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LETTERS April 20, 2017 - 10:00 am

Universities Canada doesn’t do accreditation

“The association represents 96 universities across Canada”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I wish to correct an error in your recent story “Politics, power, money real culprits behind nixing Arctic university” (March 27, 2017.) Universities Canada does not set “criteria for the foundation and operation of universities in the country,” as the story states.
 
In Canada, degree-granting...

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LETTERS April 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Lynn Beyak should leave the Senate

“Her statements and her misguided views further denigrate the role of the Senate”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The comments from Sen. Lynn Beyak in recent weeks that take issue with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are nothing short of a despicable, disgraceful attempt to defend the indefensible.

All senators, and in particular the Conservative party, should consider Beyak’s...

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LETTERS April 17, 2017 - 11:45 am

Quebec bar association: fight to improve Nunavik justice system continues

“This report is not about the people, but about the system itself”

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This in reference to the article “We want change to Nunavik’s justice system, Quebec Bar Association says” published September 2016, in Nunatsiaq Online.

On Sept. 16, 2016, on behalf of the Quebec Bar, I had the opportunity to make a presentation to the members of the Kativik Regional Government...

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LETTERS March 23, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Open letter to NTI: stop ignoring our bid for separate North Baffin body

"So we ask again, is the President going to work with Inuit who she represents?"

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An open letter to the President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Alukie Kotierk, and NTI board members:

We, the North Baffin Communities of Igloolik, Sanirajak, Ikpiarjuk, Qausuittuq, Ausuittuq, Mittimatalik and Kangiqtugaapik are desiring to create our own regional Inuit organization. Under our Nunavut...

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LETTERS March 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm

HTO hunting, small wolf cull helps Bathurst herd stay healthy

"These two HTOs are proving to be a major tool in the protection and growth of the Bathurst herd"

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Caribou issues continue to fuel a very heated debate in Nunavut.

I would like to share this with all of you as I think that being informed is the best thing we can do.

My company works with two hunters and trapper organizations in the Kitikmeot to offer non-resident hunts for caribou and

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LETTERS February 15, 2017 - 8:30 am

Mad Mom’s mad about elder care

"Bring our elders back home to their own land"

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Mad Mom here. And what am I mad about this time, you ask?

I saw a Request For Proposals for accommodation for Level 4 and Level 5 elders—you know the ones we keep shipping down to Ottawa, who are as far from home as anyone could be at their age.

Seems like the Government of Nunavut is intent on...

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LETTERS January 09, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Iqaluit Action Lab thanks those who helped at New Year’s celebration

“Your smiles, your spirit, and your energy made the whole thing worthwhile”

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On New Year’s Eve a little bit of community magic happened in Iqaluit.

Before we get too far into the new year, we—the board of the Iqaluit Action Lab—want to take the opportunity to thank the many people, businesses, and community organizations who helped create this magic.

The Canada150 New...

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LETTERS December 21, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Nunavut offers thanks for search and rescue volunteers

"Volunteers do not question who is missing; they always offer their time and help"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It has been a very busy year at the Nunavut Emergency Management division of the Government of Nunavut’s department of Community and Government Services. We would like to recognize our search and rescue volunteers, who give to our communities all year long.

Nunavut is a unique and vast territory,...

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LETTERS December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavimmiut helping to protect people from contaminants worldwide

New project hopes to study impact of country food contaminants on pregnant women

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Several environmental contaminants emitted in the South—including mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as PCBs and DDT—travel around the globe and to the North on major air and ocean currents. Then they accumulate in some Arctic wildlife that are important country foods in Nunavik....

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LETTERS December 06, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut school truancy rates are getting worse

Over 10 years, territorial truancy rate rose by 37.6 per cent

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Can we agree that a child who doesn’t attend Grade 1 has a far lower chance of graduating from high school than a child who does?

And that in today’s world, someone who doesn’t graduate from high school has greatly diminished opportunities as an adult?

Data on school attendance rates and school...

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