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Natan Obed re elected head of Canada’s national Inuit group – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 INUVIK, N.W.T. – Canada’s national Inuit organization has re-elected Natan Obed as its leader. The vote was taken today in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. It’s Obed’s second term at the helm of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents 60,000 Inuit people across Canada. Obed has brought greater profile to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20183 Views

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Race against time: Engineers use Apex River to refill Iqaluit’s water supply before freeze up – CBC

If all goes to plan, the city will have moved 400 million litres of water before winter sets in Aug 16, 2018 Iqaluit’s public water supply will start getting a refill in the next few days as the city begins to pump water from the Apex River into the Lake Geraldine reservoir. There is construction […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20182 Views

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Dene Nat’l chief wants Indigenous judge appointed – CKLB

August 15, 2018 The outgoing Dene National Chief is calling on officials to appoint an Indigenous judge in the Northwest Territories. Bill Erasmus says that ideally at least fifty percent of the judges in the NWT should be if Indigenous descent, reflecting the Indigenous population of the territory. The NWT is currently in the process […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20182 Views

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K’atl’odeeche First Nation commemorates site of former residential school, rectory and churches – CBC

‘These kids deserve to be remembered and honoured,’ says K’atl’odeeche Chief Roy Fabian Aug 16, 2018 Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a new Parks Canada plaque that recognizes the important but strained historic relationship between the Dene of the South Slave and Euro-Canadian settlers. The plaque commemorates the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20185 Views

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Gene mapping holds promise for Arctic residents: researchers – Nunatsiaq News

August 16, 2018 In Greenland, genes point the way to better prevention and treatment COPENHAGEN—Personalized health care is on its way to the Arctic. This care, using “precision medicine,” will involve the use of genetic testing to guide the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many chronic illnesses or rare diseases. The many possibilities of this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20185 Views

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Stitching a story – CBC

About 70 years ago, Therese Pierrot bought a Singer sewing machine from an RCMP officer’s wife. Now the 84-year-old has tracked down the family to return her precious machine. August 15, 2018 Therese Pierrot runs her hand across the splintered wood of her Singer sewing machine. She’s had it since she was 14 years old, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20186 Views

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in Inuvik for presidential election – CBC

Annual general meeting kicks off Wednesday Aug 14, 2018 Members of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are in Inuvik, N.W.T. this week, preparing for their annual general meeting and presidential election. Three candidates are vying for organization’s top job — Peter Williamson, former MP Peter Ittinuar, and incumbent president Natan Obed. The election is taking place […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20185 Views

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3 territorial capitals have highest percentage of recent pot users, says StatsCan – CBC

High rates in North most likely due to territories’ young populations, says analyst Aug 13, 2018 With the legalization of marijuana only two months away, new Statistics Canada data shows urban northerners smoke pot more frequently than their provincial counterparts. Statistics Canada released the second-quarter results of its National Cannabis Survey on Thursday. It compared […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20186 Views

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Community-wide TB screening effort in Nunavut involved 100 health workers: researcher – Nunatsiaq News

August 14, 2018 Details of Qikiqtarjuaq campaign surface at International Congress on Circumpolar Health COPENHAGEN—The Government of Nunavut and the federal government deployed roughly 100 health personnel to Qikiqtarjuaq for a military-like public health operation earlier this year, during which they commandeered the community centre for a fully equipped medical clinic and laboratory. Their goal: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20186 Views

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Paddlers embraced by elders after 35-day canoe trip from Yellowknife to Nunavut – CBC

Adventurers bond with Inuit elders in a chance encounter near Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Aug 12, 2018 As Frank Wolf and Ryan Bougie reached the finish line of their 1,800-kilometre canoe trip from Yellowknife to Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, they were greeted with a pleasant surprise — a kind, elderly couple camping out on the land. It […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201811 Views

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