Nunavik miner recognized for work recruiting Inuit to industry

'Hopefully what I’ve done here can help break a barrier,' says Samwillie Grey-Scott

A Nunavik miner is the recipient of a national award for outstanding leadership in the industry. Samwillie Grey-Scott picked up the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award earlier this week for his work recruiting Inuit miners to Glencore’s Raglan mine in Nunavik. Grey-Scott, who grew up in Aupaluk,...

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Kuujjuaq vaccination clinics underway

Qullik Sequaluk of Kuujjuaq receives her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while her 17-month baby boy, Lucassie, looks on with curiosity. A second round of community vaccination clinics are underway across Nunavik this month, including clinics being held in Kuujjuaq this week. Nunavik health officials say that, as of April 23, 5,550 Nunavimmiut have received a first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19, while more than 2,100 have received their second dose. Nunavik’s health board is encouraging residents who have yet to receive a first dose to call their local health centres to book an appointment to be immunized. (Photo by Niivi Snowball)

Nunavik teachers, support workers on strike

Kuujjuaq teachers and support workers participate in a region-wide school strike on Thursday. Their union is calling for improved working conditions and says that negotiations since talks began in March 2020 have shown little progress. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Kangiqsualujjuaq celebrates homegrown university grad

Kangiqsualujjuaq residents celebrated the achievements of a homegrown university graduate on April 23 with a parade of the community’s fire trucks. Atop of one was Andrea Brazeau, who recently graduated from McGill University with a bachelor of education degree. Brazeau, 24, will be teaching Grade 4 at the community’s Ulluriaq School, which she once attended. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Last kicksled ride of the season

Isabelle Dubois took this photo Saturday afternoon while out on a kicksled ride with her two huskies on Tasirlaq Lake. “It was probably their last ride of the year, as the snow was getting wet and heavy, even on the lake, and getting scarce in some places on the land. Not to mention getting a bit warm for the dogs, especially for my big fur ball of a male (left),” she writes. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)


Mussel picking at Kuujjuarusiq

Malaya Qaunirq Chapman took this photo while mussel picking during a snowmobile trip from Kuujjuaq to Kuujjuarusiq, or Dry Bay, on April 13. “I’ve never gone springtime mussel picking, where the ice and snow are completely visible from the shore. The fresh crisp salty air was so refreshing!” she writes. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Sky lanterns soar over Inukjuak

About 200 Inukjuak residents gathered to release sky lanterns on the evening of April 8 to remember loved ones that they had lost. (Photo by Sylvain Paradis)


Remembering lost loved ones

Inukjuak residents prepare to release sky lanterns on the evening of April 8. The event, attended by about 200 people, was held to remember loved ones that they had lost. (Photo by Sylvain Paradis)