Nunavut, Nunavik MPs share hopes for federal budget

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to table budget Tuesday in House of Commons

Nunavut MP Lori Idlout hopes the federal government is ready to spend on transportation improvements in the territory when it delivers its 2023 budget on Tuesday. In an interview, Idlout highlighted several specific areas to which she wants Ottawa to commit funding, but did not say how much she’s hoping for. Federal Finance Minister Chrystia...

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Kindergarten kids skin a caribou

Kindergarten students at Pitakallak Elementary School in Kuujjuaq got the chance to take part in a caribou-skinning activity on March 14. Teacher Ayaana Berthe says it was an opportunity to share traditional knowledge with the younger generation of Nunavimmiut. Shown from left are Debbie Angnatuk, Mark Annanack, Juanassie Jackie Kudluk, Matthias Mernier, Cowen Lingard, Noah Saunders, Judy Gadbois and Trevor Koneak Tuglavinia. (Photo courtesy of Ayaana Berthe)

Out for a spin

Jiika Cain-Snowball, the operator of Kuujjuaq’s arena ice resurfacer, wasn’t lost March 10 as he drove the machine through the streets of the village. He was on his way back to the Kuujjuaq Forum arena after cleaning the ice on the downtown outdoor skating rink. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois, special to Nunatsiaq News)

ᐅᓪᓕᕕᖕᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᒥ ᑲᐃᓪᓗᐊᕈᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᓕᐊᕈᔾᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᑦᑎᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᓕᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ

ᔮᓐ ᒌ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ−ᐊᐅᐱᓐ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᖓ ᑐᓂᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ


Serving up a West African lunch in Umiujaq

Teacher Armelle Kodjo-d’Amour, right, serves a plate of eba to Malaya Sappa during a lunch Wednesday at Kiluutaq School in Umiujaq. The lunch was part of the school’s Black History Month celebrations. Kodjo-d’Amour shared several other foods from her home country of Benin in West Africa. (Photo courtesy of Dulcinée Ménard)