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Federal Liberals table new Indigenous rights bill

Bill C-15 developed in consultation with Indigenous groups, including Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

The Liberal government tabled a bill on Thursday that it says will help bring federal law into alignment with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “I’m really pleased that we’ve gotten to this point,” said Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, about the first reading of Bill C-15, an...

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House fire in Cambridge Bay

Firefighters battle a house fire in Cambridge Bay during the evening of Monday, Dec. 1, in the dark and subzero temperatures. The residents of the home escaped without serious injury. “Tonight we faced adversity and challenge, however, we are happy that everyone is okay and together as a community are able to come together,” said Mayor Pamela Gross in a statement on social media. (Photo courtesy of Richard Webster)

Special delivery

Clyde River’s Ilisaqsivik Society has been working to deliver a full turkey dinner to everyone in the community during the Nunavut’s territory-wide COVID-19 lockdown, with support from Baffinland Iron Mines & Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. “We’re getting ready to send out the remaining turkeys and other dinner items, and hope to have them delivered to your homes as soon as possible,” the society wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, Nov. 30. (Photo courtesy of Ilisaqsivik/Facebook)

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