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-none- April 28, 2000 - 5:34 pm

Nunani: Qimmiq (Part three)

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

My new southern dog’s strength was only one thing I had to adjust to. From the time that he came into the house, he stubbornly insisted upon having the couch — my precious new couch — all to himself. I found a number of resources on bluetick coonhounds. Such resources,...

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-none- April 28, 2000 - 5:26 pm

Place faith in Inuit culture

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This day (April 28) I buried my daughter, Teresa Irene Katak Ernerk (Irniq), in Hamilton, Ontario. She died on Good Friday, April 21, 2000.

When she was born in 1973 in Yellowknife I named her after my mother whose name was Irene Katak. Katak means an entrance way of an iglu or house in the...

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Iqaluit April 28, 2000 - 4:38 pm

RCMP raid Booze Can again

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SEAN McKIBBON

IQALUIT - Iqaluit’s RCMP raided the “Booze Can” twice on Easter weekend, seizing liquor and other items.

“We received two different pieces of information on two different occasions,” Sgt. Mike O’Mally of the Iqaluit RCMP said in explaining the reason for executing two search...

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Iqaluit April 28, 2000 - 4:34 pm

A night at the Booze Can

Nunatsiaq News takes a peek inside the establishment police raided last weekend

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SEAN McKIBBON

IQALUIT - “Red door,” my escort tells the cabby.

I don’t know the house number of Joe Morneau’s West 40 building, the location of a now infamous Iqaluit after-hours club and would have felt odd saying: “Booze Can, please!”

I’ve been writing about the place for months and now I want...

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Nunavik April 28, 2000 - 4:32 pm

Handicapped making their own future: one sandwich at a time

Model Kajusita workshop on lookout for additional funding

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — What you notice first about these chefs is that they smile a lot and seem to have much more fun cooking than most people do.

As Charlie Ekomiak, Jessie Munick and Jessie Grey sit around the table assembling submarine sandwiches, they’re happy- and intent on their jobs.

Jessie G....

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Nunavut April 28, 2000 - 4:28 pm

Americans catch Iqaluit historian’s passion for Minik tale

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — It’s a story whose hoaxes and deceptions inspire anger and tears, and a tale whose equal parts of adventure and tragedy dominated Kenn Harper’s life for years.

In 1977, Harper, now a well-known Iqaluit businessman, first became “unhealthily obsessed” with the short, sad life of a young...

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Nunavut April 28, 2000 - 4:27 pm

Gun law lives despite criticism

JANE GEORGE

IQALUIT — Since Bill C-68 was adopted in 1995, Canada’s new national firearms law has received a continuous barrage of criticism.

Provinces have objected to the legislation because they feel their powers are being trampled on, aboriginal people maintain the new regulations violate aboriginal...

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Nunavut April 28, 2000 - 4:27 pm

Pond Inlet army cadets occupy Lavoie Point

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Warrant Officer Floyd Powder

POND INLET — The Arctic’s newest cadet corps has invaded and briefly occupied Lavoie Point in their largest exercise to date.

Thirty-four army cadets from Pond Inlet’s army cadet corp participated in a field training exercise 60 miles outside of their community, at...

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Nunavik April 28, 2000 - 4:24 pm

Gun law a paper work nightmare for Nunavimmiut

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Nunavik officials are trying to prepare the region’s population for the inevitable mounds of paperwork and frustration that go hand-in-hand with new federal gun control rules and regulations.

The Kativik Regional Government has been offering gun safety courses in communities, while the...

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Nunavik April 28, 2000 - 4:21 pm

Nunavik cop pleads guilty to sexually assaulting minor

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ — Charlie Keelan, 24, a policeman with the Kativik Regional Police Force, has plead guilty to sexual assault of a minor under 14 before a Quebec court judge in Kahnawake, a Mohawk community near Montreal.

Keelan was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine at the April 12 appearance. The judgment...

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Iqaluit April 28, 2000 - 4:20 pm

MLAs approve hook-up help for Lower Base residents

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE

IQALUIT - MLAs have pumped $300,000 into water and sewage hook-up for homeowners in Iqaluit’s Lower Base neighborhood.

Last week the assembly approved the one-time handout to help about 60 homeowners who face hefty bills of as much as $25,000 to hook up to mandatory piped...

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Iqaluit April 28, 2000 - 4:19 pm

Four of five Iqaluit principals resign

Turnover "a huge issue"

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE

IQALUIT - Four of Iqaluit’s five school principals have submitted their resignations.

And while total teacher resignations across the Baffin region are expected to be the same or slightly lower than last year when the deadline to submit them passes today, turnover remains “a...

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Nunavik April 28, 2000 - 4:17 pm

Inuit lodge complaint over government dog extermination

JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ- Makivik Corporation and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association have lodged official complaints with Canada and Quebec over their governments’ “extermination program” of sled dogs from 1950 to 1975.

The birthright organizations for Inuit in Nunavik and on Baffin Island are asking the federal...

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Nunavut April 28, 2000 - 4:15 pm

Cambridge woman flees fire, dies of exposure

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A 53-year-old Cambridge Bay woman is dead after a cabin fire forced her and her husband into the cold with only their bedclothes.

Police say Margaret Lyall died from hypothermia after she and her husband Johnny fled from a burning cabin several kilometres outside Cambridge Bay on Saturday.

The...

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Nunavut April 28, 2000 - 4:15 pm

Legislature stalls July 9 Nunavut Day

"We want to make sure that the people have a say..."

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MICHAELA RODRIGUE
Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT - Nunavut residents can scrap plans to celebrate July 9 as the official Nunavut Day - at least for this year.

The territorial government recently announced plans to turn July 9, the date of the proclamation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement in 1993,...

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Nunavut April 28, 2000 - 4:10 pm

MLAs approve $1.5 million in phantom school renovations

Clyde River residents "disgusted" at decision to delay repairs for a year

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SEAN McKIBBON

IQALUIT - Nunavut MLAs have voted to set aside $1.5 million for a project that won’t go ahead this year.

Although the Department of Education is asking for $1.5 million in this year’s budget to renovate Clyde River’s Quluaq School, Education Minister James Arvaluk revealed last week...

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-none- April 21, 2000 - 5:42 pm

Nunani: Qimmiq (Part one)

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

I’ve never quite grasped whatever impulse ovecomes people when they want to view their dogs as status symbols. Although Inuit have been known to be proud of their dogs, such pride lies more in having an efficient team or pup-bearing bitch than in an individual dog.

And...

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-none- April 21, 2000 - 5:39 pm

Nunani: Qimmiq (Part Two)

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

So I used to think that the idea of having a house dog was just plain silly, some kind of southern peculiarity. Inuit, I thought, understood that humans and dogs did not belong under one roof — dogs not under any roof at all, unless it was a mother with pups.

Imagine my...

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Nunavut April 21, 2000 - 4:55 pm

Glenn McLean: GN leases create serious problems

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SEAN McKIBBON

IQALUIT — Government lease agreements with real estate developers in Nunavut are creating a “serious problem” for low to middle income wage earners trying to find housing, says Baker Lake MLA Glenn McLean.

“I inquired about the cost of renting a house in this community and it’s...

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Nunavik April 21, 2000 - 4:54 pm

Inukjuak: From outpost camp to modern town

Siasi Smiler, the mayor of Inukjuak, reminded delegates at the Katutjiniq economic conference in Kuujuuaq last week of how far the people of Inukjuak have come in just 25 years.

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SIASI SMILER

KUUJJUAQ — I come from a town that is considered the second or third largest in Nunavik, depending on the source of the statistics.

Our community is composed of seven distinct and dynamic groups. When I was six years old, there were six camps around Inukjuak. Vibrant,...

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