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By: Nunatsiaq News  09-12-2011

FEATURES

 November 15, 2011 - 12:23 pm

The ship's anchor winch came from the Fram

JANE GEORGE

Nunavut is already feeling the echoes of the growing hoopla in Norway around its famed polar explorer Roald Amundsen.

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s successful trek to the South Pole.

His Dec. 14, 1911 arrival at the South Pole was the second “first” for Amundsen, who was..

FEATURES

 November 13, 2011 - 7:46 am

"A collective sympathy for what Inuit have had to put up with"

JANE GEORGE

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.

Prepared for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s 40th anniversary celebration, Polar Lines includes some of the best editorial..

FEATURES

 November 11, 2011 - 2:19 pm

"The land is bursting with beauty, but it also has its share of horrors to offer"

SARAH ROGERS

Three new books take on Inuit legends and adapt them for a young and modern audience:

The Legend of the Fog, written by Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and author..

FEATURES

 October 26, 2011 - 7:09 am

Film "Maïna" relates saga of Innu woman in "the land of ice"

JANE GEORGE

A group of students at Puvirnituq’s Iguarsivik School say they can’t wait until the film Maïna makes it into movie theatres.

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..

FEATURES

 October 24, 2011 - 4:23 am

“I could live on this stuff"

SARAH ROGERS

On a Friday afternoon in Inuksuk High School’s cafeteria, a group of students work with red eyes.

But these Iqaluit teens aren’t tired from their long week at school: their eyes are simply stinging from cutting onions and hot peppers.

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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

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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 - commentary

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. 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.


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.