Tag Archives: Inuit

Iqaluit’s market based solution

Based on my inexpert count, this event, a country food market, drew well over 100 people to a downtown square in Iqaluit, despite a windchill that sank below -40 and froze my bared fingers down to the bone. Food producers, … Continue reading

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Climate change? Bring it on, Greenlanders say

“We are probably one of the very few countries in the world that can say not only that climate change is not to our detriment, but that it has positive results – it makes it easier for us to have … Continue reading

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Once again, Nunavut Tunngavik shits the bed

It’s not often you’ll find a reckless distortion of truth and a big whopping post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy packed into three mendacious little sentences. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. managed to accomplish this feat in a press release issued Sept. … 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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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

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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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Does the Inuit Circumpolar Council have a future?

In the organ that I edit, Poul Krarup, the editor of Sermitsiaq, asks, but does not entirely answer, a question that people started asking more than 20 years ago: The ICC has gone from being a protest organization to the … Continue reading

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Nunavut: from vision to illusion

For now, though, the current socio-economic plight of Nunavut does not bode well for the future. The vision of a viable Nunavut society by the year 2020, as expressed through the Bathurst Mandate, seems to be, at least for now, … Continue reading

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