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LETTERS October 08, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Why I’m done with CIBC, CBCF and Run for the Cure

"Neither the CBCF nor the CIBC have acted equitably or fairly here."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My name is Daniel Albahary. I’m a lawyer. I just turned 40 years old. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada—the capital of Canada’s newest territory, a city of approximately 7,000 people.

This year, I raised $1,380 for the CIBC Run for the Cure, which was supposed to take place here in Iqaluit on...

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LETTERS October 08, 2014 - 7:09 am

Anna Qaunaq Davidee — remembered with love

"There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In loving memory of Anna Qaunaq Davidee, who passed away Sept. 30, 2013 after a 15-month battle with cancer.

There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We love you and miss you.

The family would like to thank the following who helped during this difficult time.

· OHSNI Staff
·...

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LETTERS October 06, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Precious Inuit language names should be promoted

"It is sad that those wonderful unique names are fading into the past"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

During a recent discussion with some Inuit friends, the issue of names came up. So many Inuit are known by white, Western, Anglo-Saxon names and no longer by traditional names.

The loss of this aspect of Inuit life, it was felt, had gone a long way to help speed up the decline in what is left of...

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LETTERS October 03, 2014 - 8:07 am

Nunavut government clarifies social worker hiring policies

"A Letter of Authority is granted to a social worker who has not attended the Nunavut Core Statutory Training program."

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am writing in response to your articles “Family Services touts ‘action plan’ to fix child protection in Nunavut,” and “Nunavut needs more local, qualified social services staff, MLAs say,” from Sept. 17 and Sept. 18.

These articles gave an incomplete description of the professional...

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LETTERS October 03, 2014 - 5:54 am

Valcourt clarifies Canada’s position on UN indigenous rights declaration

"In Canada, our unique constitutional framework recognizes and affirms Aboriginal and treaty rights"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your recent article about Canada’s position on indigenous rights.

Our position remains clear. This government remains committed to promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples across Canada. We will also continue to contribute to...

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LETTERS August 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Does Iqaluit need camo-clad peace officers in counter-insurgency gear?

"There’s a time and place — and age — for playing cowboy"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I spent a summer on a ranch in High River, Alta. riding fence and branding and castrating yearling steers when I was 16, and made the embarrassing mistake of trying to mimic my cowboy heroes by keeping my chaps on when we drove the pickup downtown for hamburgers.

The cowboys said “Um… we don’t...

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LETTERS August 25, 2014 - 12:33 pm

ITK president responds to Aug. 20 editorial

"Inuit organizations are now more directly eligible to access public-private investments"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

In the same way that public governments are accountable to voters and constituents, Inuit organizations across Inuit Nunangat are responsible and accountable to Inuit beneficiaries.

With elected leadership responding to the interests of people, Inuit organizations such as Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.,...

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LETTERS August 06, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Iqaluit woman with disability can take care of herself, thank you very much

"Know that if I want help, I'll ask for help when needed"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My name is Naiomie Hanson-Akavak and I am 28 years old, living in Iqaluit Nunavut.

I have been living with a physical disability for my entire life, which is cerebral palsy that affects the whole right side of my body and my speech.

I can’t believe what I witnessed last week. I can’t take it...

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LETTERS July 29, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Open letter to Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna

"Let this government take the lead on Inuit employment by enacting an Employment Equity Act"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

After observing the last sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and the number of questions raised on Inuit employment within the government, I am taking the opportunity to propose a means to better implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

The article requires initiatives by...

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LETTERS July 29, 2014 - 10:01 am

Past Iqaluit councils have not done their jobs

"Individuals who make huge personal investments are treated with contempt by city planners"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

My recent comments about the City of Iqaluit being leaderless were a bit too harsh.

As a former mayor and councilor of Iqaluit when it was called Frobisher Bay, I know what it feels like to be attacked for trying to do your best.

One of the reasons so few people are willing to run for public...

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