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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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Petty mendacity, in all its glory

When an election looms, no turd is so smelly that you’re not ashamed to pick it up and hurl it at your enemies it seems, especially when one’s gullible constituents must be pandered to and manipulated. Here’s the unedited text … Continue reading

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Post-traumatic embitterment disorder

When your humble content provider spied a link to this term in the Double-Tongued Dictionary today, he thought he had stumbled across a clever new play on words. But no. A bunch of shrinks actually want to medicalize this common … Continue reading

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Inuktitut Qaujimajjutit

Here’s a worthy endeavour, from an interesting private firm in Iqaluit called Pirurvik. It’s a new phrase-book aimed at helping non-Inuktitut speakers learn some basic bits and pieces of the Inuit language. Leena Evic, the woman in the picture, along … Continue reading

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