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Nunavut is the largest, northernmost and newest territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
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NEWS: Inuk author’s book on short list for Indigenous Voices Awards
First-time novelist Aviaq Johnston is up for another award nomination for Those Who Run in the Sky. Johnston’s young adult book, which was published last year by Inhabit Media, is competing for the title of “most significant work of prose in English by an emerging Indigenous writer” against three other finalists at the 2018 Indigenous Voices Awards. The awards ceremony celebrates emerging Indigenous writers in Canada, with prizes totalling over $25,000. Johnston’s category comes with...
NEWS: Pangnirtung man to appear in Nunavut court on attempted murder, dangerous weapon charges
Police have laid charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose against a young Pangnirtung man, following a long-weekend stabbing incident at the local co-op store. Charlie Aamusie Qaqasiq, 21, now in remand custody, is set to appear in court this June 18 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit, the Nunavut RCMP said in a release. Police arrested Qaqasiq and laid the charges after a youth was stabbed repeatedly at the co-op store on Saturday, May...
NEWS: Sex, love and mask-dance workshops to expand across the Arctic
Whether Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is showing youth how to dance with a Greenlandic uajeerneeq mask or talking about the benefits of body-mapping, she sees performance art as a “realm in which young people feel affirmed in who they are.” In March, Williamson Bathory became the first artistic director of Inuit theatre at Qaggiavuut, while still running the performing arts workshop Timiga Ikumajuq, or “my body, the light within.” The workshop, which Williamson Bathory helped create in...
NEWS: Circumpolar Inuit org’s Canada wing opens nominations for president, VP
Have you ever wanted to become a circumpolar Inuit leader? If so, now’s your chance. The Canadian wing of the Inuit Circumpolar Council opened nominations earlier this week for two positions: president, and vice-president of international affairs. ICC-Canada issued the call through print and online media advertisements. Both positions are for four-year terms. Right now, the ICC-Canada president’s position, a paid full-time job, is held by Nancy Karetak-Lindell, whose term expires later...
TAISSUMANI: Taissumanni, May 26
On May 3, the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. opened a new exhibit, Captain George Comer and the Inuit of Hudson Bay. It began with a brief symposium attended by Arctic scholars and a number of Canadian Inuit. George Comer was Canadian-born, but moved as a young man from Quebec to Connecticut with his mother. Born in 1858, he was only 17 when he made his first whaling voyage, on the Nile, bound for Cumberland Sound. A 14-year hiatus from the Arctic followed, but he was at sea for most...
NEWS: What you read on Nunatsiaq.com from May 12 to May 19
A cry for help from the Pangnirtung hamlet council led the news this past week. A letter from hamlet councillors asked for more resources for the community of about 1,500 people after 12 people nearly died in Pangnirtung by attempted suicide over a period of roughly two weeks in February. That was followed by an influx of support services that helped the “super crisis” subside, but councillors feel the community still faces an urgent crisis. So the hamlet’s mayor and councillor wrote...