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Today
First-time novelist Aviaq Johnston is up for another award nomination for Those Who Run in the Sky. Johnston's young adult book, which was published last year by Inhabit Media, is competing for the title of “most significant work of prose in English by an emerging Indigenous writer” against three other finalists [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Police have laid charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purposes against a young Pangnirtung man, following a long-weekend stabbing incident at the local co-op store. Charlie Aamusie Qaqasiq, 21, now in remand custody, is set to appear in court this June 18 at the Nunavut [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Patrick Greenland
The aim of the Geoscience Field Assistant Training Program is to train more residents so companies don't have to go south for employees. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Whether Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is showing youth how to dance with a Greenlandic uajeerneeq mask or talking about the benefits of body-mapping, she sees performance art as a “realm in which young people feel affirmed in who they are.” In March, Williamson Bathory became the first artistic director of Inuit theatre [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
rcmp
RCMP say 21-year-old Charlie Aamusie Qaqasiq is in custody and faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Arctic Shipping Lanes
The International Maritime Organization has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Have you ever wanted to become a circumpolar Inuit leader? If so, now's your chance. The Canadian wing of the Inuit Circumpolar Council opened nominations earlier this week for two positions: president, and vice-president of international affairs. ICC-Canada issued the call through print and online media advertisements. Both positions are for four-year terms. Right [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
On May 3, the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. opened a new exhibit, Captain George Comer and the Inuit of Hudson Bay. It began with a brief symposium attended by Arctic scholars and a number of Canadian Inuit. George Comer was Canadian-born, but moved as a young man from Quebec to [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Leslie Champ
NWT Pride is joining the Canada Day parade as part of the activities they've been holding each month leading up to their annual Pride Festival coming up in August. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Lynne Quassa polar bear
A photo taken by Lynne Quassa's 15-year-old daughter shows the mother of two holding a rifle with a dead polar bear at her feet and a still-nursing baby in her amauti. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fluffy the travelling hamster
On vacation in Alberta with his family for the long weekend, Fluffy got out of his cage and caught a ride back home with friendly neighbours from Fort Simpson, N.W.T. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Coast Guard Training
The Canadian Coast Guard is about to open something it's never had before — an Inshore Rescue Boat Station in Canada's vast North, crewed almost entirely by post-secondary students from Inuit backgrounds. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Dome Road mining claims
UNESCO's advisory body 'had some trouble understanding the site as we presented it,' said Molly Shore of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: CBC North
Earlier
Ike Haulli
Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council wants to strip an Igloolik businessman of his Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: CBC North
Shelley Cuthbert
Shelley Cuthbert's appeal of a court order to shut down her kennel had no merit, the Yukon Court of Appeal has ruled. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: CBC North
A cry for help from the Pangnirtung hamlet council led the news this past week. A letter from hamlet councillors asked for more resources for the community of about 1,500 people after 12 people nearly died in Pangnirtung by attempted suicide over a period of roughly two weeks in February. That was [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Whatever you do, don't eat the tip of the reindeer tongue. If you do, you will become a liar, according to Sámi food etiquette. So says a cookbook produced by the Arctic Council that has been nominated in four categories of the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards: food heritage, sustainable food, Arctic food, [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Whatever you do, don't eat the tip of the reindeer tongue. If you do, you will become a liar, according to Sámi food etiquette. So says a cookbook produced by the Arctic Council that has been nominated in four categories of the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards: food heritage, sustainable food, Arctic [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Long Lake
Yukon's coroner says foul play is not suspected in 59-year-old man's death. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: CBC North
Ron  Rousseau
Ron Rousseau, of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, is hopping on a boat to Gaza with other activists and Canadians to raise awareness of Palestinians' plight over the next few months. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: CBC North