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Uvagut TV to celebrate launch with two-hour special on Wednesday – Cartt.ca

IGLOOLIK, Nunavut — To celebrate the launch of Canada’s first all-Inuit TV channel, Uvagut TV will air a two-hour live special on Wednesday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Uvagut TV launched on January 18 (as we reported here) and brings Inuktut programming to more than 600,000 homes across all four Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202116 Views

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Survey data sheds light on Indigenous languages, traditional activities across North – CBC

Feb 22, 2021 Aboriginal Peoples Survey regularly queries thousands of Indigenous people across Canada Less than one in 10 Indigenous Yukoners can speak or understand an Indigenous language, and young people across the North were far less likely to understand even a few words than their parents’ generation. That is one among many observations given new […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202112 Views

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Award-winning and life-saving messages from Annie Buscemi – Nunavut News

Annie Buscemi’s uplifting and life-affirming messages delivered via TikTok videos have become a daily must-see ritual for some of her 10,800 online followers. Buscemi, an Iqaluit resident who was born in Kimmirut, regularly greets her fans with an enthusiastic: “Ullaakkut! Good morning!” As of Feb. 17, she had delivered 116 days-worth of reasons to stay […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202111 Views

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Rare earths miner, Indigenous construction companies sign $8-million business contract – Northern News Services

February 21, 2021 Cheetah Resources, the company overseeing the Nechalacho rare earths project southeast of Yellowknife, made another significant step toward production by signing a mining services contract with the Det’on Cho Nahanni Construction on Feb. 19. The official signing of the $8-million contract stipulates that the construction company will provide mining and equipment services […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202111 Views

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Ottawa council committee says yes to Annie Pootoogook Park – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 18, 2021 Recommendation to name park after late Inuit artist will now go to Ottawa city council Canada’s capital is a step closer to naming a large green space just east of downtown Ottawa after the late Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook. Members of Ottawa city council’s community and protective services committee, at a virtual […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202113 Views

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Mikisew Cree First Nation plans water council for Peace-Athabasca – Cabin Radio

February 18, 2021 As part of the Wood Buffalo National Park Action Plan, the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) wants to play a larger role in managing the Peace River and Peace-Athabasca Delta. Late last year, Parks Canada announced a three-year, $59.9-million commitment to support conservation efforts in Wood Buffalo National Park. With the funding, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202118 Views

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Tackle lack of basic health care for Indigenous peoples, then worry about racism, Nunavut’s MP says – Nunavut News

February 17, 2021 The federal government made a commitment in late January to ensure that Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples, “receive first-class medical care, without fear of discrimination and maltreatment.” Nunavut member of Parliament Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says the lack of medical care available in Nunavut currently is proof that the Government of Canada doesn’t care […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202124 Views

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Nunavut mine says it’s not allowed to harm Inuit harvesting – CBC

Baffinland reacts to the blockade and a community call to slow down its expansion Feb 17, 2021 In the wake of last week’s blockade, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation says it has heard the call to slow down plans to expand production at the Mary River mine. “It’s unfortunate that they felt they had to go […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202118 Views

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Carleton University to host symposium on Inuit relocations – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 16, 2021 It’s great that provincial governments are finally teaching school children about the history of residential schools, but it’s not enough, says Martha Flaherty. Canadian students need to learn about Inuit history, including the High Arctic relocations in the 1950s. Flaherty is the former president of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, a current […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202119 Views

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Baffinland blockade cost estimated to be $14 million – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 16, 2021 Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has put a price tag on the recent weeklong blockade that brought work to a standstill at its Mary River mine. The blockade could have cost the company more than $2 million per day, for a total exceeding $14 million, based on information in documents the company filed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202118 Views

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