Nunavut appeal judge reserves ruling on complex caribou hunting case

Young man, then aged 22, harvested a caribou during the 2015 Baffin harvesting ban

The Nunavut Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in a case involving a young Inuk hunter who harvested a caribou during the 2015 Baffin Island harvesting ban. Michael Irngaut of Igloolik will have to wait to find out if a Nunavut judge’s decision in 2019 to stay the charges against him will be reversed…

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Sylvia Cloutier joins Josh Q and the Trade-Offs

Kuujjuaq’s Sylvia Cloutier performs with Iqaluit’s Josh Q and the Trade-Offs on Feb. 5 as part of the Arctic Inspiration Prize award ceremony at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa. (Photo by Lisa Gregoire)

Baby’s first Northern Lights conference

Caroline Boulianne and five-month-old Keenan of Kuujjuaq sell knitted crafts and mittens at the Northern Lights conference’s arts and crafts pavilion at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa as dancers, throat-singers and Inuit games athletes perform on a nearby stage on Feb. 6. (Photo by Lisa Gregoire)

Mathew Nuqingaq showcases his art

Award-winning artist Mathew Nuqingaq shows off his exquisite jewelry at the Northern Lights conference’s arts and crafts pavilion at Ottawa’s downtown Shaw Centre. The conference wrapped up Feb. 8. (Photo by Lisa Gregoire)

The beat goes on

Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Drum Dancers throat sing and perform a choreographed drum dance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Ottawa show also featured Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Concert Band. The band and choir were a hit with their audience; after a repertoire of songs ranging from Charlie Adam’s “Quviasupunga” to a band rendition of “YMCA”—which had choir members and other non-performing students spontaneously dancing in the back—the students earned a standing ovation. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

Busy building an ice rink in Iqaluit

City of Iqaluit staff work to create an outdoor ice rink outside of Nakashuk Elementary School in Saturday, Feb. 8. Kathy Anilniliak stopped to take this picture and thank them, “as it uplifts the spirits of many children in Iqaluit who use the rink day and night.” (Photo courtesy of Kathy Anilniliak)