Category Archives: social issues

Meanwhile, in my day job…

Your humble content provider today caused this to be published, on Nunavut’s troubled Family Abuse Intervention Act: Noble ends, bungled means  

Rate this:

Posted in Arctic, CBC, circumpolar world, crime, Iqaluit, News, Nunatsiaq News, Nunavut, policy, Politics, social issues | Tagged , , , , , ,

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

Rate this:

Posted in Arctic, Canada, Iqaluit, News, Nunatsiaq News, Nunavik, Nunavut, Politics, social issues | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

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

Rate this:

Posted in Arctic, circumpolar world, homelessness, Inuit, News, Nunavik, social issues | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Deaf as a post

The allegations that gave rise to this story of yesterday, “Police lay charges in Arctic grave desecration,” appear to have created a huge uproar in Baker Lake these past few weeks. Now that the story is widely reported, I expect … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Arctic, Canada, circumpolar world, communications, culture, Education, Inuit, language, News, Nunavut, policy, social issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Arctic, circumpolar world, Inuit, News, Nunavik, Nunavut, social issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments