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'It all started with a pizza': How an American priest learned Inuktitut in just over 1.5 years

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:00:57 EST

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She learned how to read, write, and preach in Inuktitut in just over a year-and-a-half — and it all started with a craving for a slice of cheesy, saucy, doughy goodness.




3 men presumed dead after snowmobile breaks through ice on Nunavut cargo run

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:16:25 EST

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One man is confirmed dead and two others are missing but presumed dead after their large Bombardier snowmobile broke through the ice near Whale Cove, Nunavut, on Saturday morning.




Northerners march in solidarity with Women's March on Washington

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

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Hundreds of people joined marches Saturday in Yellowknife and Whitehorse, organized to show support for equality and human rights in the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.




Yukon's Frostbite festival cancelled for 2017

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

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The Frostbite music festival in Whitehorse has been cancelled again, citing a lack of money. The festival has 38 years of history in Yukon but has floundered in recent years.




Flying to Yellowknife in 1967: Remembering the birth of the N.W.T. capital

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

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Jake Ootes was one of the first employees to work for the N.W.T. government 50 years ago. He shares some of his earliest memories of the birth of the capital, Yellowknife.




Indigenous journey through dance kicks off Iqaluit's Alianait concert series

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

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Iqaluit residents are getting the chance to take a journey through dance this weekend, as the Alianait Dance and Concert series kicks off with NeoIndigenA, a performance by award-winning performer Santee Smith.




Yukon poacher gets 6 month community sentence, $20K fine

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:59:23 EST

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Jonathan Ensor, 34, was charged after conservation officers raided his home in 2015, seizing a trove of animals and animal parts that had been harvested illegally.




Four sent to hospital after vehicle collision in Whitehorse

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:24:53 EST

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RCMP say a vehicle reportedly lost control on the Hamilton Boulevard Extension on Friday morning, hitting another vehicle in the opposing lane.




N.W.T. Child and Family Services audits are unusable, after computer system crashes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:30:00 EST

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Data from a year’s worth of audits done on Child and Family Services in the N.W.T. has been deemed unusable, after the computer program the auditors used broke.




Role of Inuit oral history in Franklin search highlighted in new Iqaluit exhibit

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

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A new exhibit in Iqaluit sheds light on the role of Inuit oral history in the search for Sir John Franklin's lost ships — and the relevance of traditional knowledge in everyday life in the territory.




Alaska public broadcasters fear funding cuts under Trump administration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EST

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Alaskans in rural villages are worried about the future of public broadcasting, and especially survival information and Indigenous language-broadcasting in a Trump administration, which has pledged cuts.




Sexual assault charge stayed against Folk on the Rocks concertgoer

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:19:41 EST

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Crown attorneys are not proceeding with a sexual assault charge against a man accused of having inappropriate contact with another concertgoer at Yellowknife's Folk on the Rocks festival last July.




Makivik Corp takes Nunavut to court over southern Hudson Bay polar bear quota

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:49:51 EST

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Nunavik's Makivik Corporation has launched a court challenge of the polar bear quota in southern Hudson Bay.




Yukon gov't workers' union files complaint over privacy of medical information

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

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The union for Yukon government workers has filed a complaint with the territory's privacy commissioner and filed grievances with the Public Service Commission, citing concerns over how its members' sensitive medical information is handled.




'It's bizarre': Dawson City ice bridge stalled by open water in Yukon River

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

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Usually by mid-January, Dawsonites are able to travel across an ice bridge to West Dawson. Not this year. Residents say it's an unprecedented situation, and Yukon highways officials say nothing can be done until the river freezes over.