More than 200 gather in Iqaluit for Black Lives Matter rally

Protesters marched from city’s main intersection to the RCMP detachment

A crowd of over 200 people rallied in Iqaluit today to show solidarity for Black people in the territory. Many of the protesters wore face masks because of the COVID-19 pandemic and held placards. The crowd chanted, “Black lives matter!” and “No justice! No peace! No racist police!” They also chanted, “Justice for Kinngait!” in…

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Nunavik Sivunitsavut holds online graduation ceremony tonight

Nunavik Sivunitsavut students pose for a photo with visiting anthropologist Bernard Saladin D’Anglure last fall. Twelve students from the Montreal-based program are graduating from this year’s program. You can watch the online ceremony on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. on the Isuma TV Facebook page. (Photo courtesy of NS)

Anniversary of 231 calls for justice

Laurencio Arnatsiaq of Igloolik drum dances for the opening ceremonies of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ hearings in Montreal in March 2018, a week that was dedicated to Inuit testimony. Today, June 3, marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the inquiry’s final report, which issued 231 calls for justice. A national action plan being drafted to respond to those calls, which was to be released today, has been postponed. (Photo by Sarah Rogers)

Purple saxifrage in Sanikiluaq

This close-up of purple saxifrage flowers taken in Sanikiluaq on May 25 shows the buds just starting to open up after a long winter. (Photo by Sarah Meeko)