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Inuit households more likely to have low income, StatsCan finds – Cabin Radio

October 13, 2021 Indigenous people living on-reserve and Inuit are more likely to have low incomes than other Canadians, a Statistics Canada report suggests. A study based on the 2016 census examined household incomes in First Nations communities and across the North. The study considered low income to mean earning less than half the median […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20218 Views

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Whitehorse Votes: Meet the 17 candidates for city council – CBC

Oct 12, 2021 Candidates explain why they’re running, and what their priorities are One thing’s already certain about Whitehorse’s municipal election — the new city government will look a lot different than the last one. With longtime mayor Dan Curtis not running again, the city will soon have a new mayor. And there will be at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20217 Views

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Iqaluit declares emergency as petroleum suspected in water supply – Nunatsiaq News

Iqaluit city council has declared a state of local emergency because some type of petroleum may have contaminated the city’s water supply. The city’s senior administrative officer, Amy Elgersma, announced this during an emergency council meeting Tuesday. There is no information on how the petroleum may have entered the water supply or when it happened. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20219 Views

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Expert tells Nunavut inquest many police tools not effective in cold weather – CBC

Oct 08, 2021 Police expert testified Wednesday in inquest into Charles Qirngnirq’s death by RCMP in 2016 A use of force expert says an RCMP officer who shot and killed an armed man in a remote Nunavut community didn’t have effective, less-lethal options he could have used that day. Sgt. Brad Fawcett told a coroner’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202127 Views

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Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion – CBC

Oct 07, 2021 Also: The climate risk information gap Since the 1990s, some caribou populations in Canada’s North have declined by as much as 98 per cent because of challenges exacerbated by climate change. Caribou migrate seasonally for food and in order to give birth to calves. Sea ice is a means of travel for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202113 Views

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Iqaluit woman amasses food donations through TikTok account – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 6, 2021 Kyra Flaherty says followers were inspired to donate after she highlighted the high cost of food in Nunavut Kyra Flaherty has harnessed the power of TikTok to show her nearly 25,000 followers how much food costs in Nunavut. And her followers are listening. Managing her online platform now comes with the task […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202114 Views

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Boston replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day – The Post Millennial

Oct 6, 2021 On Wednesday afternoon, acting Boston Mayor Kim Jayne signed an executing order to to recognize the day formerly known as Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day. Janey said the order, which begins with this upcoming Monday, “is a small step in a long journey around justice in our city,” according to Boston.com. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202186 Views

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Recognizing the Indigenous contribution to a national historical site – CKLB Radio

October 6, 2021 The famous Church of Our Lady of Good Hope overlooks the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River) from a bluff in Fort Good Hope. The church is a small building with a deep history connected to the Sahtu Dene, although they are rarely credited with its creation. The nearly 150-year-old church — one of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202110 Views

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Indigenous pilot scholars from Fort Simpson aim for bright, blue future – NNSL Media

October 5, 2021 SaNaeah Allen and Loyal Letcher were taking their private pilot’s license testing this week on the road to getting a full commercial license at the Salt College in Fort Smith. Short for Sub-Arctic Leadership Training, the Presbyterian-based small institution is working to revive aviation teaching after two years of operation and is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202118 Views

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Coroner’s inquest begins into RCMP shooting death of man in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut – APTN News

Oct 04, 2021 A coroner’s inquest into the death of a 21-year-old man begins today in a remote hamlet in Nunavut, five years after he was shot and killed by RCMP. Charles Qirngnirq was shot in December 2016 by an officer in Gjoa Haven, a community of about 1,400 people in western Nunavut. RCMP said […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202115 Views

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