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NEWS: Nunavut grad student pushes higher learning, Inuit culture in the big city TORONTO— Sila qanuippaa? “How's the weather?” It's as Canadian as small talk gets, as a group of students discuss the weather using their limited Inuktitut vocabulary. The conversation veers toward nillasuktuq, or cold weather, in Nunavut. “Pi
Nunatsiaq Online | 6 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Suicidal thoughts more prevalent among Inuit, Métis, First Nations: StatsCan Inuit, Métis and First Nations people living off reserve aged 15 or older are more than twice as likely as other Canadians to have seriously contemplated suicide in their lifetime. That's according to a Statistics Canada study, released March 22, which
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NEWS: Colleges in Nunavut, Ottawa team up to serve Inuit A three-year partnership deal signed March 17 between Nunavut Arctic College and Algonquin College in Ottawa promises to increase access to post-secondary programs for Nunavut students. Formalized and signed in Ottawa between Algonquin College President C
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NEWS: Nunatsiaq News nets 17 community newspaper award nominations Nunatsiaq News staff members and freelance contributors learned March 21 that they've earned 17 award nominations in the Quebec Community Newspaper Association's 2017 Better Newspapers Competition. The award nominations earned by the newspaper are:
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NEWS: CRTC honours the late Nunavut broadcasters Jonah Kelly, Jose Kusugak Jonah Kelly and Jose Kusugak are now among a select group of Canadians that includes telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who have been honoured by the CRTC for their contributions to the development and visibility of Canadian communications over the
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NEWS: Canadian Rangers struggle with reimbursement payments: ombudsman Canadian Rangers who live in remote regions face many problems getting reimbursed for losses and equipment damage suffered during Canadian Ranger operations, Gary Walbourne, the Department of National Defence ombudsman, said last week. Walbourne conveyed
Nunatsiaq Online | Mar 21, 2017 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut judge says Inuit custom adoption law needs a makeover A Nunavut judge has called for greater clarity in the territory's adoption laws, warning the issue is “of upmost importance to our children,” in a decision that reverses the custom adoption of a baby girl signed by a local custom adoption commission
Nunatsiaq Online | Mar 21, 2017 5:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: NIHB talks “a continuing adventure” Nunavut minister says The pot of federal government money that the Government of Nunavut uses to help pay the cost of health care for Indigenous people in the territory is under negotiation right now, and the GN's biggest challenge, as always, is getting Ottawa to recognize
Nunatsiaq Online | Mar 21, 2017 3:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Pride trumps fear for Inuit at sealing event OTTAWA—Nanuk Kulu never had the courage to wear seal skin in the South. Kulu, who prefers we use “they” instead of he or she, was always fearful of what might happen if they did. And for good reason. Kulu has seen activists in Ottawa singling out st
Nunatsiaq Online | Mar 21, 2017 12:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: What you read on from March 12 to March 19 Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson said he won't resign his seat this fall, news that become the most-read story of the week on Nunatsiaq Online. Patterson's March 14 comments to Nunatsiaq News came despite a promise he made in 2009 to quit the Senate a
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