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COMMENTARY September 26, 2014 - 9:35 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Sept. 26

Harper’s Record in Inuit Nunangat

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Over the past nine years, Stephen Harper has come north every summer. During those trips, he avoided contact with Inuit leaders and had very little time for local residents.

Instead, he spent most of his time with military activities. He likes getting photographed standing on a piece of ice or on...

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COMMENTARY September 19, 2014 - 11:47 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Sept. 19

Welcome Back to My Little Corner of Canada

JOHN AMAGOALIK

It was some years ago now that I wrote my last piece for My Little Corner of Canada.

At the time, after several years of writing the weekly column, I was feeling drained of ideas and issues to write about.

Even after several years, people still come up to me and ask when My Little Corner of...

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COMMENTARY September 03, 2014 - 10:49 am

The Kugluktuk soup kitchen: more than just filling bellies

Pilot project hopes to get funding to continue this fall

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JESSE AJAYI AND REBECCA KLADY

A soup kitchen can be more than just a place to reduce hunger.

In Kugluktuk, the Saturday soup kitchen is a place where social ties and cultural values can be strengthened, and where social practices around food and gathering around food are changing.

The...

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COMMENTARY June 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Greenpeace hopes to set the record straight on aboriginal hunting

"Our campaign against commercial sealing did hurt many, both economically and culturally"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

JOANNA KERR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREENPEACE CANADA

A seal pup, a hunter, and a Greenpeace activist between them.

That is the image many Indigenous inhabitants of northern Canada still evoke when someone says the word “Greenpeace” — even though we have not actively campaigned against the seal...

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COMMENTARY June 19, 2014 - 8:12 am

Who is failing Pond Inlet?

Youth skeptical about Mary River's promised benefits

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

WILLOW SCOBIE and KATHLEEN RODGERS
University of Ottawa

We have been talking to young people in Mittimatalik-Pond Inlet about their experiences so far with the Baffinland iron mine at Mary River.

We are not the first Qallunaat to arrive in this small community in northern Baffin Island and show...

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