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Experimental Inuit hope to see claim move forward after 12-year wait – Nunatsiaq News

13 July 2020 “I think there’s a realization that these seven people have fallen through the cracks” Peter Ittinuar says people accuse him of dying his hair black. At 70, the former Nunavut MP, teacher, broadcaster and government bureaucrat said he enjoys naturally black hair and a youthful disposition. But after a long and full […]

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Nunavut’s high rate of police-related deaths ‘obviously worth looking into,’ says data expert – CBC

Rate more than 14 times higher than other regions since 2010, statistics show Jul 13, 2020 Inuit in Nunavut are dying during interactions with police at a rate significantly higher than in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Ontario, according to data collected and analyzed by CBC and a statistical expert in criminology. That trend is especially […]

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Pressure mounts for Edmonton football club to act – Nunatsiaq News

“We will need to see concrete action in the near future including a name change,” says team sponsor 10 July 2020 As the debate about the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton team grows louder, the franchise now says it’s accelerating its latest review process. Earlier this year, the Edmonton Eskimos football club announced it had no […]

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Representative for Children and Youth calls Government of Nunavut response to report “entirely unacceptable” – Nunatsiaq News

8 July 2020 “The proposed actions lack substance, commitment, collaboration and a sense of urgency” Nunavut’s Representative for Children and Youth’s Office is calling the Government of Nunavut’s proposed actions to address the mental health needs of young Nunavummiut “entirely unacceptable.” The office, which reports to the legislature and is independent of the government, has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 20207 Views

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New Inuit benefit agreement crucial for future of Mary River mine, says Baffinland – Nunatsiaq News

8 July 2020 “Baffinland cannot wait until the end of COVID to secure its phase two approval” Baffinland Iron Mines’ CEO Brian Penney says some negotiation was involved between the company and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association in writing the recently signed Inuit Certainty Agreement, but it was agreed upon by both parties overall. The new […]

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Inuk MP blasts Edmonton CFL team after decision to keep name – APTN News

Refusal to review name prompts social media backlash Pressure is mounting on Edmonton’s Canadian Football League franchise to change its name after Washington’s pro football team agreed to do a “thorough review” of its name, widely considered a racial slur, last week. Under revived scrutiny, the Edmonton team issued a statement explaining why it decided […]

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Salt River urges Ottawa to commit $17M for expansion – Cabin Radio

The Salt River First Nation says the federal government is being discriminatory in not listening to a request for infrastructure funding to help the nation expand. Salt River has spent the past 10 years trying obtain cash for what it says is a shovel-ready infrastructure project that would develop the nation’s reserve under its treaty […]

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NWT pellet mill, now much bigger project, promises ‘huge impact’ – Cabin Radio

In an ocean of economic strife, Brad Mapes believes his 320-hectare parcel of South Slave land is about to become the NWT’s beacon of hope. Initially, Mapes expected to build a wood pellet mill on his land in Enterprise. Now, he has plans for nine different corporations on the site. He thinks he will eventually […]

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Nunavut RCMP body camera discussions should involve public, says expert – Nunatsiaq News

“A lot of these decisions are always made behind closed doors” 7 July 2020 Support for the deployment of body-worn cameras in Nunavut was bolstered last month when Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson convened a roundtable meeting on June 19 to discuss the issue with more than 30 others. Among those in attendance were representatives of […]

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Pandemic planning a priority for new Yukon University president – CBC

Professional programs, continuing education a focus for Mike DeGagné Jul 07, 2020 Mike DeGagné says continuing education and applied professional programs will be a focus of his tenure as president of the first university in Canada’s North. But his first priority will be nailing down the delivery of online programs in the fall, DeGagné said in […]

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