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FEATURES March 22, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Students combine science and tradition at Nunavik science fair

“You’re all winners"

PETER VARGA

It was the students’ turn to teach this week at Jaanimmarik School in Kuujjuaq, where more than 100 aboriginal elementary and high school students from around Quebec presented science projects covering everything from health, food and nutrition to engineering, manufacturing and northern...

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FEATURES March 11, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Inuit heal and remember at Rankin Inlet qaggiq

"We are who we have always been”

JANE GEORGE

Piita Irniq drum-dances inside the huge qaggiq snowhouse in Rankin Inlet built for last week’s “Left Behind-Never Again” gathering for former residential school students.

You can always learn to drum, not matter what age you are, Irniq said he wants to remind others.

As a young boy, more than 50...

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FEATURES March 05, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Who knew? Giant camels once roamed Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

“We’re just beginning to scratch the surface”

JANE GEORGE

Today, you might see muskox, caribou, hares and wolves around Ellesmere Island’s Strathcona Fiord in the High Arctic region of Nunavut.

And up until two million years ago, when the glaciers reappeared there, you could have seen creatures resembling shrews, mice, bears, wolverines, weasels,...

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FEATURES December 06, 2012 - 9:38 am

Inuk singer Etua Snowball: two passions, two awards

“I wanted to help my people to try to keep our language"

JANE GEORGE

When you manage to combine a passion for work and music into one, there’s no end to the good things that can come your way.

To see how this works, and discover how the story of an award-winning teacher is also the story of an award-winning musician, just talk to Etua Snowball of Kuujjuaq.

In...

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FEATURES December 03, 2012 - 6:39 am

Hard-rock Nunavut carvers make beauty out of granite

“I now have a new respect for granite carvers”

SAMANTHA DAWSON

Each day this past week, after making their way to a garage six carvers in Arviat get into coveralls, toques, boots and gloves, and then put on respiratory masks and goggles.

Within minutes, the room is filled with the sound of power tools, fragments of popular Inuktitut songs from a boom box,...

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