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Honourable mention for Twin Flames at songwriting awards

Folk-rock duo nets $1,000 prize in TD Indigenous Songwriter Awards

Folk-rock duo Twin Flames has received an honourable mention in this year’s TD Indigenous Songwriter Awards. Featuring Chelsey June and her husband, Jaaji, who is from Nunavik, Twin Flames is known for celebrating the distinct cultures and history of Canada’s three Indigenous Peoples through music. The Ottawa-based group will receive $1,000 from the SOCAN Foundation....

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Makivik president congratulates Nunatsiaq News on 50 years

Makivik Corp. president Pita Aatami, right, stops by the Nunatsiaq News booth at the Northern Lights conference and trade show Feb. 11 in Ottawa to offer publisher Michael Roberts congratulations on the newspaper’s 50th anniversary. Nunatsiaq News began in 1973 as a newsletter called Inukshuk. (Photo by Julia Roberts)

Akeeagok, other premiers meeting PM over health-care funding

Announcement from Trudeau expected Tuesday following sit-down with premiers in Ottawa

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Canada’s other premiers are in Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking more federal funding for health care. Shown during a news conference at an Ottawa hotel Tuesday morning are, seated from left, Akeeagok, and premiers Caroline Cochrane of Northwest Territories, Danielle Smith of Alberta, Dennis King of Prince Edward Island, Tim Houston of Nova Scotia, Doug Ford of Ontario and Heather Stefanson of Manitoba. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)