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NEWS: Nunavut appeal court overrules sentence of Iqaluit standoff shooter A panel of three Nunavut Court of Appeal judges has ruled that pleading guilty to a crime does not overrule a minimum mandatory sentence. The panel ruled, in a Sept. 22 judgement, that Justice Paul Bychok unlawfully reduced the sentence of Jamie Mikijuk b
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NEWS: Feds extend Nunavut geoscience program Geoscience in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon has received a $7.4 million financial boost that will allow existing research in geoscience to continue in the three territories. In Nunavut, CanNor has earmarked $2,672,335 towards geoscience pr
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NEWS: Nunavik airport renovations on hold until 2018: MTQ Residents of Inukjuak and visitors will have to wait another year before renovations are done to fix structural problems at the Nunavik's community's new airport. The Hudson coast community of about 1,700 saw its tiny airport terminal upgraded and reb
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NEWS: Western Nunavut project paves way for local fishery There are five different kinds of whitefish and cisco—two related species—which swim in the fresh waters near Gjoa Haven. But local elders seem to be familiar with only four of them. It's possible, says Stephen Schott, that the fifth species is a ne
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NEWS: At UN, Prime Minister promises change for Indigenous Canadians Creating a better Canada for Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples—that was the focus of a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sept. 21 at the United Nations General Assembly's 72nd session, where Trudeau promised new, less colonialist governmen
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NEWS: Nunavut fugitive surrenders; RCMP say “cool heads prevail” David Mikkigak, who has been wanted by police and has been hiding out in a cabin outside of Cape Dorset for more than two months, has surrendered to police. The Nunavut RCMP issued a news release just after 2 p.m. Sept. 22 to say that Mikkigak, 37, is now
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NEWS: Handshakes, demos and swag: welcome to the Nunavut Trade Show Bibi Bilodeau shows off samples of circuits and breakers kept in her trusty electrical snap circuit kit. “It gives a fun model of how electricity works,” said the Skills Nunavut staffer, who was running the organizations' table at the Nunavut Trade
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NEWS: School's on, but many Nunavut classrooms still missing teachers Students have been back at school for weeks in some Nunavut communities, but some students don't have teachers yet. That's because, Nunavut-wide, 63 teaching positions remain to be filled, according to Nunavut's education department. The shortage me
Nunatsiaq Online | Sep 22, 2017 3:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Baffin Inuit org gives scholarships to 80 post-secondary students Eighty Inuit students from the Baffin region have each received a $2,500 scholarship from the Qikiqtani Inuit Associations's new scholarship program for post-secondary students. “Education is the most important investment we make,” said QIA Presiden
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NEWS: Air travel: the only transportation choice for Nunavik, roundtable hears Nunavik's leadership used a Sept. 18 roundtable to try to convince Quebec officials that air travel is a crucial and essential service for the region's 13,000 residents—and not a luxury. Quebec's Société du Plan Nord—the provincial agency that
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