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-none- March 29, 2002 - 10:41 pm

Nunani: Now and then (Part three)

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

So the inlander family and the coastal family went to war with each other. The war was desperate and terrible, as wars always are, with loss of life on either side. And as atrocities mounted, either family at last began to give vent to the hatred it had accumulated toward...

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-none- March 29, 2002 - 10:14 pm

Time to narrow the digital divide

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Local dial-up Internet service first came to Nunavut in the summer of 1995, thanks to a small private business in Iqaluit.

Seven years later, people in most Nunavut communities are still waiting for basic dial-up Internet access. So are people in many other communities throughout northern Canada,...

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-none- March 22, 2002 - 10:38 pm

Nunani: Now and then (Part two)

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

Those members of the inlander family who made a profit by bringing much-needed coastal goods back home knew that they could only get ahead of their competition by getting the coastal people to receive less in trade than coastals were actually giving. The inlanders...

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-none- March 22, 2002 - 10:14 pm

Lawsuit anyone?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

You’d think that after spending more than $443,000 in the first of what’s likely to be a long list of compensation payments to more than 40 victims of former teacher Ed Horne’s sexual abuse, the government of Nunavut would now understand the term “liability.”

As many readers will recall, the...

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-none- March 15, 2002 - 10:38 pm

Nunani: Now and then (Part one)

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

Taitsumaniguuq:

A long time ago, there were two large families. Each family lived in its own area, one on the coast and the other inland, and each hunted according to its own lifestyle. In fact, the families were completely different from each other, even in size. The...

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-none- March 15, 2002 - 10:14 pm

Bad gas, bad facts?

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On the surface, it appears as if government-supplied gasoline is playing havoc with snowmobile engines in at least 10 Nunavut communities, and possibly more.

Snowmobile owners all over Nunavut, most of them hunters, have been complaining for months that this year’s batch of fuel is destroying...

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-none- March 08, 2002 - 10:37 pm

Nunani: Of cabbages and kings (Part five)

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RACHEL ATTITUQ QITSUALIK

Inuit have been very successful at political negotiation, adeptly arranging for their own beneficiary corporations and an Inuit-dominant territory. While just as burdened by the infighting that plagues aboriginal bodies around the world, Inuit have been able to set...

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Iqaluit March 08, 2002 - 9:12 pm

Toonoonik Hotel: frozen up, shut down

Co-op hotel and dining room closed due to weather woes, 15 AWG guests re-routed

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KIRSTEN MURPHY

Iqaluit’s Toonoonik Hotel and restaurant closed its doors on Feb. 15, citing an expensive but preventable maintenance problem: frozen pipes.

When or if the popular breakfast spot will reopen is not known.

But demolishing the 20-year old building has not been ruled out, said Chris...

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Nunavik March 08, 2002 - 9:10 pm

Walking to fight diabetes

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

This week, a group hiking on showshoes are starting the 165-km journey overland from Radisson to Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuaraapik.

It’s part of the Miyupimaatisiitaau (Let’s live in Wellness) 2002 march that started in Waswanipi in January and will end finish at Chisasibi sometime at the end of...

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Nunavik March 08, 2002 - 9:09 pm

Assaults up in Nunavik

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At last week’s meeting of the Kativik Regional Government council in Inukjuak, the Kativik Regional Police Force reported sobering news to the councillors: the number of assaults is rising noticeably in Nunavik.

In 2000, the KRPF recorded a total of 525 assaults in Nunavik — 199 for the Ungava Bay...

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Nunavik March 08, 2002 - 9:09 pm

Suspicious death in Salluit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Crime specialists with Quebec’s provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec, are still investigating the death of Kumakuluk Salaisie, 34, which occurred last week in Salluit.

“For us, it’s still a suspicious death,” said Ronald McInnes, spokesman for the SQ.

Two of Salaisie’s friends found his dead...

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Nunavik March 08, 2002 - 9:06 pm

KRG wants action on police stations now

Fix our police stations or we may pull out of policing, KRG says

JANE GEORGE

The Kativik Regional Government is upping the ante in its push to see new fire stations built in Nunavik.

“We’re saying we have to address the issue,” said KRG chairman Johnny Adams.

If Ottawa and Quebec don’t agree to pay for the new stations by the end of March, the KRG may give six-months...

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Nunavik March 08, 2002 - 9:05 pm

Who’s on Team Nunavik?

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Two separate delegations from Nunavik will travel to AWG venues in Iqaluit and Nuuk.

Johnny Adams, chairman of the Kativik Regional Government, is the Chef de mission for Nuuk. His assistant is Silas Snowball of the KRG’s recreation department.

Michael Gordon, the mayor of Kuujjuaq, and Davidee...

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Nunavik March 08, 2002 - 9:03 pm

Nunavik sends strong team to the AWG

"We’re getting our foot in the door," KRG’s recreation director says

JANE GEORGE

Five years ago, Nunavik’s participation in the Arctic Winter Games was more of a dream than a reality.

That’s because the region’s athletes hadn’t attended any games since 1976, and Nunavik’s sports infrastructure — except for hockey — was almost non-existent.

Then, in 1998, a delegation from...

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Nunavut March 08, 2002 - 9:03 pm

Bad gas causes a stink

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The standing committee gathered to hear a motion raised by Quttiktuk Rebekah Williams about bad gas in several communities last week, and members of several of the territory’s wildlife boards packed into the gallery.

Hunters in different regions have been saying for months that there is something...

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Nunavut March 08, 2002 - 9:02 pm

New law for young offenders

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Quttiktuq Rebekah Uqi Williams questioned Justice Minister Paul Okalik about the effects on Nunavummiut of the new Youth Criminal Justice Act. The new act was given royal assent on Feb. 19.

“In some places we had some concerns with the provisions,” Okalik said. “But we like the act and we like the...

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Nunavut March 08, 2002 - 9:02 pm

Acts fall off the order paper

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Bill 16, amendments to the Cities, Towns and Villages Act and Bill 17, the Hamlets Act fell off the order paper last week after the standing committee on community empowerment and sustainable development requested time to review concerns raised by members.

The bills received second reading in...

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Nunavut March 08, 2002 - 9:00 pm

False blizzard blows hot air through the house

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The city of Iqaluit shut down last Friday morning, after a blizzard warning by Environment Canada. By about noon, the blustery sky had cleared and many government buildings, including the legislative assembly, opened for business.

But Tunnuniq MLA Jobie Nutarak showed up for work that morning as...

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Nunavut March 08, 2002 - 8:59 pm

Ottawa not a decentralized community

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After being snowed-in in Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet North MLA Jack Anawak returned to the house late last week and responded in a member’s statement to Cambridge Bay Mayor Keith Petersen’s criticism of the transitional allowance that members voted for themselves last week.

“I heard the Nunavut...

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Nunavut March 08, 2002 - 8:58 pm

Aborginal hip-hop coming to Iqaluit

The Reddnation mixes Cree culture with hip-hop music

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

DENISE RIDEOUT

With a performance that will mix a little hoop dancing, men’s traditional dancing and a new genre of music called “tribal hop,” The Reddnation group will be showcasing their First Nations culture at the Arctic Winter Games.

The Reddnation, a performance group that bills itself as...

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