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NEWS: Nunavut August 25, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Photo: Food protest takes place Aug. 25

SAMANTHA DAWSON
Caroline and Jack Anawak join about 20 others in Iqaluit at the third food price protest held Aug. 25 outside the Northmart store. Although there were fewer protesters than the last demonstration on June 21, National Aboriginal Day, passing vehicles honked to show support. Protesters chanted “hey, hey, ho, ho high prices gotta go” while standing beside the road. Whether or not the protests will continue depends on what people want said one of the protest organizers Leetia Janes. “We never do this on our own. We always have to go the people to see what they want us to do and we get direction from Nunavut people.”
Caroline and Jack Anawak join about 20 others in Iqaluit at the third food price protest held Aug. 25 outside the Northmart store. Although there were fewer protesters than the last demonstration on June 21, National Aboriginal Day, passing vehicles honked to show support. Protesters chanted “hey, hey, ho, ho high prices gotta go” while standing beside the road. Whether or not the protests will continue depends on what people want said one of the protest organizers Leetia Janes. “We never do this on our own. We always have to go the people to see what they want us to do and we get direction from Nunavut people.” "Feeding my family" movement organizer Leesee Papatsie was not present — she attended another food price protest outside of the Northern store in Qikiqtarjuaq. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)

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