Defence pushes for manslaughter verdict in Tyler Hikoalok trial

Crown, defence deliver closing submissions in first-degree murder trial of Cambridge Bay man

Defence attorneys for Tyler Hikoalok encouraged the jury to find him guilty of manslaughter rather than the first-degree murder charge he faces, in closing arguments in court Thursday. Hikoalok, 22, from Cambridge Bay, has pleaded not guilty to the 2018 murder of part-time librarian Elisabeth Salm, 59, in Ottawa. The defence and Crown each delivered...

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Inuit artists surface on National Arts Centre stage

When a mythical tale of a one-eared polar bear named Angu’juak returns to the stage Friday, it will have undergone an evolution. The Breathing Hole recounts Angu’juak’s life, which spans five centuries. The bear’s experiences are played out over three acts touching on topics of community, colonialism and climate change. The play was originally commissioned…

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Reconciliation council bill not ‘co-developed’ with Inuit, ITK president says

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed says a federal bill to establish a national council for reconciliation was not “co-developed” with Inuit, and is not endorsed by his organization. Bill C-29 passed unanimously in the House of Commons Thursday and is now in the hands of the Senate. It would create a national council for…

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‘It’s life or death:’ Nunavik leaders look to improve search and rescue

Leaders from Nunavik’s 14 villages will discuss best practices and the future of search and rescue in the region over the course of a three-day conference in Montreal this month. Craig Lingard, Kativik Regional Government’s civil security director, announced the conference during this week’s regional council meeting in Kuujjuaq. The conference is set to take…

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