Category Archives: Nunavik

The Globe got it right; but will Nunavut?

This time, the Globe and Mail got it right: The young are neglected in Nunavut. Nunavut belongs to the young, and the young are neglected. The most neglected of all are the most vulnerable, those children who have been sexually … Continue reading

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Two degrees of escalation

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy predicts how  two degrees of global warming might affect Canada, including the Far North. Many links, graphics and the report itself available here: Climate Prosperity – National Round Table on … Continue reading

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The virtuous enjoy their day

Your humble content provider — still on holiday in Montreal — had this stuff ready to post this past Saturday night but decided to let his employer get the first crack at publishing it. I’m sharing this with you now … Continue reading

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Foxes have holes, birds have their nests

As promised here, I headed downtown again to look for Thomas and Jimmy. After much searching, yesterday I found Thomas, this time at a different corner. There’s much I learned, or rather, re-learned, yesterday, and I’m still digesting it. As … Continue reading

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A defeat for decency

This past May, it started with this: Ce projet créera inévitablement une augmentation majeure de la criminalité dans votre voisinage, prostitution, trafic de drogues tel que le crack et les méthamphetamines, présence de seringues, de condoms, de tessons de bouteilles … Continue reading

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Accidental tourists

Meet Thomas Weetaluktuk Weetaltuk of Kuujjuarapik and Jimmy Aupaluk of Kuujjuaq. Right now they live on the street, each for his own reason. I met them this morning at the corner of St. Catherine and Rue Chomedy in downtown Montreal, … Continue reading

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Food mail revisited, again

I’ve noticed that any posts on this blog that contain the words “food mail” receive far more page views than any other, and that the search term “food mail” is the most common method people have used to land on … Continue reading

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Requiescat in pace: Keith “Tulugaq” Crowe

Just found out about this: Keith Crowe: Jan. 30, 1927 — May 16, 2010 I first encountered Keith Crowe’s name through his wonderful little book: A History of the Orginal Peoples of Northern Canada. First published in 1974 to serve … Continue reading

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Just in: Canada Post to lose food mail program

On The National late yesterday evening: The government is expected to make an announcement this week that North West Company, Arctic Co-operatives Limited and La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec will be provided with the multi-million dollar subsidy instead of … Continue reading

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The best kind of sordid boondoggle: an instructive one

It seems that a once-viable sports hunt company in Nunavik, Tuttulik Outfitters, now lies frozen in a state of suspended animation, while some 280 pissed-off caribou hunters feel like some grifter’s just run a game on them. Not too surprising, … Continue reading

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