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-none- August 27, 1999 - 10:12 am

Nunavut youth see the world to prepare for university

The latest program aimed at preparing Inuit youth for life in southern Canada, Nunavut Youth Abroad, exposes Inuit youth to new countries, cultures and climates.

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MAUREEN JOHNSON
Special to Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Fourteen young people have just returned to their Nunavut communities after what one of them, 17-year old Adriana Clark of Rankin Inlet, describes as “the time of our lives.”

Five of them, including Adriana, have been doing volunteer work at a...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 10:10 am

12 year old faces weapon, mischief charges

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IQALUIT — Police have charged a 12-year-old Cambridge Bay youth in connection with a recent vandalism spree in the hamlet.

The youth, who can not be identified under the Young Offenders Act, was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses including break and enter, mischief and assault with...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 10:09 am

The tax man sets up shop in Nunavut

Canada's tax man is setting up shop in Nunavut, to provide information, and perhaps to begin a crackdown on the so-called "underground economy."

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Revenue Canada will soon beef up its presence in Nunavut.

For the first time, the federal government agency in charge of tax collection will have an information officer in Iqaluit, a Revenue Canada official said last week. The person is expected to begin...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 10:04 am

NTI to hold who-does-what meeting in Rankin Inlet

Who does what to whom? Nunavut Tunngavik has called a three-day gathering in Rankin Inlet to figure out who's job is what under the Nunavut land claim agreeement.

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SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — There is confusion in the federal government over the roles of the many organizations set up under the Nunavut land claims agreement, says James Eetoolook, first vice president of Nunavut Tungavik Inc.

Eetoolook was unable to cite specific examples of the...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 10:03 am

Inukjuak man convicted of trafficking

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IQALUIT — Last week in Inukjuak, Robert Faulkner, 38, pleaded guilty to a breach of undertaking and three drug-related charges. These included possession of hashish with intent to traffic, as well as trafficking and conspiracy to traffic.

These charges date back to 1996 and 1997, when Faulkner was...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 10:02 am

Nunavut, Nunavik elders share good times in Iqaluit

A Celebration of Life...

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Salluit elder Kinaaluk Isaac remembers Iqaluit as the birthplace of her children.

This week she returned to Iqaluit to make new friends, exchange stories and games, and take part in an elders’ gathering that some call a “celebration of life.”

Through an...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:59 am

ICC will lobby Axworthy during Nuuk junket

Officials from the Inuit Circumpolar Conference will get a rare chance to sit face-to-face with Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy this weekend.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Lloyd Axworthy, plans to pay a courtesy call in Nuuk this Saturday at the invitation of Greenland’s premier, Jonathan Motzfeldt.

The visit kicks off a week-long jaunt that will also bring Axworthy to a Nordic-Baltic foreign ministers’ meeting in...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:57 am

Warning to parents: adoptions cost money

Are you thinking of making a adopting a baby from another commmunity? Be prepared to pay.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Prospective parents who want to custom adopt babies born outside their communities should be prepared to reach deep into their pockets to spend a lot of money on air fares.

That’s because health and social services boards will only pay travel expenses for official patient escorts.

Two...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:57 am

New Ottawa airport rules could cost Nunavut millions

Transport Canada wants upgraded services at Canada's smaller airports — but isn't offering any money to help provinces and territories.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Strict new airport safety rules proposed by the federal government could cost the Nunavut government millions, a territorial bureaucrat says.

If implemented, proposed new Transport Canada regulations would force 123 of Canada’s smaller airports —...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:54 am

QIA auditor clears Ell of allegations

Mackay Landau, an accounting firm whose Iqaluit branch does frequent work for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, says there is no substance to allegations made by the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation's former executive director.

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SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT— Qikiqtaaluk Corporation President Jerry Ell has received a clean bill of financial management from a local auditor hired by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

A letter from QC’s former CEO, Pitseolak Pfeifer, to QIA president Pauloosie Keeyotak alleging fraud,...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:52 am

Quebec showers benefits on Nunavik students

Inuit students from Nunavik live luxurious lives compared to their counterparts from Nunavut.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — Although Nunavut’s post-secondary students receive uncertain support, their counterparts in Nunavik will never lack for money.

Post-secondary students from Nunavik never have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from.

Thanks to an agreement signed between Nunavik’s...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:50 am

Nunavut college students will face more hard times

Nunavut's Student Financial Assistance program may end up being a little more efficient than the GNWT's, but it won't be much more generous.

JANE GEORGE

MONTREAL — For Nunavut’s post-secondary students in the South, many of whom struggle to get by on as little as $7 a day, the Nunavut government’s student financial assistance program isn’t much better than the GNWT’s.

One young woman from Nunavut who was studying in Ottawa lived on a diet of...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:28 am

My Little Corner of Canada

The kids need a place

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JOHN AMAGOALIK

One day last week, a couple of my young neighbours came over to me on the street and told me that they needed a place to go during the evenings after school.

This is nothing new. Year after year, everyone — young people, parents, teachers, social workers, the police, politicians —...

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-none- August 27, 1999 - 9:16 am

Cannibal: Part Four

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

One reason for the Inuit fear of cannibalism was its very real threat.

The truth, however, is that while Inuit believed the Athapaskan and Algonkian Indians to be cannibalistic, the real cannibalism occurred instead as aberrations that cropped up among Inuit themselves....

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-none- August 20, 1999 - 10:28 am

Federal parole office comes to Iqaluit

Halfway house for convicted offenders could follow.

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SEAN McKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Canadian Corrections officials and Nunavut’s Department of Justice are considering a federal half-way house for Iqaluit.

“That’s just one of the ideas we’re considering,” says parole officer Mark Otto. Otto is the new area director for the first ever federal...

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-none- August 20, 1999 - 10:28 am

Akpiq Jam spreads good music around Kuujjuaq

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KUUJJUAQ — Last week, folks in Kuujjuaq were treated to four evenings of non-stop performances by some of the best musicians from the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.

And as the music ran from the traditional to unfamiliar, it invited a range of response from those present at Kuujjuaq’s Forum.

At...

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-none- August 20, 1999 - 10:27 am

Nunavut ADM faces assault charge

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QALUIT — Nunavut’s assistant deputy minister of finance, Victor Tootoo, appeared in court Monday to plead not guilty to assaulting Sandra Kilabuk.

The charge relates to an incident alleged to have occurred on June 12.

The matter was set for trial Nov. 9 at the request of Tootoo’s lawyer, Sue...

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-none- August 20, 1999 - 10:26 am

Case delayed by inadequate psych assessment

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IQALUIT — A Baker Lake man has had his court case adjourned to Sept. 14 because both Crown and defense lawyers were unsatisfied with a court-ordered psychological assessment.

James Warren Maxwell is charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of endangering life with a fire arm,...

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-none- August 20, 1999 - 10:26 am

Ed Horne now facing 62 charges

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SEAN MCKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News
IQALUIT — Edward Horne, a former Baffin region teacher and principal, is now facing 62 sex-related charges.

Crown prosecutors said in court last Friday that more complainants had come forward since last May, when Horne was charged with 34 sex-related counts.

The...

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-none- August 20, 1999 - 10:24 am

Barry Gunn set to plead guilty, face sentence in December

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SEAN MCKIBBON
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — On Tuesday in Inukjuak, Quebec court judge Donald Bissonnette agreed to postpone the entry of a guilty plea by accused child molester Barry Gunn to August 24 in Kuujjuaq.

According to prosector Stéphane Godri, at that time Gunn, 69, will enter guilty pleas...

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