Nunavut News, November 30 edition

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Lockdown strands Arviat woman Covid-19 travel restrictions puts student in Iqaluit homeless shelter without means to return home Volume 75 Issue 31 MONDAY, November 30, 2020

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Budding new Cambridge Bay biz Crowded homes a large factor in virus spread

Ayalik Fund adapts to Covid-19

Curling season on thin ice

Trout for dinner photo contributed by Peter Aqqaq Publication mail Contract #40012157

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"I am scared to go back home right now and I need help." – An Arviat woman is stuck in Iqaluit due to the pandemic, page 14.


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ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᖃᑦᓯᐅᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖃᖅᑐᑦ, ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ –19-ᒥᒃ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦᑕ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᑎᑎᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅᑖᕋᓱᒋᒍᓂ ᐅᖄᓚᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑭᖃᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ 1-888-9758601 ᑲᓇᖕᓇᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᕿᖑᔭᖓᑦ ᒪᓕᒡᓗᒍ 10 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ 6-ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᑲᐅᑎᒋᓗᒍ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᓗᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓄᑦ 14-ᓄᑦ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓕᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᓗᓯ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖃᕋᓱᒋᒍᑦᓯ. Please see Information, page 13

ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᕕᑦ ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᑦ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓛᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᐸᑕ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖏᑦ ᑖᓐᓇᓗ ᐳᐃᔾᔪᕋᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᕕᓪᓗ ᓱᕈᓯᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒥ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐸᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᖅᑕᐅᓛᕐᓗᓯ. ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 18–ᒥ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓛᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒋᓯᒪᔭᓯ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᓯ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᓯᒪᓗᓯ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐸᓚᐅᒑᓂᒃ ᓯᕙᓛᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓗᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐱᐅᓛᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᒐᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᒪᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᑭᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ Facebookᑯᖓᒍᑦ. ᓵᓐᑕᑲᓚᓯ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒃᑰᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ, ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 5– ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖏᑐᐊᖅᐸᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ. Please see Recreation, page 13

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᒃᑲᖓᔮᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓇᓱᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ

ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 1–ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᑲᓃᑎᔭᓐ ᓄᐊᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᔪᖅᓵᕆᔨᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ Giving Tuesday: Living Room Comedy Show Facebook– ᑯᖓᒍᑦ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓄᐊᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᖅᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᕕᒃ. ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 1–ᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᔪᖅᓵᕆᔨᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ This Hour Has 22 Minutes, ᐅᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒫᒃ ᒍᕆᑦᔅ, ᒥᐊᕆ ᐅᐊᓪᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓲᓴᓐ ᑭᐊᓐᑦ. ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᒍᒪᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. Please see Arctic, page 13

ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᓈᓴᐃᔨᖏᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑖᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ 2021–ᒥ

ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᓈᓴᐃᔨᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᕿᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᒃᓴᕐᓯᐅᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ 2021-ᒥ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᓈᓴᐃᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᓄᓇᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ 1,000 ᑭᓛᒥᑕᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᓗᖓᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᑦ. ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᖅ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 30, 11:59 ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒧᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒡᓗᒍ ᓈᓴᐃᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 4-ᒥᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 2, 2021–ᒧ. ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑖᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᐊᖅᑖᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ, ᐃᒡᓗᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕼᐊᓕᑏᕆᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦᑕ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐊᑖᓂ. Please see Statistics, page 13

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fact file Nunavut covid-19 situation as of Nov. 27 Active cases: 151 Confirmed cases: 159 Recovered cases: 8 Total persons followed: 4,744 Current persons followed: 765 Completed tests in Kivalliq: 1,062 Negative tests: 905

Confirmed cases by community Arviat: 119 Whale Cove: 19 Rankin Inlet: 19 Sanikiluaq: 2 Source: Government of Nunavut Department of Health

Overcrowded housing a major factor in spread of Covid-19 Testing, tracing and isolation part of GN Covid-19 strategy by Trevor Wright

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As Covid-19 rages in the Kivalliq region, particularly in Arviat, Nunavut's chief public health officer (CPHO) says that overcrowded housing is contributing to the rapid spread of the virus. "It's a major factor, probably one of the bigger contributors to the spread," said Dr. Michael Patterson. "It certainly aggravates the problem." Nevertheless, there are ways for Nunavummiut to help stop the transmission of Covid-19 within their homes. Washing hands, wearing masks when appropriate and regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces remain crucial steps, Patterson advised during Wednesday's media briefing. "Those (actions) still have an impact," he said. Households that regularly take those extra measures see little transmission between occupants, according to Patterson. The CPHO also spoke about what Nunavummiut should do if they are down south and have tested positive for Covid-19 and want to return to Nunavut. "They would have to be cleared by the local health authority, it's in their jurisdiction," he said. The existing positive coronavirus cases among Nunavummiut in the south are mainly in Manitoba, according to Patterson, who wouldn't reveal too many other related details. The GN will collaborate with health authorities in the south to support isolation for those who need it. "In those cases, we're working with the local health authorities to maintain and support isolation and they'll be able to return when that's finished so they're no longer infectious by the time they return to Nunavut," the CPHO said. There are a number of places where Nunavummiut choose to isolate – hotels they have booked for themselves, family homes and even hospitals – but the locations do not include the GN's isolation hubs if individuals test positive for Covid-19, Patterson explained. "No one with Covid-19 have isolated in any of our boarding homes," he said. With more positive cases coming in from confirmatory test results on a regular basis recently, the CPHO in recent GN updates spoke about contact tracers and the role their findings play into who they decide to test or not to test. "Testing is not a magical solution and it is not effective by itself, contact tracing, isolating, observing physical distancing and following public health measures work together

ᓄᑖᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 16-ᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖅᐳᖅ 150-ᒥ ᑎᓴᒪᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓐᓃᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

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Four new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Nunavut on Nov. 27. The territorial total sits at 159 across four communities. to contain and stop the spread of Covid-19." The first few days when someone who has been first been infected with Covid-19, it initially enters an incubation stage where it is difficult to detect. "During these first days after exposure to the virus the majority of tests will be false negatives." "We would have to test everyone multiple times over multiple days, doing this will deplete resources and testing materials with very little success. False negatives is one reason why he adds that mass testing isn't the best use of Nunavut's limited testing capacity compared to the southern provinces. Which is where contact tracing and the 14-day isolation period comes in. "Testing is not perfect, that is why combining testing with contact tracing and isolation is the most effective way to contain an outbreak and stop transmission of this virus." Contact tracers are not new to the healthcare system, Patterson adds, being used to track infections prior to the pandemic. "We have used contact tracing methods for years to help respond to infections ran-

ging from tuberculosis to sexually transmitted infections," he said. In an earlier update the CPHO went into more detail on the role contact tracers are playing when someone has tested positive for Covid. "The goal of contact tracing is to break transmission as soon as possible, when someone is diagnosed with Covid-19 we want to find out who they spend time with while they were infectious," Patterson said Nov. 20. Anyone who has been in contact or close to someone with Covid-19 are considered contacts and might be incubating the virus, high risk contacts are to isolate immediately to mitigate the possible spread of the virus. "It is critical that they isolate themselves during these 14 days regardless of test results." Anyone who has reason to believe they have been exposed to Covid-19 is advised to call the Covid hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or notify their community health centre right away, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days. Please do not go to the health centre in person.


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ᓅᓪ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᓯᑯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 6-ᒥ.

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ᑐᓗᕆᐊᓕᒃ ᓄᓇᒦᓐᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ.

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Spending quality time on the land.

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ᐲᑕ ᐊᖅᑲᖅ ᑐᕆᓴ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᑦ ᑎᕐᕋᕈᖅ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᓯᔪᖅ ᐃᖣᕋᕐᒥ ᐊᖕᒪᓗᒃᑐᖅ ᑕᓯᕐᒥ.

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Noel Kaludjak Rankin Inlet

Ice forming near Rankin inlet Nov. 6.

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ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖕᓂᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᒐᒥ ᖃᓕᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᖄᖓᓄᑦ.

Iqaluk Toonoo Cape Dorset

Joy of happiness when reach the top hill.

Peter Aqqaq Trisha Aiyout Tirraruk fillets some lake trout in Ungmaluktuk Lake.

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ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ, ᑲᑎᙵᖃᑎᕕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᖓᓐᓂ

ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐅᓄᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂᑦ, ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ (CPHO) ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒥ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐃᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ. "ᐱᕐᔪᑎᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ. "ᐱᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕚᓪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ." ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑕᖃᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖏᑕ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ. ᐊᒡᒐᓂᑦ ᐅᐊᓴᖅᐸᒡᓗᑎᒃ, ᒪᑐᐊᕐᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᒐᔪᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ ᖄᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᖅᑐᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓐᓂ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ. "ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ (ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ) ᓱᓕ ᐊᒃᑑᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᑯᓂᖃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑎᐅᖃᑎᒥᓂᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐹᑐᓴᓐᒧᑦ. ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓃᒃᑯᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖃᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒃ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᐅᑎᕈᒪᒍᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. "ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᕐᕕᒋᖕᒪᔾᔪᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐱᑕᖄᓂᒃᑐᖅ ᐱᖃᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑯᕉᓇ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒦᑐᐃᓐᓇᒐᓚᒃᐳᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐹᑐᓴᓐᒧᑦ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓗᐊᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᑑᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ. "ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᑑᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑎᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓛᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᐸᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᔭᑦᑐᓐᓃᕈᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᑎᕈᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ," ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᑑᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᖕᓂ ᐃᓂᓕᐅᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓄᑦ, ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖕᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖃᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᒃᐸᑕ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ, ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.

ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓂ "ᐱᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕚᓪᓕᓲᖑᓪᓚᕆᒃᐳᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ" ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ19–ᒥ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ, ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓐᓂ.

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Living in overcrowded homes "certainly aggravates the problem" of Covid-19 spread in Nunavut's communities, chief public health officer Michael Patterson acknowledged on Wednesday. "ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᑑᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒡᓗᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᕕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ

ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᖅᑕᐅᕗᑦᐅᖃᓗᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-ᐊᑭᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᕖᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ 1-888-975-8601–ᒧᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ 10 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ 6 ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ EST, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᕐᖐᓐᓇᑲᐅᑎᒋ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᑑᓯᑲᐅᑎᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᓄᑦ 14–ᓄᑦ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ.


6 nunavutnews.com, Monday, November 30, 2020

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ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᓅᓪ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᒥᐅᖃᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ, ᓴᖑᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᒫᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᐱᙳᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᓕᒫᒥ. ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕆᐊᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑎᐊᐸᓗᖕᒥ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᑦᑎᑦᑕᐅᓯᓕᖅᓯᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐱᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᓐᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᒪᒃᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ19–ᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ. "ᐃᕐᙳᑕᕋ ᓇᒃᓴᓲᕆᕙᕋ, ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᖅ, ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᔪᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕋᓛᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᐊᕈᒪᓇᓂ. "ᑐᒃᑐᓯᐅᓲᖑᒋᕗᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓃᑎᓪᓗᑕ – ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᒃᑲ ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᖃᕝᕕᒑᕐᔪᒃᖢᑎᒃ – ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑉᐹᓂ ᐅᒥᖕᒪᖅᑕᖃᕆᕗᖅ, ᐱᓇᓱᒋᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ. "ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᐱᓪᓚᕆᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐲᑕ ᑕᓴᕐᒥ, ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᓗᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᖔᑕ." ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓄᓛᖑᔫᔮᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐅᕙᓃᑦᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥ ᖃᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔮᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᑦᑎᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓯᒪᔭᖓᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᑦ. "ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᒪᑦᑎᑦᑕᐅᓯᖅᓯᒪᔪᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔪᓂ ᒪᑦᑎᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑐᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᐅᕙᓂᓗ. "ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᐊᖑᑎᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑐᖃᑲᑕᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᑦᑎᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᓯᕐᒥᑦᑕᐅᖅ.

"ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ, ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᒥ ᕿᒪᐃᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᒪᐃᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒥ ᖃᓄᕈᓘᔭᖅ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓᒐᓚᒃ. "ᓄᓇᒦᖔᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓃᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᑎᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ." ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᓄᓇᕗᒨᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᐊᖅᑕᐅᓕᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐊᐃᑦᑖᖑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐃᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓯᑲᐅᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᑭᐊᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. "ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓪᓚᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᓪᓚᕆᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᐊᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑕᒫᓃᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᙱᓚᖅ ᓱᓕ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ. "ᐃᓚᒌᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒐᓱᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑕ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᖅᖢᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᕋ ᓂᖅᖠᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᓂᒃᖠᐅᑲᑕᒐᔪᒃᐳᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐅᓗᓕᐅᖅᖢᖓ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ, ᓄᓕᐊᕋ ᒥᖅᓱᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ. "ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒃᐸᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᒃᐸᒃᖢᑕ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ. ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᐊᓐᓂᓯᕙᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ, ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᑐᐃᓐᓇᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒥ ᕿᒪᒃᓯᓯᒪᓚᐅᑲᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᑕ. ᐃᒡᓗᒥ ᐊᓂᑎᑉᐸᙱᑦᑎᐊᒻᒪᕆᒃᑕᕗᑦ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᖃᙱᑎᓪᓗᒍ. "ᕙᐃᔅᑕᐃᒻ–ᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᑦᑎᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓂᓕᐅᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᖢᒍᓗ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᓴᓂᓕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᒍ. ᑐᓴᕐᓈᒐᔪᒃᐳᒍᑦᑕᐅᖅ. ᐱᓕᕆᓇᓱᐊᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒐᓱᐊᖅᖢᑕ, ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐄᖃᐃ, ᐊᓂᒍᐃᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐆᒥᖓ ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑕ."

ᑲᓂ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᒪᒪᑕᒃᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᒦᖃᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᑦ

photo courtesy of Noel Kaludjak

Kenny Saviakjuk chows down on some fresh char while out on the land with family members near Rankin Inlet earlier in November.


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Candidates make their case for NTI presidency Aluki Kotierk and Andrew Nakashuk seek top job to serve Nunavut Inuit beneficiaries by Derek Neary

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Either incumbent Aluki Kotierk or challenger Andrew Nakashuk will be elected president of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated on Dec. 14. Kotierk has served as NTI's president since December 2016. Prior to that she was director of Nunavut Tunngavik's employment and training division. She has also held a number of deputy minister and assistant deputy minister positions with the Government of Nunavut. Nakashuk is chairperson of the Nunavut Planning Commission. He is also vice-chair with Qulliq Energy Corporation, was a councillor with the Hamlet of Pangnirtung for four years and a board member with the community's Hunters and Trappers Organization. Nunavut News sent the same seven questions to both candidates. Their responses are found below.

ᐆᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ.

ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᓇᑲᓱᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

ALUKI KOTIERK Nunavut News: What makes you the right person for the job? Aluki Kotierk: Due to my experience, I am able to balance the priorities and interests of the different regions while working to advance Nunavut-wide priorities. I have strong communication skills, both in listening skills and speaking skills, to be able to convey messages with and listen to Inuit as well as to effectively advocate at the territorial, national as well as the international level. As Inuit, ilagiingniq is a part of who we are. Knowing who we are related to reminds of us how we fill an important role in our families, in our communities, and in our society. Much like our kinship system, it is foundational to nurture relationships as NTI president, to ensure the effectiveness of the work. Like many of you, ilagiingniq is a core value of my existence and shapes and informs how I move forward on decisions in my professional life. NN: As NTI president, what would be your top priorities over the next four years? AK: My campaign priorities are rooted in what I envision for Nunavut. I envision a Nunavut where Nunavut Inuit are able to live their daily lives with pride and dignity, feeling supported to achieve their dreams, while being able to access programs and services that recognize Inuit culture and language. To live a good and empowered life, we need to have our basic needs met. We need to take good aspects from Inuit ways and marry them with good aspects of the modern world. We need to reclaim our pride as Inuit and live with dignity in our own homeland. NN: Nunavut Tunngavik recently stated that the Government of Nunavut has failed Inuit by passing Bill 25. What will you do to help overcome the lack of Inuktut education in schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 over the coming decades? AK: I will continue to offer proactive solutions to the challenges that the Government of Nunavut faces to implement Inuktut language of instruction in all subject areas and all grade levels. I am well aware of the importance of increasing the number of Inuktutspeaking teachers in the school system to achieve this and am encouraged to know that there is some commitment to work together as outlined through the Katujjiqatigiingniq Protocol signed between the GN and NTI. NN: How can NTI play a role in improving health outcomes for Nunavut Inuit? AK: NTI plays a role in improving health outcomes for Nunavut through the Inuit Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC). NTI is actively involved in the important work to tackle tuberculosis in our territory. In March 2013, the federal government committed to eliminating tuberculosis by 2030. NTI has continued to be clear that in order to make lasting improvements towards this goal, and to have a positive lasting impact on other infectious diseases such as Covid-19, basic social determinants of health need to be met such as addressing the housing crisis and strengthening food sovereignty. NN: Would you prefer to see more mining or less mining occurring in Nunavut, and why? AK: The Inuit negotiators who worked so hard to achieve the creation of Nunavut were great visionaries. In the Nunavut Agreement you will find provisions that set up Institutions of Public Governments (IPGs) that ensure that Inuit are involved as active decisionmakers on these board structures. These board members have an important role in determining whether or not a major development project can go forward in Nunavut. Through this review process, board members must consider and balance the concerns raised by community members, community organizations, Inuit organizations, governments in a very holistic manner in terms of the impacts to the environment, including the land, sea and ice, to the wildlife which so many Inuit still rely on, to the economy and how it may benefit Inuit households, to the social fabric of the community and the lasting impact on Inuit culture. Ultimately, before major projects occur in Nunavut, the benefits must outweigh the impacts and Inuit have a pivotal role to play in determining that. I would continue to use these bodies and trust that the process will arrive at a decision best suited for Inuit. NN: What other forms of economic development would you sup-

photo courtesy of Andrew Nakashuk

photo courtesy of Aluki Kotierk

To live a good and empowered life, Inuit need to have their basic needs met and be able to live with dignity in their homeland, says Aluki Kotierk. port in the territory? AK: It is crucially important that Inuit have choices. We all have different passions and interests. I would support the strengthening of harvesting economies within Nunavut with the premise that there are untapped opportunities in food preparation economies, guardianship programs, intergenerational knowledge transference, etc. In addition, I would strongly support proactive measures to build Inuit capacity, particularly in the construction field. In June, the Government of Nunavut allocated $18 million for the costs of isolation hubs for construction workers coming in from outside Nunavut. Instead, I think these types of funds need to be invested in building Inuit capacity in the construction economy so, over the long-term, it can leave a positive and lasting benefit with Inuit. NN: Many Inuit want to see funds from the Nunavut Trust invested in the creation of new public housing. Is there any possibility that you would apply a portion of trust funds to building homes in the future? Why, or why not? AK: As part of the work to eliminate tuberculosis by 2030, the 2018 federal budget allocated $400 million for Inuit housing for the regions of Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Inuvialuit Settlement Area. This was in addition to the $240 million for Nunavut that had been allocated the previous year. To achieve some equity across Inuit Nunangat, NTI has been advocating for a Nunavut Inuit Housing Fund. Across Nunavut there is a housing crisis in all types of housing across the housing continuum. More discussions need to occur among Inuit organizations, including Inuit development corporations, but I know that there is a growing acceptance that Inuit organizations can play an important role in alleviating some of the housing pressures. ANDREW NAKASHUK Nunavut News: What makes you the right person for the job? Andrew Nakashuk: I am easy to approach. I am a great listener. I believe that I am the right person because I am a hard worker, I believe in equality. NTI represents all the Inuit and know that as an Inuk everyone should be treated equal. I want to help unilingual Inuit benefit from all of NTI's programs. I have worked for hamlet, government of Nunavut and federal government for many years in all. I have also been with in executive committee in Pangnirtung HTO, Hamlet of Pangnirtung and a chairperson for Pangnirtung Eskimo Co-op and Inuit Ilagiit. I've done some work on my own time with four other friends following Article 06 of the Nunavut agreement. I am also a vice-chairperson for Qulliq Energy Corporation and a chairperson for the Nunavut Planning Commission. I held a public hearing in Iqaluit on the Nunavut Land Use Plan for Baffin Island and Northern Quebec people, so I have a little bit of experience in the workplace and as a board. I like working with Inuit and like to give other Inuit an opportunity. NN: As NTI president, what would be your top priorities over the next four years? AN: My top priority is poverty and housing and mental illness. NN: Nunavut Tunngavik recently stated that the Government of Nunavut has failed Inuit by passing Bill 25. What will you do to help overcome the lack of Inuktut education in schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 over the coming decades? AN: Since Bill 25 has already been passed it is a living document and will be reviewed every five years, which gives Inuit the opportunity to ensure that education and language are met and are the top priority. As the president, I will be able to work with the Government of Nunavut to collaborate and ensure that Inuit have the best opportunities. NN: How can NTI play a role in improving health outcomes for Nunavut Inuit?

Andrew Nakashuk says his top priorities as NTI president would be addressing poverty, housing and mental illness. AN: Work collaboratively the Health Department of Nunavut on health issues in Nunavut. Any federal funding that NTI receives for mental health will be co-shared with the Government of Nunavut as they are the service provider. NN: Would you prefer to see more mining or less mining occurring in Nunavut, and why? AN: At this moment we have enough mines on the go. I'm not saying stop the mining. But the reason for it is that we, the Inuit, are still using the land and sea to hunt our food, and it will give the other mines (time) to recover after it's been mined before opening the next one. NN: What other forms of economic development would you support in the territory? AN: With the use of technology and the future fibre optic cables Please see NTI, page 13


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ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐃᓕᓯᕗᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ, 150 ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂ. ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 12 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ, ᕿᓚᒥᑯᓗᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. ᐱᒻᒪᕆᕐᔪᐊᖑᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᖓᓯᒌᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒡᒐᑎᑦ ᐅᐊᓴᒐᔪᒡᓗᒋᑦ. ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒧᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ. ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔭᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᖁᓛᒍᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20– ᓄᑦ. ᐱᑕᖃᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖃᙱᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ. ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐱᑕᖃᒐᔪᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᐱᓘᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖁᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᕐᒥᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᔭᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖏᓐᓂ.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 200-ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᒐᓕᖕᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔪᒥ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ, ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ, 41 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ. ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓗᖕᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᔪᒥ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᓇᐅᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᕆᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ. ᓇᓂᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ, ᑲᒪᓇᕐᓇᓂ, "ᐅᖁᖕᓂ ᕿᑐᑦᑐᒐᐅᔭᕐᓂ" ᑲᑕᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᓯᒪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᐊᖏᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖀᒥᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᔭᖓᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᒐᔪᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᔪᐃᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᕗᖅ. ᖃᖅᑲᐅᑉ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᐳᓚᕋᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂ 100–ᓗᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᓴᓪᓕᓂᑦ, 900–ᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᐃᓄᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᓯᕐᔪᐊᓲᖑᕗᑦ. ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᙱᖔᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᒥ, ᐃᒡᓗᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ

ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᒃᑲᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᖑᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᖅᑲᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ (6–ᖏᖅᓱᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ). ᑕᐃᓐᓇᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒋᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᐅᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ, ᓱᔪᐃᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ. ᐊᕿᒡᒌᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᕌᓂᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕌᓂᒃᐳᑦ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 25–ᒥ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᐸᓪᓕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᐱᕐᔪᑎᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ. "ᐸᒡᕕᓵᕆᓪᓚᕆᒃᐳᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ." ᐃᒡᓗᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖓᑖᓅᖓᕗᖅ ᑎᓴᒪᓄᑦ ᓴᓂᕋᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑐᙵᕕᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᑉ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᒪᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓗᐊᕐᓗᓂ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᓇᒦᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐃᓕᓯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖃᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒧᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᓗᐊᕌᓗᖓᓄᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᓐᓇᖅᓯᕗᖅ.

Covid-19 lays housing woes bare Northern News Services

Covid-19 cases have exploded in the Kivalliq. It would not take much for infection to spread. It remains of utmost importance that Nunavummiut follow the directions of chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson and his team to keep physical distance and wash hands often. It would be a large stretch to say Covid-19 has done any good at all for Nunavut or Canada, but what it has done is highlight the shortcomings. The housing situation in our territory can only be described as a crisis, one that has largely flown under the radar of federal politicians for decades. There is a severe lack of housing in general. Most Nunavummiut do not have enough income for private residences and are forced into public housing. That public housing is demonstrably inadequate across all three regions of Nunavut. Common complaints include mould, poor ventilation and insulation and lacking in basic maintenance. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated issued a 200-plus page report in October detailing these critical issues. The report indicates, among many other problems, that 41 per

NTI's aforementioned study indicates that Nunavut has the highHousing est rate of overcrowded housing in Canada, and the largest proportion We say: of housing in need of major repair Only getting worse – nearly six times the national average. The same report goes on cent of Nunavut's housing is in need to highlight how these deplorable conditions, coupled with other facof major repair. There are countless specific exam- tors like regular access to drinkable ples of housing woes to point to, but water, will be detrimental factors in fighting Covid-19. one of the most recent ones came The chickens have already come when MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq went on home to roost as the chief public a housing tour in the Kitikmeot and health officer confirmed on Nov. 25 Kivalliq. What she found, unsurprisingly, was "mould boxes" falling into that overcrowded homes are partly to blame for spread of the coronadisrepair. virus. "The extent that the Canadian gov"It's a major factor, probably one ernment has allowed this to continue of the bigger contributors to the is disgusting," she said in a past spread," Patterson said. "It certainly interview with Nunavut News' sister aggravates the problem." publication, Kivalliq News. Housing is much more than four But the more common and more walls. It's the foundation for one's detrimental issue is overcrowding. During Qaqqaq's tour, it was high- life and should be a place where someone is safe and comfortable lighted that every community she visited had at least 100 people on a anywhere in Canada, including the North. wait list for public housing. Covid-19 has laid bare Nunavut's Instead of families finding housing issues and infrastructure adequate places to live, they are gaps for the world to see. The probforced to reside in cramped conditions with extended family and mul- lem has been studied to death. It is time for much greater action. tiple generations.

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Country food important for Inuit bodies and soul UPLUKKUT IQALUKTUUTIAMIT. INUIN NAAMMAINAQTUT. UMIKHIMAJUT ILAGNIT HAVAKVIIT ILIHAKVIITLU NUTAQQIQIVIKLU TAMAITTA. TAMNA QALAQJUAKNIQ TIKINMAN NUNAVUNMUT. NIUVIKVIIT ANGMAUMAJUT QUANA. MUNAQHIVIK PALIHIMATKUTLU HIVAJAINNARIALGIT ANIARUVITLUUNIIT AJUQHALIRIRUVITLU. IVJARUTITIT ATUQPAKLURIT ANILIRUVIT HUMILIKIAK. TINGMIAT TIKIQATTAQTUT HULI.TAPKUAT TAKTILIQIJUT JALUNAIMILUUNIIT ITMINTINMILUUNIIT AUDLAKPAKTUT ANILRAUJUTLU. ULAPQILAITTUT ULAPQIVIKMILU AJUQNAKMAN. IHUMALAKNAQTUQ TAMNA AANNIARUT ILAA. TUHAKPAKLURIT TAAKTIITLU TAPKUAT KAVAMATKUNITLU TUHAQTITIJUMAJAIT INUNGNUN NUNAVUNMIT. UAQATTAQLURIT ALGATIT. PULAAQNAIKMAN TATJA. NAAMMAGLUHI. IHUMALUKPALAAQHIMAITTUMIK.

ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ! ᐅᑯᐊ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑐᕐᙵᖏᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒥ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ 1953-ᒥ.

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

Good morning from the island where the rabbits, wolverines, polar bears, muskox and foxes are everywhere and fish are jumping. It has been a very mild weather lately in Cambridge Bay as we see weather changes. With warmer weather we see more wildlife coming closer to the community. As you walk during lockdown you can see fishers out ice-fishing and jigging out on the ocean. The ice is thick enough in the bay area now and up at the lakes close by Cambridge Bay. There is plenty of tom cod and plenty to share with family and friends. The streets and community is quiet during lockdown but you can see all our essential workers out there wearing their masks. Thankful for municipal services this time of lockdown delivering water, sewage pumpouts and garbage pick-up. We also see our airline and cargo workers out there delivering groceries from the plane that arrives daily from Yellowknife. During this time of the pandemic, you watch those working and risking their health still working to give us what we need to take care of us in our communities. Even the nurses are busy with emergencies at all hours of the night and day. Our health centre is closed to the public except only emergencies will be seen, quana to the nurses doing their best they can to

On the land

photo courtesy of Milt Watts

Waiting for special delivery! Here is a group of Inuinnait mothers and their children waiting for the plane to deliver food and sometimes their family members returning from the hospital in Edmonton in 1953. take care of patients and emergencies. Children are busy at home doing their homework from their teachers, so parents are making sure the school students/children are still learning even during this pandemic. To all you children and parents, quana for this. During the pandemic many women are busy sewing, sewing, and sewing. Usually this time of year many seamstresses are busy making beautiful crafts, clothing for their families or for sale. Living in the Canadian Arctic is very expensive and many have to find ways to earn extra income just to get by for food. Nunavut has some of the world's most expensive food and in 2021 it is getting more expensive. So therefore many mothers, grandmothers, daughters have to sew to sell to make things easier in getting more food. We have food banks now in the larger communities and here in Cambridge Bay you have to fill out a form and wait to be approved or phone ahead of time to the wellness centre to get food from the food bank. Please take note of their hours of operation during this lockdown and we hope no one is going hungry. Please check your family members or neighbours in a distance to see if they

are OK. Anyone in Nunavut please do not go hungry. Do not be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Even homeowners in Nunavut struggle to keep up with food insecurity for their families, so we hope our government and leaders make life much easier and less stressful to live in our own hometowns and places of employment. We have many southerners who have moved to Nunavut to seek employment, having to leave their families just to get some income to survive in Canada. But we as Inuit have to go fishing and hunting to help with food. We as Inuit are use to our own country food diets and that is how we grew up, living and eating our own country food. Today Inuit still go hunting and fishing for their family and relatives and communities, when we as Inuit do not eat our country food we get sick physically and weak. So for our Elders who are sent down south to Elder homecare facilities, please think of them. Yes we have to send many of our elderly south now because there is no Elder-care facilities or otherwise they are full and no more room in them. Life has changed so much for us Inuit compared to our ancestors, everyone have moved to communities

and no longer live out on the land. Seems more stress for our Elders, but this is what is it today. So as soon as spring and summer comes all our Elders and families and cabin owners and those who want to live in tent frames is so much needed. Anyone that is out on the land at their cabins and tent frames is at peace and healing. It is so special time for everyone out there. It is most special time for Inuit to be out there. Be safe. Take good care of each other. When I am given country food, I am so thankful and happy in my heart and treasure what I am given, especially by my grandson Felix, my hunter and fisherman and country food provider. Very proud Nana. Quana Akana for everything. So very proud of you. Keep up the good hunting and fishing. Last weekend Felix, who is only 13, was out muskox hunting and was successful and came back to town to distribute muskox meat to Elders, family and friends in the community. Very proud of you sharing your harvest, remember always to keep doing this by sharing your harvest with others, just like your ancestors did Felix. God Be With You Son.

ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑐᖅ! ᓂᑭ ᐋᑕᒻ ᐃᕙᓗᑕᓐᓇᖅ

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ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᒪᐃᔪᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ.

Winner! Nicky Adam Ivalutanar Naujaat

A waterfall a few miles away from Naujaat.


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Ayalik Fund adapts to Covid-19 circumstances Helping Inuit youth despite seeing a number of programs cancelled

by Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

ᕼᐃᐊᒃᑐᕐ ᐃᓄᒃᓴᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᖃᕝᕕᒃ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᖃᔭᖅᑐᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥ.

Nunavut /NWT

Adapting to the changing circumstances of 2020 has been one of the challenges facing. The Ayalik Fund this year and it has faced those hardships by dealing the hand that it has been dealt. When the Covid-19 pandemic started hitting Canada it had affected a number of programs down south of which the Ayalik Fund helps Inuit youth get involved in, with a good number of said programs being cancelled as a result. "Early in 2020 we realized that all of the youth we have booked for various trips which included stuff down into Alberta and a big canoe trip in Northern Ontario up in the Tobermory area," said David Pelly, father of Eric Ayalik Okalitana Pelly for whom the fund is named after. "We had a whole bunch of kids who were going to go sailing on a tall ship in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie." "All of these had to be cancelled because of Covid, it's not a surprise to anybody, a bit of a logistical nightmare to do that." However instead of treating it as a setback, the Ayalik Fund started helping out Inuit youth in Nunavut by other means. They went on to work with various communities in Nunavut to organize a food bank drive with a focus on families with children. "Provided that the food was of a healthy nature and that it would go to families, we wanted to focus on families with children because our mandate is the youth," David said. While supporting food bank drives is not what the Ayalik Fund normally does, the conditions caused by lockdown measures earlier in the year led to the Fund seeking to help out the families of youth wherever they can.

Hector Inuksaq, left, and Terrence Qavvik from Kugaaruk take part in a canoeing trip around Yellowknife. "That is not what we want to be our focus going forward, but we were very happy to do it with some communities who wanted to work with us on it, it was the right thing to do and it was totally appropriate and in keeping with the spirit of our mandate." The year wasn't completely devoid of programming for some Inuit youth however as the travel bubble with the NWT opened up some opportunities in early July to organize a canoe trip and the organization sprung into action for a trip outside of Yellowknife. "We contacted Dan Wong in

Yellowknife from an organization called Jackpine Paddle. "When this travel (bubble) opened up I contacted Dan," said David, "being the great guy that he is, he said yes, let's make it happen and he scurried into action then so did we." Seven boys from Kugaaruk and five boys from Cambridge Bay came on this trip, where they were introduced to canoeing and water safety. David said it was a challenging experience for the youth on the canoeing trip to the NWT, and it was a positive one that'll help them

going forward in life. They had also reached a milestone with this trip to Yellowknife. "It made a difference for these kids and we felt so good about it because we were able to do this in a Covid year, it was that group of 12 boys that put us over 100 total over the last five years." Save for some programs much of what the Ayalik Fund helps support takes place in the summer and they are hoping they are in a better position by then to help support full programming by that time. "We are hoping by summer we as a society will have dealt with

photo courtesy David Pelly

this sufficiently that we can return to full programming next summer." "I would hope that we have 30 or 40 something kids going to programs next summer, and we will start the recruiting in January as we always do, the recruiting is done at the community level by community volunteers who know their neighbours so to speak. "We established this foundation in his memory to provide support and assistance to other Inuit youth," said David, "that was five and a half years ago now that we've established it, we're just coming up to the anniversary of his death six years ago."


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ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᓱᖏᐅᔾᔨᕗᖅ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ 2020–ᒥ ᑕᑯᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᓇᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖓᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ. ᓱᖏᐅᔾᔨᓂᖅ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ 2020– ᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓵᙵᔭᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓵᙵᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᓵᙵᓂᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᙵᑦ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐅᓄᐸᓗᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. "2020 ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓯᒪᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᐅᓄᖓ ᐋᓪᐴᑕᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᖃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐋᓐᑎᐊᕆᐅᒥ ᑑᐳᒧᐊᕆ ᐃᓂᐊᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐸᓕ, ᐊᑖᑕᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᐊᕆᒃ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᐅᑲᓕᑕᓇ ᐸᓕᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ. "ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᑎᖏᕋᖅᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᑭᔪᒥ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑕᓯᖅ ᐋᓐᑎᐊᕆᐅᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᓯᖅ ᐃᐅᕆᒥ." "ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓗᒃᑖᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ, ᑲᒪᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᒧᑦ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ." ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᙱᖔᖅᖢᒍ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖔᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᓂ. ᐱᓕᕆᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᖃᖅᑐᓂ. "ᓂᖀᑦ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᑐᐊᖅᐸᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒌᖕᓄᐊᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᙵᓕᖕᓂ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᕗᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓅᕐᒪᑦ," ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᒐᔪᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓕᖕᓂ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᒫᖅ. "ᐅᓇ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕈᒪᙱᑉᐸᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᐅᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ." ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᖅ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᑲᐅᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ. "ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑖᓐ ᐅᐊᖕᒥ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥ Jackpine Paddle–ᒥ." "ᐅᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ (ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ) ᒪᑐᐃᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ ᑖᓐ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ, "ᐃᓄᑦᑎᐊᕚᓘᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᖏᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑎᓚᐅᕐᓚᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᐊᕕᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᕙᒍᑦ." 7–ᓂ ᓄᑲᑉᐱᐊᓂ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᓄᑲᑉᐱᐊᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ,

ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕿᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖅᓴᓂᑦ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ, ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ 2020–ᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐴᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ.

photo courtesy of David Pelly

Two children holding soccer balls in Kugaaruk. The Ayalik Fund during 2020 ran a number of food drives in various communities and part of the package included supplies for various activities for youth to participate in. ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥ. ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᓚᐅᕆᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒧᑦ. "ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᓂᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᓱᕈᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᑦᑕ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ, ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ 12–ᓂ ᓄᑲᑉᐱᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ 100 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ." ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᒃ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᐃᓂᖃᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ

ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ. "ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕙᒍᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᓪᓗᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒫᓂᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᑎᕈᓐᓇᓛᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᓛᖅᑐᒥ." "ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ 30–ᓂ 40–ᓂᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᐊᓛᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᓛᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑖᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓛᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᔭᓄᐊᕆᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑖᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓇᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᓂ ᓴᓂᓕᒥᓂᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᕐᓗᓂ." "ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᑐᙵᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ, "5 1\2 ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᓚᐅᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓕᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 6–ᖑᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ."


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Federal government commits $19.4 million to help Nunavut through Covid outbreak Nunavut The Government of Canada has announced $19.4 million in immediate funding to assist Nunavut as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in the Kivalliq region. The money will be used for food and social supports, municipal services such as water truck delivery, security and non-medical personal protective equipment to keep people safe. The Government of Nunavut (GN), Inuit communities and Inuit organizations will distribute the aid. The largest sum – $6.5 million – will be devoted to supporting essential municipal services and additional medical personnel and supplies. Food hampers and other meal programs will get an injection of $6 million. Another $2 million will go toward on-the-land initiatives, including food harvesting, "while facilitating physical distancing and promoting mental wellbeing," according to a federal government news release. Some of the funding will target the enhancement of remote education. Since the onset of the pandemic, the federal government stated that it has provided a total of $105 million in Covid-19 support to Nunavut communities. "Covid-19 has hit the Kivalliq region quickly and is testing our limited resources and capacity," said Premier Joe Savikataaq. "The Government of Nunavut is very grateful for the federal government's ongoing support and openness. Their immediate financial assistance in response to the outbreak, and their swift action to provide support where we need it is truly appreciated." Nunavut Tunngavik acting president James Eetoolook said, "Hampers with food and cleaning supplies are critically needed. This funding will support Nunavut Inuit to stay home and limit contacts. On behalf of Nunavut Inuit, I thank (Indigenous Services Canada) Minister Marc Miller for rapidly responding to the outbreak in the Kivalliq." Kivalliq Inuit Association President Kono Tattuinee added, "On-the-land social distancing helps to reduce overcrowding in homes and shelters, improves mental health and strengthens children learning Inuit language and culture. I am encouraged and grateful for this support." – Derek Neary

Arctic Comedy Festival to hold online fundraiser Nunavut On Dec. 1 the Canadian North Arctic Comedy Festival will be hosting Giving Tuesday: Living Room Comedy Show on their Facebook page. All of the proceeds will be going towards mental health-care service, more specifically the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline. The show on Dec. 1 will feature a number of comics including cast members of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark Critch, Mary Walsh and Susan Kent. Information on how to donate to the helpline can be found on their website. – Trevor Wright

Statistics Canada hiring for 2021 census Iqaluit Statistics Canada is searching for people to work as Recruitment Clerks for the 2021 Canadian census. Applicants must reside within a 1,000 km radius of the pos-

NTI elections going to be held Dec. 14 Candidates, from page 7

coming to Nunavut, Inuit will be able to have fast internet to advertise their business using social media and high-speed internet. Businesses will be able to advertise and network within Nunavut to showcase their products. As president, I want to support more hands-on training for on-the-land programs using traditional skills through NTI. NN: Many Inuit want to see

funds from the Nunavut Trust invested in the creation of new public housing. Is there any possibility that you would apply a portion of trust funds to building homes in the future? Why, or why not? AN: I would definitely push hard for the federal government to adequately house the communities in need, and that is all the communities in Nunavut. In collaboration with working with the Government of Nunavut, we can address the housing issues.

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ᐅᓯᒃᓴᕐᔪᐊᖅᑖᖅᑐᖅ, ᕌᓐᑎ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 8-ᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ.

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Randy Inutuinaq Getting a big haul, Randy caught eight caribou on the land.

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ition being staffed. The closing date to apply for the position is Dec. 30, at 11:59 p.m. PT and the anticipatory dates for the census will be from Jan. 4 to July 2, 2021. Successful candidates may be eligible for northern allowance, staff housing and vacation travel assistance. More information can be found on the Government of Canada website under jobs. – Trevor Wright

Contest and the Holiday Qaumakuluit Contest are still ongoing and more information can be found on the City of Iqaluit Recreation Facebook page. The Santa Claus Parade, slated to take place on Dec. 5 is pending due to Covid-19. – Trevor Wright

Recreation facilities closed until further notice

Nunavut Information about the latest statistics and cases regarding the novel Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 can be found on the Government of Nunavut's (GN) website where regular updates are posted. Anyone who has reason to believe they have been exposed to Covid-19 is advised to call the Covid-hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or notify their community health centre right away, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days. Please do not go to the health centre in person. – Trevor Wright

Iqaluit The City of Iqaluit recreation facilities including the Aquatic Centre as well as playgrounds around the city are closed until further notice. The Volunteer Appreciation Awards which was to take place on Nov. 18 has also been postponed until further notice. Planned holiday activities that can still be done from home are still going from the Holiday Themed Cookie Decorating

Information about Covid-19 found on GN website


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Helping fight the Covid blues Arviat company doing its best to boost community spirit by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Arviat

With confirmed cases of Covid-19 rising in the hamlet on a daily basis, Jim Ramsay of Arctic Connection took matters into his own hands to try and brighten the mood of the community by preparing and helping to deliver 150 hearty meals to folks who could use an act of kindness in Arviat. Ramsay said he wanted the meals to go to those in the community who, perhaps, could use a kind gesture and a bit of a helping hand during these most difficult of times. He said he had also been talking to longtime Kivalliq resident Sean Maley about helping out a little bit, so, this past Monday morning, Nov. 23, Ramsay cooked-up 75 breakfast sandwiches, to go along with 75 muffins and packs of juice to distribute among Hamlet of Arviat staff workers. He'll be doing the same thing again this coming Monday morning, Nov. 30. "I've lost 25 out of my 30 staff workers here at the store during the past week or so, so it's been a little rough but you still want to help out where you can," said Ramsay. "I just ordered a whack of quality bulk meats in because my plan is to do this every week if I possibly can. "I had one girl help me put the meals together for about three hours on Nov. 18, but I was in the kitchen from

about 4:30 in the morning. I threw-in 10 big loins-ofpork roasts and did each plate up with hot pork sandwiches, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. "I don't know what I get myself into sometimes, but I just do it because it helps people in the community and it makes me feel good, and that's all that matters." Ramsay said the meals were delivered to the doors of a number of Elders whose names he was given. He said he would casually ask his customers throughout the day if they could suggest anyone in the community who could use a good, nutritious, hot meal and appreciate the gesture. "I was told of one family with, I believe it was, 13 kids there, so we sent over a bunch of meals to that house, and we had a girl help who took 30 meals and went to drop them off to different Elders, people in isolated buildings and things of that nature. "We asked our customers for some names but, going on seven years now here in Arviat, we know some of the Elders and other folks who, you know, can use a little extra help every now and then. "Hilary Irwin also took some meals to drop off to a large family, so we got it done one way or another." Ramsay said he had to shut his kitchen down with the pandemic raging, and figured what better way to make

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Jim Ramsay of Arctic Connection gets to work trying to help lighten community spirit by preparing and helping to deliver 150 meals for folks in Arviat this past week. use of the store's beautiful kitchen than to do a little good in the community with the free meals. He said he was more than happy to help, with the majority of people in the community more than a little scared right now with, as of press time, 58 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Arviat. "People are scared, yes, but they're also doing pretty good. The momentum, I believe, is growing stronger to beat this thing. "We're a little freaked out. I mean, we're in the store

every day and people from the two buildings that got nailed with Covid here are also in our store every day, so it worries you a bit, of course. "I'm obviously going to have to be tested over the next day or two, but everyone coming into the store are wearing their masks, sanitizing their hands upon entry and practicing social distancing. "We're just doing our best to keep people up and positive, and that's what I intend to keep-on doing at the store as often as possible. It's just the right thing to do."

Arviat woman stranded in Iqaluit Outbreak of Covid-19 in the Kivalliq is preventing woman from returning home by Cody Punter

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

An Arviat woman is stranded in Iqaluit due to the current outbreak of Covid19 in her home community. Jenny Gibbons originally travelled to Iqaluit to babysit for her sister during the summer. However, after those plans fell through she ended up taking a 12-week entrepreneurship course. The course finished up on Nov. 20 but now that there is an outbreak of Covid-19 in Arviat, she is unable to return home. "The Covid is spreading in my hometown and I'm worried," she said. "I am scared to go back home right now and I need help." As of Nov. 25 Arviat had 107 positive Covid-19 cases. Since coming to Iqaluit Gibbons has been staying at Sivvumut homeless shelter. The shelter was trying to help Gibbons make plans to return home as her course was set to finish. However, all flights in an out of the Kivalliq have been cancelled as of Nov.15. "I'm just stuck in between," said Gibbons. Shelter staff, who requested not to be named, said Gibbons would have a room at the shelter indefinitely. "We are doing everything for the clients to pro-

tect them so we're not trying to send her to a community that has the virus right now," they said. Adding to Gibbons' woes is the fact that she doesn't have money to pay for a plane ticket. She received a modest stipend for food while taking her course but that only covered basic costs like food. "I don't know how I will get back home because my sister paid my way here," she said. Nunavut News reached out to the territorial government to see what kind of assistance is being offered to Kivalliq residents who are currently stranded outside the region. They did not respond before press time. Gibbons is currently letting one of her relatives stay in her public housing unit while she is gone, as a way to help alleviate the overcrowded situation in their own home. When she finally makes it home, Gibbons said she plan to open a homeless shelter in the community. "The course was about entrepreneurship. That's what I've been working on with that course," she said. "I've been hearing news about shortages and too many people in one place so I'm going to try and help my community."


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Cambridge Bay man makes his own work after mine layoff 'It takes a lot of effort to start a business and run a business,' says John Evaglok by Derek Neary

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Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

John Evaglok lost his job in March so he decided to go into business for himself. He drove trucks underground at the Hope Bay gold mine until March when Covid-19 emerged as a threat. All Nunavummiut mine workers were sent home to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. With plenty of time on his hands, he started researching how he could turn his 2013 Ford F-150 into a taxi. "I'd never ran a business before," he said. "It takes a lot of effort to start a business and run a business. You always have to be thinking." He found out it involved months of paperwork. "It's pretty complicated. I had to apply for a business licence from the hamlet, taxi licence, taxi registration, worker's compensation in Iqaluit ... insurance, lots of stuff," he recalled, adding that hamlet economic development officer Angela Gerbrandt, Kitikmeot Community Futures executive director Marg Epp and Kitikmeot Inuit Association business development officer Derek Elias were instrumental in

assisting him. He also had to take his vehicle in for a rigorous inspection. Evaglok is not only the owner of Angnaoyok Taxi – a reference to his Inuk name – he's been the company's sole driver since launching on Nov. 3. He chose a competitive undertaking as there are at least three other cab operators in Cambridge Bay: the long-established Go Cargo Taxi, Akhok's Taxi and Tundra Taxi has taken over the assets of Ziggy's Taxi. "Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not so good," Evaglok said of his days waiting for calls from customers. "It's a risky business, especially if you don't know what you're getting into." The busiest period tends during the late morning until early evening when the stores are open, he said. One of features that Evaglok realized would be handy is a hand-held mobile device to accept payment by debit card, which many people prefer to use than cash, he said. "Before, I didn't have this machine. I'd have to bring them to the bank and they'd have to put out money and then I'd bring them to

ᔮᓐ ᐃᕙᒡᓗᒃ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑖᒃᓯᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᐊᖕᓇᐅᔪᒃ ᑖᒃᓯ – ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒦᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ.

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John Evaglok got his cab service – Angnaoyok Taxi – on the road in Cambridge Bay in early November. their destination," Evaglok said of the less-than-ideal previous efforts he'd make to arrange for payment. Gerbrandt said Evaglok worked very hard to cover off all of the

requirements for his business licence and he's a great communicator. "He was determined and very, very patient," she said, adding that his pickup truck will give him a

niche since the other cab companies own cars or SUVs. "I do really wish him well and I do think he's got everything that it takes to do well," said Gerbrandt.

Thanking those on the front line TTM committee, Slapshot Canteen deliver about 40 meals to health workers in Rankin by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Health workers in Rankin Inlet received a pleasant surprise when free meals were delivered to their place of work to thank them for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 18. The meals were prepared and delivered through a partnership between Slapshot Canteen owner Chadd Burrill and committee members for the Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's hockey championship. Burrill said he was approached by committee member Troy Aksalnik this past week to cook lunch for the community's health-care workers. He said even though it was extremely short notice, he felt it was really important to show the workers how much the community appreciated their efforts. "I recently had to lay off all my staff members, including my two main workers Tristan Sammurtok and Chris Markell, so I really wasn't sure what direction I was going in with the canteen at the moment, with me the only one working," said Burrill. "Troy wanted a good, hearty, cooked meal for them, so I suggested lasagna with a salad, which I made totally fresh that day in time for lunch after coming in at six in the morning. "I'm not a baker by any means,

but I got fresh lasagna, Caesar salad, a banana cream crumble cake and a bottle of water ready for all of them by lunch, and committee members Troy (Aksalnik) and Hamish (Tatty) came, picked them up and delivered them to the health-care workers. "I can't really remember how many they delivered, but somewhere around 36 to 40, I believe." Burrill said as far as he knows, everything with the meal went extremely well. He said Aksalnik told him all the health workers were very happy with the gesture, and they were all clapping and laughing when they brought the meals in. "I had everything go out the door at 11:58 a.m., so we conquered," said Burrill laughing. "I felt so bad about laying off my staff though. Tristan (Sammurtok) is just the best, you know, but she's also pregnant and I didn't want to risk her getting sick here, even though we were very, very shortstaffed already. "I told her I appreciated everything she did throughout the entire year at the canteen here with me and that, once things get better, she can always come back here if she wants to. "I just didn't want any of my employees getting sick while here at work because I would have carried that guilt around with me forever." Burrill said he reopened the Slapshot Canteen this past Friday, working the kitchen by himself.

ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᖄᖏᓵᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑑᑑᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᖁᔭᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ Slapshot ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᕋᓛᖓᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᑦ ᐳᕆᐅᓪ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᕗᖅ ᓴᓇᓵᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓚᓵᓐᔮᓂ

photo courtesy of Chadd Burrill

Slapshot canteen owner Chadd Burrill prepares a load of freshly-made lasagna done in partnership with the Terence Tootoo Memorial Committee to thank health care workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic in Rankin Inlet this past week. He said he's only allowing 10 people in line to pick-up their orders at any one time. "What I'm going to do is have people call in their order, I'll give them their total and then they can (email money transfer) the funds to

slapshotcanteen@gmail.com. "That's an automatic deposit account, so once I receive their funds, I'll cook their meal, call them when it's ready, and they can just come in, pick it up and go. "That's way nobody's waiting in

line to use the debit machine or anything like that. "This is the only income I have, so I have to be open, but I don't want to put anyone in harm's way, especially my staff and customers who have all been so good to me."


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Curling season start depends on lockdown 2020 has been a challenge says president of the Nunavut Curling Association by Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

Nunavut curlers were gearing up for a late start to the season, with the Iqaluit Curling Club making good progress in installing the ice, when Nunavut's second lockdown came knocking on Nov. 18. It was only around mid-October, according to the Nunavut Curling Association, that facilities got the green light to open up again. "Once we found that out then we started trying to get the ice done," said Hunter Tootoo, president of the Nunavut Curling Association. Usually when ice is being installed an expert from down south is brought in to help lay the ice down. "We weren't able to do that this year so a few of us locally city (of Iqaluit) folks are trying to get it done," said Tootoo. "We're at the point where we need to start painting the ice. The main ice sheet is in and pretty level," added

Justin McDonell, who is on the Iqaluit Curling Club board. "Then there's a couple of floods to go on top of the paint to finish the process." Tootoo said they were hoping to get curling around the last week of November. "But now it's obviously going to be delayed two to three more weeks." While it does delay the ice, they are still hopeful everything will be done by the time club playdowns ahead of the nationals which are scheduled in after December. "Our playdowns for the national event are scheduled for the eighth to 10th of January," said Tootoo. The deadline for team registration for those playdowns is Dec. 18 so there still is time to register in Iqaluit. As for a couple of the national events themselves, Tootoo says they might play out differently this season. "I know Curling Canada is looking at a hub city model for the Scotties and the Brier," said Tootoo.

He adds that 2020 "has been a challenge." "Whether we were going to be able to operate or have a season or not we didn't know until October." "Usually our ice is going in by then and we would have started already." With facilities in Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet not operating this season, the territorial championships also will be looking different with just the Iqaluit Curling Club facility being used. "That doesn't preclude anyone else from entering a team in, but it's highly unlikely we'll get teams from anywhere else." While other communities are unlikely to play Tootoo is confident about this year's membership for the Iqaluit Curling Club. "We had close to just under 400 members here last year and there could be even more people this year because people aren't travelling and there's a lot less stuff going on." It is an opportunity for more

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᔅᑭᑉ-ᖓ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᓗᐃ, ᓛᑦ ᓗᐊᐃᑦ ᑭᐊᓐᑐᓪ, ᒪᕐᕈᖓ ᔨᐊᕝ ᓇᑑ 2019-ᒥ ᑎᒻ ᕼᐅᐊᑎᓐᔅ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒥ.

Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo

Team Nunavut, skip David St. Louis, lead Lloyd Kendall, second Jeff Nadeau at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier in Manitoba. people around Iqaluit who might have been doing something otherwise because of cancelled activities to get

into curling, he adds. "You don't need all kinds of equipment, just go out there and have fun."


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ᐅᓇᑕᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓚᐅᑲᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᒫᔾᔨ 7–ᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓂᐅᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒫᔾᔨ 7–ᒥ. ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ 2020–ᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐸᓚ ᓱᕆᖕᑲᒧᑦ.

photo courtesy Paula Cziranka

The wrestling team takes a break from training in Cambridge Bay in March for what would have been preparation for the Arctic Winter Games. The games were cancelled on March 7. The Arctic Winter Games was one among many sporting events to be cancelled in 2020.

'When people have their backs against the wall they'll find a way to play and they'll find a way to get active:' Scott Schutz by Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

Nunavut

The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) helps support recreation and recreation and sport organizations in the territory. Various tournaments, events and programs have been postponed or cancelled by past and current Covid-19 lockdowns. "Certainly with the recent shutdown with the RPAN programs, we were supposed to be doing some of our training with our winter initiatives that start after Christmas, we had to postpone that," said Dawn Currie, executive director for RPAN. The lockdown from earlier in 2020 has also had its impacts on sports in the territory. "I think it's kind of been affected right from the start, the territorial sport organizations. It's been tough for those communities, getting sport going in those communities," said Scott Schutz, who works with Volleyball Nunavut and is the program co-ordinator for RPAN. "In volleyball's case, because it's mainly who I work with, one of the biggest issues is we weren't able to have our territorials this year or our territorial championships." "All the other sport organizations are in the

same boat, there's a lot of youth in those communities that are missing out, really on those tournaments." Part of dealing with decreased travel between communities is working to help build more local capacity for programming in the various communities. "We're fortunate we're still planning on going ahead because we're not doing any intercommunity travel stuff so we're really looking to utilize some of our young leaders in the communities and get them more involved and trained in working with our programs," said Currie. They aren't without their concerns however in keeping students active in Nunavut. "We're trying to put a positive spin on everything, there are so many unknowns," Currie added. "Recreation and sport is such a backbone to the communities in terms of what they do after school and in school." Part of those concerns include trying to keep youth and students active during a time of reduced sporting and recreation activities available. "Gyms have just opened up a month ago and now the gyms are closing again," said Schutz,

"It's hurt sport I think in a big way in competing, my biggest thing is trying to get kids active, getting youth active." "I think people are afraid and they're taking it very seriously to try and stay indoors within their home environments, but it's a challenge without question," added Currie. "Our concern is the mental wellness of people in the communities when you have nothing to do and you're already in closed, confined areas." Among the factors impacting sport and recreation is future funding being impacted by Covid response further into the future. "A lot of funding has been reallocated to different parts of Covid responses and that's fair enough," said Currie. "A concern would be any funding that maybe reduced going forward, I think that we're fortunate that a lot of our partners, government or non-government partners have recognized the value of recreation." She adds "but when the money's all spent and the next year comes that's going to be a factor looking ahead. "There's a number of different rippling kinds of effects that Covid has and maybe we weren't even really aware of the effect."

Covid-19 has also had a large impact financially, especially for organizations relying on grant money. "Certain partners are not reviewing grant applications right now, so even if you want to plan for something you don't know if your funding is gonna get approved." They do remain optimistic for the near future however. "Right now obviously things aren't going great with the spike in cases in Nunavut," said Schutz. "But I think hopefully as time goes by, things will start to calm down and hopefully the vaccines comes out in the near future and we can try to get back to what the new normal is going to be." From funding and programming concerns to keeping youth active at this time there are a lot of factors impacting recreation and sporting programs and organizations according to RPAN. "It's a hard time for everyone, and the recreation and sport partners are trying to do the best that we can do (to) support the communities and the communities can't wait to get back into their arenas or gyms, so hopefully this doesn't extend too much longer," said Currie.


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