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As Nunavut’s legislature starts its fall sitting, David Qamaniq delivers his first members statement

The opening of the Nunavut legislative assembly’s fall sitting saw the newly minted Tununiq MLA, David Qajaakuttuk Qamaniq, give his first member’s statement. “I would not be here today without the hard work and success of many people,” he opened, thanking his family and friends, as well as the opponent he faced in last month’s…

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Pond Inlet’s new MLA sworn in

Nunavut Commissioner Nellie Kusugak swears in David Qamaniq, the new MLA for Tununiq, at a ceremony in the Nunavut legislative assembly on Thursday, Oct. 17. Qamaniq won a byelection last month for the seat, which represents Pond Inlet, following the death of veteran MLA Joe Enook. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

RBC opens agency branch in Pangnirtung

The ribbon is cut Oct. 9 at the opening of a new Royal Bank agency branch in Pangnirtung, located at the Uqqurmiut print shop. Residents of the community of about 1,500 can now access basic banking services, such as deposits, withdrawals and cashing cheques. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Sheppard/Twitter)

Inuinnait doll on display in CamBay

This doll was collected from Inuinnait living along the Coronation Gulf around 1915 by the Canadian Arctic Expedition’s anthropologist, Diamond Jenness. After being displayed in Cambridge Bay by the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq (Kitikmeot Heritage Society) it’s now being returned to the Canadian Museum of History to make room for new incoming loan objects. The new exhibit will serve as research tools for a new series of community cultural revitalization workshops on crimped shoe making, the creation and use of amulets, and Inuinnaqtun terminology surrounding ancestral Inuinnait traditions and technologies. A workshop of local elders and language experts also took place this summer to help interpret objects. (Photo courtesy of Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society)

Bennett stops in Iqaluit to lend support to Pizzo-Lyall

Carolyn Bennett, member of Parliament for Toronto-St. Paul’s, makes a campaign stop in Iqaluit at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum on Saturday, Oct. 12, to promote the Liberals’ platform for Inuit Nunangat, including a framework for repatriating Inuit cultural property and ancestral remains. Bennett and Megan Pizzo-Lyall, Nunavut’s Liberal candidate, are campaigning this weekend in the city. “Families are important to me. And that means shelter, food, water…. It’s not just one thing that I’m looking to fix. So in terms of that, I really truly believe that with more housing and increased units across the territory, then that leads to less health issues that leads to better mental health,” Pizzo-Lyall said. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Ready, get set, go in Kuujjuaq

Boys in the Maringouin (8–10-year-olds) and Moustique (10–12-year-olds) categories take off from the start line in Kuujjuaq on Friday, Oct. 4, in the hope of qualifying for the cross-country regional championships that will take place in Sept-Îles during the weekend of Oct. 19. The staff at Nunatsiaq News wish our readers a happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be shut on Monday, Oct. 14. We’ll resume publishing on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Pond hockey underway in Cambridge Bay

Kids play hockey after school on a frozen pond in Cambridge Bay on Oct. 4, with the North Warning System radar station in the background. The staff at Nunatsiaq News wish our readers a happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be shut on Monday, Oct. 14. We’ll resume publishing on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Photo by Jane George)

Timbits take to the ice in Iqaluit

A dazzling array of new Timbits jerseys were on display at the Arnaitok Arena in Iqaluit on Thursday, Oct. 10, as the city’s youngest hockey players had a great time on the ice. The new jerseys and socks were provided through a new partnership between the Northwest Company, the Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association and Tim Hortons. (Photo by Darryl Martin)