NTI investigates allegations of ‘potential’ enrolment fraud

Case is the first of its kind in organization's history, NTI says

BreakingNunavut Tunngavik Inc. is investigating what it describes as “potential” enrolment fraud in connection to two sisters who claimed Inuk heritage. NTI is the organization responsible for ensuring promises made to Inuit under the Nunavut Agreement are carried out. According to a news release sent by NTI on Thursday evening, a woman named Karima Manji...

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Flipping through the file photos – March 25

With Toonik Tyme in Iqaluit just around the corner, Nunatsiaq News dug up some file photos from previous festivals to share, along with some others pulled from the archives. Each week during Nunatsiaq News’ 50th anniversary this year, we are thumbing through pictures the paper has taken or received over the years. Information about these…


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Nunavut MP disappointed with federal budget but will support it

Nunavut MP Lori Idlout says she’s disappointed with the federal budget’s lack of major spending for housing, but the NDP parliamentarian says she and her party will support it. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the budget Tuesday afternoon in the House of Commons. Overall, it includes less spending on housing than previous budgets, including last…


Makivvik working on procurement policy to help small northern businesses

Kuujjuaq entrepreneur Willie Gadbois runs three businesses: a plumbing and heating company, one that does ventilation cleaning, and another called Nunavik Buildings that builds modular homes. He said it’s hard for northern businesses like his to compete for contracts in the North. “I am a very small business,” Gadbois said, adding the only contracts he…


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Cold War museum exhibit looks at legacy of DEW Line, impact on Inuit

A new museum exhibit is taking visitors back to the days of the Cold War when the threat of a Russian attack impacted the lives of Inuit. An Inuit Story: The DEW Line is a new permanent gallery at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum in Ottawa that highlights first-hand accounts from Inuit communities affected…