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NEWS: Ottawa, Nunavut sign renewed job-training deals The federal government will give the Government of Nunavut a little more money for job training over the next five years, thanks to two agreements the federal employment minister, Patty Hajdu, and Nunavut's family services minister, Elisapee Sheutiapik,
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 4, 2018 3:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut art from Baker Lake featured at Winnipeg Art Gallery If you're in Winnipeg, make sure you stop by the Winnipeg Art Gallery to take in its new exhibitions of wall hangings, drawings and carvings from Baker Lake. One of the two new exhibitions, now open to the public, displays the skill and artistry of the
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 4, 2018 2:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavik police say video conferencing could speed up bail hearings KUUJJUAQ—The Kativik Regional Police Force has asked the Quebec government for video-conferencing facilities in two Nunavik communities to help cut down on the transfer of detainees to southern prisons. The KRPF says it has been in discussions with prov
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 4, 2018 1:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavut RCMP manage to defuse “potential critical incident” in Gjoa Haven The Nunavut RCMP said late on Monday, Dec. 3, that their officers in Gjoa Haven had peacefully ended a firearms incident that took place this past weekend in the western Nunavut community of roughy 1,400. At about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, members of the RCMP
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 4, 2018 12:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Inuit affected by Sixties Scoop can now apply for compensation from $800M settlement Inuit who were taken south as children from the late 1950s to early 1980s can now apply for an estimated $25,000 in compensation for the harms they suffered. Their experiences are today known as the Sixties Scoop, when roughly 20,000 Indigenous children w
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 3, 2018 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Nunavik communities feeling the impact of climate change? There's help KUUJJUAQ—If Nunavimmiut notice that winters are different now than when they were growing up—that's climate change. And the Kativik Regional Government's Department of Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks is tracking those changes and
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 3, 2018 7:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Indigenous child welfare rights would override provincial, federal law: minister Inuit birthright organizations may be on the cusp of transforming into Inuit “governments,” whose right to make laws and develop programs would “prevail over both federal and provincial law.” That's suggested by language used in the Nov. 30 anno
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 3, 2018 6:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Less risk of dying from cancer, heart disease in Nunavut: StatCan Cancer and heart disease cause fewer deaths in Nunavut than elsewhere in Canada. That's according to a Statistics Canada report released on Thursday, Nov. 29, on causes of death in Canada. StatCan said cancer and heart disease remain the two leading cau
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 3, 2018 3:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: 20 per cent of Nunavik now made up of protected areas: KRG KUUJJUAQ—More than 20 per cent of Nunavik's land and water mass is now protected from industrial development. It's a goal that both Quebec and Nunavik officials have been working on for roughly a decade, which recently came to fruition when the prov
Nunatsiaq Online | Dec 3, 2018 2:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NEWS: Iqaluit man found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm An Iqaluit man is not guilty of two counts of assault causing bodily harm that he was charged with this summer, Nunavut Judge Paul Bychok said on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Nunavut Court of Justice. Eelow Korgak, 40, was accused of stabbing a man and assault
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