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Sorely needed’ Inuit TV makes Inuktut, Inuit cultural programming more accessible – CBC

May 22, 2022 Channel is ‘a space for Inuit to see themselves on television’ Tom McLeod, an Inuvialuk and Gwich’in storyteller from Aklavik, N.W.T., and Inuit TV co-CEO Lucy Qavavauq, are ready to bring more Inuktut and Inuit-centric television programming into people’s homes. “Inuit TV network is really important because it’s a space for Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20222 Views

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Makivik Corp. awarded $2.25 million to fund Inuit justice initiatives – Nunatsiaq News

May 19, 2022 Provincial funding intended to go to hiring and retaining legal staff The Government of Quebec has awarded $2.25 million over three years to Makivik Corp. to support Inuit justice initiatives in Nunavik. The money will go toward hiring and retaining legal staff, according to a joint news release from Quebec’s Indigenous affairs […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202211 Views

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Community cleanup date set for Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

May 19, 2022 City asks organizations to give employees a half day off work so they can pitch in for the community effort It’s time for a spring cleaning of Iqaluit. The annual community cleanup — where residents, visitors and businesspeople hit the streets to help beautify the community — is set for June 10, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20228 Views

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Arctic research station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, reopens after pandemic closure – CBC

Closure gave researchers extra time to fine-tune the facility May 19, 2022 COVID-19 pandemic restrictions kept the doors of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay largely closed to the public and researchers for more than a year, but the station is throwing those doors open once more. The recent pause encouraged researchers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20228 Views

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Iqaluit to hold open houses on plan for community’s growth – Nunatsiaq News

May 19, 2022 The City of Iqaluit will hold open houses to get residents’ feedback on its plans for the community’s growth over the next 20 years. A first session is planned for June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elders Qammaq, while a second will be held June 9 from 6 to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20229 Views

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Inflation could affect Nunavut hunters, sealift prices – Nunatsiaq News

May 18, 2022 Canada’s rising inflation rate has hit Nunavut, affecting everything from food and sealift prices to the cost of fueling up a snowmobile. And it might get worse, according to organizations operating in the territory. “There is going to be a whole other layer of inflation that is going to impact the costs […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20228 Views

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Should Inuit organizations buy into mining companies? Regional leaders weigh in – Nunatsiaq News

May 18, 2022 Audience member brings up question during forum at Nunavut Mining Symposium One possible picture of the future of mining in Nunavut was presented to Inuit leaders during last week’s Nunavut Mining Symposium. “Has there been any plans, or thought, or discussions in place for Inuit to be shareholders to these big [mining] […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202213 Views

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Sambaa K’e launches action plan to address housing needs – Cabin Radio

May 18, 2022 Sambaa K’e is consulting its members to put together an action plan that addresses the Dehcho community’s housing needs. Yellowknife consulting firm Planit North is leading a review for the Sambaa K’e First Nation that involves interviews and surveys followed by housing assessments and building inspections. The resulting plan will pinpoint issues […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202214 Views

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For the West Point First Nation, an almost total rebuild looms – Cabin Radio

May 18, 2022 Many of the West Point First Nation’s 75 or so members live in Hay River’s West Channel, an area still reeling after last week’s severe flooding. The Town of Hay River considers the West Channel an “orange zone,” the most severe risk classification, meaning multiple utility and infrastructure systems are down. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 20228 Views

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Medical travel policies lack compassion and need review, says Gwich’in grand chief – CBC

May 17, 2022 ‘It is common for us to hear of residents who require a medical travel escort and do not receive one’ Some northern Indigenous leaders are calling for changes to Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program particularly when it comes patients who need to travel for care and require a medical escort. Ken Kyikavichik, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 202245 Views

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