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We want Nunavut to shine: Territory’s new premier looks to the future

Courtesy: NUNATSIQ The life story of Nunavut’s new premier reads like a modern history of the Inuit. But Paul Quassa says he wants to look forward, not back.”We want Nunavut to shine,” says Quassa, who was sworn in last week as the territory’s fourth premier. “We want to see a truly brilliant territory.”Quassa, 65, was born near Igloolik on the …

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit signs five-year education pact with Ontario

Courtesy: News 1 Hope to the Children. OTTAWA—By September 2018, all Grade 4 to Grade 10 students at Ontario public schools will learn about Inuit history and culture through a program that’s just one of many to gain a big boost from a five-year agreement that Tungasuvvingat Inuit signed Monday, Nov. 27, in Toronto with …

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Anglican church ‘erred grievously’ in gay marriage vote, say northern bishops

Courtesy: News6 Bishop met to discuss a crucial moral subject. A group of bishops, including two from the Diocese of the Arctic, are “publicly dissenting” from the results of a vote to allow members of the Anglican Church of Canada to perform same-sex marriages.  Last week, initial results showed the resolution failed by a single …

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Crime uptick noted

Courtesy: Northern Service News Online Increase in Crime. The July policing report for the Fort Simpson RCMP detachment shows an increase in assaults, Liquor Act violations and other complaints compared to July 2015.Assaults doubled this July when compared to last year, while in total calls for service jumped to 184 compared to 133 last year. …

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Extremist literature common in many mosques and Islamic school libraries in Canada, study says

Courtesy: CBC Many mosques and Islamic schools in Canada are placing young people at risk by espousing or at least not condemning extremist teachings, a new study says. Co-authors Thomas Quiggin, a former intelligence analyst with the Privy Council Office and the RCMP, and Saied Shoaib, a journalist originally from Egypt, base their findings on …

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Living with limited running water, 1 light bulb and a wood stove in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.

Courtesy: Local News Matthew Cotchilly stokes the fire in the wood stove in his living room, keeping the fire burning hot. The heat keeps the house comfortable while snow blows outside against the windows. The stove was just installed two weeks ago. For 10 years before that, he didn’t have anything to keep the house …

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N.W.T Catholic Bishop responds to Truth and Reconciliation call to action

Courtesy: CBC News Reconciliation Commission calls to action. The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mackenzie–Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories says the church has already started to lay the groundwork for implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. The Church’s response calls on all its members to make eight commitments to …

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