Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:07 GMT
Holiday reading: prominent Nunavummiut share challenges, triumphs
Louis Tapardjuk, 61, has made an impact on Nunavut's recent history as a pre-eminent champion of Inuit culture and language, helping to enshrine Inuit language rights and culture in territorial law. In “Fighting for our Rights: the Life Story of Louis Tapardjuk,” ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:59:37 GMT
Nunavut's education minister talks up university for Inuit Nunangat
Mary Simon, a past president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, told the crowd that she had spoken to Nunavut's education minister Paul Quassa about the university being a “non-ethnic university,” but with a strong emphasis on Inuit culture and language. “We agreed ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:21:08 GMT
Taptuna moves Paul Okalik into Nunavut's troubled health department
But Okalik will give up responsibility for the Department of Culture and Heritage and the Qulliq Energy Corp, Taptuna said. Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Monica Ell, who has held the health portfolio since November 2013, will remain as deputy premier and will take ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:05:16 GMT
Pride party fills to capacity in Iqaluit, Nunavut
It was actually heartwarming to hear some of the things people had to say, about how historically there had been a place of acceptance in the Inuit culture.” Ultimately, sexual orientation was included as a prohibited ground of discrimination in the Nunavut ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:33:52 GMT
Nunavut's five correctional outpost camps plenty for now
Outpost camps provide criminal offenders an opportunity to connect with Inuit heritage and culture by learning land skills, usually from an elder. After spending time at an outpost camp — a time that can range from a few weeks to more than a year — an ...