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COMMENTARY April 24, 2015 - 11:28 am

My Little Corner of Canada, April 24

A Plane Crash

JOHN AMAGOALIK

It was November 1974. We had just completed a land claims conference in Pond Inlet.

At the five-day conference, the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITK now) had presented its land claims proposal to the delegates, who came from all Inuit communities in the Northwest Territories.

The conference was...

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COMMENTARY April 20, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Commentary: My wish for prosperity without oil

Russian indigenous leader cautions Inuit about resource development

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NIKOLAY ROCHEV

My name is Nikolay. I am of the Komi peoples and come from the region of the same name in the north of Russia. I will soon be visiting Canada and the city of Iqaluit in the lands of the Nunavummiut for the first time.

I used to teach geography and have studied about Inuit lands...

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COMMENTARY April 17, 2015 - 10:05 am

My Little Corner of Canada, April 17

Tuberculosis

JOHN AMAGOALIK

When one is infected with tuberculosis, or TB, these days chances are good that you will be cured with powerful medication, some bed rest and isolation.

It was different for those of us who caught TB during the epidemics of the 1950s and 1960s. In those days, it meant many months or years...

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COMMENTARY April 10, 2015 - 2:30 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, April 10

Qakutalik — Part Two

JOHN AMAGOALIK

(Continued from last week)

After the skin of the polar bear they had caught in late winter had been cleaned, the family decided to visit the settlement and the Hudson Bay Co. to trade the bear skin, fox furs, and seal skins for supplies they would need for the summer and fall. It took them two...

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COMMENTARY April 02, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Inuit should be partners, not northern signposts: Senator

"If Canada is going to achieve its territorial aims in the Arctic, it needs to treat the Inuit population as partners"

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ART EGGLETON

If Canada is going to achieve its territorial aims in the Arctic, it needs to treat the Inuit population as partners, rather than using only their existence to bolster Canadian sovereignty claims.

This was the message from a panel of experts who appeared before the Senate Liberal...

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