ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᒋᑦᑎ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒋᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖓ 20 ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᓕᐊᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᕈᑎᓂᒃ.

Join us in celebrating Nunavut’s twentieth birthday with our commemorative supplement.


Parks Canada, Nunavut heritage trust sign deal on Franklin artifacts

Agreement will ensure managed of artifacts is Inuit-informed, representatives say

Parks Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust have signed an agreement on how to care for the Franklin expedition’s new and yet-to-be-discovered artifacts. In 2018, the United Kingdom gifted Canada the remaining items gathered from the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the two ships that took part in Franklin’s 1845 expedition in…

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Nunavik recovery centre hosts Quebec government officials

On April 8, Kuujjuaq’s Isuarsivik Recovery Centre was visited by Sylvie D’Amours, the Quebec minister of aboriginal affairs (far right), and Denis Lamothe, the member for Ungava (fourth from right). The pair met with chairperson David Forrest (third from the right) and executive director Alicia Aragutak (far left), as well as three Isuarsivik board members, to discuss the progress of the centre’s projects and the impacts of trauma and substance abuse on communities. Their meeting ended with the government officials taking part in the opening ceremony of a men’s recovery cycle. Isuarsivik wrote on Facebook: “We are enthusiastic and optimistic that we can develop a positive and #constructiverelationship with the newly elected officials and are looking forward to fostering #closecommunication with them for the benefit of our programs and services.” (Photo courtesy of Isuarsivik Recovery Centre/Facebook)

Super skijoring at Toonik Tyme

Sarah McNair-Landry and Willie Hyndman make their final push toward the finish line during Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme skijoring race on Sunday, April 14. Hyndman and his dog Aven ended up finishing first while McNair-Landry and her dog Scoby placed second. (Photo courtesy of Bill Williams)

A happy Easter with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre

Leevedee Atagoyuk and his grandchild, Joseph Lalonde Maatiusi, proudly show their Easter winnings at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre’s Easter Dinner Party and egg hunt on April 17. Families enjoyed a ham dinner before their children stormed the playground in search of chocolate, each with individually decorated collection bags. At the end, the centre gave out loot bags. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

Pond Inlet’s water truck catches fire

Residents of Pond Inlet watch as smoke billows out of the hamlet’s garage on Wednesday, April 17. Early that morning, community members heard a loud boom—the sound of an explosion in the engine of one of the hamlet’s water trucks. Although the water truck was damaged, the fire did not destroy the garage and no one was injured in the incident, the hamlet said. The community’s fire department is investigating the cause of the explosion. (Photo courtesy of B. Arreak)

Inuit students visit Nunavik’s Kuururjuaq Park

A Nunavik Sivunitsavut student poses during a school trip to Kuururjuaq Park. Last week, students went to the park for their physical education class. As they were guided through the area, some activities included playing some traditional drum songs, fishing and eating country foods. (Photo courtesy of Nunavik Sivunitsavut/Facebook)

Happy Easter

The staff at Nunatsiaq News wish our readers a restful Easter. Our offices will be closed on Good Friday, but we’ll be back hopping to it on Monday, April 22—much like this Arctic hare, spotted by Clare Kines outside Arctic Bay in June 2017. (Photo courtesy of Clare Kines)

The race is on

Racers in Toonik Tyme’s kids snowmobile race, 200 class, speed towards the finish line on Friday, April 12, at AWG Lake. The event, for children between the ages of 8 and 12, is part of Iqaluit’s annual springtime festival. (Photo courtesy of Bill Williams)