Photo: Cops walk to promote mental health
Photo: Kicking up snow during Pakallak Days in Rankin Inlet
Mining company, school partner for Nunavut trades training
"They can develop promising careers and be able to provide for their families"
Uluadluak is only 18, but she just finished making a purple-and-black parka for a friend.
The Baker Lake high school student also crochets, thanks to her mom’s fine instruction. But last week, she was a hairdresser.
“I like fixing people’s hair,” said the Grade 11 student, originally from Arviat....
Nunavut Justice department promotes remedies under family abuse act
But Inuit women's org says promotion needs to go beyond news releases
The Government of Nunavut wants to remind Nunavummiut of the legal tools they can use to address violence in their homes.
And that’s a good thing, says the president of the national Inuit women’s organization, because most women don’t know what those tools are or how use them.
“I was there when...
Despite the risk, western Nunavut communities want gold mine jobs
"I want our younger generation to have jobs"
CAMBRIDGE BAY — Jobs take precedence over the health of caribou herds, Kitikmeot community representatives said at the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s final hearing on Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.‘s Back River gold project.
When representatives of communities in western Nunavut spoke April 30, after...
U.S. drops bid to ban international trade in polar bear products
Canadian lobby efforts last year appear to have paid off
(Updated at 2 p.m., May 3)
A lobby campaign that ex-Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq took to Washington, D.C. last year appears to have paid off.
When the Committee on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, meets in Johannesburg, South Africa this September, the United States Fish and...
Assault trial for Nunavut artist set to begin Sept. 21
Jonathan Cruz will faces three charges in judge-alone trial
Jonathan Cruz, an Iqaluit-based graffiti and hip-hop artist whose murals appear around Nunavut, will stand trial on three assault charges on Sept. 21, Justice Neil Sharkey said at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit April 29.
Cruz, 33, who has held art workshops for Nunavut youth to help...
EU trade deal good for Nunavut fish harvesters, Tootoo says
Better access to European customers could bring growth to Nunavut fishery
Canada’s upcoming trade agreement with the European Union, which eliminates tariffs on nearly all Canadian seafood products, could provide a major boost to Nunavut’s commercial fish harvesters, Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo, the minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard, said April 28 from...
Nunavut capital gives green light to Grizzlies graveyard shoot
Councillors discuss drafting a city film permitting system
Iqaluit city councillors gave the green light to the crew of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies movie to shoot near Iqaluit’s old cemetery, in a motion passed at a regular council meeting April 28.
Council’s motion is conditional on whether producers allow a city official to monitor the filming and that they...
From blizzards to Lake Iqaluit: wonky warmth in eastern Nunavut
Record high temperatures in Pangnirtung and Iqaluit this week
With an early and dramatic spring thaw underway on Baffin Island, drivers and pedestrians alike are disappearing into the enormous water-filled potholes that now litter Iqaluit’s streets.
Well, not quite. But almost.
In Nunavut’s capital this week, temperatures soared above freezing and historic...
Photo: Gaining literacy through books and play
Arctic sea ice tracker suspends updates after weird data readings
National Snow and Ice Data Center says sensor is providing "spurious data"
Want to know how Arctic sea ice is doing?
For now, you’ll have to take a look outside instead of relying on satellite images of the Arctic sea ice extent from the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The NSIDC says the sensor on its F-17 satellite has experienced “difficulties,” so...
Long-time Nunavut leader James Arvaluk passes away
"It would be my great honour to do half of what he did for our community"
The people of North Baffin are today mourning the death of James Arvaluk, long-time territorial politician and national Inuit leader.
Arvaluk, who resigned as Tununiq MLA in May 2011 due to failing health, passed away April 27 at a hospital in Winnipeg. He was 68.
“I have said this more often...
Photo: End of year gala, awards for Nunavik hockey players
I’ll give up any benefits the union gives up, Iqaluit mayor says
April 26 bylaw amendment was incorrectly written, adding to the confusion
(Updated 1:40 p.m., April 28)
Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern said, in an email statement released April 28, that she’s willing to forego vacation travel assistance and other benefits if the Nunavut Employees Union recommends city employees do the same.
Redfern’s comments arrive after city...
Nunavut still leads in victimization rates for spousal violence
Territorial victimization rates dropping, but still higher than rest of Canada
Rates of spousal violence in Canada’s territories, including Nunavut, remain much higher than in the rest of the country, especially for Aboriginal residents, according to new data released April 27 by Statistics Canada.
The study, called Criminal Victimization in the Territories, 2014, reveals...
Photo: Montreal exhibit focuses on contemporary Inuit artworks
Photo: Nunavut greenhouse society gets money for renovations
Canadian High Arctic Research Station seeks art designs
Proposals should reflect "ingenuity of Inuit culture"
CAMBRIDGE BAY — While construction teams continue to work on the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, architects want to ensure the inside of its main science building honours “the timeless creative genius of the Inuit.”
That’s according to a document on CHARS art integration...