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North Baffin community loses trust in Baffinland over traditional knowledge use – CBC

Jun 19, 2019 Inuit organization introduces land use study to mining technical meetings The communities of Pond Inlet and Igloolik say they’re concerned by Baffinland Iron Mines’ use of Inuit traditional knowledge — Igloolik’s working group even said they’d lost trust in the mining company. Baffinland’s Mary River iron mine is in technical meetings run […]

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Leaked report says Nunavut’s teacher education program not sufficient – CBC

Program creates ‘dynamic deadlock’ that can not produce enough Inuktitut-speaking teachers, says report Jun 19, 2019 A leaked report by a Vancouver-based research firm concluded that the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) was “not capable of producing a bilingual, Inuit teacher workforce,” suggesting that it must be transformed to better reflect the territory’s people. The […]

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Cross-boundary caribou board releases educational video – Nunatsiaq News

19 June, 2019 Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board represents Cree, Dene, Inuit and Métis Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board? If so, you’ll be interested to know that the caribou board has just released an educational video aimed at explaining its work. The board, created […]

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We are all Treaty people’: Deninu Kue First Nation chief wants everyone to celebrate Treaty Day – CBC

‘We’re so divided in our community like we’re not all together like we used to be,’ says Louis Balsillie Jun 18, 2019 The chief of the Deninu Kue First Nation and mayor of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., is calling on the territorial government and labour unions to give all community members the day off to celebrate […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20196 Views

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From breakup to ‘fake-up’: How a changing Yukon River is reshaping an age-old ice bridge – CBC Radio

‘We’re not seeing the ice develop the way it normally did,’ says transport minister Jun 18, 2019 This story is part of a CBC News series entitled In Our Backyard, which looks at the effects climate change is having in Canada, from extreme weather events to how it’s reshaping our economy. The residents of Dawson […]

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Kenny Cayen elected chief of West Point First Nation – Northern News Services

June 18, 2019 Kenny Cayen has been elected the new chief of West Point First Nation. Cayen emerged the winner in a close race among three candidates for chief in a general election on June 11. The new chief collected 14 votes, while incumbent chief Becky Cayen garnered 13 votes and another candidate, Kandice Thomas, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20198 Views

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Path to reconciliation considered by Yellowknife city council – CBC

The city aims to make Yellowknife a better place for Indigenous people Jun 18, 2019 A reconciliation plan for the city of Yellowknife is slowly making its way through city council. The city is getting close to finishing a document that lays out plans for making the city more inclusive and respectful of Indigenous people. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20199 Views

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Senate adopts Indigenous Languages Act, with amendments – Nunatsiaq News

17 June, 2019 Bill C-91 now recognizes the importance of Inuktut to Inuit Nunangat The Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has adopted an amended version of Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, with changes largely prompted by Inuit groups. The legislation, introduced this past winter, would see the government establish an Office of the […]

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It’s kind of surreal’: Indigenous graduates celebrate milestone in Yellowknife – CBC

Sir John Franklin High School honour ceremony featured feeding the fire, drumming and qulliq lighting Jun 17, 2019 Laila Noksana and her grandmother Anita Pokiak wore matching traditional Inuit dresses Saturday as Noksana prepared to walk across the podium at the 15th Indigenous graduates honour ceremony in Yellowknife. “I’m wearing my great-grandmother’s parka cover,” Noksana […]

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Canada’s Nunavut territory to get large slice of $40 million federal harvester support program – Radio Canada International

A national Inuit organization is pushing for Inuit to get a significant chunk of Ottawa’s promised $40 million for a harvester support program — and Nunavut is poised to get the largest slice. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s (ITK) board decided last month that of whatever money it gets from the yet-to-be-finalized program, Nunavut Inuit will get […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 20197 Views

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