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COMMENTARY June 26, 2015 - 11:25 am

My Little Corner of Canada, June 26

The Arctic Ocean

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Back in the 1950s and even into the 1960s, many official maps of Canada didn’t include the High Arctic islands.

Even maps in schools stopped at the northern mainland coast and the Arctic Islands were described as a wasteland of ice and snow where nobody lived. Map makers and government officials...

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COMMENTARY June 19, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Energy challenges in Canada’s territories: A hot topic, a cold reality

"The committee found electricity systems are aging, underperforming"

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SENATORS RICHARD NEUFELD and PAUL J. MASSICOTTE

Two months ago, a diesel generation facility in the hamlet of Pangnirtung, Nunavut — a remote, northern community accessible by air only in the winter — caught fire, leaving its 1,500 residents in a state of emergency for nearly a month while...

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COMMENTARY June 19, 2015 - 11:01 am

My Little Corner of Canada, June 19

The Battle for Stanley — 2015

JOHN AMAGOALIK

The Stanley Cup playoffs were close and exciting. It was too bad that all the Canadian teams were eliminated early.

Sorry, Montreal fans. The Price was not right.

As This Corner predicted back in December, Chicago came out on top. They survived the semi-finals by beating the favored Anaheim...

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COMMENTARY June 12, 2015 - 8:38 am

My Little Corner of Canada, June 12

A New Handshake

JOHN AMAGOALIK

The release of the report and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after six years of hearings and thousands of witnesses, brings Canada to a fork in the road.

The work of the commission confirms what the Aboriginal peoples have been trying to tell Canadians for decades.

It...

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COMMENTARY June 05, 2015 - 11:45 am

My Little Corner of Canada, June 5

Inuit and the Media

JOHN AMAGOALIK

When the Qikiqtani Inuit Association first approached me more than a year ago about establishing a scholarship under my name, I readily agreed to the idea.

They asked me what field of learning I would want the scholarship to be for. It didn’t take me long to decide it would be for journalism. My...

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