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Low voter turnout a ‘constant struggle,’ says Kivalliq Inuit Association president – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 19, 2021 In the last year, voter turnout for Nunavut’s Inuit organizations hasn’t topped 20 per cent Despite a “constant struggle” to engage Inuit voters, the president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association says he’s confident the upcoming election will yield a higher voter turnout than other Inuit organization elections held in the last year, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 202123 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. board considers self-government options – Nunatsiaq News

‘We have to give it a try,’ says QIA president P.J. Akeeagok Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. board members say they want look more closely at gaining greater self-government for Nunavut Inuit. How to do that came under discussion Wednesday at NTI’s board meeting in Baker Lake, with several board members expressing disillusionment with the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202116 Views

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Denmark appoints new honorary consul in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

Post recognizes close ties between Nunavut and Greenland The Kingdom of Denmark has appointed a new honorary consul to represent Danish interests in Nunavut. Navarana Beveridge, who has worked in management and social policy with Inuit associations, will be the European nation’s representative in Iqaluit, covering all of Nunavut. With her new title, she will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202122 Views

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MLAs encourage Inuit associations to do more for their beneficiaries – Nunavut News

A pair of Kivalliq MLAs are calling on Inuit land claim organizations to be more open with their beneficiaries and to do more to build infrastructure. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the regional Inuit associations, as the Government of Nunavut’s partners, “need to also make substantive and tangible contributions,” Baker Lake MLA Craig Simailak said in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202117 Views

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Study will examine permafrost thaw at Nunavut airports – Nunatsiaq News

Outcome could influence projects planned for Pangnirtung and Rankin Inlet A research project will look at how quickly permafrost is thawing at airports in 16 Nunavut communities. The project, largely funded by the federal government and led by the Government of Nunavut, will collect ground temperatures up to 15 metres deep. Researchers will compare the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202118 Views

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Qaggiq 2021 to take place over weekend – Nunavut News

On March 16, Qaggiavuut!, in partnership with the Alianait Arts Festival and Tukisigiarvik, announced Qaggiq 2021. This arts and culture festival will take place inside a 700-square foot iglu being built in Sylvia Grinnel Territorial Park by a team of “master iglu builders” led by Solomon Awa and Jacopoosie Tiglik. Early in the week the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202114 Views

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Arviat students return to school after 4 months of COVID-19 hiatus – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 16, 2021 Schools have been closed since last November due to COVID-19 outbreak After four months without school, students in Arviat are heading back to class this week. The move follows last week’s announcement that COVID-19 public health restrictions would ease in Arviat. Levi Angmak elementary school has been closed since Nov. 10, its […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202119 Views

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Fort Nelson First Nation to lead new geothermal project – Cabin Radio

March 16, 2021 The federal government has invested more than $40 million in a geothermal project led by the Fort Nelson First Nation. The funding will see the Clarke Lake gas site, in northeastern British Columbia, transitioned to a commercially viable geothermal electricity production facility. “We are proud and honoured to be able to move […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202120 Views

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Schumann named adviser to new owners of Ekati Mine – Northern News Services

March 15, 2021 Former Hay River South MLA and cabinet minister to offer guidance on Aboriginal and Northern affairs About a month ago, Wally Schumann, the former MLA for Hay River South and territorial cabinet minister, announced he had decided against running for the Conservative Party of Canada in the next federal election. At that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 202121 Views

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‘Absolutely unreal’: Inuit musician nominated for Juno Award – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 15, 2021 Terry Uyarak’s debut album up for Indigenous artist or group of the year award Terry Uyarak just couldn’t stop smiling when his label, Aakuluk Music, sent him news that he had been nominated for a Juno Award. “It’s absolutely unreal,” he said. “I can’t believe it. I never, ever, ever thought it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 202127 Views

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