Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition: to Chesterfield Inlet and Baker Lake

One of the main goals of Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition was to investigate “the origin of the Eskimo race.” He had been influenced by the theories of Hans Peder Steensby, an ethnologist who believed that Inuit culture had originated and evolved from an inland culture, and only later became a maritime society. One of Rasmussen’s...

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3 bills pass, 3 MLAS say goodbye as 5th legislature wraps up

After four years of bringing constituents’ concerns to light, prodding ministers for information and creating laws, Nunavut’s fifth legislative assembly gathered for the last time on Thursday. The group of former MLAs passed some bills, scrapped others, and each announced whether they will run again in the upcoming territorial election on Oct. 25. Premier Joe…

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Presumptive case of COVID-19 announced in Arviat

People in Arviat are being asked to take precautions after a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 was identified in the community on Thursday. Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, made the announcement Friday. He said in a news release that the case was identified when a school-aged person from the community tested positive…

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Cambridge Bay man remembered as ‘kind-hearted soul’

Robert Maksagak liked to play with hockey cards when he was kid. “He was a very kind-hearted soul,” said Leslie Panioyak, childhood friend of the 39-year-old who died in an apparent homicide in Cambridge Bay Sept. 10. “He didn’t want anything but the best for everybody and he always helped people. He loved his children…

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Nunavut offering rebates to power homes and cabins with renewable energy

The Nunavut government is offering money to people who install solar or wind energy systems for their homes and cabins across Nunavut. Homeowners can apply for rebates that cover $30,000 of the cost, while cabin owners will be able to access up to $5,000. Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq, who was speaking as the minister for…

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