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Survey reveals just how hidden homelessness can be in Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

“It definitely gives us a sense of the impact on that part of the population” A newly released report tries to put a number on how many Nunavummiut struggle with homelessness, while explaining the complexities of securing a place to live in the territory. The Nunavut Hidden Homelessness Survey was conducted by the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202013 Views

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Yukon government now giving preference to Indigenous people when hiring – APTN News

The Yukon government has launched a hiring program aimed at increasing the number of Indigenous people working in public service in the territory. As of October 1, qualified Indigenous people will be given priority for all Yukon government jobs. The program will run for 18 months and will continue if it is determined to be […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202012 Views

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Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre gets a new Inuktut name – Nunatsiaq News

29 October 2020 Qaumajuq is expected to open in Feburary 2021 The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s new Inuit Art Centre is going to be lit. The gallery announced a new Inuktut name for the centre on Wednesday, Oct. 28: Qaumajuq, which translates as “it is bright” or “it is lit,” a nod to the light that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202012 Views

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NWT lags behind Nunavut in securing funding for treatment centres, MLA Lafferty says – Northern News Services

The NWT lags behind Nunavut in constructing an addictions treatment centre and Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty is demanding to know why. In the latest of several discussions on a treatment centre since the 19th Legislative Assembly returned on Oct. 15, Lafferty asked Health Minister Julie Green how Nunavut could secure $50 million in federal funding […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202021 Views

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Claiming ignorance of CERB payments wrong on many levels – Nunavut News

October 28, 2020 I’m not sure what Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s (NTI) top leaders were thinking during their recent annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay this past week when they passed a resolution calling on the federal government to forgive any debts incurred by Inuit who collected the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) when they were […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202015 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation speaks out in support of Mi’kmaq fishing rights – Northern News Services

October 27, 2020 Leadership of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) have joined the growing chorus of Indigenous governments speaking out against the violence inflicted on Mi’kmaq lobster harvests in Nova Scotia. In an Oct. 20 press release, the IRC affirmed its support for the Sipekne’katik First Nation to exercise their right to fish, noting all […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202017 Views

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Two COVID-19 cases confirmed at Nunavut’s Meliadine mine – Nunatsiaq News

27 October 2020 Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says that two presumptive cases of COVID-19 at its Meliadine gold mine in Nunavut have since been confirmed by followup lab tests that came back positive. “Agnico Eagle confirms that on October 24, 2020, it received official notice from an accredited laboratory in Quebec, confirming that each … […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202015 Views

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Ottawa wants input on how to improve post-secondary education in the North – Nunatsiaq News

27 October 2020 Three Nunavummiut will sit on a new task force the federal government launched this month to look at how to improve post-secondary education across the North. The initiative was one of the pledges outlined in the government’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework. Specifically, the framework aims to close the gaps in education […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202010 Views

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Members of Liard First Nation worried as COVID-19 cases spike in nearby Watson Lake – APTN News

5 new cases of COVID-19 linked to family cluster in Watson Lake area The chief medical officer in the Yukon confirmed Monday that there are five new cases of COVID-19 in the Watson Lake area, bringing the territory’s total number of cases to 22. On Friday, Oct.23, Dr. Brendan Hanley said in a statement that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 20209 Views

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New legislation could create independent police oversight in Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

26 October 2020 Bill 53 received its first reading in the legislative assembly last week Nunavut’s justice minister tabled legislation last week that could pave the way for a new police oversight model for the territory. Bill 53, an Act to Amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Agreement Act, received its first reading in the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202018 Views

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