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By: Nunatsiaq News  09-12-2011

COMMENTARY

 December 01, 2011 - 10:30 am

"Staying silent should not be an option"

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DR. MADELEINE COLE
Iqaluit

Sula was a warm and generous spirit, and was a friend and colleague to us all.  She had..

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 November 04, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Innovative collaborations between arts organizations

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JIM SHIRLEY
Special to Nunatsiaq News

I first came to the north, to Rankin Inlet, in the late 1970s. Even though it was at the very end of an important historic period for Inuit, one could see the forces that would play an important role particularly in the growth and development of the arts.

In..

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 October 17, 2011 - 8:54 am

Inuit need better education and skills training to make it happen

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COLIN ALEXANDER

Why, however, after all these years, does it lack recommendations for implementation? There are many..

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 October 16, 2011 - 12:04 pm

“Tough on crime policies are not sustainable”

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On few occasions in the relatively young history of our country have Canadians engaged in an informed and rational public discussion on criminal sentencing.

In light of the tabling of Bill C-10, The Safe Streets and Communities Act, by the Conservative government on September 20th, it is..

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 September 29, 2011 - 11:42 am

“Arctic transit shipping holds little promise for Canada”

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FRANKLYN GRIFFITHS

France’s ambassador for polar affairs, Michel Rocard, recently suggested that Canada has given up on the competition with Russia to attract commercial shipping into the Arctic.  In fact, there is no such competition, nor has there been one.

Still, the ambassador got a rise from..

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09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - letters

I would like to express my and my siblings’ gratitude for the physical, spiritual and emotional care given to our mother Sepora Kitikshimik Kumarluk of Umiujaq, who went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2011. For many years, my kids were learning Inuktitut at school, but all it seems they have learned is how to draw igloos and colour inuksuks. Her mother passed away when she was very young and her father remarried to Pitsiulaalaaq.


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - taissumani

A tradition developed on Scottish whaling ships to the Arctic that crew members making their first trip – green hands as they were called – had to be initiated to the rigors of the north. KENN HARPER On the return sled journey from Repulse Bay to Danish Island, Rasmussen and Nasaitsordluarssuk made a fortuitous short-cut inland from Havilland Bay to Gore Bay.


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - editorial

Bill C-10, the big new criminal justice law the Conservative government placed before the House of Commons Sept. 20, promises to create a costly new headache for the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Justice. Nunavut MLAs, meeting together as committee of the whole, continued hearings Oct. 25 that began this past June on the federal government’s Nutrition North Canada program.


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - features

Laughter makes Terry “Aislin” Mosher happy — and he was pleased to hear hoots of laughter from everyone at the Nov. 2 launch of the Polar Lines cartoon exhibition in Ottawa. Students in Alain Cloutier’s class recently crafted two umiaks for the made-in-Quebec film, which is now in production in Mingan, an Innu reserve on Quebec’s Lower North..


09-12-2011

NunatsiaqOnline - news

FRANK TESTER DURBAN, South Africa — Jordan Konek and Curtis Kuunuaq of Arviat opened their booth Dec. 3, part of the many displays at the United Nations climate change summit now underway in Durban, South Africa. Nunavik stands alone with regards to its poor health and social indicators, the Quebec government’s annual review of health across province revealed Nov. 30.


09-12-2011

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The company has plugged its two remaining wells off the coast of western Greenland, without finding any signs of the substantial oil reserves thought to lie off Greenland. The deal, signed July 7, 2010 in Chisasibi, Quebec, gives the James Bay Cree ownership over 80 per cent of the land area covered by a chain of islands in James Bay.