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Nunavut April 01, 2014 - 12:28 am

Photo: Kamik-making workshop in Arctic Bay

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Nunavut March 31, 2014 - 6:12 pm

New videos helps Aboriginal claimants prepare for IAP hearing

"Many are telling their story for the first time"

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The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has released a new video to help claimants prepare for their hearing in the Independent Assessment Process.

“Telling Your Story” provides claimants in the Independent Assessment Process with information about what to expect at their IAP...

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Nunavut March 31, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Preliminary inquiry starts for Nunavut carver facing decades-old sex charges

Pond Inlet's Billy Merkosak facing 50 charges from 1970s and 1980s

DAVID MURPHY

A preliminary hearing for a prominent Inuit carver charged with multiple historical sexual abuses stemming from Pond Inlet got under way March 31 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.

Billy Merkosak, 47, along with lawyers and Justice Earl Johnson, listened to evidence March 31 from four...

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Around the Arctic March 31, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Nunavut law grad making a name for herself in Ottawa

Igloolik's Qajaq Robinson joins BLG, wins high profile human rights case

LISA GREGOIRE

OTTAWA — When the haters and online trolls called her client a wagon-burner and threatened to do a tomahawk dance on the lawn where the Ojibway father lives with his wife and two daughters in Ottawa, Qajaq Robinson just kept picturing all the people who had thanked her.

The memories bring back a...

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Nunavut March 31, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Photo: Nunavut marks 15th anniversary of its first legislative assembly sitting

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Nunavut March 31, 2014 - 11:42 am

Arctic emergency responders call for resources, more focus on northerners

National report highlights priorities for Arctic communities

PETER VARGA

Emergency measures planning for northern Canada must focus on the safety, training, and equipment needs of people who live in the region, where residents are exposed to ever-increasing risks of natural disasters, violent weather, and health emergencies, a national report says.

Northern Canada’s...

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Nunavut March 31, 2014 - 11:30 am

Nunavut woman to be tried on charges of pimping a young person

Jury trial to be held in Pond Inlet

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A 32-year-old Pond Inlet woman will go to trial in the Nunavut Court of Justice March 31 on three charges of procuring a young person for prostitution.

The jury trial will take place in Pond Inlet, population about 1,400, before Justice Neil Sharkey and a 12-person jury. The court has set aside...

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Climate Change March 31, 2014 - 9:14 am

IPCC report: Climate change will leave no one untouched

Arctic would see reduction in cold weather, infrastructure damage, changing physical environment

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If the extent of climate change continues to increase, “the very social stability of human systems could be at stake,” Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told journalists March 31 in Yokohama, Japan following the release of an IPCC report on the future...

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Around the Arctic March 31, 2014 - 6:25 am

Nunavik’s Jaaji Uppik finds his voice

"Where I come from really factors in"

SARAH ROGERS

Musical talent might run in the family, but that doesn’t mean it came naturally to Jaaji Uppik.

Growing up in the Nunavik community of Quaqtaq, Uppik was surrounded by his mandolin-playing grandfather, song-writing uncles and cousin Beatrice Deer, who has carved out a musical career of her...

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Nunavik March 31, 2014 - 6:21 am

Photo: Canadian Rangers Patrol group in Tasiujaq

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Nunavik March 28, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Iqaluit councillor speaks out against changes to kids’ group home

Children’s lives “being uprooted,” says Terry Dobbin

PETER VARGA

Iqaluit councillor Terry Dobbin can’t understand the territorial government’s move to phase out a group home for young children and is hoping they’ll reverse their decision.

“I care deeply for the kids whose lives are being uprooted, and these children being separated from their friends at...

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Iqaluit March 28, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Curtain rises on Iqaluit theatre company

Founder hopes non-profit group will spark interest in staged productions

PETER VARGA

The curtain went up on Iqaluit’s newest theatre company this month, thanks to the efforts of Yoan Barriault.

The French-language Théatre Uiviit took flight March 21 and 22, when Barriault — founder, artistic director, and actor — opened performances of the company’s première show to capacity...

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Nunavut March 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut man deemed dangerous offender, barred from going home

“You need to fully understand what you have done so that you can finally stop hurting young children"

DAVID MURPHY

Justice Bonnie Tulloch has ruled that 60-year-old Simeonie Issigaitok is a dangerous offender and barred the man from returning to his home communities of Hall Beach and Igloolik for the better part of a decade.

Tulloch sentenced Issigaitok March 28 at the Nunavut Court of Justice to two years...

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Nunavut March 28, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Most victims of Nunavut crash have settled lawsuit claims out of court

But First Air's lawsuit against National Defence still active for now

LISA GREGOIRE

In the 31 months since flight 6560 crashed on a hillside east of the Resolute Bay runway, First Air has been quietly settling compensation claims from survivors and the families of victims.

First Air’s executive vice-president Chris Ferris said March 27 that the company’s insurance firm has been...

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Around the Arctic March 28, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Senior Arctic officials sign off on new circumpolar economic council

Arctic Council wraps up Yellowknife meetings

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Halfway through Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council, its members say they’re making “good progress” on the council’s initiatives and have signed off on creating a new circumpolar economic council.

Senior Arctic officials wrapped up a two-day, closed-door meeting in Yellowknife March 27,...

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Nunavut March 28, 2014 - 11:49 am

Nunavut pediatric team snags award from CHEO, CTV Ottawa

“I’m thrilled our Nunavut health professionals have been recognized"

DAVID MURPHY

Nunavut’s Pediatric Complex and Chronic Care Clinic team was one of seven organizations to take home a “Connected Care Award” from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, at a ceremony held March 26 at Funhaven Family Entertainment Centre in Ottawa.

The ceremony was featured in a live......

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Nunavut March 28, 2014 - 9:33 am

City-wide search raises questions about homelessness in Nunavut, Iqaluit

“I’m in awe of how they survive in those conditions”

PETER VARGA

The Iqaluit-wide search for Benjamin Palluq has sparked concern among some city councillors, who suggested March 27 that the city does little to help homeless Iqalummiut who suffer from poor health.

The RCMP, in collaboration with Nunavut Search and Rescue, the City of Iqaluit and the Qikiqtani...

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Nunavik March 28, 2014 - 9:30 am

Photo: TRC hosts closing event in Edmonton

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Nunavut March 28, 2014 - 9:30 am

Photo: Cambridge Bay’s Latitude 69 plays spring fundraiser

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Nunavik March 28, 2014 - 9:30 am

Photo: Canadian Space Agency astronaut lands in Umiujaq school

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