Nunavut News, November 9 Edition

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ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᒪᐃᔭᖓ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᖕᒧᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᔨᐊᕆ ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ, ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒐᓗᐊᕈᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᓴᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ

Mayor ready to take legal action Clyde River's Jerry Natanine willing to hold up Baffinland mine expansion over environmental impacts

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"Absolutely, I'm prepared to go to court. They're just walking all over us." – Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine says iron mine owners, government must provide answers on wildlife, page 5.


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ᓄᑖᖑᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᔮᓐ ᕚᓯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 2-ᒥ. ᕚᓯᑦ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᓄᖅᑲᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᓘᑲᓯᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 14-ᒥ. ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ 2019-ᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓄᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᓘᑲᓯᒥ.

News Briefs ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓄᐊᑦᓯᓂᖅ ᕿᒻᒥᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᐱᒍᒪᔭᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖓᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ $100,000 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᓄᐊᑦᓯᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦ

ᒥᓕᔭᓐᑖᓚᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓄᐊᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕿᒻᒥᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᑦᑕᓗ ᐱᒍᒪᔭᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 2-ᒥ. ᓇᒡᒐᔭᐅᖑᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᓕᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ $100,000 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᒥᓕᔭᓐᑖᓚᑖᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᕋᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᐱᕐᙶᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᖓᓂᓘᓐᓃᑦ 2021 ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖁᔭᐅᙱᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᒍᑦᓯ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᓴᓇᒍᑎᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᓂᕐᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᓯ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ GoFundMe ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓄᑦ . please see Go, page 12

ᑕᑕᑎᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᒪᑎᑕᐅᓕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᒍᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᑖᒍᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒃᑯᖏᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᒍᒪᕗᑦ 2021-ᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᑕᑕᑎᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 18, 2021-ᒥ- ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᖃᓄᖅ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᒍᓐᓇᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ NIYC Facebookᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦᑕ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᑕᑎᕆᔪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ 15-ᓂᑦ 30-ᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃ. please see Applications, page 12

ᓄᑖᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ

ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 3-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᔮᓐ ᕚᓯᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᒡᓗ 901-ᒥ. ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ YouTube ᖓᒍᑦ. ᕚᓯᑦ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 27-ᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ, ᓄᖅᑲᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᓘᑲᓯ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 14-ᒥ. ᐊᒥᓲᓛᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ 2019-ᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓘᑲᓯᒥᑦ ᑐᖏᓕᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ. please see New, page 12

ᐊᖁᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓱᒃᑐᒥ ᑐᖁᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᒐᒃᓴᙳᑦᑎᑕᐅᕗᖅ

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᒐᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ 27-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᒥ ᐊᖑᒻᒥ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᒻᒥ ᑐᖁᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᕐᕈᓗᐊᕿᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐳᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥᐊᒻᒪ-ᕿᒫᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 23-ᒥ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᕗᑦ ᐱᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᓱᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᐳᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᖁᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐳᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. please see Driver, page 12

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New City Councillor sworn in

The newest addition to city council John Fawcett was sworn in at city hall on November 2, pictured with lands administrator Amanda Wells. Fawcett was appointed following the resignation of Malaiya Lucassie as council member on Oct. 14. He was the runner-up during the 2019 municipal elections and holds the most votes after Lucassie.

Demand for housing high, affordability challenges persist CMHC Northern Housing Report highlights challenges in Iqaluit and Nunavut as a whole by Trevor Wright

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Iqalummiut are still facing a critical shortage of housing according to a new report. On Oct. 29 the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released their 2020 Northern Housing Report, which focuses on housing conditions in the major centres and capitals of the Northern territories of Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. The report for Iqaluit highlighted Nunavut's young and growing population is increasing the demand for housing territorywide. There was also strong rental demand with near zero vacancy rates for market rentals, as well as social and affordable housing units. Challenges around affordability also continue with high costs of construction and land availability issues limiting the building of new units. With an estimated population of 38,780 as of 2019, many of those are in public housing according to the report. "According to the NHC (Nunavut Housing Corporation), the corporation serves 21,537 tenants in 5,582 units, with the majority of tenants, 42 per cent, under 18 years old. One of the objectives of the NHC is to address housing needs across the territory. According to the NHC 2018-2019 Annual Report, more

than 50 per cent of the communities in Nunavut have been identified as having a critical public housing shortage," the report reads. Included among the communities with a critical public housing shortage is Iqaluit with an estimated 360 additional public housing units needed there according to the report. Also identified in the report was a core housing need among residents with a territorial-wide core housing need of 36.5 per cent, however these percentages vary considerably when broken down into household types. "There's more individuals per household in Nunavut," explained Heather Bowyer, market analyst for CMHC. "That contributes to increasing core housing need." Couples without children form the lowest percentage of those who have a core housing need at 9.9 per cent while multifamily and lone parent household types form the highest proportion with a need at 57.5 per cent and 51.5 per cent respectively. "Of the lone-parent households, female-led households had high incidences of core housing need than male-led, demonstrating some of the additional challenges women face in the housing market," the report states. Despite the high core housing need in Nunavut for families and near zero vacancy rates for rentals, high construction costs continue to hinder the creation of additional units with an expected

ᓇᑉᐸᖅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᕿᔪᖁᑎᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᖁᑎᓂᑦ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᑖᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 2019-ᒥ.

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Construction workers in Arviat open crates of supplies to build new homes in April 2019. slowdown in the Nunavut housing market caused by the Covid19 pandemic going forward. Construction materials either have to be sent in via sea lift or through the air as there is a lack of roads and rail lines connecting Nunavut communities. The lower population of Nunavut and fewer training opportunities for construction work also affect the higher cost of housing construction. "All those affect the causing (of high construction costs) in

Nunavut which contribute to the high cost of housing," Bowyer said, adding that it's also very expensive to find land for building. There is some support however for those who are dealing with higher costs of housing in Nunavut according to Bowyer who pointed towards the CMHC's National Housing Co-Investment Fund, the fund offers low-cost and forgivable loans for the construction, repair and revitalization of affordable housing.


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ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᑳᓐᓱᒧᑦ; ᒪᒥᔪᐃᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ Remicade ᐊᒻᒪ Herceptin ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖓᓂ, ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᑐᐃᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ (GN) ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑳᓐᓲᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᒥᔪᐃᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓛᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 2-ᒥ, ᓄᑖᖑᔪᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒥ, ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ. ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓂ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᐅᒻᒥ Remicade-ᒥ, ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᒥᔪᐃᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ Crohn's ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᑐᒪᖅᑐᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑭᐊᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᒥᕐᓗᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑐᖓᓂ. "ᐃᒻᒥᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᕌᖓᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᑐᕚᒧᑦ, ᑕᖅᑭᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓂᒪᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ," ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᐹᑎ ᑎᒪᐃᔪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᖑᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᐅᑎ Herceptin ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᓇᒧᙵᐅᕈᓘᔭᖅᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᕕᐊᖏᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓈᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᔪᒥ ᑳᓐᓱᓂᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᒪᐃᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᐳᖅ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᕕᐊᖏᕐᓂ ᑳᓐᓱᓄᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᕕᐊᖏᕐᓄᑦ ᑳᓐᓱᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᕗᖅ, ᐱᓲᕆᕙᖓᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᕌᖓᑕ ᑎᑭᐅᒪᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᐸᑕ," ᑎᒪᐃᔪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. 17-ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᕗᕌᓐᓱᐊ ᑎ ᐅᐃᑦ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖓᓂ. ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᓱᓕ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ/ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ-ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᔭᕆᐊᖃᕋᔭᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ, ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᙵᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓄᐊᙱᖔᕐᓗᑎᒃ. ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᑕᖃᕆᕗᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ. "ᕿᒥᕐᕈᕗᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓂᑦ 6-ᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓂ

ᓈᓐᓯ ᐸᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ (ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ) ᐊᒻᒪ ᕉᑕ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᕆᐊᖃᓲᖑᔪᓂ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ 12-ᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕆᐊᖃᔾᔮᕈᓐᓃᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ. ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᖕᓂ.

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Nancy Natanine, left, and Rhonda Palluq are two of about 17 across the territory who won't have to leave Nunavut to get cancer treatment. Saving time that would have normally be spent in isolation centres. ᕿᒪᒃᓯᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓐᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᐃᑲᕐᕋᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥᒐᓚᒃ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᔭᖅᑐᕋᔭᖅᐳᑦ, ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ, ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓈᓐᓯ ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᓲᖅ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ. ᓈᑕᓇᐃᓐ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓲᖑᕗᖅ Crohn's ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᖓᓄᑦ. "ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᑕᒫᒥ, ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᓕᕐᓗᓂ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒫᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᒪᐃᔪ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᑳᓐᓱᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᕕᖕᓂᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ Herceptin ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ. "ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓴᙱᒃᑎᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑳᓐᓱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᐸᒃᑐᓂ

ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ. ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᕗᖅ ᐊᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ," ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᒪᐃᔪ. ᑎ ᐅᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ. "ᑎᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᙱᓚᑦ (ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ), ᑎᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓘᒃᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑳᓐᓱᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᒋᕗᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑳᓐᓱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ," ᑎ ᐅᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑎᒪᐃᔪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ. "ᒫᓐᓇ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ-ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓂ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᑳᓐᓱᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ."

New treatments offer ease of access for cancer; chronic conditions Remicade and Herceptin treatments are now being offered at the Qikiqtani General Hospital, cutting down two-week or longer trips to just an hour by Trevor Wright

Northern News Services

Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Health introduced two new treatments to the territory for certain cancers and specific chronic conditions. The announcement was made at the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit on the morning of Nov. 2, where the new treatments will be performed. Previously, patients in Nunavut had to travel outside the territory to receive such treatments each month, often in the south. The first new treatment is using the medication Remicade, which is used to treat chronic conditions such as Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. "It was an infusion that was given

every four weeks and people were flying down to Ottawa, month after month for years in order to get them the therapy to help them remain healthy and well," explained Dr. Patty DiMaio during the announcement. The second treatment introduced was the chemotherapy drug Herceptin which helps treat metastatic breast and gastric cancers, according to DiMaio it is mostly used to treat breast cancer during the later stages of treatments. "It is at the last part of a women's breast cancer treatment, they are receiving this medication that goes on every three weeks for up to a year after their other treatments are finished," DiMaio said. There are approximately 17 people in Nunavut who will be benefiting from these new treat-

ments according to Francois de Wet, the chief of staff for Qikiqtani General Hospital. Kitikmeot residents are still able to travel to Yellowknife for treatment inside the Nunavut/NWT travel bubble without having to selfisolate, while Kivalliq patients will be able to go to Iqaluit for treatment instead of having to go down south. Plans to expand program There are plans to roll out treatments in the other regions as well. "We're looking at the next six months having it rolled out in Kivalliq as well as Kitikmeot," said Health Minister George Hickes. It put quite the strain on a person having to leave their community for two out of every three or four weeks. "You only have to go down for

an hour or so to get your treatment, then you have to isolate for two weeks, that's a bit too long when you're working," said Nancy Natanine, one of the patients present at the announcement. Natanine gets treated for Crohn's disease. "With the advent of Covid and having to isolate, you can imagine how hard it is having to travel every three weeks, isolate, come home and repeat that for a year," said DiMaio. Working with southern cancer treatment centres has been essential to getting Herceptin treatments available in the North. "One of our goals is to strengthen our partnerships with the cancer centres in the south, to get them to know who we are and what our patients are wanting and getting it so we can have a firm team with

them. So there's lots of steps along the path of doing that," explains DiMaio. De Wet also added that the Ottawa Hospital has been a very helpful partner in getting these treatments set up in the North. "Not only have they come down (to Iqaluit), they sent a team down to train the physicians here in cancer care, they've also sent some of our staff down to Ottawa to work in their cancer unit down there," de Wet said. DiMaio also said they hope to expand their relationship with Ottawa to get more people trained. "We now have a regular OttawaBaffin team so hopefully we'll be developing those teams along with our other southern partners in the other regions that provide cancer care."


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Clyde River mayor braces for legal action over iron mine expansion Jerry Natanine says he cannot get answers from GN on proposed railway's impact on Baffin caribou by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Nunavut

Jerry Natanine prevailed in a high-profile 2017 Supreme Court case to prevent offshore seismic testing, and he says he's prepared to use the legal system again, if necessary, to stop Baffinland Iron Mines from building a railway. "Absolutely, I'm prepared to go to court," Natanine says. "They're just walking all over us." The mayor's primary concern is for wildlife, particularly caribou, in relation to the proposed 110-kilometre railway that would stretch from the Mary River mine to Milne Inlet. Baffinland is aiming to ramp up production to 12 million tonnes of ore per year, double the existing six million tonnes. The mining company wants to achieve 30 million tonnes in the longterm. The Nunavut Impact Review Board is considering the potential effects of expansion. During recent technical hearings and community round-table sessions, Baffinland stated that the mine will have "no significant impacts" on caribou, yet the Government of Nunavut's representatives did not provide any reports or studies that would

back up such a claim, according to Natanine. "They're not being up front," he says. "If they had proof, the government would be pouring it out to everyone. But they seem to be working behind closed doors and hiding here and there – not directly answering questions." Nunavut News asked the Department of Environment to clearly state its position on how mine expansion could affect caribou, to provide any pertinent reports, to specify what studies are planned and what other steps would be taken to assure the health of the herd. A department spokesperson says that a formal response will be provided to Natanine's letter to the environment minister before any public statements are released. Megan Lord-Hoyle, Baffinland's vice-president of sustainable development, states that the company has been "keenly focused" on developing appropriate mitigation measures to ensure no significant impacts occur involving caribou. These measures are based on multiple analyses – including Inuit traditional knowledge – of potential project effects on caribou habitat, mortality, movement and health. Lord-Hoyle says Baffinland is "actively working

with communities, QIA (Qikiqtani Inuit Association) and the Government of Nunavut to develop monitoring programs that will determine the accuracy of our predictions." Natanine says he and other leaders from North Baffin communities have asked Baffinland to consider another inlet other than Milne because of the traditional harvesting done in that area. He says mine officials refused to alter their chosen location. "Obviously they don't care about our hunting way of life. They don't care about Inuit or how we live as long as they get their ore," the mayor says. Lord-Hoyle says development of an entirely new transportation corridor to another port location was determined to not be feasible from a technical, economic or environmental perspective. In addition, it would have required amendments to the land-use plan. She gave examples of the company's flexibility, citing its agreement to avoid a travel corridor between Pond Inlet and Iglulik, a commitment to create embankment slopes to facilitate caribou crossings and its plans to include safe crossings, trails and shelters for land-users. However, there have

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"Absolutely, I'm prepared to go to court. They're just walking all over us," Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine says of Baffinland Iron Mines. Natanine, seen above in Ottawa, was triumphant in a 2017 Supreme Court case that prevented offshore seismic testing. already been impacts on wildlife since mining activity and mine construction began close to a decade ago, according to Clyde River's mayor. "We've heard people from Pond Inlet telling stories of how it used to be before all this shipping came," Natanine says. "They used to go camping at Milne Inlet, get all their fishing, narwhal hunting and sealing up there. Today when they go up there during the shipping season,

there's nothing. The narwhals they caught were not even edible because they were so skinny. No seals. Hardly any Arctic char at all. It's devastating. I wouldn't want other Inuit to be in that situation." Although he concedes that the mine has created a "significant" number of jobs for people in his community and generated some funding through the QIA, Natanine insists that the environmental drawbacks from Mary River

"ᑕᐸᐃᖅᑐᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᒋᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᑎᒋᓂᖓᓂ" ᐃᓄᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒥ ᓂᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᒥ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᒐᓴᖕᓂ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᖅᑎᓂᑦ 50 ᑭᓗᒍᕌᒻᓂ ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᓂᕿᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᒧᑦ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᑲᓴᖕᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ, ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᓲᓴᓐ ᐳᕋᐃᑦ, ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥᐅᑕᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20-ᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᑯᒥ ᐃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 46 ᑭᓗᒍᕌᒻᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᑕᐅᓵᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 11-ᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᓂᖀᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᑦ ᓄᐊᑦᑯᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᓚᖅ. "ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᑐᒃᑐᓕᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑲᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᑭᓖᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖅᑖᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᓂᒃ." ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᐃᑦ. ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᓐ ᓄᐊᑦᒧᑦ ᖃᔅᓰᖅᓱᒐᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᖀᑦ ᖁᐊᖃᐅᒻᒦᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑭᓖᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ $300-ᓂ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓄᑦ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒧᑦ. "ᖁᐊᖃᐅᒻᒦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ. ᓇᓗᓕᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ. ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᔨᓕᖅᐳᑦ $300-ᑲᓴᖕᓂ. ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᓗᓂ." ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖓᓐᓂ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᐊᑭᓖᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ $151.38-ᓂ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᓐ ᓄᐊᑦᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓗᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓂᕿᑦ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓱᓕ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒧᑦ. "ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐸ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ.

ᐃᓱᒪᓇᔭᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖃᕈᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᒐᒃᓴᐅᓇᔭᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ." ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐳᕋᐃᑦᒧᑦ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᓗᑲᑕᒃᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᖃᐱᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓂ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓐᓂ. ᐅᓪᓗᕐᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᓐ ᓄᐊᑦᒥ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐳᕋᐃᑦᒧᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑕᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒧᑦ, ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᕿᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖏᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ. ᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕿᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᒦᓕᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖁᐊᖃᐅᑎᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓄᙵᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ. "ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᑐ ᓂᖀᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ. ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ. ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓗᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒥᐊᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ." ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᕈᓐᓇᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑭᐅᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᔾᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᖏᑦ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒧᑦ. ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᒃᓴᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓘᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᓐ ᓄᐊᑦᑯᓐᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖅ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᒥᒃ ᓂᕆᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ. "ᑕᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᔅᓰᖅᓱᒐᓚᒃᖢᖓ ᐅᓇ ᑕᒻᒪᕐᓂᐅᓂᖓᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᑕᐸᐃᖅᐳᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᒋᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᑎᒋᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖁᔭᓕᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᒃ."

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Court ruling 'disheartening' for Nunavut's foster families: director Department of Family Services has introduced mandatory training for foster parents by Derek Neary

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A recent court decision that placed a young girl with her mother who was convicted of being severely abusive to her son rather than entrusting the daughter's welfare to Nunavut's foster family system is "concerning, discouraging and disheartening" to foster parents and frontline workers, says the executive director of Family Services. "When we have a Crown prosecutor and appeal court judges basing their decisions on hearsay or anecdotal information and assumptions instead of the facts, it places the whole court system into question in terms of the processes of how they make their judgments," said executive director Arijana Haramancic. "This really negates all the good, meaningful and worthwhile work from our dedicated foster families, and I thought about the impact on them receiving that message." Crown prosecutor Gary Wool, in an October Nunavut Court of Appeals case, helped persuade a panel of three judges that a mother who beat and failed to sufficiently feed her young son would be better off looking after her daughter – to whom she showed no indication of harming – instead of placing the daughter with a foster family. The mother in this case was not sentenced to prison. Wool spoke of the "bleak future" of children in foster care in the North and said resources are lacking. He declined further comment for this story. Haramancic emphasized that numerous factors are examined before a child is removed from a home, and other family members, such as grandparents and aunts and uncles, are considered before a youngster is turned over to the foster care system.

"Our first focus is obviously the safety of the child but then it is ensuring the permanency of the family connections and the cultural connections," said Haramancic. Close to 230 children are in the foster care system in Nunavut, where 140 foster families are registered, although some of those children have been taken in by extended family, Haramancic noted. There are approximately 70 children in foster homes and group homes outside of Nunavut. The executive director explained that foster families must undergo an initial screening process that involves a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check. New mandatory training for foster parents was introduced this year. The material covers how to care for children safely, managing their behaviours, dealing with trauma and other skills and knowledge. There are six modules that vary from half a day to a full day in length. The department is also establishing ongoing professional development. "We're developing more robust and consistent training and support for foster parents," Haramancic said. A 2013 auditor general's report found that fully-compliant annual reviews of foster placements only took place in 13 per cent of 32 sample cases. That percentage rose to 75 per cent in 2019-20, Haramancic said. "There has been a real ongoing focus on improving compliance since the auditor general's report," she said. "The department has developed strategies to bring that compliance higher. I'm hopeful that we will be as close as possible to that magic 100 per cent but any incremental improvement, it was nice to be able to see progress there."

"ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᖓᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᑐᐃᔨᖓ ᐋᕆᐋᓇ ᕼᐊᕋᒪᓐᓯᒃ.

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"Our first focus is obviously the safety of the child, but then it is ensuring the permanency of the family connections and the cultural connections," says Department of Family Services executive director Arijana Haramancic.


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ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᖃᔅᓰᓐᓇᐅᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖓᓯᒌᒃᑑᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᑐᓂᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᒃ (IHS) ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᓛᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᓂᖓᓂ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑐᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑑᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᒪᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 2007-ᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᑭᔾᔮᓇᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓇᑭᙶᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓪᓚᕆᓲᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒧᑦ. ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒋᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕋᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᕐᔪᐊᕌᓗᙱᓪᓗᓂ. ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᓄᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔭᕆᐊᖃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᕐᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑰᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᓂ ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᕗᑦ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᖁᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ.

ᕿᑐᕐᙱᓱᐃᖅᑕᐅᕕᓂᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᖕᒧᑦ "ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ" ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᕿᒻᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᑐᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᖅ Go Fund Me ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᒃᑯᐊᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ – ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥᒃ ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒍᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᐱᕐᙶᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ 2021-ᒥ. ᐅᖁᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᒪᑐᓯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᕈᓂ, ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᓂᑎᑦᑎᓇᔭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐅᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ $100,000-ᓂ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ 'ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑐᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ' ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒃᓴᒧᑦ. ᑐᒃᓯᕋᖅᓯᒪᒋᕗᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒃᓴᒧᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᑭᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑑᔪᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᑭᐱᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑐᔪᕐᒥᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓕᒫᑦᑎᐊᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᕗᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᓂᐱᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓄᑦ. ᐊᐃᑦᑖᖑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ

ᐱᑕᖃᙱᒻᒪᑕ ᒥᓪᓗᐊᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ. ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᖃᖅᑐᒥ 29 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᓐ ᓄᐊᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓕᒫᖅ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑰᖅᑎᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᕿᒻᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᖃᕐᓇᓂ ᐆᒪᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ-ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᖅ – ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᔭᓂᐅᓪ ᑲᓇᑎ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 3-7-ᓂ ᓄᑖᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᖕᒧᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᒥ. "ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓯᒪᑦᑎᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕆᐊᖃᓕᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ. ᑐᑭᓯᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᒃᑯᑦᑕ, ᐊᓯᐊᒎᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᐅᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ." ᖃᐅᔨᒪᙱᖦᖢᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐋᒃᑲᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐹᕗᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᑏᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒥ ᓇᒡᓕᒃᓵᕐᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᑎᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᓇᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᓗᒃᑖᓂ ᑐᓂᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ.

A million dollar mission Animal welfare organizations are few and far between in the North, providing vital services with little assistance Northern News Services

Known also as the Nunavut Animal Shelter, the Iqaluit Humane Society (IHS) is the only organization of its kind in the territory. It has been serving the needs of unwanted and surrendered animals since 2007 and now it needs a new home. They are in a similar struggle to those of animal shelters across the country, where funding options are limited and not much is forthcoming from municipal or territorial sources. The shelter provides a temporary home for many animals that would otherwise end up disposed of, to put it gently. Dealing with companion animal overpopulation has often had to be taken care of in the most brutally efficient manner possible. This has been a longtime reality in the North. The shelters operating in the territorial capitals that fly dogs out of the smaller communities either to homes in the larger centres or to partner organizations in the south are critical to preventing the deaths of these animals. Neuter clinics that are offered and facilitated by IHS have "dramatically" reduced the numbers of dogs being sent to Iqaluit and are just one of

for themselves. Unfortunately, those needs don't exist inside a vacuum. Iqaluit Humane Society There are an extraordinary number of competing needs in a territory that We say: boasts a 29 per cent poverty rate Needed, under-valued with an infrastructure gap that continues to grow exponentially. their many funding requirements. Companies like Canadian North, Right now the humane society has who have historically flown dogs a Go Fund Me fundraiser active as from communities to Iqaluit free of a way to address their core funding charge, have been a lifeline for IHS requirements – chief among those a but with pandemic-related uncernew building to replace the one that tainty facing these Northern airlines is slated to be torn down in spring or that support could be threatened. summer of 2021. If ongoing mould There is limited space – in previissues weren't enough to close the ous interviews, president of IHS Janbuilding down, the lack of space elle Kennedy stated three to seven would have forced the society out in new animals are brought to the sheltime. ter weekly. As of press time they've raised "There is only so long we can more than $100,000 in donations hold an animal before we have to for their Million Dollar Mission do something else with it. We try to toward a new building. make sure people understand if we They've also applied to the Arctic didn't exist, the alternative is much Inspiration Prize, not only as a way more grim." to keep the society afloat, but to Not knowing whether or not there transform it into a holistic business will be enough funds to keep the offering services such as grooming, doors open each month is inhumane training, boarding and educational for a society that devotes so much to opportunities for school groups. address what would otherwise be an All of these things are necessary out-of-control situation. services in a society that strives to do The shelter needs all the support good by those who don't have voices that can be mustered.

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'Continue to look after your land and sea' ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᒧᑦ ᒥᕐᙳᐅᖅᓯᕐᕕᖓ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ

The Heritage Park in Cambridge Bay at the start of November

HALLUUQQAGIT. INUIN IQALUKTUUTIAMI NAAMMAINNAQTUT. HILA ALAPPAAQNAIKTUK. PINNIKHIJUQ NUNAKPUT APINMAN. INUIN KUVJAKIJUT ALIANAQ. NUTAQQATLU NAAMMAKTUT. KIKINGMIJUQ TARJUQ. INUIN AUDLAATTIVAKTUT. UQAQHAINNAMA AYUQNAKMAN ILAIJAGAG-

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

Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

NAT. NAAMMAQPAKLUHI. UUAQATAKLUGIT ALGATIT. QINIQPAKLUGIT NUTAQQATIT. Welcome to beautiful Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Winter is here, with a lot of snow already making the land and sea more beautiful. Soon the sun will set until January 2021.

The daylight hours are much shorter now, the darkness sets in beautifully as you walk and the lights all lit up, our little Christmas town. Halloween was fun to watch with all the kids dressed up in their costumes, hearing happiness and laughter and excitement all over town, made everyone happy to see. Kids always make everyone happy and then the sad part of life goes away. With winter back, the ocean, rivers and lakes are frozen over which makes it right time to go set your fish nets and go ice-fishing or just to walk on the beautiful white snow. Parts of the Arctic Ocean towards mainland has not fully frozen over fully yet, so please be careful when heading out to go fishing or hunting or just going for a snowmobile ride. Being able to still go harvest for food on the land and sea is one of Inuit treasure and traditions. We hope it will always be clean environment and that no pollution will ever reach our land and sea. I am proud to be Inuinnait from Nunavut. Continue to look after your land and sea and for generations on and on our grandchildren will take over and look after the land and sea. Other countries around the world have problems with pollution and garbage and I hope Nunavut will never become like other countries. The relationship with Inuit and nature has always been there to respect it, from our Ancestors we were taught, and now it is our task to teach our children and grandchildren and for generations on and on and forever. Take good care everyone, Keep washing your hands, check on your children and Elders. Look after one another. God Be With You Son.

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ᑳᓐᑎᔅ ᖃᑉᓗᓈ ᐅᕙᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᕋ ᑐᒃᑐᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕ ᑎᓴᒪᓕᒃᑯᑦ 6 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ.

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Theresa Siutinuar Naujaat

My baby Andreasi Pula Siutinuar from Naujaat.

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ/Iqaluit street talk with Trevor Wright

What is your favourite part about winter?

ᕖᐊᓪ ᕌᐱᓐᓯᓐ "ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓄᓇ ᑕᐅᑦᑐᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᔭᓕᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᐅᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ, ᑐᖑᔪᖅᑐᒥ ᕿᓚᖓᓂ."

Val Robinson "The difference in how the landscape looks every day, and appreciating the nice, blue sky."

Myself and a friend caribou hunting by ATV 6 kilometres north of Baker Lake.

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Jenny Jaw "My boys are looking forward to hunting in a different region."

ᐲᑕ ᑰᔫ "ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖓ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᓛᕐᓂᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ."

Peter Kooyou "I look forward to going hunting in the winter."

ᓵᓐᑎ ᓵᓐ "ᐃᕐᓂᒃᑲ ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᑕᖓᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ."

Sandi Chan "Ice fishing at the Bay of Two Rivers."

Baker Lake

ᒪᓕᓴ ᐸᔅᑯᓇᓐ "ᓯᓚᐅᕗᖅ, ᓯᑭᑑᒃᑰᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᕿᑕᔪᖕᓂᕐᒥ, ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ-ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓱᒃᑲᐃᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᖅ. ᓯᓚ ᐱᐅᒋᕙᕋ."

Melissa Bascunan "It's the outdoors, Ski-Dooing, snuggles, self-care, slowing down. I like nature." ᒐᐃᐳᕆᐃᐊᓪ ᒧᐊᕆᐅᓪ "ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᕿᑕᔪᒃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ."

Gabrielle Morrill "In the winter you can just be cuddled up, and it's easier to make a routine in winter."


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Volunteer firefighter Chloe Norris shares a moment with two little NHLers to be as fire truck crews drove around delivering treats to the kids in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 31.

QIA introduces family support grants of $1,000 for harvesting, groceries and sewing Nunavut The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) has introduced a Family Support Initiative that will provide each Qikiqtani household with a $1,000 grant to help cover costs of harvesting, sewing and the purchase of groceries during the Covid-19 pandemic. The program's fund totals $2.65 million. Applications are open until Feb. 26, or when funds are exhausted. "The Qikiqtani Family Support Initiative provides much needed financial support to Inuit as we face the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic," says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok. "These funds will help families harvest country food, purchase groceries including cleaning products and access supplies for sewing warm winter clothes." Applications can be accessed online at https://www.qia.ca/ qikiqtani-family-support-initiative/ . Financial support for QIA's Covid-19 response plan comes from the federal government's Indigenous Community Support Fund. It provided $4.3 million to the QIA, $2 million of which was allocated for an Emergency Harvester/Social-distancing onthe-land initiative that began in April. Covid-19 Mental Health Surge Funding also plays a role in the Family Support Initiative. – Derek Neary

GoFundMe for Humane Society raises more than $100,000

ern centre. That could impact some Kivalliqmiut's medical travel to the provincial capital, the Government of Nunavut advised on Saturday. Clinical staff in the territory are reviewing all scheduled medical travel and the Department of Health is contacting Kivalliq medical travellers to update their status. Inquiries on this issue should be directed to patients' local health centres, not Kivalliq Inuit Services. Manitoba reported 480 new Covid infections on Friday, a record high for a single day in the province. With a high concentration of new cases in and around Winnipeg, that area has been deemed red or critical on the province's pandemic response system. The new infections are causing increased admissions to hospitals and putting a strain on the city's intensive care units. – Derek Neary

Applications open for NIYS Nunavut The National Inuit Youth Summit (NIYS) under the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) is accepting applications for its 2021 summit. The deadline is on Dec. 18 and the 2021 summit will be taking place in Cambridge Bay. To find out how to apply go to the NIYC Facebook page or ask your NIYC representative. Applicants must be Inuit between 15 and 30 years of age to be eligible. – Trevor Wright

Iqaluit The Million Dollar Mission GoFundMe campaign to help build a new animal shelter for the Iqaluit Humane Society reached new levels the week of Nov. 2. By Monday it reached over $100,000 and it continues to grow with a $1,000,000 goal. The building the animal shelter currently occupies is due to be demolished by the spring or summer of 2021 having been condemned. If you want to help the Iqaluit Humane Society you could donate to their fundraiser on their GoFundMe website. – Trevor Wright

Iqaluit On the afternoon of Nov. 3 the newest addition to city council John Fawcett was sworn in at city hall building 901. The event was live streamed on the city's YouTube channel. Fawcett was appointed to be the newest city councilor during the Oct. 27 council meeting, following the resignation of Malaiya Lucassie as council member on Oct. 14. He was the runner-up during the 2019 municipal elections and holds the most votes after Lucassie. – Trevor Wright

Rise in Manitoba Covid cases could impact Kivalliq medical travel, GN advises

Federal government invests $671,000 in SmartICE technology to improve ice safety

Kivalliq Rapidly rising Covid cases in Manitoba, particularly in the Winnipeg region, has resulted in reduced services in that south-

New City Councillor sworn in

Nunavut The Government of Canada is committing $671,751 in SmartICE technology to enhance safe travel on ice in Inuit Nunangat.

SmartICE gathers real-time data on ice thickness using a GPS-like device "as unpredictable ice conditions pose safety risks to hunters and harvesters and continue to threaten Inuit traditional way of life and food security," a federal press release stated on Wednesday. One aspect of the project entails sea-ice monitoring in Pond Inlet, Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Arviat, Kugluktuk and Nain, Nfld. There's also an awareness campaign involving posters and maps in Pond Inlet. "Both projects are conducted under Inuit management and in collaboration with local communities, using both science and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit (traditional knowledge). They also benefit local youth, who receive training and contribute to the safety of their communities by becoming involved in the operations of the SmartICE system," the federal government stated. A third project will add to a two-year SmartICE baseline initiative in partnership with the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association in Iqaluit. It will see a SmartQAMUTIK deployed to gather real-time ice data on areas around Iqaluit, in addition to the placement of four SmartBUOYs. Beyond collecting sea ice data, this project will help with the understanding of the marine ecosystem and sensitive coastline environments. "The Government of Canada's goal with this investment in SmartICE is to help Northerners, Inuit in particular, acquire, manage and use this innovative technology to safely travel on the ice and, ultimately, improve their quality of life," said Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. "Travelling on ice across the North is becoming increasingly dangerous in an environment impacted by climate change. Going about their daily activities can be extremely hard or even impossible at times with unpredictable ice conditions making planning difficult and putting food security in jeopardy. I want to congratulate all those working on this important project for their dedication to their communities and keeping people safe." – Derek Neary

Driver in pedestrian killing charged Arviat Arviat RCMP have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Arviat man with dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death and failing to remain at a scene of an accident in connection to a hit-and-run fatality in that community on the evening of Oct. 23. Arviat RCMP report the pedestrian was a young child who succumbed to the injuries sustained from the collision and was pronounced deceased after being transported to the local health centre shortly after the collision. – Darrell Greer


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Pangnirtung MLA Margaret Nakashuk selected to join cabinet Margaret Nakashuk, MLA for Pangnirtung, is the newest member of the Government of Nunavut's cabinet. The Nunavut Leadership Forum, consisting of all MLAs, convened on Oct. 30 to make the selection. Nakashuk expressed gratitude to her colleagues after they chose her over Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk and Iqaluit-Manirajak Margaret Nakashuk: MLA Adam Arreak Lightstone. "I will not change in "I will not change in any manner and I will continue to treat any manner and everybody with respect and work I will continue to together through Piliriqatigiintreat everybody with niq," Nakashuk said. "I wish to respect and work thank all of you and let's move fortogether through ward. Even though we only have Piliriqatigiinniq." one short year left, I also want to be involved in finding ways to work together for our future." Premier Joe Savikataaq has the privilege of assigning or reassigning portfolios, which will be decided in the future. The selection process was necessary because Patterk Netser was formally removed from cabinet on Oct. 23, following a controversial Facebook post. As an interim arrangement, Savikataaq assumed ministerial responsibility for the Nunavut Housing Corporation while David Joanasie has taken on the Nunavut Arctic College portfolio. Netser made a statement in the legislative assembly on Oct. 28 indicating that, as a veteran politician, he recognizes how it's imperative to "focus on the future. "I want to take a moment to sincerely express my gratitude to the many people from across the territory and around the nation who have reached out to us during this difficult time. Mr. Speaker, their support was very much appreciated and we will not forget them," Netser said. "I want to assure my constituents in Coral Harbour and Naujaat that although my role in the legislative assembly may have changed, my commitment to their well-being has not… the usual communication methods will not change. I will still voice your concerns as my constituents, and I want to work hard for your benefit, and I will not shutter my voice."

Minister, teachers' association not seeing eye-to-eye on staff going south for holidays It would not be acceptable for the Department of Education to prevent all teachers from travelling south for the Christmas break, according to the head of the Nunavut Teachers' Association (NTA). In the legislative assembly on Tuesday, Education Minister David Joanasie was questioned about teachers being given leeway to spend the holidays with their families in the south in light of Covid travel restrictions.

"At this time we are not entertaining any educators to work from isolation hubs that are currently in place," Joanasie said. "(Health) Minister (George) Hickes has been adamant that Nunavummiut avoid non-essential travel, especially outside of the territory, and we are of this position ... my staff at the department indicate that the teachers association has supported the government's position on avoiding non-essential travel outside of the territory." However, NTA president John Fanjoy said while his association has consistently supported the GN's travel restrictions and recommendations, the teachers' union also believes that leave requests that accommodate the mandatory isolation period should be "carefully considered ... in the context of supporting the mental health and well-being of their employees. "A blanket 'no' response to leave requests from our members during the Christmas break is not an acceptable approach," Fanjoy stated.

QEC moving ahead with $500,000 in LED street lights in 2021-22 Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has the blessing of the legislative assembly to proceed with replacing conventional street light bulbs with LED lights in six more Nunavut communities in 2021-22, which will cost $500,000. That money will come from carbon tax funding and is part of a $2-million LED initiative across the territory. Gjoa Haven, Coral Harbour, Whale Cove, Sanirajak, Qikiqtarjuaq and Arctic Bay are the communities scheduled to get the LED street lights in 2021-22. Resolute Bay, Pond Inlet, Iglulik, Taloyoak and Kugaaruk will be upgraded before the end of this fiscal year. Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet and Clyde River were the first communities to have their street lights switched. Jeannie Ehaloak, the minister responsible for QEC, provided an example of how the changeover results in cost savings while she addressed the legislative assembly on Monday: Coral Harbour pays $61.66 to power 99 convention bulbs at 100 watts, whereas the power cost after converting to 60-watt LED lights will be $21.81, said Ehaloak. Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt asked for a comparison of lifespans between the two different types of bulbs. He said he's noticed that several LED street lights in Iqaluit are already faulty. Ehaloak said the supply of street lights being used in the future will be different. Rick Hunt, acting vice-president of Qulliq Energy Corporation, acknowledged that QEC has been experiencing difficulties with a "certain amount" of LED lights in Iqaluit and other communities. "But it's only a certain percentage. We're looking into the issues that we're having and with those particular lights, but it's only sporadic issues right now," he said. Ehaloak said the goal is to have all communities converted by 2024. The old light bulbs will be shipped south to be destroyed and not put in community landfills, she added.

Government of Nunavut appoints new information and privacy commissioner The legislative assembly has unanimously approved the appointment of Graham Steele as the territory's new information and privacy commissioner for a five-year term. Steele, who holds four university degrees including a master of laws from Dalhousie University, replaces Elaine Keenan Bengts, who is retiring after a tenure that stretches back to Nunavut's inception as a territory. The commissioner monitors government compliance with the Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Steele's term is effective as of Jan. 11, 2021. "Graham Steele's professional background in law, academia and public service make him very well-qualified for this important position," Speaker Paul Quassa said Monday, adding his thanks to Keenan Bengts for her service over the past two decades. Steele has also worked as a law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal; served as chairperson of the National Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association; was general counsel of the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia; was assistant professor of business law at Dalhousie University's Rowe School of Business; and served as a member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, where he was named Minister of Finance.

Angnakak wants to know if GN will cut spending, raise revenues or borrow money Since Covid-19 is taking a toll on the territory's finances, Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak asked Tuesday what the GN will do for Budget 2021-22: borrow money, raise revenues or cut spending? Finance Minister George Hickes admitted that the GN has few options to increase revenue due to a small tax base "and to put further hardship on Nunavummiut to deal with a budget situation is not a path I would want to go down." He said he has no interest in borrowing money for the GN's operations and maintenance, but would consider it for a largescale project or facility. "There's barely a government on this planet that isn't dealing with additional costs related to the Covid-19 pandemic and we're going to continue to work with our cabinet, with the federal government, and with other jurisdictions on how we can reduce costs and limit our exposure to a large deficit," Hickes said. Angnakak asked specifically whether a retail sales tax and a hiring or wage freeze are off the table, the latter being significant financially because close to one-third of the GN's budget goes towards employee compensation and benefits. Hickes replied that "there's nothing that's off the table entirely." He added that there's already an "advanced level of scrutiny at the cabinet table whenever new positions are proposed to be created." "We're going to continue those measures and if need be, we can and will look at additional measures," he said.


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'I'm surprised it took this long' Inuit woman in Regina finally expected to receive caribou shipment from Taloyoak after months of waiting and requests for more money from airline by Cody Punter

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Fifty kilograms of caribou meat is on its way to an Inuk woman in Regina nearly two months after it was mailed to her from Taloyoak, following an inquiry into her situation by Nunavut News. Susan Pryde, who is from originally from Cambridge Bay but has been living Regina for 20 years, contacted Nunavut News because she was being asked to pay additional fees to receive a large shipment of caribou sent from her son. Pryde said her son shipped 46 kilograms of freshly caught caribou on September 11 after he went hunting. The package was sent through Canadian North, but it never showed up. "My son went hunting in Taloyoak like he does all the time and he caught a caribou for me. He paid for shipping and he has the way bill and all the works." said Pryde. Pryde tired to contact Canadian North numerous time to get the bottom of the situation. She was told by one agent that the meat is currently sitting in a freezer in Edmonton and

that she needs to pay another $300 to have it mailed to her house in Regina. "It's just sitting in a freezer in Edmonton. I just don't know what to do anymore. Now they want us to pay almost 300 dollars. They should do the right thing and send it to me." Pryde has shared the waybill, which shows her son paid $151.38 to have the meat shipped to Regina, as well some of her emails to Canadian North with Nunavut News. As requested in one of the emails, she called to try and sort the situation out. She said she was told by the agent she spoke with that the reason the meat hadn't been delivered was due to restrictions related to Covid-19. "They said it was due to Covid," she said. "Then I said why did they send it in the first place. You'd think that there is a ban they would refused the order. But instead they took the payment." According to Pryde, one of the agents she spoke with told her that there were other customers who had been calling with similar complaints about country food not being delivered. One day after Nunavut News contacted Canadian North with questions

about Pryde's shipment and potential policy changes due to Covid-19, Pryde's son's received a call from a company representative saying the meat would be sent to Taloyoak and his money would be refunded. The following day, Pryde received a call to let her know the meat was on a truck with a freezer on its way to her house. "They were going to reimburse him and send the caribou back. And then today I got call. They called me and apologized for the mix-up." In an email to Nunavut News, a representative for the company said they could not speak to specific cases due to privacy reasons. They did not respond to further questions about other clients whose meat has been withheld or any potential policy changes to due to Covid-19. Although Pryde is frustrated it took so long for Canadian North to come up with a solution, she said she is looking forward to finally having country food to eat. "I was getting tired of explaining over and over that this is wrong," she said. "I'm surprised it took this long but I'm really grateful but now we get country food for a long time."

ᓲᓴᓐ ᐳᕋᐃᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᒍᕋᒍᕆ ᓇᕼᐊᒡᓗᓕᒃ ᐊᖁᕕᖓᕗᖅ ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᖓᓄᑦ ᕆᔭᐃᓇᒧᑦ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᒐᓴᖕᓂ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑭᓖᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ $300-ᒥ ᓂᖀᑦ ᑎᑭᓐᓂᐊᓕᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐳᕋᐃᑦᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ.

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Susan Pryde's son Gregory Nahaglulik poses with his catch in early September just a few days before he tried to send the meat to his mom in Regina. After weeks of delay and a request to pay an additional $300 the meat is finally on its way to Pryde following an inquiry from Nunavut News.


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ᐊᓐᓄᕋᕐᓗᖕᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᐊᕕᕆᑦ ᓵᒃ! ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᖃᐃᓯᕗᑦ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓂ! ᐅᓇ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᑯᕆ ᓯᐅᕋᓐᑲ-ᑯᕈᒃᔅ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᒃ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 31, 2020-ᒥ.

Hurry Zach! Kids are coming to get treats from you! Here is Cambridge Bay's Recreation Co-ordinator Zachary Cziranka-Crooks getting bags of treats for kids Oct. 31.

photo Feature with Navalik Tologanak Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay email: helent@qiniq.com

ᐅᓇ ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᑐᕐᙵᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᖅᑖᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᐄᕙ ᐊᒃᕼᐅᒃ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᒥᓂ ᕿᑐᕐᙵᒥᓂᑦ. ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᒃ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 31, 2020-ᒥ.

ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐅᓇ 13-ᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐸᐃᑕᓐ ᑕᐃᔪᕐ-ᐊᕐᓇᕕᒐᖅ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᖅᑖᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 31, 2020.

A new police officer in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Here is 13 year old Peyton DyerAknavigak during Halloween trick or treating, Sat. Oct 31, 2020.

ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᐲᓇ, ᒎᓗᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᑯᓪᓕᕐᒥ. 500-ᓂ ᐴᕐᓂᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒧᑦ, ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ, ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ, ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᖕᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐊᑐᓂ ᐴᖑᔪᑦ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂ ᐆᕋᐃᓐᓂᓯᓂ, ᐃᒥᒐᒃᓴᒥ ᐴᕐᒥ, ᒍᕋᓅᓚ ᑕᖁᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᓂᑦ. ᖁᐊᓇ ᓴᐲᓇ! ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖏᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑖᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ.

ᕼᐊᐃ ᐆᓛᕝ! ᐅᓇ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᑯᓗᒃ ᐆᓛᕝ ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᖅᑖᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐅᓕᕕᐊ ᐆ’ᒍᐊᒪᓐ-ᓇᑲᓱᒃ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

Hi Olaf! Here is the cutest Olaf trick or treating in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut during Halloween. Here is 3 year old Olivia O'Gorman-Nakashook picking up treats at the community hall.

Halloween success Northern News Services

Children in the Kitikmeot Region were pretty happy to receive goody treats donated by Sabina, Gold and Silver. Five-hundred bags were donated to each communities of Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak

and Kugaaruk in Nunavut. Each treat bag consisted of treats of oranges, juice box, granola bar and candy. Quana Sabina! It was nice to see some very happy kids and their parents during the long dark winter months approaching.

ᐱᐅᔪᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᖅᑖᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓪᓗᕇᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕝᕗᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂᑦ. ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ ᑕᓕᖅᐱᖕᒧᑦ: 8-ᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐋᓐᔨᓚ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓪᓗᖓ 9-ᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᓱᕖᔭ ᐅᒃᕼᐃᓇ.

ᑕᑯᑯᓗᒍᒃ cowgirl-ᑯᓗᒃ! ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓇᖅᑐᑯᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑐᖅ! ᐅᓇ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐋᐳᕆ ᒎᑎ ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖁᒻᒥᐊᒐᖅᑖᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒥ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᒃ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 31, 2020-ᒥ.

Look at the lil cowgirl! Just too sweet and excited! Here is 2 year old Aubrey Goudey trick or treating in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut during Halloween.

This Momma having fun bringing her children trick or treating in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Here is Eva Akhok having fun with her dear children.

Pretty Halloween trick or treaters from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut having fun as cousins going around collecting goodies. Angela Totalik, 8, left, and her cousin 9-year-old Sophia Okhina.


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Health minister wins major concessions from Ottawa for Inuit medical flights Federal government now contributing $590 more per trip by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Nunavut

After a lengthy dispute with the Government of Nunavut, the federal government has substantially increased its payments to cover Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for Inuit beneficiaries. For medical flights, the Government of Canada will now contribute $715 per trip, up from $125 per trip in the past, Health Minister George Hickes announced in the legislative assembly on Thursday. That federal contribution will be capped at $20 million for this fiscal year, he added. Ottawa will also make an additional $58-million contribution for this fiscal year, "which will help address the NIHB program's shortfalls, and free up millions of dollars for other healthcare spending needs," Hickes said. Work remains ongoing for the next fiscal year, and the health minister expressed

optimism that the federal government will then permanently cover 100 per cent of the costs of medical travel flights and related administration expenses. "I am relieved to share this news and grateful to the federal government for working with the Department of Health and in accepting its NIHB responsibilities," said Hickes, who refused to sign an extension of the NIHB agreement when it expired in March because the territorial government was shouldering too much of the cost burden. "For too long, Mr. Speaker, Indigenous Services Canada has only paid for a fraction of what it costs for the GN to deliver NIHB services on its behalf," the health minister said. "Delivering this program on behalf of the federal government has cost the territory hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. That is money that could have been spent on improving health-care programs, services, or infrastructure here in Nunavut."

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᐅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᒃᑯᒫᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ.

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Health Minister George Hickes has succeeded in negotiations to get the Government of Canada to pay a much greater share of the costs for medical flights and other non-insured health benefits for Inuit beneficiaries.

Robber's facial tattoo leads to conviction in Iqaluit KFC Quick Stop holdup Michael Cooper-Flaherty has a history of robbery convictions by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

An Iqaluit man with a history of robberies has been convicted of the crime once again, and this time it was

one of his facial tattoos that was largely his undoing. Michael Cooper-Flaherty was found guilty on Oct. 9 of holding up the KFC Quick Stop in Iqaluit, while brandishing a knife, and making

off with $1,680 on Feb. 22. Judge Paul Bychok had to consider the testimony from three witnesses along with video footage from Quick Stop's security cameras and evidence that the RCMP

produced. Cooper-Flaherty entered the business on Feb. 22 with the lower part of his face hidden behind a blue bandana. He told the manager to "give me the money before

the cops come," and "give me the money before I get angry." The manager saw the knife that Cooper-Flaherty possessed and turned over the cash a short while later. The robber then fled. The RCMP arrested Cooper-Flaherty at a residence two days after the holdup. He was wearing a black Canada Goose winter coat bearing a distinctive patch with crossed Nunavut and Canada flags on the upper left breast, clearly sewn on by hand – the same as the person in the security video from the KFC Quick Stop. He also had the same distinct black shoes and black baseball-style cap. After being charged and going to trial, CooperFlaherty chose not to testify or to forge a defence. Bychok found the three witnesses – the store manager, a store clerk and a customer – were problematic in one way or another. However, the judge was convinced by the Quick Stop

manager's description of Cooper-Flaherty's tattoo of a cross below his right eye. "You will recall he said that the cross was made up of two, single, black lines which intersected not in the middle but higher, and that it resembled a 'very plain' cross of the Christian faith. I am satisfied that the manager's clear and detailed description of the cross is reliable (evidence)…" Bychok said. "I am satisfied that the manager had ample opportunity and visual acuity to describe accurately the robber's facial cross tattoo. Combined with the rest of the prosecution's identity evidence, it incriminates the accused." Bychok set the offender's sentencing for Nov. 13 for the convictions of robbery and wearing a face covering with intent to commit an indictable offence. Cooper-Flaherty, who's in his mid-20s, was involved in several Iqaluit robberies in 2014 and 2015. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2017.


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Waiting to defend the title Team Todd has to wait until 2021 to keep their grasp on TTM B Division championship by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

While Team Todd will be competing at the 2020 Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men's hockey championship in Rankin Inlet from Nov. 26 to 29, the team won't be there defending the B Division title it won at the 2019 event. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the TTM committee to make this year's tourney a territorial event with all 10 teams competing in one division. Team Todd captain Jason Todd also won't be making the trip to Rankin this month for the TTM, due to his work commitment at the Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake. Todd said he's not worried the switch to an A Divisiononly format this year due to Covid-19 will remain in effect during future years, due to the success of the B Division this past year. He said he was told by TTM committee member Troy Aksalnik that it's being done in one division this year to prevent having no event at all this year. "No one knows what's going to happen with this Covid, but Troy told me they're also going to attempt to have the regular 2021 TTM this coming March," said Todd.

"Troy told me there will definitely be a B Division at that event." Team Todd has already lost a handful of players from its championship squad which it had to replace. Todd said it's disappointing not to be able to defend the championship with the same squad that won it, but that's the nature of the beast with senior men's hockey. He said if he's not working at Meadowbank during the 2021 TTM, he will be in Rankin to lead his squad in defense of its B Division title, provided Covid doesn't mess with the event yet again. "It has been a little disappointing to win the B Championship and not have a proper chance to defend it, but that still might change. "Troy told me that we'd definitely get the chance to defend it in March, provided, of course, the Covid situation allows it. "He told me they're going ahead with the 10 teams in one division this month so they don't risk losing the interest of the people on teams from the other communities. "I think, too, they have some money that they want to put back into the tournament and, just as importantly, back into the community by holding this month's tournament for 2020." Todd said he's confident

ᓯᓗ ᐊᐅᑐᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᔭᐃᓴᓐ ᑖᑦ ᖁᖓᔮᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 2019-ᒥ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑑᑑ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ B ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

Silu Autut, left, and Jason Todd are all smiles after capturing the 2019 Terence Tootoo Memorial B Division championship in Rankin Inlet this past year.

ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᐳᕆᑦ ᕙᑐᐃᖕHᐊᒻ, ᐃᓚᐃᔭᔅ ᕗᐃᓯ, ᕋᐃᒪᓐ ᒧᕐᓱᕐ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᐅᕗᑦ ᕗᐃᓯ Team Todd-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ B-ᒦᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ.

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Brett Fotheringham, left, Elias Voisey, Ray Mercer Jr. and Alfred Vosiey of Team Todd celebrate their 2019 Terence Tootoo Memorial B Division championship in Rankin Inlet this past year. Team Todd will still be strong enough to give their B Division title defense a good go. He said he has a hard time imagining the TTM being played in front of an

empty arena due to Covid, and he wasn't that impressed with the NHL hockey being played that way. "Honestly, I found it rather weird and rather boring. "I really believe the crowd

is part of the game and players try harder when they hear people cheering for them. "As for us, I'm really hoping things go well with the next two planned TTM tournaments, and I wish all

the guys on Team Todd the best of luck competing in the A Division of this month's TTM. "It absolutely sucks that I'm not playing. I want to come home big time."


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Baker Elder worries about Covid-19 with CBC visit ᔫᓐ Hᐃᒃᑲᑎ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓂᒥᓂᒃ, Hᐃᐅ ᐃᖁᒥᒃ, ᓄᓇᒥ ᖃᒪᓂ'ᑐᐊᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Joan Hitkati spends some time on a successful hunt with her brother, Hugh Ikoe, out on the land near Baker Lake this past month.

Joan Hitkati said rules should be the same for everyone by Darrell Greer

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Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

Joan Hitkati of Baker Lake was not happy when she saw a post on social media about Manitoba-based CBC employees on their way to her community without being tested for Covid-19 and, more importantly, not having to quarantine like everyone else in the community. Travellers on medical from Baker Lake, after isolating for 14 days in Winnipeg, shared a plane with two of the CBC staff, first from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet and then from Rankin to Baker Lake. Hitkati, 72, said she was afraid for the health of community members. She said she's grateful that Nunavut residents have been under strict protection measures for their safety, and wonders why that would be risked for employees from the CBC. "All that isolation and millions of dollars spent would all be useless should 'essential workers' get careless and spread the virus," said Hitkati. "I feel it would not be fair to hundreds of Nunavut residents who valiantly obeyed all the rules to prevent the virus (from coming here). Someone tell me, what's essential about CBC workers coming to Qamanittuaq?" Jane Tran, regional manager of com-

munications, marketing and brand for CBC's Northern and Saskatchewan regions, stated that CBC sent four employees from its transmission services division to Baker Lake on Oct. 29 to perform "critical emergency" tower repair work. "This work was required to keep our FM radio broadcast on the air," Tran stated. CBC staff approved CBC staff in the area have been approved for travel by the territorial chief public health officer in writing after staff filled out the Nunavut travel form. The travellers have been made aware of, and are abiding by, all required health precautions, according to Tran. She noted that the tower repair in Baker Lake has been completed and the two tower contractors returned to Winnipeg on Sunday. The remaining two staff have work to finish in Arviat until Wednesday, she added. Hitkati said everyone should have to play by the same rules with Covid-19. "The same rules should be applied to everyone who are coming up to Nunavut, especially from Winnipeg. "I myself would refuse to get on the same plane if I knew there were nonisolated, non-tested persons on the same

plane. "Why are we put in a risky situation by their presence? At least warn us of such visitors so we can avoid them." Hitkati said she thinks everyone has been affected in every area of their lives due to the virus. She said and that doesn't just mean getting sick from the Covid-19 virus, because people are also being affected mentally by the pandemic. "Just because we do not have cases yet in Nunavut, that doesn't mean we're worry-free. "Like many other Elders and younger Inuit from my community, I decided to postpone my medical appointments twice that I had waited more than 18 months for in the city. "Having to have an escort would also mean a double risk for our community, family and contacts; not to mention the 14 days in isolation, which is very nikal'lungangnaq ihumamul'lu (stressful). "If we're going to be visited in our communities by people who have not been tested for Covid-19, and who do not have to isolate, we should be given awareness so we have the option of whether to take part in whatever it is they're doing here." – with files from Ezra Black


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