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COMMENTARY December 13, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Where does the word “Eskimo” come from?

"There’s a plausible etymological connection between Eskimo and the Spanish word Cimmaron"

COLIN ALEXANDER

In September the Ottawa Citizen printed an editorial saying it was no longer appropriate to have a Canadian Football League team called the Edmonton Eskimos. Right on!

But the editorial went on to repeat the myth that “Eskimo” means “eater of raw meat” in an Amerindian language. Why is that a...

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COMMENTARY December 02, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Nunavut’s vision, Nunavut’s reality

“The elite in the government don’t really know what Nunavut’s all about”

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THE NUNAVUT PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH CENTRE

The Oct. 28 election of the Fourth Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, which elected 15 and possibly 16 new MLAs, signifies that the Legislative Assembly desperately needed a blood transfusion — a blood transfusion that provided 70 per cent new blood.

That...

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COMMENTARY November 12, 2013 - 11:46 am

Nunavut’s new government: the first 100 days (Part 2)

“What would it take for the assembly to actually exercise effective control?"

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ANNE CRAWFORD

Last week I wrote about the first 100 days of a government, suggesting issues that could be early markers to assess our new Nunavut assembly.

The first four were: the lifespan of social passing, the direction of the Iqaluit airport P3, the fate of the NNI policy and the structure of...

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COMMENTARY November 05, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Nunavut’s new government: the first 100 days (Part 1)

Will new government and leadership be decisive, innovative, calculating, or fumbling?

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ANNE CRAWFORD

The first 100 days of a new government are when the emerging administration reveals its first priorities, strengths and weaknesses.

Will the new government and leadership be decisive, innovative, calculating, or fumbling? After months of talk and promises, the 100-day mark is when...

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COMMENTARY July 19, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Ottawa must consult indigenous people on changes to Species at Risk Act

Changes to the Species at Risk Act should not be imposed by government but achieved through co-operation with indigenous people

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OVIDE MERCREDI, PEIGI WILSON and WILL AMOS

“Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!” This is one way to get things done, but the wreckage it leaves in its wake can undermine the victory. The current federal government’s relationship with environmentalists and indigenous peoples is a case in...

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