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Get ready Nunavut and Nunavik, the election battle’s started – Nunatsiaq News

August 04, 2015 PM Harper visits GG, starts 11-week marathon campaign Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Aug. 2 kicked off the country’s longest election campaign since 1876, when he submitted a writ of general election to the Governor General — 11 weeks ahead of the Oct. 19 vote. Canadians will go the polls for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2015212 Views

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Nunavut firefighters aim for Aboriginal Firefighters Association competition – CBC

Aug 06, 2015 ‘I want to help community, I want to help people,’ says Jolie Enoogoo from Pond Inlet Twenty firefighters from communities across Nunavut are in Iqaluit this week, vying for a spot at the annual national Aboriginal Firefighters Association Competition. For the trials, the firefighters wear fire suits and helmets. Organized in groups […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2015127 Views

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Montreal Event Provides Showcase for NWT, filmmakers and Fish Out of Water

MONTREAL (August 5, 2015) – Support and funding from the Northwest Territories Film Commission and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) ensured that the NWT was well represented last week at the prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. NWT Producer Jay Bulckaert (aRTLeSS Collective) was invited to attend the event’s Frontières International […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2015217 Views

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Carvers create local landmark in Nunavut fishing community – Nunatsiaq News

August 05, 2015 Artists carving giant monument to local fishery in Pangnirtung Under sunny skies, clouds, wind and the watch of community members, a group of Pangnirtung carvers have been busy transforming a boulder into a work of art. Eight young carvers have been hired in the Baffin community to work under the mentorship of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2015247 Views

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Gwichya Gwich’in members turning to petitions, courts to appeal election – Northern Journal

Members of the Gwichya Gwich’in Band (GGB) of Tsiigehtchic are continuing to appeal the community’s recent election, in which the incumbent chief was acclaimed to his position using a draft election code. Five letters of appeal sent by GGB members to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) have gone unanswered, forcing appellants to use […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2015265 Views

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Northwest Territory Métis Nation signs agreement-in-principle – CBC

AIP will give Nation $69.4M, ownership of 25,194 square kilometres of land Aug 04, 2015 The Northwest Territory Métis Nation has signed a land and resources agreement-in-principle with the federal and territorial governments. If the agreement is approved, the Nation, which represents Métis who can trace their ancestry to First Nations who traditionally lived in the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 5, 2015228 Views

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Canadian Regulator Dismisses Québec Uranium Report – Mining Life

Aug 3, 2015 The head of the Canadian nuclear regulator has written to Québec’s minister for sustainable development, environment and climate change questioning the recommendations made by a public consultation on uranium mining in the province. The report by Québec’s Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) was published on 17 July by the province’s minister […]

by pmnationtalk on August 5, 2015212 Views

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Bobby Kadlun a Committed Negotiator

(August 4, 2015 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today paid tribute to Nunavut Land Claims Agreement negotiator Bobby Kadlun, who passed away over the weekend. Kadlun was described by people on both sides of the negotiating table as tenacious and fearless and steadfastly committed to Inuit and the land claims […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015264 Views

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Cleanup gets underway on Nunavik power plant diesel spill – Nunatsiaq News

August 04, 2015 About 10,000 litres of diesel spilled at Ivujivik power plant Hydro-Québec says a big diesel spill at a Nunavik power plant has been contained. The spill took place late Aug. 1 and into the morning of Aug. 2 at a generating station that supplies power to the Hudson Strait community of Ivujivik. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015217 Views

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Russia submits claim for vast Arctic seabed territories at United Nations – National Post

MOSCOW — Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometres of Arctic sea shelf extending more than 350 nautical miles about 650 kilometres from the shore. Russia, the U.S., […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015206 Views

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