vaccines into the territory. Trudeau also promised to invest hundreds of millions more towards housing in the coming years and towards Indigenous mental health, which would include an Inuit-specific approach. Housing was a topic that Angnakak addressed as well. “Part of my platform has been housing and the need for housing. We all know very, very

well what our housing needs are,” she said, adding that much work must be done with regards to mental health. “This is why I chose to run under the Liberal banner, because I felt they were the best party to give us the action we need right now.” Present at Trudeau’s appearance in the capital was Iqaluit Elder Martha Tikivik, who remembered meeting Justin’s father Pierre Trudeau when he used to come up and visit Nunavut. She praised Justin’s work while in office. Trudeau looked back at his time in Iqaluit during his tenure in office. “Over the past six years it has been an incredible privilege of mine to come up here regularly to talk about the work we need to do together,” he said. “The lessons we learned during COVID, we need to continue to work into the coming months and years as we build a better future for everyone. “There’s so much more we have to do on child care, on education, on health, on so many partnerships,” he said. “We will continue to work with you, led by you, to build a stronger future for the North and all of Canada.” As Trudeau was campaigning in Nunavut’s capital, the NDP’s Lori Idlout released a statement to media: “Justin Trudeau can sound good in his promises, but in the last six years, Nunavutmmiut have learned that he has no real intention of delivering on his commitments. He’s had six years to fix the housing crisis and address affordability in the territory—yet we are still living in mold-infested, overcrowded homes and many are without proper drinking water. We are struggling to afford basics like groceries and gas, and young people are struggling with their mental health.”

ᓕᐳᕈᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓ ᔮᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks in Iqaluit Square on Aug. 30. The prime minister brought along Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller during the campaign stop. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo


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Federal election Inuktitut service under scrutiny Elections Canada says it aims to hire Inuktitut speakers; NTI president says service should be based on need By Derek Neary Northern News Services

Elections Canada expects to hire up to 300 people in total for advance and ordinary polls in every Nunavut community and another 30 to 40 employees in the returning office for the upcoming federal election. But questions remain over the adequacy of Inuktitut services as the Sept. 20 voting day approaches. “I know that the federal government would say they’ve made advances in terms of the Indigenous Languages Act and I recognize how it talks about within Nunavut the federal government needs to provide services where there is capacity,” said Aluki Kotierk, president of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. “But one of the things I’ve been advocating for and

one of the reasons I often say we need to be equitable in terms of language services similar to that of French is because it shouldn’t be reliant on capacity, but it should be reliant on need. There certainly is a need within Nunavut when the public majority language is Inuktut.” Nunavut languages commissioner Karliin Aariak said she has been reassured of Elections Canada’s “commitment to continually improving their election services to Inuit electors and our communities… I will continue to monitor them, and I encourage Nunavummiut to be aware of language rights. If they feel their language rights have not been respected, they should contact the office (of the languages commissioner Of Nunavut).” Diane Benson, spokesperson for Elections Canada, said that returning officer tries to hire

Inuktitut speakers. “In communities outside Iqaluit, most workers we would hire would typically speak Inuktut (either Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun) if that’s what people in that community speak. In Iqaluit, the returning officer would try to hire as many people who speak Inuktitut as possible,” Benson stated. “We encourage people to apply to work in the election so we can help serve the community. We make every effort to have at least an information officer — who greets electors and can answer their questions — at the polls in in Iqaluit who speaks Inuktitut so we can serve electors in their own language.” Interpretation services can also be arranged up to Sept. 14. As well, voters can bring their own interpreter to the polls. Interpreters do not need to be eligible electors, but must make

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ᑐᓵᔨᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᖃᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᐊᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑐᓵᔨᒃᓴᓂ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

Interpreters should be available at polling stations and it shouldn’t be the responsibility of Nunavummiut to find their own interpreter, says Aluki Kotierk, president of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. Photo courtesy of Elections Canada a solemn declaration to protect the secrecy and integrity of the vote, Benson noted. Kotierk said it shouldn’t be the responsibility of voters to find interpreters to help them. “That seems a little bit absurd to me. I would think that they should have an interpreter there because it’s not my job to be able to understand the democratic process, it’s the job of the people who are conducting the election to be able to help me understand it,” she said, adding that at least the three election candidates in Nunavut all speak Inuktitut. Benson added that voter information cards are sent in English and Inuktitut, posters are put in place at the polls listing candidates in Inuktitut and

Elections Canada has produced a Guide to Elections as well as information on voter identification in Inuktitut. Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, who is not seeking a second term, fought to have Indigenous languages, including Inuktitut, included on federal ballots, but that proposed legislation was not passed before Parliament was dissolved. “I ask the minister responsible for this legislation, Dominic LeBlanc, to recognize that it is imperative we reduce every possible barrier to Inuit, First Nations and Metis participation in our democratic process during this extremely challenging time for the Indigenous peoples of these lands,” Qaqqaq

stated in June. “Reducing barriers must include respecting our languages.” Positions and pay Elections Canada’s poll worker positions include deputy returning officer for polling day and advance polling, information officers and registration officers. Nationally, the hourly rate of pay for all of these positions is $17.72. However, there’s a 20 per cent premium offered in the North, according to Benson. A central poll supervisor earns $23.44 nationally, plus an additional 20 per cent in the North. Advance polls for the federal election will be held Sept. 10 to 13.

ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓕᖕᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ.

Elections Canada has produced a Guide to Elections as well as information on voter identification in Inuktitut. Image courtesy of Elections Canada


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Conservative-ᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᖏᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᒪᑭᓐᓯ

ᐃᒡᓗᑭᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᓱᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᖏᖅᑕᐅᑏᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔫᑉ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᑦᑐᒪᔭᖏᑦ Northern News Services

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᓗᐊᕋ ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐊᕋᒥ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᒍᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 20-ᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ Conservative-ᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒐᓯ 16-ᒥ. ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᕈᒪᓕᓚᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ Conservative -ᑯᑎᒍᑦ Conservative-ᑯᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᑕᖏᑦ ᒪᓕᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ. “ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ Conservative-ᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᖏᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᕈᔪᖕᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ Conservative-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᑐᑭᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒪᓐᓇ ‘ᐱᔨᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ.’ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᖅ Conservative-ᑯᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ.” ᑲᒪᒋᔪᒪᔭᖓᑕ ᐃᓚᖓ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᒍᓂ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᑭᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᓗᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᓱᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᖅᑳᕈᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᖏᖅᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ, ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᒪᒋᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍᒎᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᑭᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᓗᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᓗ ᐊᒥᓲᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑎᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ. ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖓᑕ ᐃᓚᖓ ᓴᓇᔨᑖᒃᑲᓐᓂᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᒃᓴᑦ ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᒐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ. ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᑲᐅᑎᒋ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓅᑦᑐᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓂᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᖢᐊᕆᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᓗᐊᖅᑳᖅᑎᓐᓇᒋᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓇᔭᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ. “ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑳᖅᑎᓐᓇᒋᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᕐᒪᑕ. ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᑖᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖏᑦᑎᑐᑦ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐊᖏᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᖏᖅᑕᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᔭᕐᒪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ

ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᔭᖅᖢᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᖁᑎᕐᔪᐊᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒃᓴᓄᑦ. “ᑮᓇᐅᔭᕆᒍᑉᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᒋᒍᑉᑎᒍᑦ, ᐅᔾᔨᖅᑐᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒧᑦ.” ᑲᒪᒋᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ, ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᒡᒎᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᒋᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᐅᑉᓗᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᑉᑯᓄᙵ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓄᑦ. “ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᖓ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑰᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᕈᑉᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ, ᐃᖢᐊᕋᔭᖅᑰᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᓂᓗ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓪᓚᑦᑖᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᐸᑕ, ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᓂ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒡᕘᓇ. “ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᕌᓗᒋᐊᖃᙱᑦᑐᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒐᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᖅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᙱᒻᒪᑕ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᙱᑕᕋ.” ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᓗᕕᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ, ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕈᒪᓇᔭᖅᑐᕉᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᖅᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᕕᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᐃᓗᕕᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ. “ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᑦᑕ ᐃᓗᕕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕈᒪᔪᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐳᕙᒡᓗᒡᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᕐᓗᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑉᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓗᕕᖏᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᓗᕕᕐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᖢᐊᖅᓯᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᓇᔭᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ. ᒪᑭᓐᓯ 15 ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᓪᓗ. ᖃᑉᓯᑲᓪᓚᖕᓂᒃ ᒥᑭᔪᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᖕᒥᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᖅᑎᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᒥᐅᔪᓂᒃ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᐸᐃᕆᕝᕕᖓᓂᒃ ᕿᒫᕝᕕᖓᓂᓗ.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᓗᐊᕋ ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᑐᖅ Conservative-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒫᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 20-ᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨ ᓗᐊᕋ ᒪᑭᓐᓯᒥᙶᖅᑐᖅ.

Christopher Amautinuar, a member of the community’s language preservation committee, translated the new street names. “It’s pretty important for me. I had learned syllabics since I was a little boy. (We’re) just trying to carry on the syllabics to the younger generations, which aren’t really using it now,”

he said. “We’re looking at getting some Inuktitut syllabics writing workshops here and there with Elders and youth.” A contest was held to choose the names of approximately 35 local roadways, and animals are predominant. There are now routes around town named after caribou, walrus, beluga, wolf, seal, ptarmigan, bear, narwhal and others. There’s also the commonly used Main Street and some arteries denoting landmarks, such as Airport Road, Coloured Mountain Road and Old Church Road. Chantal Dowden, Kugaaruk’s senior administrative officer, said there are numerous Elders who only speak and read in Inuktitut, so having translations is important. She also noted that the lack of street names and street addresses posed complications for getting mail delivered from the south. Among the items to be shipped up in the near future will be street signs, already ordered, reflecting the new street names. It had been a challenge to give directions to people unfamiliar with the community, something Dowden experienced first-hand. “When I came up last year… I would be pointed to a direction. So if I’d ask, ‘Where am I going?’ They would put up their hand and they would wave in a direction. It was very interesting for me,” she recalled. “But when you’ve been here long enough and you know the lay of the land, literally when someone points in a direction, you really just need to go in that direction and you’ll find what you’re looking for.” There’s also a tendency to guide others with some familiarity of the community by referencing certain residences. “You know, it’s by so-and-so’s house,” Dowden said. Amautinuar agreed that things will be more straightforward due to this street address and street naming exercise. “I think it’s good to have these street names because we get a lot of out-of-towners coming to the community,” he said. Nunavut languages commissioner Karliin Aariak said she supports the Inuit language being prominent “for the betterment of Nunavummiut.” “Any more visibility of our language is a positive thing,” she said. She also encourages translations of this nature follow Inuit Cultural Institute language and spelling standards.

Rankin Inlet’s Laura MacKenzie is running as the Conservative Party’s candidate in the next federal election, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 20. Photo courtesy of Laura MacKenzie

Kugaaruk adopts Inuktitut and English street names By Derek Neary Northern News Services

The Hamlet of Kugaaruk recently introduced street names for the first time, and that includes Inuktitut syllabics.

35−ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᑕᖃᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ.

There are approximately 35 streets in Kugaaruk that now have formal names in English and Inuktitut. Tristan in Ottawa/Wikimedia Commons photo


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ᐊᒥᓱᓂ w0ᒧᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᖁᔭᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᙵᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄ ᐱᑕᖃᒐᔪᒃᐳᖅ Northern News Services

ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 20–ᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᖃᓄᐃᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᕐᙲᓐᓇᑲᐅᑎᒋ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ. ᖁᕙᓕᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓄᖅᑲᓚᐅᑲᒃᑕ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓗᑕ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑐᙵᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᖃᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᓄᑦ. ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᒥ, ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᖃᑯᖅᑕᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ. ᐱᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᒃᑖᖃᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ. ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᑭᓪᓚᕆᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ. ᔪᓚᐃᒥ, 8–ᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᒧᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂ 120–ᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓇᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕘᓇ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂ. ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᕗᖅ. ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ

ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖓ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᕋᓛᖑᔪᓂ. ᐅᓇ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᖅ, ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᓐᑎ ᑎᓕᓐᒧᑦ ᑳᒻᓘᑉᔅ, B.C.–ᒥ, ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᑦ. ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑉᐸᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᑦᑑᕗᖅ: ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᐅᑕᓂ ᓵᙵᔭᐅᓲᓂᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᑯᓗᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑭᑐᔫᑎᐊᓘᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒫᒃ, ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᓲᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᒥᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐲᖅᓯᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᖕᒪᒐᕐᓂ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᓂ, ᑎᑎᕋᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᒐᕐᓂ. ᐃᓚᓗᒍ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᖕᒪᒐᕐᓂ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᕼᐋᓕᕚᒃᔅᒥ. ᐅᐊᑲᓪᓚᖔ! ᐊᐅᔭᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒋᕗᖅ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᔾᔮᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᒃ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓂᔾᔮᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᖓᓂ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 26–ᓄᑦ. ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ 80–ᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᓂᔾᔮᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑲᑕᔾᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒋᐊᒐᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑎᑕᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᔫᑲᓚᐃᓕᒥ. ᐱᑕᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑕᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᕐᙳᐃᖅᓯᕐᕕᓄᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᔪᓚᐃᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ

ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ. ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓯᖏᓐᓂ, ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᕿᓂᖅᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᐱᑭᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑭᙵᕐᓂ, ᑯᕆᔅ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓪᓘᔪᒥ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ 20–ᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 30–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ 31–ᒥ. “ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ. ᐊᒥᓱᓗᐊᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᖃᑦᑕᙱᓚᑦ, ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᖃᙱᓗᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᖃᙱᓗᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᖅ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᐅᔪᐊᓘᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ. ᐅᐱᒍᓱᒍᒪᒋᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᐊᓂᒃᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ Pow Wow ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᒪᓕ ᔪᐊᓇᓯ, ᓇᑖᓴ ᐊᓚᒃᑲᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃ, ᐳᓃᔅ ᑲᓛᒃ, ᓂᑰᓪ ᑳᒻᐸᐅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓰᓚ ᕙᓚᕈᑎ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᕗᑦ $25,000 ᐊᖏᓛᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑎᐅᕌᓂᒃᑐᑦ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ. ᑕᐃᒫᒃ, ᐄ, ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᕙᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖁᔭᓕᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓃᑦᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕐᔪᐊᕌᓂᒃᓯᒪᔪᓂ.

Many reasons for gratitude Acts of kindness surround us frequently Northern News Services

With a Sept. 20 trip to the polls bearing down on us for the next federal election, it’s naturally a time to take stock of the multitude of issues that Nunavummiut need addressed immediately and in the future. Although Thanksgiving is a few weeks after the election, let’s also pause a little early and reflect on some of the many good-natured acts that take place around us. We’ll start in Kugluktuk, where a bountiful beluga harvest took place over a few days in August. It resulted in an abundance of maktaaq being shared among residents. Some people went out of their way to ensure others had access to a supply of food. It was a great show of the true meaning of community. In July, eight participants in a Rankin Inlet parka-making workshop donated their initial handiwork to students who could use such a garment. Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council organized the learning session for youths, who are on track to complete 120 volunteer hours through the Ikajurniq youth corps program. Then they made a second parka to keep for themselves. What a thoughtful exercise. In a similar vein, as the school year begins,

students in numerous Nunavut communities will be outfitted with school supplies thanks to legions of numerous donors who are part of Northern Canada Mini Projects. This organization, founded by Cindy Dhillon in Kamloops, B.C., provides help to Northerners on various special occasions year after year. The reason they do it is simple: they care about the hardships that Northern residents face with few options and high costs. So these generous folks dip into their savings and send gifts of all kinds, including backpacks, book, pencils and puzzles. Add to that soldiers with the Royal Canadian Navy showing up in Iqaluit at the end of the month with school supplies and backpacks donated from Halifax. Tremendous! The end of summer also marks the final days of summer camps, such as the magnificent music camp in Nunavut’s capital, which the Iqaluit Music Society has been hosting for a remarkable 26 years. It allowed 80 youths to be introduced in August to traditional Inuit and Western music with drum dance, throat singing and how to play fiddle, accordion and ukulele. There was also the Get Happy Summer Day Camp program, operated by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut,

during July and August in various communities. The young participants engaged not only in sports and recreation activities, but Inuit games, a scavenger hunt and a barbecue. In Kinngait, Chris Pudlat Sr. took it upon himself to organize a day of boating, fishing and sealing for 20 youths on July 30 and 31. “Our youth need to be out more in our beautiful land and sea. Too many in Nunavut have nothing to do, not enough recreation or hunting in our communities,” said Pudlat Sr. He made that excursion happen with funding from the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. That’s some great initiative. We’d also like to applaud the Inuit businesswomen who have reached the semifinals of the annual Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurial competition. Emily Joanasie, Natashia Allakariallak, Bernice Clarke, Nicole Camphaug and Sheila Flaherty are vying for a $25,000 grand prize, but they are already winners, having defied the odds by launching successful businesses. So, yes, we want our federal politicians doing much more to enhance the lives of Nunavummiut, but we’re also grateful for the people around us who have already done so much.


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go to school, especially those cute ones starting kindergarten. This year, due to the pandemic and related precautions, school started a little later Uplukkut. Inuin Iqaluktuutiami naamainnaqtut. than planned. This year, students who have enNutaqqat aliahuktut ilihakviit angmangmijut. rolled in Kullik Elementary Ilihakvik totalled 241 Kullikmiguuk 240 ilihakliktut, Kiilinikmilu 170 so far, and at Kiilinik High School, 170 students ilihaliktut. Quana ilihaijiitlu ikajukpaktut. Naguhave enrolled. jumik ilihaknaWe hope you huat pitajavun. all have a great Ipakhanilu school year. We iqalukhiuktut are all so proud niqiqaqvikmun of you for staytunijukhat inikwith Navalik Tologanak ing in school. mata. Quana email: helent@qiniq.com Quana for all maniqqamiitpathe teachers for ktut Inuin. Qastaff for taking jaqtuktutlu tacare of our children. akjumi ahiaqmunlu quana nagujumik audlaakpaAt this time, we would also like to welcome our ktun. Tuktuhiuktutlu, kuvyaliqqijut, nattiqhiuktutNunavut Arctic College students and their famlu, piffiliukhutik, mipkuliuktutlu alianaqpaktuk. ilies from across Nunavut who will be living in Umiak tikinnialiqmijuk Iqaluktuutiamut quana, akjakhutik niqihaniklu, tamajaniklu, akhalutikhait our beautiful community for the college months/ years. Enjoy our beautiful community. We will be Iqaluktuutiamiunun. Quanaqqivaktuk illa umiak here for you all. Enjoy our beautiful brand new tikitgagnagnat. Inuin tikiqattaktut Nunavunmit campus! Have a good course. Iqaluktuutiamut ilihagiaktut Ilihakpaalivikmi. In other news, there will be a sealift annual Naammainnaqtut Inuin Iqaluktuutiami. Tuhaqpabarge arriving from Quebec to deliver freight klurit daktiitlu munakhiitlu tamna aaniarut pingsuch as food, vehicles, and much more, and to manhuli. Audlaliruvit Yalonaimutluunit Edmintstock up shelves at our local stores. The annual inmunluunit humilikiaq puiruktailugu ivajutit. barge is scheduled to arrive Sept. 8. It will be like Welcome back to school to our students, Christmas in Cambridge Bay. teachers and staff. We hope you all had a great God Be With You Son. Will Always Be With summer. You In Our Hearts. So many beautiful little children all excited to

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Tessa Aviak Evaglok and Alexis Omiklok Evaglok will be turning five next on Sept. 7. These twins will be attending kindergarten at Kullik Ilihakvik Elementary school in Cambridge Bay. School started on Aug. 30. Photo courtesy of Angela Evaglok

Caroline Ipeelie “I think it was a surprise, I didn’t know he was coming to town. I guess it as all for the campaigning but it was a surprise.”

Joseph John “I think it is important to have northern places as well included in the elections, because it is an important part of the Canadian community.”

ᑳᓚᐃᓪ ᐊᐃᐱᓕ “ᐃᓱᒪᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓚᐅᙱᓚᖓ ᑎᑭᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᕋᓱᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ.”

ᔫᓯᐱ ᔮᓐ “ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᓱᒋᕙᕋ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.”

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What did you think of Justin Trudeau visiting Iqaluit? What did you think of Justin Trudeau visiting Iqaluit? Jacques Gourmelen “If gets reelected I would hope he would give the money he promised so locals can benefit from it. But I don’t know, time will tell I guess, it’s difficult to say because he made so many promises in the past.”

ᔮᒃ ᒍᐊᒥᓕᓐ “ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᑐᓂᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᙱᓚᖓ, ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᓕᕈᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᕈᓐᓃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ, ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ

Talia Armstrong “I think it’s good he came to Iqaluit but I don’t think he really saw Nunavut, it would be nice to see him go to one of the other communities to get more of a feel for what Nunavut is really like.”

ᑖᓕᐊ ᐋᒻᔅᑐᕌᖕ “ᐱᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑕᑯᓗᐊᕌᓗᖅᑰᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ, ᐱᐅᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᙵᐅᒍᓂ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖕᓂᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᖓᓂ.”

Billy Nuyalia “I was at camp (at the time), but I was surprised, I didn’t expect him to come up here.”

ᐱᓕ ᓄᔭᓕᐊ “ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᖕᒦᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ (ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ), ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖁᒃᓴᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ, ᓂᕆᐅᒋᓚᐅᙱᓚᕋ

Julie Alivktuk (left) with her son Evan Inuksuk “I didn’t even know he was visiting. I think this guy (her son) saw him, he was with his dad so this little guy got to see him.” ᔫᓂ ᐊᓕᕙᒃᑕᖅ (ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ) ᐃᕐᓂᖓᓗ ᐊᕙᓐ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ “ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓚᐅᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᓇ ᐊᖑᑎ (ᐃᕐᓂᖓ) ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ, ᐊᑖᑕᒥᓂ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐊᖑᑎᑯᓗᒃ ᑕᑯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ.”


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Kugluktuk basks in Beluga bonanza ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᑖᒥᔅ ᐸᓂᐅᔭᖅ, ᑏᓐ ᐸᓂᐅᔭᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓚᓵᓇ ᑕᐃᐸᓇ ᓇᖏᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᓂᓕᐊᓂ 25–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᖃᑯᖅᑕᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ. ᒪᒪᕆᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐳᐃᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᐸᓗᑦ ᖁᓕᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᕌᖓᑦ.

From left, Thomas Panioyak, Dean Panioyak and Lashawna Taipana stand alongside one of approximately 25 beluga whales harvested by an estimated 75 hunters near Kugluktuk in August. The mammals only show up in local waters about every decade. Photo courtesy of Lashawna Taipana

Maktaaq shared among jubilant residents By Derek Neary Black Press News Media

Kugluktuk celebrated a whale of a tale in August that was about 10 years in the making. Approximately 75 hunters harvested close to 25 beluga whales from Aug. 21-24, according to Larry Adjun, chair of the Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization. The sea mammals only make an appearance around Kugluktuk every decade or so, he said. “We have this age-old tradition of payuk, and that’s to share your catch with everyone,” said Adjun. “It still carries on from our local lifestyle here because there’s not that many jobs here and not that many people that had (boats) or hunting equipment to go out… what we generally do here is give half of your meat and maktaaq away to people who aren’t fortunate enough to go hunting.” Husband and wife John Franklin Kaodloak and Mercie Jane Kaodloak and son Kirk Kapakatoak were but one example of the spirit of payuk. They had plenty of maktaaq to hand out to others, and it didn’t take long for the ample supply resting on a tarp on Nattiq Street to dwindle as grateful residents came calling.

“We kept some for our freezer and sent lots to family out of town — there was still a lot left to go around,” said Jennifer Ongahak, Kirk’s partner. Most of the whales were harvested about 40 km from Kugluktuk and then the meat was carved at the nearest shoreline, placed in the boats and brought back to the community, Adjun explained. “Once you initially come across the pod, it’s a lot easier to herd them into shallow waters, where you can harpoon them a lot easier,” he said. Towing an entire beluga carcass 40 km back to Kugluktuk would be a slow process, said Adjun. However, he noted that determined young hunter JJ Ihumatak did exactly that to ensure that fellow residents had a chance to see the process in person. “There’s not that many people that have seen a whale… and are fortunate enough to watch how they butcher it, how to take the maktaaq off, how to take the meat off, how to take the ribs off,” said Adjun. “He (Ihumatak) got the whole community involved.” Some people eat the whale raw, others prefer it cooked. “There’s some that like the Inuvialuit way, and that’s to ferment the cooked whale (meat) in a

five-gallon pail lined with whale blubber,” Adjun said. “That’s one of the delicacies that I like.” However, he warned that the fermentation must be done in a cold environment, like in a freezer. Otherwise, there’s a risk of botulism, he said,

adding that soaking the meat in salt water can help draw out the blood. The event brought such delight to the community that a candy toss and a parade were organized afterwards.

ᒨᕐᓯ ᔭᐃᓐ ᑲᐅᑦᓗᐊᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᑰᒃ ᑲᐸᑲᑐᐊᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᖃᑯᖅᑕᒥ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᒥ ᒪᒃᑖᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᕐᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ.

ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᓂᒃ ᐸᕐᓚᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᖃᑯᖅᑕᒥ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

A candy toss and a parade were held following the successful beluga harvest in Kugluktuk, which had many in the community in a celebratory mood. Photo courtesy of Nancy Ototak

Mercie Jane Kaodloak and her son Kirk Kapakatoak with a bounty of maktaaq that they shared with residents of Kugluktuk in August. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Ongahak


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Conservative principles align with Inuit values, MacKenzie says

Housing crisis, mental health, Elders care and resource royalties are among MP candidate’s priorities By Cody Punter Northern News Services

Rankin Inlet’s Laura MacKenzie says she plans to fight for all Nunavummiut if she is voted in as the next MP for Nunavut in the Sept. 20 federal election.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᓗᐊᕋ ᒪᑭᓐᓯ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᑐᖅ Conservative-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒫᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 20-ᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨ ᓗᐊᕋ ᒪᑭᓐᓯᒥᙶᖅᑐᖅ.

Rankin Inlet’s Laura MacKenzie is running as the Conservative Party’s candidate in the next federal election, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 20. Photo courtesy of Laura MacKenzie

MacKenzie was announced as the candidate for the Conservative Party on Aug. 16. In her campaign launch speech, MacKenzie said she decided to run for the Conservatives because the party’s values align with Inuit ones. “The similarity between Inuit Qaujimajataqangit and Conservative principles is why I chose to run as a Conservative,” she said. “Inuit believed in pijitsirniq, which means ‘to serve others in order to improve the common good.’ This aligns with the Conservative Party’s belief in representing all northern Canadians.” Among the issues she hopes to address, if elected, are Nunavut’s housing crisis, mental health, Elders care and sharing of resource royalties. In an interview with Kivalliq News, MacKenzie said tackling the housing crisis will require a multi-faceted approach. One of her suggestions is to hire more workers in the North in order to lower the construction costs for new home builds. She also said she would like to see more communal retirement homes built in the territory. Offering care earlier for Elders would allow them to transition into a space where they are comfortable before they develop critical health issues, she said. It would also have the added benefit of freeing up more homes for younger generations. “Before they get into a high level of care, they should be able to live together. It would be similar to retirement homes down south,” she said. One of her biggest plans is to keep more resource royalties in Nunavut. She said this would give Nunavummiut more control over funding and would make more money available for infrastructure and housing. “If it’s our money and it’s in our territory, we’re going to be careful,” she said. “It’s all about devolution and bringing that back to Nunavut.” In order to address Nunavut’s mental health gaps, MacK-

enzie said culturally sensitive resident counsellors need to be available to provide around-the-clock support to those in need. “I really believe if we can do trauma-informed therapy delivered by Inuit in a culturally sensitive way, I think it would really work,” she said. When it comes mandatory vaccinations, MacKenzie said while she is vaccinated and recommends others do so, she’s in favour of allowing people to make their own choice. “You can’t force people,” she said. “Remember there was a whole residential school system where people were forced. I don’t believe in that.” With the growing number of graves being uncovered at former residential school sites, MacKenzie said she would like to look into the possibility of offering funding to Nunavummiut who want to visit the graves of people buried outside the territory. “There might be families that might want to visit their remains. There might be patients that had TB, who left and never saw their family. We have to look at that moving forward and say what will we do collectively to make sure that a person can visit that grave,” she said, adding that such visits would go hand in hand with trauma-informed therapy. MacKenzie has more than 15 years experience working for the territorial government, most of which has been in her role as director of economic development and transportation. She has also run several small businesses in addition to being involved with several non-profits, including Rankin Inlet daycare and shelter. MacKenzie said her experience with government and running a business make her well-suited to get things done in Ottawa. “It’s all about being able to sell what you want to do,” she said. “It’s being able to pitch as a politician but also as an insider from within.”


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Government of Nunavut marks International Overdose Awareness Day

Nunavut The Government of Nunavut marked International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 by asking people to show their support by wearing the colour purple. Each year the day is commemorated to help raise awareness on the impacts of drug overdoses, remember those who died without stigma and to acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind because of overdoses. For anonymous support, people were recommended to contact the 24-hour Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line at 867-979-3333 or toll-free at 1-800-265-3333.

Reading club begins for parents

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay The Kitikmeot Friendship Society on Sept. 3 started its Reading Club programs for parents and their children ages three to 13. English reading will take place on Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Inuinnaqtun will be on Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. and Sundays will be for French, 1 to 3 p.m. The Society’s goal will be to promote literacy levels in the community as well as to promote parent/guardian to children relationships. Programming will take place at 29C Mitik Street (back of the Nunavut Impact Review Board building, middle door), for more information call 867-983-3330.

NTI, Government of Nunavut to support remote learning

Nunavut Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and the Government of Nunavut, announced on Aug. 30 they are working together to ᐃᒪᓕ ᐊᖑᓚᓕᒃ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ.

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada will table its report on Corrections in Nunavut to the Legislative Assembly on Sept. 9. NNSL file photo support student remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Education and NTI received $1.5 million from the federal Indigenous Community Support Fund to purchase an additional 600 internet-ready digital devices. “I would like to thank NTI for their ongoing efforts to support Nunavummiut during this pandemic,” said education minister David Joanasie. NTI president Aluki Kotierk encouraged all students who can get the vaccine to get vaccinated. “The vaccine is our best hope for a regular school year with friends, sports and other extra-curricular programs.”

High school to host Terry Fox run

Kugluktuk Kugluktuk High School will be holding a Terry Fox Run on Sept. 9, starting at 2:20 p.m. The school is asking people and companies to support its effort by contributing towards fundraising efforts, which will go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Teachers and students made their pledges already on Sept. 3. Healthy snacks will be available at the Northern Store afterwards and everyone will be welcome in this community event, wrote coordinators Attila and Maria Csaba.

Emily Angulalik was appointed the Executive Director for the Kitikmeot Heritage Society. Photo courtesy of PH/KHS

Auditor General report on Corrections to be submitted this week

Iqaluit The Office of the Auditor General of Canada will be tabling its

report to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly on Sept. 9. The report will be a follow-up audit on Corrections in Nunavut - Department of Justice. It will be provided to the Speaker of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and be made available on the Office of the Auditor General website after 3:30 p.m. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a remote news conference for anyone seeking additional information afterwards.

PH/KHI publishes fall newsletter

Kitikmeot The Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/Kitikmeot Heritage Society (PI/KHS) published its August newsletter showcasing recent highlights for the organization. The first of which was Inuinnaqtun leader Emily Angulalik being appointed as the PH/KHS’ Executive Director. Inikhaliuqatigiit, or “Those who make the forward together” started its monthly meetings back in January, connecting Inuinnaqtun language leaders in Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Kugluktuk and Ulukhaktok. Together, they develop resources and strategies to revitalize the Inuinnaqtun language in their communities. The first project Inikhaliuqatigiit is tackling is an online language curriculum called Inuinnaujunga, or “I am Inuinnait”. PH/KHS also wanted to highlight their language nest program, an Inuinnaqtun only space, which can take the form of summer immersion camps for families or after school programs at the May Hakongak Cultural Centre where parents and children can speak Inuinnaqtun to each other.


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ᐲᑕ ᑰᓂᓘᓯ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᒥ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᐊᑕ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ, ᓴᒃᑯᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓐᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ.

ᐃᓕᔅ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᑕᖅ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᒥ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᖅᑐᕐᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐅᐱᕐᙶᒥ ᓯᑯ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓇ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐅᓇ ᓯᑯ ᐃᓅᖅᑰᔨᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᖁᑦᑐᖅ ᓯᑭᑑᒥ.

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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 Christian Christensen. Congratulations!

ᑯᕆᔅᑎᓐ ᑯᕆᔅᑎᓐᓯᓐ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᒥ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᖅᑐᕐᒥ. ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᖅ.

Elis Attagootak

Grise Fiord I took the picture oin spring when the ice was breaking up and I saw this ice that looked like a man driving a ski-doo.

Peter Kunilusie

Pangnirtung This is inside Pangnirtung fiord, it always frees my mindset.

ᐳᓃᔅ ᑲᓪᓗᒃ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᒥ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥ. ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᓄᓂᕙᒃᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᐱᕈᖅᑐᕕᓂᕐᓂ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᔪᒪᓪᓗᖓ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐊᓕᒍᕐᒥ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔫᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 19–ᒥ.

ᐋᔅᑯᕐ ᑖᓐ ᑲᒪᓄ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᑦ, ᒧᒥᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᕿᓚᖕᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 25–ᒥ.

WINNER: Christian Christensen

Grise Fiord Morning catch.

ᓵᓚᑦ ᓴᓚ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᒥ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ. ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᑐᐱᖅ ᓴᓂᓕᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᓂ ᓂᒋᕐᒥ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓂᐊᓂ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ.

Oscar Tan Camano

Bernice Kalluk

Arctic Bay I was berry picking to have fresh fruit to fill the jar near Arctic Bay on Aug. 19.

Rankin Inlet And so they are back, the dancing Aurora up in the sky of Rankin on Aug. 25.

Charlotte Sala Iqaluq

Sanikiluaq Tent along with northern lights south camp area in Sanikiluaq.


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News North Nunavut

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Homegrown teacher returns to Rankin Inlet to begin career Kayla Bruce hired to be the Grade 5-6 teacher at Simon Alaittuq School By Cody Punter Northern News Services

Kayla Bruce has dreamed of becoming a teacher in her hometown ever since finishing high school. After completing eight years of post-secondary studies in the south, Bruce has returned to Rankin Inlet to do just that. Bruce was recently hired as the new Grade 5-6 teacher at Simon Alaittuq School. “Going into it back in 2015, that was my plan, to come back home,” said Bruce. “I feel ready and I’m happy to be here.” Bruce completed her bachelor of education degree at the University of Winnipeg this summer. Before that, the 28-year-old spent two years pursuing Inuit Studies at Ottawa’s Nunavut Sivuniksavut. The integrated program in Winnipeg

took six years to complete. It required her to do a practicum in a local school every year for the last five years. In total, she spent 10 weeks teaching in classrooms last year, which included having to do all the teaching and programming for a class for an entire month. “You’re getting to practice it before you go into your own classroom,” Bruce said. Teaching runs in Bruce’s blood. Her mother Trudi Bruce is a vice-principal in Rankin and her grandmother was also a teacher. That’s not to mention some of her aunts, who are also in the profession. Bruce said family is important to her and relatives were crucial in helping her get through the COVID-19 lockdowns in Winnipeg during her final year. The combination of not being able to travel home and having to do courses online was an extra strain. However, Bruce was able to keep in regular touch, even making time for regularly scheduled Friday night

Facetime dinners with family back home. “My family has been a tremendous help. They have supported my through everything. They have always encouraged me and told me I can do it,” she said. “You do get homesick, but it’s so worth it now that I’m back here.” Bruce specialized in elementary and middle school streams for her degree, so she’s excited she got hired for the Grade 5-6 job that she applied for. “With younger kids, I find everything is still magical,” she said. “It’s exciting to know they are our future and I get to work with them.” It’s only been a few weeks since school started, but Bruce said she has loved getting to know who her students are. Although it’s still early days, she believes that being from Rankin Inlet helps to build connections with her students. “It’s always nice to have people that understand the community,” she said.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑭᓚ ᐳᕈᔅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᒃᓴᖅᑖᕋᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓂᒃ 5-ᒥ 6-ᒥᓗ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐊᓚᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨ ᑭᓚ ᐳᕉᔅᒥᙶᖅᑐᖅ

Rankin Inlet’s Kayla Bruce is starting her first year of teaching in her hometown after being hired as the new Grade 5-6 teacher at Simon Alaittuq School. Photo courtesy of Kayla Bruce

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Donations ahoy! Sailors bring school supplies to Nunavut

ᑕᒡ ᐅᐊᒃᒪᓐ, ᑕᓕᖅᐱᖕᒥ, ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᕗᖅ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓇᖕᒪᒐᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᓂ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

Monday, September 6, 2021 A15

COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered at schools Vaccinations will not be mandatory, says Dept. of Health By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Nunavut

Doug Workman, right, chair of the Iqaluit District Education Authority, accepts a donation of backpacks and other school supplies from visiting members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Photo courtesy of the Iqaluit District Education Authority By Derek Neary Northern News Services

Members of the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the patrol ship HMCS Goose Bay delivered donations for students to Iqaluit on Aug. 28. Lt.-Commander Daniel Rice and his crew arrived with 92 backpacks and $1,000 worth of school supplies for Nunavut communities. The giveaways were the work of the Halifax

Zoom lens recommended ᒃᓕᒥᓐᔅ ᐃᒻᒍᕋᓐᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᓄᕐᒥ ᓴᓪᓕᓂᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 23−ᒥ.

Clemens Imgrund snapped this picture of a polar bear in Coral Harbour on July 23. Photo courtesy of Clemens Imgrund

Military Family Community, who spearheaded the project. Doug Workman, chair of the Iqaluit District Education Authority (IDEA), accepted 32 backpacks and a portion of the school supplies for students at Aqsarniit, Joamie and Nakasuk Schools. The remainder of the backpacks and supplies will be transported to other Nunavut communities by the HMCS Harry DeWolf as she makes her way through the Northwest Passage this summer, according to the IDEA.

School-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be offered in some Nunavut schools beginning this month. The clinics are being operated by the Department of Health, in partnership with the Department of Education. Teams of nurses will be travelling to the communities to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to students ages 12 to 17 during the school day. It will not be mandatory. First dose clinics for the Pfizer vaccine will be as follows: Iqaluit: Sept. 9, Nunavut Arctic College 1 to 4 p.m. and Sept. 13 to 17, Aqsarniit Middle School Kimmirut: Sept. 1 to 3, Qaqqalik School Arviat: Sept. 15 to 16, Levi Angmak School/John Arnalukjuak High School Baker Lake: Sept. 10 to 13, Jonah Amitnaaq High School Cambridge Bay: Sept. 1 to 3, Kiilinik High School Coral Harbour: Sept. 3, Sakku School Gjoa Haven: Sept. 7 to 8, Qiqirtaq High School Kinngait: Sept. 14 to 15, Peter Pitseolak High School Kugluktuk: Sept. 1 to 3, Kugluktuk High School Taloyoak: Sept. 7 to 8, Netsilik School Qikiqtarjuaq: Sept. 1, Inuksuit School Pond Inlet: Sept. 8 to 9, Nasiviik High School Sanirajak: Sept. 7, Arnaqjuaq School Iglulik: Sept. 13 to 14. Sivuniit Middle School/Iglulik High School Naujaat: Sept. 10 to 13, Tuugaalik High School Sanikiluaq: Sept. 2 to 3, Paatsaali High School Kugaaruk: Sept. 14 to 15, Arviligruaq Ilinniarvik Rankin Inlet: Sept. 20, Maani Ulujuk School Whale Cove: Sept. 15 Inuglak School


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Sports & Recreation

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Sports hotline • James McCarthy Phone: (867) 873-4031 • Email: sports@nnsl.com • Fax: (867) 873-8507 ᓯᐊᑦ ᓂᖏᐅᙵᓐ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᔪᖅᓯᑉᐳᖅ ᐃᓯᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᐸᒃ ᖃᖓᑕᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᓂᒋᕐᔪᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐃᓯᕐᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᒥᔾᔨᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᒥ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᔫᑳᓐᒥ 2018 ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᕼᐊᐃ ᕆᕗᕐ, ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ.

Seth Ningeongan of Nunavut gets himself caught in the net as the puck floats dangerously in front of the net during midget boys hockey playoff action against Yukon at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River, NWT. The Games’ International Committee announced on Aug. 31 that the 2023 edition will be keeping the same age categories so no one ages out. NNSL file photo

No change to 2023 Arctic Winter Games ages

International Committee approves motion to keep ategories same as they would have been in 2022 By James McCarthy Northern News Services

If you thought you’d miss out on the 2023 Arctic Winter Games because you’d be too old, you can breathe a sigh of

relief. The Games’ International Committee announced on Aug. 31 that it has approved a motion keeping the age categories where they would have been for the original 2022 edition in Fort

McMurray, Alta. That means youth athletes who would have aged out when the Games happen in January 2023 will still be able to play. In a statement announcing the decision, John Flynn, the

committee’s president, stated that the move was made after talking with the chefs de mission from all nine participating jurisdictions. “We considered both the chefs and their sport organiza-

tions’ critical feedback and we analysed the potential effects that changing the sport age categories could have,” he said. “We came to the conclusion to maintain the draft 2022 technical packages’ years of birth was the fairest situation for the youth participants.” The 2022 Games were originally supposed to happen this coming March but were pushed back due to concerns over where the pandemic would be at that point. Mariele Depeuter, Team Nunavut’s chef de mission for 2023, was in on the discussions and said it was important for the Canadian jurisdictions to get the guarantee of age categories staying put. “The (non-Canadian) jurisdictions have different criteria and selection processes than we do here,” she said. Even with the age categories remaining as they are, almost every single sport will be starting off on a clean slate, irregardless of the 2020 Games in Whitehorse being cancelled at the start of the pandemic. Depeuter said some sports will already have a pool of athletes to choose from that have been on the radar for the past

18 months but there will most likely be some changes. “I’m sure a lot will be starting new with new sets of trials and they will also be re-engaging with those who may be eligible,” she said. Something else the sports groups need to keep in mind is the timing of the 2023 Games as the Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown are scheduled to start just two weeks following the completion of the AWG. Depeuter said some sports may keep the same group together for both sets of games, though that may not happen. “We’ll meet with each group and go over the pros and cons with keeping the same group,” she said. “The athletes will get some extra training out of it but burnout will be a concern that they’ll have to keep in mind. It’s all about trying to find a balance.” Add to that the issue of younger athletes missing blocks of classroom time, she added. “The issue of school is on the radar and we’ll be looking to try and support the schools and school boards,” she said. “It will affect classroom management so we’ll help the best way we can.”


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