Justice

‘This is your gathering’: unmarked burials conference begins in Iqaluit

Sheldon Nipisar from Arviat drums in a circle, surrounded by elders and residential school survivors from Indigenous communities across Canada at the opening ceremony of the National Gathering on Unmarked Burials in Iqaluit, Tuesday. Representatives from Indigenous communities from beyond Nunavut are attending the three-day conference at the Aqsarniit hotel. Qikiqtani Inuit Association vice-president Levi Barnabus delivered opening remarks, welcoming the crowd attending in person and those tuning in online. “This is your gathering,” he said. “Some of the conversations may be difficult. We are all here in this together.” (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

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Iqaluit march calls for end to gender-based violence

Around 50 people showed out for the annual event

People march Wednesday in Iqaluit, calling for an end to gender-based violence. The event marked the Dec. 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)