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A New Age

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOHN AMAGOALIK

In two months, we will enter a new millenium. The last hundred years have seen remarkable things, as human knowledge grew by leaps and bounds.

In 1900, the world was being transformed by the industrial revolution. The automobile was just around the corner. The Wright brothers would...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 11:15 am

Old Graves: Part Two of Two

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

Inuit dead were so respected that much-needed items were buried with their owners. One can best appreciate the strength of this practice when remembering how tough life used to be in the Arctic, as well as how pragmatic Inuit were forced to be.

Unless one expressed that...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:41 am

Iqaluit council backs down on time zone issue

Iqaluit Town Council has rescinded its Oct. 12 motion opposing the creation of a unified Nunavut time zone.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — Iqaluit town council has backed down from its pledge to stay on eastern standard time after Oct. 30.

At a special town council meeting attended by Premier Paul Okalik and Justice Minister Jack Anawak, Iqaluit town councillors rescinded a motion passed...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:40 am

Inuit artists hold southern Qaggiq

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — A cultural festival, Fall Qaggiq 99, is planned for Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31 at the Inuit Art Foundation near Ottawa. The gathering will feature song, dance, carving and sewing demonstrations at the premises of the Inuit Art Foundation at 2081 Merivale Road in Nepean.

The...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:40 am

RCMP investigate sudden death of “Fast Eddie”

Two Iqaluit men found dead within two days.

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IQALUIT — Iqaluit RCMP have sent the body of a recently deceased Iqaluit resident to Toronto to find out how he died.

Police say in a news release issued this week that on Oct. 25 at 2:45 pm, the RCMP detachment in Iqaluit received a call saying that there was a deceased person at house 2213A in...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:39 am

Iqaluit’s Inuit scholarship fund may go ahead after all

A $1,000 scholarship fund for Grade 12 Inuit students in Iqaluit may end up being administered by the Town instead of the Iqaluit and Baffin school boards.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE


IQALUIT — Inuit students at Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School could have a new scholarship to tap into, even though the Baffin school board won’t administer it.

Iqaluit town councillor Lynda Gunn wants the municipality to create a $1,000 scholarship targetting Grade 12 Inuit...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:38 am

Jim Arreak’s first polar bear

Eleven-year-old Jim Arreak of Clyde River got his first polar bear last weekend.

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SEAN McKIBBON


CLYDE RIVER — It was dark and the bear was on the ice edge.

“The polar bear was on the thin ice in the middle of the bay. I was watching with binoculars. I talked to them on the C.B. and told them,” says Martha Arreak.

Eleven-year-old Jim Arreak, his father James, and his uncle...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:38 am

Unionized Nunavik health workers ready to strike

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Last week union members at Kuujjuaq’s Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre gave their executive a mandate to start pressure tactics.

The union wants a solution to correct the adverse effects of taxation on the various forms of compensation for remote postings, premiums that have lost much of...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:37 am

Nunavik residents go to the polls Nov. 3

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — On Wednesday, Nov. 3, residents in Nunavik’s 14 communities will go to the polls to elect new mayors and councillors.

The election is important for Nunavik because a councillor appointed from the municipal government represents each community on the Kativik Regional Government’s regional...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:35 am

Susan Aglukark to help revive Inuksuk music program

Inuksuk High School is getting a $10,000 check from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to revive its long-dead music program.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE


IQALUIT — Students at Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School will celebrate the revival of their music program with singer Susan Aglukark, pi a and a $10,000 cheque today.

The Canadian singing star was scheduled to make a special appearance at the high school and present officials with...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:21 am

Baker woman honoured with university degree

Irene Avaalaaqiaq of Baker lae never went to school, but she now has an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Guelph.

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IQALUIT — One of Nunavut’s best-known artists, Irene Avaalaaqiaq of Baker Lake, was honored last week with a Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Guelph.

According to Sally Qimminu’naaq, who accompanied Avaalaaqiaq as a translator, the artist was “thrilled” to accept the honorary...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:21 am

Arctic researchers meet in Iqaluit last weekend

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — The question of how to better develop and direct circumpolar research was on the minds of social scientists from several circumpolar countries and indigenous peoples who met in Iqaluit last week.

The researchers are members of a working group of the International Arctic Sciences...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:20 am

Former Gjoa Haven teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — On Oct. 19, Abraham Hiqniq, 43, a truck driver and former teacher at Kekertak Iliahakvik School in Gjoa Haven, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault.

Nunavut Court Judge Beverly Brown then requested a pre-sentencing report, which will be tabled when court convenes again in Gjoa...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:20 am

Ed Horne applies for bail review

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — A former Nunavut school teacher facing more than 60 sex charges has applied for a bail review.

Edward Horne, 56, has been held in custody for six months awaiting trial on a long list of sex-related charges involving complainants who were children at the time the incidents are said to...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:19 am

Iqaluit woman will stand trial on second degree murder

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Iqaluit resident Mary Deschenes has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of second degree murder following a three-day preliminary inquiry.

The preliminary inquiry, held to determine whether or not there is enough evidence to send Deschenes to trial, was held last week in Iqaluit. The...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:19 am

First Air, Makivik want guarantees from Air Canada

First Air likes Air Canada's proposal to restructure the airline industry in Canada, but they want guarantees that its commercial agreement with Air Canada will remain intact.

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Air Canada’s counter-proposal to a hostile takeover bid by Onex Corp. is encouraging, say First Air and its parent corporation Makivik Corp., but they want more, First Air executives say.

Specifically, executives from the two companies say they want guarantees that the commercial...

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Nunavut October 29, 1999 - 9:16 am

Nunavut’s chief coroner appointed

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

IQALUIT — Nunavut Justice Minister Jack Anawak has officially confirmed the appointment of Elizabeth Copland of Whale Cove as Nunavut’s chief coroner. Anawak said that Copland was chosen because of her experience within her community, where she has also served as community coroner.

Copland will...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:14 am

Aussie nurse in Nunavut for adventure, not money

From down under to up top: similarities abound in landscape, but major differences in pay.

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SEAN McKIBBON

CLYDE RIVER — The main difference between Nunavut and Northern Australia is the temperature, says Clyde River’s newest community nurse, Mark McKenna.

“The temperature would get about about as low as 30 degrees Celsius. It would be in the 40s in the summer. It went down to 14...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:12 am

Nunavut women must travel south for mammograms

Nunavut women are urged to learn breast self-examination to protect themselves from breast cancer.

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE


IQALUIT — Regular mammograms for women past the age of 50 may reduce the number of deaths caused by breast cancer by a third, researchers says

But women in Nunavut must travel outside the territory to access this sometimes life-saving procedure — and some people are calling for...

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-none- October 29, 1999 - 9:11 am

Makivik Corporation wants court to stop Labrador land claims

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JULIE GREEN

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY — Nunavik’s Makivik Corporation has taken the minister of Indian Affairs to court to stop federal government ratification of the Labrador Inuit land claim agreement.

Negotiators for the Labrador Inuit Association and the federal and provincial governments...

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