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Ottawa November 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Chippewas kick off joint rights case with Inuit at Supreme Court

“I want my grandchildren to be able to hunt and fish healthy animals for years to come. That’s what we’re fighting for"

LISA GREGOIRE

The fog enveloping the Supreme Court of Canada building in downtown Ottawa seemed to permeate the main hearing hall Nov. 30 where an army of lawyers and nine Supreme Court justices attempted to answer one big question: who is the Crown?

The Inuit of Clyde River and the Chippewas of the Thames...

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Nunavik November 30, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Nunavik internet upgrade delayed to new year

“But you will see a difference"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—New and improved internet service is still en route to communities throughout Nunavik—it will just take a little longer than planned.

Nunavik’s Tamaani Internet made the switch to a new satellite provider SES this past fall, which will deliver greater bandwidth, from 1.5 megabits per...

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Nunavik November 30, 2016 - 11:45 am

KRG wants to help restore banking services in Nunavik

But service would rely on regional orgs, businesses as clientele

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—If banking services are to return and thrive in Nunavik communities, regional organizations and businesses are going to have to support them.

That was the message to Kativik Regional Government councillors, who are meeting this week in Kuujjuaq.

The major factor in the closure of the...

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Nunavut November 30, 2016 - 11:30 am

Photo: Santa-mobile is coming… to town

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Nunavut November 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Candidate for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president: Joe Adla Kunuk

"Part of my campaign is devolving as much authority as we can from NTI to the RIAs"

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With Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s presidential election set for Dec. 12, Nunatsiaq News plans to profile each of the four candidates. We asked the candidates the same four questions. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity. We will run the profiles of the candidates according to......

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Climate Change November 30, 2016 - 7:00 am

PM Trudeau to talk climate change Dec. 9 with Indigenous leaders

Ottawa hopes first ministers' meeting will produce Canada-wide emissions reduction plan

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit down with national Indigenous leaders in Ottawa Dec. 9 in advance of a long-awaited conference with provincial and territorial premiers aimed at creating a national framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the PMO announced Nov. 29.

“Indigenous voices...

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Nunavut November 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27

Saga of Nunavut's two leading airlines leads the news

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Nunavut’s failing airlines, an editorial by Nunatsiaq News editor Jim Bell, was the most-read story of the week on Nunatsiaqonline.ca.

“There’s no doubt about it. The people of Nunavut hate their airlines with a venomous passion,” Bell wrote.

“With the possible exception of the two territorial...

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Nunavut November 29, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Tracking collars reduce need to disturb or handle polar bears: federal agency

Environment Canada currently tracking 12 collared bears in western Hudson Bay

SARAH ROGERS

There are currently 12 polar bears in the western Hudson Bay region fitted with tracking collars, put in place by Environment and Climate Change Canada to monitor the animals’ condition and movement through the year, the federal department says.

That number doesn’t include an emaciated female......

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Nunavik November 29, 2016 - 11:45 am

Quebec citizens group wants to hear from Nunavik

“A lot of time regular people feel like that don’t have a voice"

SARAH ROGERS

KUUJJUAQ—Knowledge is power, and better access to education would go a long way in helping Nunavimmiut take control over their own futures.

That’s what a group of Kuujjuamiut said when asked about the barriers they face in achieving success and self-determination.

“To be a decision maker, you...

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Nunavik November 29, 2016 - 11:30 am

Photo: Misty morning in Nunavik

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Nunavik November 29, 2016 - 11:29 am

Photo: Together for justice

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Nunavut November 29, 2016 - 10:00 am

Candidate for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president: Aluki Kotierk

“It’s important that there is a body to represent Inuit issues and concerns”

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With Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s presidential election set for Dec. 12, Nunatsiaq News is profiling each of the four candidates. We asked the candidates the same four questions. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity. We will run them in alphabetical order.

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Nunavut November 29, 2016 - 7:00 am

Armenian air rage suspect remanded in Nunavut

Sisak Khudaverdyan will undergo a psychiatric assessment

STEVE DUCHARME

A man who is alleged to have endangered a Moscow-bound plane, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit Nov. 25, will remain in custody pending a psychiatric assessment.

Justice Paul Bychok, at a preliminary hearing in Nunavut’s Court of Justice Nov. 28, ordered that 36-year-old Armenian...

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Ottawa November 29, 2016 - 6:50 am

Photo: After a gruelling day in court, the waiting begins

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Nunavut November 29, 2016 - 6:45 am

Photo: Saturday morning fun in Cape Dorset

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Climate Change November 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm

“Urgent, immediate need” to build Arctic resiliency, says new report

Arctic Council report looks at how Arctic peoples can weather climate change

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This week, several Nunavut communities, including Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet, are forecast to get near record-breaking warm temperatures—as much as 15 C above the chilly normal ranges for this time of year—while Arctic sea ice extent continues to hit new lows for November.

In the midst of this...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 2:30 pm

“We do not consent” video supports Nunavut Supreme Court fight

Greenpeace video features celebrities David Suzuki, Jane Fonda and Sarah Harmer

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As momentum builds toward this week’s Supreme Court hearing against seismic blasting in Nunavut, Greenpeace Canada has released a new video featuring Nunavut Inuit, First Nations leaders and high-profile Canadians repeating the same four words: “We do not consent.”

The two-minute video shows Jerry...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Company makes 11th-hour bid to take over derelict diamond mine

Crystal Exploration wants to take over Jericho, adjacent to its other diamond licenses

LISA GREGOIRE

Just weeks after Ottawa put out a request for proposals for a $10-million clean up at the abandoned Jericho diamond mine, a company is asking the federal government to hold back the wrecking ball and consider their bid to take over the mine instead.

Crystal Exploration Inc., a Vancouver-based...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Photo: Our food, our water

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 11:45 am

Inuit fear that thin, collared polar bear died of starvation

“We’ve been asking for years for less invasive research methods"

SARAH ROGERS

Nunavut Inuit say they’re concerned about the arrival of a skinny and collared polar bear along the western Hudson Bay coast last week.

The emaciated female adult polar bear had been spotted trying to walk into the community of Arviat a few times this month before she was euthanized by Government...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Candidate for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president: Levinia Brown

"By working well together, and with solid communication, we can only move forward"

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With Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s presidential election set for Dec. 12, Nunatsiaq News is profiling each of the four candidates. We asked the candidates the same four questions. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity. We will run them in alphabetical order.

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 9:29 am

Nunavut police arrest man after early morning shooting

Baker Lake resident shot inside a home early Nov. 28

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Baker Lake faced a violent morning Nov. 28 after resident was shot inside a local residence.

Nunavut RCMP said that Baker Lake police responded to a shooting in Baker Lake’s 4000 block Nov. 28 at 5:30 a.m.

Police say the victim of the shooting was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 8:30 am

Following inquest, grieving Nunavut parents still don’t trust GN health

“We still hear stories about how people aren't seen right away some times."

THOMAS ROHNER

For Cape Dorset parents Neevee Akesuk and Luutaaq Qaumagiaq, more than four years of heartache and anguish caused by the death of their first-born infant son came to a head Nov. 25 in only nine minutes.

That’s how long it took the jury leader at the coroner’s inquest into the 2012 death of Baby...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 7:00 am

Armenian man slated for Nunavut court after emergency Iqaluit landing

L.A. to Moscow jet diverted to Iqaluit following "disturbance" on board

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A 36-year old Armenian man will appear Nov. 28 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit to face charges related to his alleged behaviour on board a flight that stopped in Iqaluit in the early hours of Nov. 25.

The Aeroflot flight SU107, from Los Angeles to Moscow, was diverted and made an...

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Nunavut November 28, 2016 - 5:05 am

The lockdown in Resolute Bay is over, RCMP says

Man, 46, found deceased inside a residence

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(Updated, 8:30 p.m.)

A lockdown that kept people in Resolute Bay indoors Nov. 28 was lifted, the Nunavut RCMP said in one of three news releases issued Nov. 28.

The announcement of the end of the lockdown preceded the news that a man, 46, died during the prolonged standoff in the High Arctic...

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