Candidate indifference breeds voter apathy

Don’t expect high turnout for Inuit associations when candidates don’t engage with voters

Inuit voters are casting ballots to fill 21 elected positions across Nunavut, but you wouldn’t know the race to fill some of the most powerful posts in the territory is even underway. Election day is Dec. 12 for positions at Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Kivalliq Inuit Association and Kitikmeot Inuit Association. There are...

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Author, former deputy minister for Indian and Northern Affairs invested into Order of Canada

Author and educator Harry Sheldon Swain is invested as a Member of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Nov. 3. As the former deputy minister of Indian and Northern Affairs (1987-92), Swain was “instrumental” in negotiating land transfers with Indigenous communities, including ones that led to the creation of Nunavut, the Governor General’s office said in a release. The Order of Canada is widely considered to be the highest civilian honour in the country. Simon invested 44 people into the Order of Canada at the ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Mathieu St-Amour/Office of the Secretary of the Governor General).