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COMMENTARY December 08, 2014 - 8:16 am

Why did a good onion end up at the dump in the first place?

“Let's stop denying that there are many people that are hungry with nothing to eat and agree to fix the problem now”

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

MARY SIMON

It is true that during the years when Inuit were treated as second class citizens and being forced into communities, or worse, relocated far from their regions and their homes,  extreme hunger was experienced on a regular basis.

So for those that were close enough to military or...

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COMMENTARY December 05, 2014 - 10:45 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Dec. 5

Time Heals

JOHN AMAGOALIK

They are now 60, 70, and 80 years of age. They were the first wave of Inuit children who were snatched from their parents by government and church officials when they were only five, six, and seven years old to attend residential schools in places like Chesterfield Inlet and Inuvik.

Many of them...

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COMMENTARY November 28, 2014 - 3:07 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Nov. 28

The New Addiction

JOHN AMAGOALIK

First came tobacco, which came with the first traders, whalers and missionaries. Most Inuit, who tried it, quickly became addicted. Today, Inuit are among the heaviest smokers in the world.

Tobacco was quickly followed by alcohol or imialuk (bad water.) At first, imialuk was only available to a...

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COMMENTARY November 24, 2014 - 2:50 pm

The Inuit versus the oil patch in the eastern Arctic

“The right to be consulted is at the centre of this legal case”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

NADER HASAN and JERRY NATANINE

A major legal challenge to a controversial National Energy Board decision will soon be heard in court.

This one’s going to make history. It’s the first true grassroots opposition to Canada’s drive to drill for oil in the Arctic, and it’s pushing back against an NEB...

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COMMENTARY November 14, 2014 - 10:29 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Nov. 14

The Berlin Wall

JOHN AMAGOALIK

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The wall had been erected after the end of the Second World War by the Soviet Union to separate the communist East from the democratic West. 

During its existence, hundreds of people were killed attempting to cross the wall to...

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