‘When all meat was juicy and tender’: Rasmussen Meets Ivaluardjuk

In mid-September 1921 the little schooner Søkongen (Sea King), sailing from Nuuk, Greenland, made land at a small island near Naujaat (then Repulse Bay) in Foxe Channel in far northern Canada. Knud Rasmussen, leader of the Fifth Thule Expedition, named the island Danske Ø (Danish Island in English) and established the expedition’s headquarters there. It...

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Baker Lake mayor says fugitive was arrested at nearby mining exploration camp

A fugitive from Saskatchewan who was arrested in Nunavut last week was picked up at a mining exploration camp outside of Baker Lake, says the community’s mayor. Baker Lake RCMP arrested 33-year-old Corey Clarke on July 15, just days after police issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. Clarke is charged with the second-degree murder…



Clyde River woman wants to be NDP’s candidate for Nunavut

Clyde River-raised Aliqa Kanangnak Illauq is running to be the NDP’s candidate in the next federal election. “It’s time I listen to my elders,” she wrote on Twitter Thursday. “It’s time I walk the talk to ensure our future is safe for our next generations.” The New Democratic Party in Nunavut needs a new candidate…


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4 Inuit carvings set world record prices

Inuit art was in the spotlight last week with four pieces raking in between $20,000 and $40,000 apiece at a Toronto-based auction, all just about doubling their predicted sales prices. The pieces were put up by auction house First Arts on July 15. A piece by Elijassiapik, from Inukjuak, was the big seller, going for…