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Around the Arctic August 19, 2016 - 7:00 am

Ottawa finally apologizes to Nunavut’s Dene neighbours for forced relocation

Despite Bennett’s statement, the Sayisi Dene’s Kivalliq land claim is still unresolved

JIM BELL

The Government of Canada said sorry Aug. 16 for the forced relocation of the Sayisi Dene to Churchill in 1956 with a statement that even Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said is not enough.

“For the Government of Canada, to say we are sorry today is not enough. No words can adequately...

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Nunavut August 18, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Nunavut’s Tanya Tagaq to release new album: Retribution

Album to talk about "rape of women, rape of the land, rape of children, despoiling of traditional lands without consent"

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Nunavut performer Tanya Tagaq will release a new album, on Six Shooter Records Oct. 21, entitled Retribution.

Retribution, a concept album, will talk about the “rape of women, rape of the land, rape of children, despoiling of traditional lands without consent,” said a news release.

The album,...

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Nunavut August 18, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Crystal Serenity can sail through Northwest Passage: Canadian Coast Guard

But, it's "a level of risk that you don't have sailing a cruise ship out of Miami," Coast Guard says

JANE GEORGE

The huge Crystal Serenity cruise ship is likely to enjoy “extremely favourable” ice conditions in the Northwest Passage, a little more than one week before it stops Aug. 29 at Cambridge Bay on its landmark transit through Canada’s High Arctic Islands.

That’s according to Canadian Coast Guard...

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Nunavut August 18, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Teams call off their search for missing Nunavut hunter

After six days, searchers only found Kugluktuk man's ATV and footwear

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Search efforts for a Kugluktuk man missing since Aug. 12 have been suspended, the Nunavut RCMP said Aug. 18.

Allen Kudlak Jr. left home Aug. 11 on an all-terrain vehicle to go hunting outside the Kitikmeot community. He was reported overdue Aug. 12, prompting a major search effort that included...

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Nunavik August 18, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavik community votes in favour of increased booze orders

But Kangiqsujuaq's municipal council still to approve, implement increase

SARAH ROGERS

Residents of the Nunavik community of Kangiqsujuaq have voted to increase the amount of alcohol residents may order for personal consumption.

The northern village held a referendum Aug. 3, asking residents if they want to be able to order more beer, wine and alcohol over a two-week period.

As it...

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Around the Arctic August 18, 2016 - 7:00 am

Ottawa wants Nunavut to improve polar bear pelt tracking

Each legal pelt would be identified by unique microchip

STEVE DUCHARME

Ahead of the CITES summit in South Africa this September — where the United States has failed three times in past meetings to up-list polar bears to a higher protected status — Environment and Climate Change Canada says it’s important to demonstrate that Canada can control its wildlife trade to...

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Nunavut August 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Cone of silence descends upon Hunter Tootoo controversy

Outraged women fear reprisals if they speak out about Nunavut MP's fall from grace

THOMAS ROHNER

Imagine a silence as deep as what you hear, far out on the land.

That’s what many Inuit women say they hear from Nunavut’s leaders in response to concerns they’ve raised about MP Hunter Tootoo.

Tootoo resigned in May as minister of Fisheries and Oceans and from the Liberal caucus in the House...

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Nunavut August 17, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Photo: The things you can do with steel wool and a camera

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Nunavut August 17, 2016 - 11:45 am

Clyde River vs. Big Oil: classic David versus Goliath

"Let’s stand with Inuit and stop seismic blasting in the Canadian Arctic"

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DAVID SUZUKI

The Arctic’s Baffin Bay and Davis Strait region is home to seals, bowhead whales, polar bears and up to 90 per cent of the world’s narwhals. The area’s marine waters also provide habitat for 116 species of fish, such as Arctic char, an important dietary staple for Nunavut’s Inuit...

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Nunavut August 17, 2016 - 11:40 am

Photo: Unloading solar panels in Clyde River

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Nunavut August 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut health officials report whooping cough in Cape Dorset

GN urges all Cape Dorset residents to contact health centre to ensure vaccinations are up to date

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One confirmed and two probable cases of whooping cough have turned up in Cape Dorset, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health said Aug. 16.

So to protect themselves from the nasty bacterial infection that causes whooping cough, the GN advises that all residents of Cape Dorset contact...

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Nunavik August 17, 2016 - 8:30 am

Welcome to the Taj Mahal of Nunavut airports

Passengers will see more space, better luggage conveyors, bathrooms in the security area

THOMAS ROHNER

Iqaluit’s new airport, scheduled to open in August 2017, is set to become the Taj Mahal of Nunavut air terminals.

And it’s sure to raise the envy and ire of other communities, many of whose airports are badly in need of upgrades.

Barry Reimer, the Government of Nunavut’s project manager for the...

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Nunavut August 17, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut board says yes to the GN’s Pond Inlet harbour studies

GN must do extensive technical studies prior to harbour construction

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The Government of Nunavut is now well on its way to gaining federal government permission for extensive studies it must do prior to designing a much-anticipated small craft harbour at Pond Inlet.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board, in a screening decision released Aug. 16, recommends that two federal...

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Bankrupt Nunavut taxi operator faces fraud charges

David Wiseman of Rankin Inlet accused of attempting to defraud insurance company

STEVE DUCHARME

Lawyers will appear Aug. 29 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit to set a preliminary hearing date for a 51-year-old Rankin Inlet taxi operator,

David Wiseman, who recently declared bankruptcy, has been charged with fraud — and, at the same time, Wiseman owes more than $1.2 million in money...

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 11:45 am

Nunavut artworks head to New Mexico museum

"Akunnittinni" show illustrates three generations of women artists from Cape Dorset

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The artistry of the far North is headed to America this summer.

Dorset Fine Arts, the marketing arm of Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, has teamed up with the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico — a centre for Indigenous art — to bring Inuit art to a larger audience this...

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 11:29 am

Photo: Nunavut, the land of sportsmanlike firefighters

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 11:00 am

Photo: Maud shipwreck now on the barge in Cambridge Bay

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 10:30 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from Aug. 7 to Aug. 14

Iqaluit kayak rescue — and crimes — lead the week's news

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A heroic rescue, crimes in Iqaluit and a call for Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo’s resignation: these were the most-read stories on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between Aug. 7 and Aug. 14, according to Google Analytics, which tracks traffic on the Nunatsiaq News website.

The story of the rescue of two Iqaluit...

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 8:30 am

Nunavut’s summer bowhead hunts get started in favourable weather

Kugaaruk, Coral Harbour, Arviat, Pangnirtung and Igloolik got bowhead licenses this year

STEVE DUCHARME

Many Nunavut hunters have prepped their gear and their boats to get ready for this year’s bowhead whale hunts.

But although Ottawa allotted five bowhead tags to Nunavut communities this year — the same number handed out in 2015 — at least one community’s hunt has already been called off.

Coral...

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Nunavut August 16, 2016 - 7:00 am

Nunavut filmmaker bridges time and space for outpost camp film

“I was so lost, even though I was happy in Iqaluit, something was missing. So I decided to go back home"

THOMAS ROHNER

Myna Ishulutak holds back tears when asked what her grandfather would think of her new film, Qipisa, a 35-minute documentary about the land camp on Cumberland Sound where Ishulutak grew up.

“He’d be so happy that I’m trying to continue our culture,” Ishulutak said Aug. 12 from a coffee shop in...

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