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LETTERS May 04, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Individual Inuit should be allowed to buy IOL land in communities

"This way, it would ensure that Inuit become land owners just like non-Inuit"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It sure doesn’t look like a majority of voters will vote Yes to allow the buying and selling of municipal land in all communities in Nunavut in the May 9 land referendum, except possibly in Iqaluit, where a large number of non-Inuit live.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has decided to urge a No vote among...

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LETTERS May 02, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Iqaluit should do more to protect pedestrians

Why don’t city crews use safety flaggers?

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Now that another storm season has passed (one hopes) are you sure it’s not time for Iqaluit City Council to admit to a glaring failure and finally remove the broken cedar posts that blight the city and force people, more often than not, to walk directly into the roadways.

Because you can’t...

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LETTERS May 02, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavut lands referendum information campaign is a failure

"The quality and quantity of information on the land referendum website has changed regularly"

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The Government of Nunavut has decided to hold a referendum to ask Nunavummiut whether land should be sold privately within municipalities.

I am writing to voice concerns about the information presented throughout the consultation process.

The general timeline of the decision is as follows:

• in...

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LETTERS April 29, 2016 - 8:29 am

Open letter to Justin Trudeau: bring the perpetrators to justice

All Attawapiskat adults over 48 are survivors of St. Anne’s Residential School of Fort Albany

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“Teen suicides, she says, are often related to the fact that the young people just don’t know where their parents’ and grandparents’ anger is coming from. They don’t understand how often it’s related to traumas those generations suffered in residential school.” — Lori Idlout in Nunatsiaq News,......

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LETTERS April 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavik resident demands action from leaders on suicide crisis

"Wake up, Inuit: it’s time to make changes"

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I am totally frustrated, because there have been two suicides last week in my hometown of Salluit.

The leaders at the Makivik’s annual general meeting held last March in Kuujjuaraapik were all worked up talking about suicides.

One leader was even so glad that he had gone through difficult times...

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LETTERS April 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm

GN’s Inuit hiring directive a means to equitable employment: NTI

"In their make-up and cultural attributes, all governments should reflect the people they serve"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am writing in response to the recently published article entitled, Nunavut resident says new GN hiring restrictions go too far.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. fully supports the Government of Nunavut in its adoption of Directive 518: Restricted Competitions under the Human Resources Manual as it...

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LETTERS April 19, 2016 - 8:30 am

Kivalliq elder calls for cull of wolves, bears, wolverines to protect caribou

"I would very much like to see wolf and wolverine killing as soon as possible"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Every time development is about to happen in the Kivalliq region, Inuit are quick to sign petitions against it.

But when it comes to over-harvesting by others and the wolves that over-kill tuktuit (caribou), no one seems to care enough to get rid of the number one killers.

As you may know, those...

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LETTERS April 08, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Mad Mom’s mad about shipping elders south

"What a way to spend the last chapter of your life"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Mad Mom here.

What am I mad about you wonder?

It’s about the “shipping-an-elder-south” practice that is happening.

The story of the discovery of an elder, whose Nunavut family thought he was dead, living in a senior’s home in Ottawa, is only added to by the very quiet, but on-going decision on...

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LETTERS April 08, 2016 - 7:00 am

Should careless land travellers be charged with negligence?

"How do we stop people going out on the land without necessary equipment?"

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It’s a relief, of course, that we’ve rescued Pauloosie Keyootak and his family members.

Now the question should be, how do we stop people going out on the land without necessary equipment and without taking necessary precautions?

Willful incompetence endangers more lives. Remember Sgt. Janick...

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LETTERS April 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Is Saskatchewan Dene caribou harvest a bigger threat than mining?

Hunt called a “virtual slaughter” by some Manitoba Dene.

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On March 14, the Winnipeg Free Press reported the results of a massive caribou harvest this year near Tadoule Lake in northern Manitoba, about 150 kilometres south of the Nunavut border.

The caribou were part of the Qamanirjuaq herd, thought to be one of the healthiest in Canada with a range that...

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