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NTI Board of Directors Rejects Bill

The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to call on the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut to reject Bill 37, the proposed legislation that contains amendments to the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. The NTI Board of Directors passed the resolution during their meeting in Arviat […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201714 Views

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Circle tour offers Superior travel experience; splendours of Gichigami abound – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It might not have the must-do cachet of California’s Highway 101, of South Africa’s Garden Route or of the Rockies. Yet a voyage around the world’s largest freshwater lake, the big sea they once called Gichigami, reveals a sublime and in-your-face spectacular […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201710 Views

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Government of Canada supports bus purchase for Teslin Tlingit Council

March 31, 2017 Rural and northern communities have unique infrastructure needs. Remote locations, coupled with challenges in accessing quality digital connectivity and sources of energy and supplies, mean targeted investments are required to build strong communities. Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell on behalf of the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201711 Views

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Behchokǫ̀ Youth Handgame Results

March 29, 2017 Congratulations to all the youth, who participated in the Behchokǫ̀ Youth Handgames Tournament from March 24-26, 2017. Results are listed below: 1st Place Winner Joseph Charlo-Lafferty-Captain Yamozha Beaulieu Julian Tobie-Norn Conner Mackenzie Elijah Charlo Tahdeh Betsina Brandon Charlo Keaton Charlo Cameron Martin 2nd Place Winner Jeantea Smith-Captain Jody Bekale Ehxea Antione Caleb […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201716 Views

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Nunavut group starts fundraising for performing arts centre – NunatsiaqOnline

Qaggiavuut’s plan may or may not fit QC’s convention centre scheme March 30, 2017 If the Qaggiavuut Society has anything to do with it, Iqaluit’s status as the only northern capital in Canada without a dedicated performing arts centre may soon come to an end. Fresh from accepting the Order of Nunavut last month, a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201710 Views

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Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival

March 22, 2017 Yukon First Nation filmmakers Mary Code and Carol Geddes were part of a pan-northern delegation attending the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, last month. The festival, also known as the Berlinale, provided a professional development opportunity for the two producers. The delegation also participated in the festival’s film trade fair. The European […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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GN committed to implementation of Inuit language in education system

March 17, 2017 Iqaluit, NU Paul Quassa, Minister of Education today released the following statement: “I welcome input and dialogue about education and how to improve our education system. Bill 37 is now before the Standing Committee on Legislation and will be reviewed and discussed by members of the Legislative Assembly, as part of our […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201711 Views

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Group of academics protest Nunavut’s Education Act amendments – NunatsiaqOnline

GN’s Education Act amendments could violate UNDRIP, researchers say March 17, 2017 In an open letter to Premier Peter Taptuna and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a group of Canadian academics has sounded the alarm over what they call a “language crisis” in Nunavut, triggered by the territory’s newly-tabled amendments to the Education Act. Bill 37, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201713 Views

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Inuit Film and Video Archives Moving Forward

(March 8, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) has made considerable progress with the Inuit Film and Video Archives (IFVA) as it works to fulfill its vision, which is: A place where IBC’s collection, and ultimately portions of the collections of other holders of Inuit film and video, can be: preserved through […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201722 Views

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Inuktut language decline in Nunavut spiralling into free fall: report – Nunatsiaq Online

“The vested interests of non-Inuit teachers and administrators trumped the land claim-mandated rights of Inuit” The decline of Inuktut language use in Nunavut is spiralling into an ever-quickening free fall and the Nunavut government’s education system, dominated by non-Inuit teachers and administrators, carries a big share of the blame, Ian Martin, a Toronto-based academic said […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201717 Views

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