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COMMENTARY July 10, 2015 - 9:32 am

My Little Corner of Canada, July 10

An Inuk Child

JOHN AMAGOALIK

It has now been 15 years since we celebrated the creation of Nunavut.

Back then, many of us were a little nervous, because we weren’t sure if we could actually run a new government.

What if the new government couldn’t carry out its responsibilities and mandate? What if it collapsed because of the...

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COMMENTARY July 03, 2015 - 3:20 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, July 3

Changing Times

JOHN AMAGOALIK

I was born in a tent at a small seasonal camp just north of Inukjuak in Nunavik. The world was very different from what it is today.

The Inuit of Canada were still largely living in a very traditional way of life. Living in tents in the summer and iglus in the winter. Travelling and hunting in...

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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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