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COMMENTARY May 15, 2015 - 11:27 am

My Little Corner of Canada, May 15

The Political Landscape

JOHN AMAGOALIK

There will be a federal election in the next six months or less. Most political pundits are guessing October.

This corner is guessing September, before it starts getting cold. Canada will decide whether to stay on the right (Conservative,) turn left (NDP,) or return to the center...

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COMMENTARY May 08, 2015 - 2:38 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, May 8

A Victory for Us

JOHN AMAGOALIK

On May 4 in the capital of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the governments of Canada and Nunavut signed an agreement to settle NTI’s court case against the Government of Canada for failing to live up to its obligations under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

This out of court settlement marks...

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COMMENTARY May 05, 2015 - 8:30 am

Thoughts on Inuit filmmaking, from Zacharias Kunuk

A new anthology explores Indigenous inspiration in the arts

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ZACHARIAS KUNUK
Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Douglas & McIntyre

What inspires the artistic spirit?

That’s something Ojibwa playwright and broadcaster Drew Hayden Taylor wanted to explore through the lens of Indigenous culture.

And his new book, Me Artsy, does just that — drawing...

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COMMENTARY May 01, 2015 - 10:00 am

My Little Corner of Canada, May 1

The Rush for Oil in the High Arctic

JOHN AMAGOALIK

After oil was discovered in Prudoe Bay in Alaska in the 1960s, a mad rush for the Canadian High Arctic took place. Oil companies from Canada, the US and other countries were hoping to find vast reserves of oil and natural gas in the islands and waters of the High Arctic.

Hundreds of exploration...

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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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