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LETTERS July 25, 2016 - 1:30 pm

What happened to Nunavut Tunngavik’s hunter support review?

"If it needs to be fixed, fix it and start it ASAP"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I wonder about what stage our Nunavut Hunter Support program review is at?

It was announced back in 2014.

As it is a useful program to assist beneficiaries trying to put food on the table, if it needs to be fixed, fix it and start it ASAP.

It would make a great re-election possible.

Abraham......

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LETTERS July 25, 2016 - 11:30 am

Nunavut’s proposed Forfeiture Act a threat to constitutional rights?

Cash-grab law could threaten Nunavut’s most marginalized residents

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

From the Ontario Ministry of Justice web site: “The process for civil forfeiture begins when a designated institution, such as the police or a government ministry, submits a case to the reviewing authority, an independent Crown counsel in the ministry of the attorney general. That counsel decides...

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LETTERS July 22, 2016 - 7:00 am

Resolute mayor thanks those who supported youth project

“We the mayors and councillors are the ones that have to come up with the long term solutions”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Dear editor, my name is Ross Pudluk, mayor of Resolute Bay.

I ran for mayor mostly to help our youth, who are usually neglected after school is closed for the summer.

With the wonderful help of our hamlet youth committee, I got together with our tireless social worker Joyce Laprise. Last April,...

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LETTERS June 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

We’re not an “accreditation” body, Universities Canada says

"Universities Canada is a voluntary non-governmental, membership-based and funded organization"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Please note that your June 14 article, “Student enrollment biggest hurdle to creation of Nunavut university: study,” misstates the role of Universities Canada.

Our role is not as a national accreditation, disciplinary or regulatory body.

Universities Canada is a voluntary non-governmental,...

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LETTERS June 09, 2016 - 11:45 am

Ottawamiut lose an old friend to cancer

Ovilu Goo-Doyle: July 22, 1947 — May 23, 2016

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HEIDI LANGILLE

After a brief battle with cancer, Ovilu Goo-Doyle passed away on May 23, 2016, peacefully surrounded by her children and loved ones.

She was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. In school, she learned to speak English and soon became fast friends with many people travelling through Cape...

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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?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

“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"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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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