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COMMENTARY February 13, 2015 - 7:50 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Feb. 13

Time to Turn a New Page

JOHN AMAGOALIK

The last 100 years of living under the Canadian colonial regime has not been a positive experience for Inuit society.

Government policies of assimilation and the residential school system unleased an attack on Inuit culture, language and identity. The Government of Canada has now admitted that...

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COMMENTARY February 06, 2015 - 4:08 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Feb. 6

Time to Face Realities

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Because of painful memories of the introduction of alcohol to Inuit Nunagat decades ago and the effects it had on Inuit society, many Inuit are still, perhaps naively, hoping it will go away or controlled.

The fact is that prohibition doesn’t work — anywhere.  When the United States tried to ban...

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COMMENTARY February 06, 2015 - 8:44 am

Commentary: #SavetheArctic… from Greenpeace

"It is based on assumptions that are misleading, specious, and distracting from actual environmental issues"

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HEATHER EXNER-PIROT
Eye on the Arctic

I take a deep and annoyed breathe every time I see a Greenpeace #SavetheArctic tweet, video, or article.

Not because I think climate change isn’t having a real and detrimental impact on the Arctic — it is. Not because their publicity stunts around the world...

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COMMENTARY January 30, 2015 - 4:11 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Jan. 30

Imagine

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Nunavut has the potential to have a productive economy.  We have a lot natural resources which the world wants.

But, at the moment, we are poor compared to other regions of Canada.

We occupy 40 per cent of Canada’s lands and waters.  We have a large territory but our population would not even...

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COMMENTARY January 23, 2015 - 5:08 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Jan. 23

Bits and Pieces

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Iqualuit, Ikaluit, or Iqaluit

When Iqaluit changed its name from Frobisher Bay to its original name several years ago, some bureaucrat spelled the name Ikaluit and most non-Inuit pronounced it that way because they couldn’t pronounce “qa” in the Inuktitut language.

People from the south and the...

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