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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Watt-Cloutier tells the world about life up here

Prestige lecture gives her largest audience ever

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JOHN BIRD

When Siila Watt-Cloutier - the activist formerly known as Sheila - delivers her LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture tonight at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit, she will have her largest Canadian audience ever, she says.

The lecture series, established by Canadian novelist and essayist John...

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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Polar bear consultation a sham, Redfern declares

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Madeleine Redfern of Iqaluit isn’t happy about the way federal officials are doing a consultation exercise on the possible listing of the polar bear as a “species of special concern.”
(FILE PHOTO)

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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Polar bear consultation a sham, Redfern declares

Session “was one of the worst I’ve ever attended.”

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JOHN BIRD

A recent federal consultation in Iqaluit on the status of polar bears under the Species at Risk Act was nothing more than a sham exercise, Madeleine Redfern has told the minister responsible in an open letter.

The consultation “was one of the worst I’ve ever attended in my life - and I...

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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Around Nunavut

Williams: food mail should subsidize country food

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All levels of government - including the food mail program - need to recognize the importance of country food to Nunavummiut, Iqaluit city councillor Glenn Williams said at a May 26 council meeting

Country food is important to the health of Inuit and strengthens traditional values and lifestyles,...

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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 2:55 pm

Nunatsiaq takes 13 community newspaper prizes

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Jim Bell of Nunatsiaq News picks up his first place award for Best Editorial in the local affairs category, “First Air bonus fiasco contains big lesson,” at the Quebec Community Newspaper Association awards banquet held May 22 in Montreal. Beryl Wiseman of The Suburban took the second place prize,...

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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Nunatsiaq takes 13 community newspaper prizes

Northern newspapers impress national judges

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Nunatsiaq News and its staff took home 13 prizes, for work done in 2008, from Canadian and Quebec community newspaper association banquets held at the Sheraton Centre in Montreal this past weekend.

Much to the amusement of Canadian Community Newspaper Association members who...

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Nunavut May 29, 2009 - 2:49 pm

Former Yukon premier heads GN review

MLAs will have report by beginning of October

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JOHN BIRD

Premier Eva Aariak said she feels like she has been trying to run Nunavut’s government with the qamutik before the dogs ever since last fall’s election.

But appointing former Yukon premier Piers McDonald to head the long-awaited “comprehensive review of the Government of Nunavut’s...

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Nunavik May 29, 2009 - 2:48 pm

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Nunavik gets second park

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TASIJUAQ - It’s official: Nunavik now has a second provincial park, Kuururjuaq, located near the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq.

Maggie Emudluk, chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government, said all legislative requirements for the creation of the Parc national Kuururjuaq had finally been met by...

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Nunavik May 29, 2009 - 2:46 pm

Globetrotting Inuk heads home with Columbia degree

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Jason Annahatak of Kangirsuk stands on the steps of Columbia Universit’s Low Memorial Library in New York City last week. Having graduated from the prestigious school with a masters’ degree in psychological counselling, Annahatak also stands on the threshold of a promising career.
(PHOTOS BY JUSTIN...

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Nunavik May 29, 2009 - 2:46 pm

Globetrotting Inuk heads home with Columbia degree

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Jason Annahatak in the northeastern section of Central Park near a small lake called Harlem Meer. The globetrotting Inuk has travelled widely through Asia, Russia, and the United States, but this summer he’s coming home to work as a tour guide for Cruise North.

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-none- May 29, 2009 - 2:41 pm

Globetrotting Inuk heads home with Columbia degree

“I haven’t traveled as much as I imagined”

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JUSTIN NOBLE - SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

NEW YORK - Jason Annahatak has been where few others from Kangirsuk, a community of about 470 on Nunavik’s Ungava Bay coast, have gone: the bush of South Africa, the streets of Hong Kong and Saint Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian empire.

Last...

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Nunavik May 29, 2009 - 2:37 pm

Kuujjuaq resident charged in uncle’s 1987 murder

Police also arrest dead man’s daughter and friend

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JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ - A 20-year Kuujjuaq resident faces charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the 1987 shooting death of his uncle.

Patrice Bernard, 41, appeared at the courthouse in Granby, Quebec, a city about 70 kilometres east of Montreal, on May...

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Nunavik May 29, 2009 - 2:35 pm

Nunavik hunters rejoice as beluga quota upped

http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/90529_Pg03_beluga_2.jpg A freshly-caught Nunavik beluga hunted in 2002. Nunavik hunters are happy that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will increase beluga quotas this year. (FILE PHOTO)

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Nunavik May 29, 2009 - 2:32 pm

Nunavik hunters rejoice as beluga quota upped

Community leaders say Inuit values hurt by strict limits

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JANE GEORGE

KUUJJUAQ - Hunters in Nunavik, who finally convinced the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans that the waters of the Hudson Strait are teeming with belugas, will hunt nearly 60 more whales there in 2009.

“Hunters are a little bit happier than they were last year,” said Paulusie...

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-none- May 29, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Death, dope, violence mark past weekend in Iqaluit

RCMP issues plea for information on Iqaluit woman’s death

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Blood, dope, and lethal violence: aside from that, it was just another weekend in Iqaluit.

As of Nunatsiaq News press-time this week, members of the Iqaluit RCMP detachment were still sifting through the wreckage produced by Iqaluit’s latest bout of weekend mayhem.

That includes the “suspicious...

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Nunavut May 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

“Session ‘was one of the worst’ I’ve ever attended.”

Polar bear consultation a sham, Redfern declares

JOHN BIRD

A recent federal consultation in Iqaluit on the status of polar bears under the Species at Risk Act was nothing more than a sham exercise, Madeleine Redfern has told the minister responsible in an open letter.

The consultation "was one of the worst I've ever attended in my life - and I attend a lot...

FULL STORY
Nunavik May 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

“I haven’t traveled as much as I imagined”

Globetrotting Inuk heads home with Columbia degree

Justin Noble - Special to Nunatsiaq News

NEW YORK - Jason Annahatak has been where few others from Kangirsuk, a community of about 470 on Nunavik's Ungava Bay coast, have gone: the bush of South Africa, the streets of Hong Kong and Saint Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian empire.

Last weekend, he graduated with a masters'...

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Nunavut May 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Canada urged to ratify UN declaration

Indigenous people need more protection: forum

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The rights of indigenous peoples need more protection,  delegates to an international forum in New York declared this week.

Delegates to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a 16-member body established by the United Nations in 2000, said they want global recognition of the UN Declaration on...

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Nunavut May 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Prestige lecture gives her largest audience ever

Watt-Cloutier tells the world about life up here

JOHN BIRD

When Siila Watt-Cloutier - the activist formerly known as Sheila - delivers her LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture tonight at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit, she will have her largest Canadian audience ever, she says.

The lecture series, established by Canadian novelist and essayist John Ralston Saul, is...

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Nunavut May 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Northern newspapers impress national judges

Nunatsiaq takes 13 community newspaper prizes

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunatsiaq News and its staff took home 13 prizes, for work done in 2008, from Canadian and Quebec community newspaper association banquets held at the Sheraton Centre in Montreal this past weekend.

Much to the amusement of Canadian Community Newspaper Association members who attended their...

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