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Nunavut government, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. renew pledge to work together

“We serve the same people”

The Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. are renewing a two-decade-old agreement that describes how the two organizations will work together. Flanked by cabinet members and NTI board members, NTI President Aluki Kotierk and Premier Joe Savikataaq signed the Katujjuqatigiinniq Protocol at a ceremony in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Katujjiqatigiinniq signals a shared…

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Nunavut government and NTI renew agreement

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk and Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq sign the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The protocol is a renewed commitment to implementing the Nunavut Agreement and working together to benefit Nunavut Inuit. More to come on Nunatisaq.com. (Photo by Emma Tranter)

Addressing alcohol abuse

A Grade 9 student from Baker Lake whom the Government of Nunavut identifies as Haley H. drew this picture, which won the grand prize for the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission’s 2020 Let’s Be Aware calendar challenge. The best submissions to the contest, which asked youth to make drawings of responsible approaches to alcohol, are featured in a calendar. The grand prize winner received a $250 gift card and her drawing is featured on the calendar’s cover, while runners-up received $100 gift cards with their drawings featured inside the calendar. A digital version of the calendar is available online. (Screen capture)

Learning to fly

Guillaume Saladin, co-artistic director of the Igloolik-based circus collective Artcirq, gives Nunavut Sivuniksavut students a crash course in acrobatics on Friday, Jan. 10. Here, Saladin acts as the “base” for a student, who practises being a “flyer”—with practice, acrobats can spin, jump and walk in this formation. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

Iqaluit youth honoured by mayor

Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell presented Amarinda Inga Alainga with a local hero award during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “This young lady took it upon herself and raised money for other kids to be able to get a pass to the aquatic centre,” said Bell. The newly created award recognizes those who are selflessly filling a community need and making a difference in the lives of vulnerable or marginalized groups. (Photo by Dustin Patar)