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Nunavut May 27, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Human resources, poverty strategy on tap for Nunavut legislature

Short spring sitting begins May 30, wraps up June 8

THOMAS ROHNER

Here’s a question that many would like the Government of Nunavut to answer:How effective has the GN’s human resource division been since the government dissolved its standalone department in 2013?

That question will dominate the agenda when legislators convene in Iqaluit May 30 to begin the 2016...

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Iqaluit May 27, 2016 - 2:21 pm

Photo: Eyes in the sky… Grizzlies film crew deploying drone camera

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Nunavik May 27, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Nunavik organizations draft crisis response plan

“This situation is of great concern and all organizations are working in unity to find solutions"

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Nunavik’s regional organizations say they’ve together drafted a Nunavik Crisis Response Plan to address the high number of suicides the region has suffered so far in 2016.

Leaders of Nunavik’s regional organizations, including Makivik Corp., the Kativik Regional Government, Kativik School Board...

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Around the Arctic May 27, 2016 - 11:00 am

Exhibit puts faces, names to Canada’s Eskimo ID tag system

“Some people are proud of them, and others feel resentment"

SARAH ROGERS

One of the photographs in Barry Pottle’s long-running photography exhibit shows a smiling Leena Alivaktuk holding up a medallion attached to a silver chain around her neck.

It’s not your typical piece of jewellery, but an important — if not controversial — part of the history of Inuit in...

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Nunavut May 27, 2016 - 8:30 am

Workplace harassment debates coming soon to Nunavut legislature

Anti-harassment workshops not enough, says Iqaluit MLA

THOMAS ROHNER

When Nunavut MLAs meet in Iqaluit May 31 to begin the summer 2016 sitting of the legislature, they will spend most of that session tackling a serious problem, Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak said May 24.

That problem: the Government of Nunavut’s broken process to deal with workplace conflict...

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Nunavut May 27, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut snowboarder enjoys Canada’s longest ski season

“I’d like to see snowboarding grow in popularity”

SARAH ROGERS

While the ski season has wound down everywhere else in the country, one of the territory’s few serious snowboarders is still happily shredding hills that surround his hometown of Grise Fiord.

And he’s got them all to himself.

Etuangat Akeeagok, 20, is often spotted walking across the tundra...

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Nunavik May 27, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: Heavy lifting in Salluit

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Nunavut May 27, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: Not just a good story… you need to show your fish to win this derby

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Nunavut May 27, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: Languages commissioner resigns her post

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Nunavut May 26, 2016 - 1:15 pm

NTI welcomes new Nunavut government employee survey

“We need to develop a better understanding of what Inuit are experiencing"

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The first Nunavut Government Employees Survey is underway this month for territorial and federal employees in Nunavut.

The survey comes as a result of a settlement agreement reached between Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the federal government last year.

A good chunk of NTI’s lawsuit, first filed in...

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Nunavut May 26, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Photo: A royal greeting for Cape Dorset ranger

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Nunavik May 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavik Parks entices weekend visitors this summer

Nunavik's fourth park, Ullittaniujalik, now official

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavik Parks is encouraging Nunavimmiut to get out and enjoy the region’s parks this year, with the return of its “Weekends in the Parks” summer packages.

For the second year in a row, Nunavik Parks is offering discovery packages at discounted prices to encourage Nunavimmiut to visit one of three...

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Nunavut May 26, 2016 - 9:59 am

Western Nunavut town under brief lockdown May 25

False gun scare, coupled with distressed high school student, produce lockdown

JANE GEORGE

(Updated, 4:38 p.m.)

Cambridge Bay was in a brief period of upheaval during the afternoon of May 25, when two situations led to the lock-down of the high school and then of other offices in this western Nunavut community of 1,800.

“Everything is okay now” — that was the word from the mayor of...

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Nunavik May 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavik community takes action against youth suicide

“We’re still in mourning"

SARAH ROGERS

Officials in the Nunavik community of Tasiujaq are working to draft a community action plan to address and prevent suicide in the Ungava Bay community of about 300 people.

In the first half of 2016, Nunavik has seen a higher-than-usual number of deaths by suicides: 11 between late December and...

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Nunavik May 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

Photo: Steady… steady… Cirqiniq students balancing act

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Nunavut May 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut court kept humming in 2015, despite recent drop in crime

Despite complaints, stats show Nunavut courts among the quickest in Canada

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Though Nunavut’s total number of criminal charges stayed well below peak numbers reached between 2008 and 2012, the Nunavut Court of Justice kept busy in 2015, the NUCJ’s annual report reveals.

In 2015, 5,527 adult criminal charges were laid in Nunavut, up slightly from the 5,445 laid in 2014 — an...

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Nunavik May 26, 2016 - 6:45 am

Photo: Inukjuak students show film to southern crowd

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Iqaluit May 26, 2016 - 6:00 am

Photo: The art of skateboarding in Iqaluit

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Nunavut May 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from May 15 to May 22

Story on Iqaluit beach shack fire is the most-read of the week

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Readers were mainly drawn to serious stories this past week on Nunatsiaqonline.ca, according to our readership information from Google Analytics.

The top story from May 15 to May 22 — that police laid attempted murder charges in connection with an Iqaluit shack fire after a man was seriously...

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Nunavut May 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Nunavut coroner confirms mandatory inquest on Cape Dorset cell death

Adla Pudlat, 29, died May 20 at community's RCMP station

THOMAS ROHNER

Another death under Nunavut RCMP supervision, another mandatory coroner’s inquest.

An inquest will be held into the May 20 death of a Cape Dorset man who died while in police custody, a May 25 release from the Nunavut’s chief coroner said.

Adla Pudlat, 29, died while detained in the local RCMP...

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