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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"

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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"

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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"

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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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LETTERS April 06, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Inuit org applauds petitioner for advancing Inuit right to jobs

"His efforts will make life better for all Inuit"

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I am writing in response to the recently published article entitled, Nunavut employers must hire more Inuit, says formerly homeless beneficiary.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. fully supports the petition that Qaumariaq Inuqtaqua is circulating, and welcomes the initiative and determination he is showing...

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LETTERS February 23, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Mad Mom’s mad about Mamisarvik

"The cabinet and the Premier must intervene to save Mamisarvik"

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Mad Mom here. What am I so mad about, you ask?

Well, I heard that the Mamisarvik treatment centre, down in Ottawa, which has operated for 12 long years serving Inuit, will have to close its doors March 31, because they cannot secure stable government funding.

I honestly thought I was hearing...

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LETTERS February 12, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Iqaluit homeowners suffer from exhaust stench, noise from restaurant

"Grease-laden cooking odors" blow directly into couple's house from 23 feet away

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We are homeowners, Moonie and Sheila Kolola, in downtown Iqaluit, Lot 89, House 808.  We have lived in this house for 20 years.

We have worked hard for many years to give our family a stable home and have had opportunities to move to newer houses. We have, however, opted to stay in our home, as...

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LETTERS January 27, 2016 - 9:57 am

QIA should develop supplementary health insurance for Inuit

NIHB doesn’t cover many necessary dental, medical procedures

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Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter to the president and board of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association that the author asked us to publish.

I’m writing to you today to request that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association board consider developing and approving a supplementary insurance program for Baffin...

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