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RANKIN INLET—Susan Aglukark started off this week's hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with a song that urged women not to suffer in silence. She didn't plan to. The well-known Nunavut singer and recording artist ended the federal commission's three-day hearings in Rankin Inlet [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Mackenzie Delta Band
The three-day festival was originally set from March 8-11, but with not enough volunteers signed up, it's being postponed until later this summer. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
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A day after their semifinal defeat to the United States, Koe and his Calgary rink lost Friday's Olympic bronze-medal game 7-5 to Switzerland, meaning Canada will leave the Winter Olympics without a medal in traditional curling for the first time ever. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yukon logo
Yukon's recent visual rebranding that cost taxpayers $493K has attracted some ridicule, but one government director says the new website will eventually pay for itself. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Janet Brewster
While testifying about her aunt at the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry in Rankin Inlet, Janet Brewster said Indigenous men need to be part of the discussion on abuse. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Shelley Cuthbert
'We were basically waiting for the animals to come,' said Dan Moore, executive director of Humane Society Yukon. 'I'm not sure what happened.' [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CBC North
Susan Aglukark
Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
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A jury has found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl from Sagkeeng First Nation north of Winnipeg. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
RANKIN INLET—The niece of a murdered Nunavut woman told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that it should make room to hear from more Indigenous men. Janet Brewster of Iqaluit testified about the 2004 murder of her aunt, Sylvia Lyall. Lyall, 41, was found strangled to death [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Dave Keenan
More than 100 people showed up to the gathering to celebrate the First Nation's 25 years of self-governance — many of them in traditional regalia. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Mary Rose Keadjuk
Mary Rose Keadjuk's disappearance was a mystery for 28 years. She was last seen in Yellowknife in 1990. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
The extent of Arctic sea ice in January 2018 is the lowest on record for that time of year, exceeding the previous record set in January 2017, says new data released this week by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The NSIDC reports that last month's Arctic sea ice extent [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
ᐅᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᖢᓂ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ “ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᓴᐅᓗᑎᒃ, ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᓴᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ,” ᑲᓇᑕᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖅ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᑉᐸᒃᓴᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᖏ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂᒋᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᒃᒥᑦ ᓄᑖᒥᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒥᑦ, ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᕆᓕᓚᐅᕐᑎᓐᓇᒋᑦ ᐅᒃᑑᐱᕆ 2019-ᒥᑦ, ᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᑎᐊᓕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᖏᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᓂᑦ, ᐊᓪᓚᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᒥᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᐃᔭᖓᓄᑦ “ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓄᑦ.” “ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᓕᒫᖅ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ,” ᑐᕉᑑ [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
FedBudget Indigenous Housing: 20180222
The Canadian Press has learned the federal government will commit hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term funding to Indigenous housing in next week's budget. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fake blood bubbles up between the tiny stitches Jesse Apak sews into a small piece of sliced sponge. The 15-year-old Pond Inlet youth is getting a crash course in surgical suturing as part of a week-long health-careers camp. A few rooms down the hall at the Iqaluit campus of Nunavut Arctic College, [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Edith Angalik
They testified at the MMIWG inquiry in Rankin Inlet that Edith Angalik's half-naked body was dragged down the street in -30 C temperatures. Her boyfriend was convicted of manslaughter. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
RANKIN INLET—Nunavut needs more mental health resources and women's shelters, said the family of an Iqaluit woman and her young daughters who were murdered in 2011. Sula Enuaraq was 29 when she and her daughters, Alexandra, 7, and Aliyah, 2, were shot and killed by her common-law partner, Sylvain Degrasse, who [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Prison is such a standard part of the criminal justice system that it is seldom that anyone thinks about it. And yet the reasons we have jail sentences can be challenged. Section 3.1 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the law that governs federal prisons, reads: “The protection of society [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
 local volunteers making fur pom poms
'I have been dreaming about it for a long time, seeing real fur on the Yukon uniforms,' said Lisa Preto, a Haines Junction trapper who came up with the idea. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CBC North
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News