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LETTERS October 12, 2016 - 10:00 am

Inuit need open communication on race and racism

"We have to have an authentic understanding of how racism is structured"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I am writing to respectfully discuss some of the issues around Sen. Dennis Patterson’s opinion piece on the National Observer online news site and the request by Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and Qulliit Status of Women Council for an Inuk woman and Inuk, respectively, to sit as a commissioner...

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LETTERS October 07, 2016 - 8:30 am

Shortage of volunteers threatens public internet access in Nunavut

"Unless this passion is shared by other Nunavummiut who are willing to volunteer as board members, we have no alternative but to close the program down"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Community Access Program (CAP) is a federal initiative developed by Industry Canada to provide accessible internet and internet training to communities across the country.

This funding is traditionally allocated to public service areas such libraries, schools and community centers to help them...

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LETTERS September 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Custom adoptions only for Inuit, says NTI vice president

"Nunavut’s current Aboriginal Custom Adoption Act allows Inuit to adopt in accordance with our customs. It does not apply to non-Inuit adopting an Inuk"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A recent article about adoption requires clarification. It suggests that private adoptions, or custom adoptions, outside Nunavut are easier.

Indigenous Peoples across Canada have custom adoption practices that are recognized and affirmed through Section 35 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....

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LETTERS September 01, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut youth grateful for support in fight against seismic testing

"I feel like my life has turned upside down in the best way possible"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Clara Natanine, daughter of former Clyde River mayor, hunter, father and anti-seismic activist Jerry Natanine, recently sailed from St. John’s, Nfld., to Clyde River with her dad, Clyde River’s current mayor James Qillaq and others on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise.

She posted...

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LETTERS August 31, 2016 - 10:00 am

Open letter to the presidents of Makivvik and First Air

Is a Nunavik company taking advantage of the Baffin region?

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

How come Nunavik can have as many make-up flights as they want, (I’ve been there and seen it done) when Baffin, where most of First Air’s income is coming from, cannot even have make-up flights?

I live just 50 minutes away from Pangnirtung, and not one makeup flight is ever available.

Instead, if...

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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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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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