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NWT women’s groups get $1.6M for gender equality – CBC

Multi-year funding ‘rare,’ says YWCA executive director Apr 16, 2019 Four groups working to improve the lives of women and girls in the Northwest Territories will now have sustainable, multi-year funding. Liberal MP Michael McLeod announced $1.6 million in federal money for the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, the Yellowknife Women’s Society, sexual health […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201912 Views

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950,000 litres of Iqaluit’s raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day – CBC

‘You’ve got to divert somewhere so it doesn’t get backed into people’s yards and homes’ Apr 15, 2019 About 950,000 litres of Iqaluit’s raw sewage has been leaking into Frobisher Bay every day for more than two weeks. Since March 28, a blockage at the city’s Lift Station 1 has forced an overflow into the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201914 Views

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Nunavut musician and children’s TV host Riit recognized for her work – CBC

Rita Claire Mike-Murphy recently released a new single called Qaumajuapik Apr 14, 2019 Nunavut-based musician and Inuktitut-language TV host Rita Claire Mike-Murphy is being recognized for her work by the Youth Media Alliance. She recently won the group’s Emerging Talent Award which aims to improve the quality of screen-based media and content for Canadian youth. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201914 Views

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First Nation in Yukon tests new machines to pull water from air – CBC

Entrepreneur says new design could reduce reliance on bottled water and boiling Apr 15, 2019 The Liard First Nation in Yukon is testing a new method of obtaining clean water — pulling it out of the air. An atmospheric water generator installed in Watson Lake is gathering moisture from the air like a dehumidifier, then […]

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Arctic is warmest it’s been in 10,000 years, study suggests – CBC

Permafrost samples suggest Arctic is 2 C warmer than previous record highs thousands of years ago Apr 12, 2019 New research suggests Canada’s Arctic is the warmest it has been in 10,000 years — and the temperatures are still climbing. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. Researchers studied permafrost samples […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201920 Views

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It’s very serious’: Relying on short-term doctors may harm health care in Nunavut – CBC

Apr 11, 2019 New report highlights need for more Inuit doctors and nurses in the Nunavut health care system Nunavut suffers from a shortage of permanent or long-term doctors and nurses and if the territory is like other jurisdictions where transient physicians and nurses are the norm, that’s not good for patient care. These findings […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201923 Views

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Old Crow to declare climate change state of emergency – CBC

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief says declaration is community’s responsibility to the world Apr 11, 2019 The chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Yukon says his community’s traditional way of life is at stake and the time to act is now. Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm says declaraing a climate change emergency is not only […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201926 Views

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Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels ‘like a hostage’ in Winnipeg – CBC

Elder, former Nunavut MLA Peter Kattuk has been waiting in Winnipeg for home dialysis assessment since January Apr 10, 2019 A Nunavut elder and former MLA with kidney failure says he feels like he’s being held hostage in Winnipeg as he waits to find out if he’s eligible for home dialysis — and if so, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201929 Views

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Applications now open for grade 7 and 8 Indigenous girls summer science camp – CKLB Radio

April 9, 2019 Applications for ten seats at the annual IMPACT camp for Indigenous girls in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are now open. The science camp is hosted by De Beers Group and the University of Waterloo in Ontario. According to a news release, this is the second year of a three-year commitment by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201929 Views

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As Nunavut turns 20, where is it on Inuit hiring goals? – CBC

Inuit represent 85% of Nunavut’s population, but federal and territorial workforces aren’t close to that mark Apr 09, 2019 Almost 26 years after the Nunavut Agreement was signed, Inuit are still underrepresented in Nunavut’s government workforces. Article 23 of the land claims agreement was meant to ensure all three levels of government in Nunavut — […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201912 Views

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