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QIA election brings new vice president to Baffin Inuit org

In 2008, Akesuk was appointed health minister after Leona Aglukkaq stepped down to run in the 2008 federal election for the Conservative party. Akesuk did...

Drama, tragedy in Resolute Bay leads the news

Maïtee Labrecque-Saganash, a Montreal political science student and daughter of NDP MP Romeo Saganash, brought the collective to Nunavik, in a session that touched on...

Tootoo's bewildered constituents deserve more

Under Trudeau's leadership, two former Liberal MPs, Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti, were thrown out of the Liberal caucus in 2014 — not for alcohol...

On Inuit rights, Liberals offer “little change,” ITK says

Inuit representatives Aili Liimakka Laue, Dalee Sambo, Tim Aqukkasuk Argetsinger, Sarah Jancke and Natan Obed May 9 at the United Nations' 15th Session of the...

APRIL FOOLS: Former Nunavut MP may have found second Franklin shipwreck

Nunavut's former MP, Leona Aglukkaq, thinks she may have found artifacts associated with the HMS Terror, one of the two ships lost with Sir John...

Nunavik Inuit: optimistic, but cautious over federal budget

It's still only a small portion of the 900 units the region has estimated it needs to properly house its population but Tukkiapik sees it...

Inuit treatment centre, one of only two in Canada, to close in March

This all began when Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq killed the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. ... We must never forget what the Conservatives did to indigenous...

PM Trudeau to talk with Indigenous leaders on climate change

At the COP21 global climate change conference in Paris last December, the Trudeau government went to the meeting with greenhouse gas emissions targets that Leona...

INAC minister Bennett starts Nutrition North consultations

Labrador MP Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, also sat in on the Norman Wells session. The INAC department plans to...

Five things to remember about 2015

Here's the moment when the Conservative patronage machine in Nunavut evaporated — when Liberal candidate Hunter Tootoo crushed Conservative incumbent Leona Aglukkaq in the Oct.

2015: a year of sweeping change for Nunavut

Justice Neil Sharkey sentences Colin Makpah of Rankin Inlet to 41 months in jail after Makpah is convicted of manslaughter in the 2010 death of...

Nutrition North: Conservative disaster, Liberal opportunity?

Ten ridings in Canada are served by Nutrition North Canada, one of the Conservative Party's flagship northern programs. In the Oct. 19 election, every Conservative...

In federal election, Nunavik votes split between orange and red

Nunavik voters helped to re-elect NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who held onto his riding Oct. 19, in a close race with Liberal candidate Pierre Dufour.

Saganash ready to work with new Liberal government on northern, Indigenous issues

Saganash said he's also proud of the role that the NDP played in triggering the Auditor General of Canada's audit of the Nutrition North Canada...

Ottawa Inuit get a side order of politics at monthly feast

After most people had finished eating and Peltier had finished her presentation, Ottawa-Vanier Liberal incumbent Mauril Bélanger and New Democratic party contender Emilie Taman made...

Aglukkaq comes under fire at CBC Nunavut all-candidates forum

“I said the Conservative candidate was here. They said, 'Oh ... Okalik was mimicking an incident last year when Aglukkaq read a newspaper in the...

Saganash: Tory candidate willfully ignored the history of colonialism

Romeo Saganash, the NDP candidate for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, says in this open letter that Richard Sagala, the Conservative candidate for Montreal riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount has insulted...

Nunavut's federal candidates: Leona Aglukkaq

Here's the first of three candidate profiles: Leona Aglukkaq of the Conservative Party of Canada. Aglukkaq, the incumbent MP, told she's running on her...

Aglukkaq: respect Nunavut board's Areva recommendation

An aerial view of Areva Canada's Kiggavik site. Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq said Aug. 28 that the Nunavut Impact Review Board's recommendation against approval of...

Harper's Nunavut campaign stop preaches to the converted

14, when Conservative party organizers got Nunavut Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq's re-election campaign off the ground with a quick in-and-out visit from Prime Minister Stephen...

Approving Nunavut uranium project would be a “political disaster:” wildlife board

Bernard Valcourt, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, may be busy campaigning in the federal election, but he's also had a lot of...

Get ready Nunavut and Nunavik, the election battle's started

In addition, Gilles Duceppe's Bloc Québécois held two seats, Jean-François Fortin's Strength in Democracy party held two, while Elizabeth May's Green party held one. Eight...

Nunavut Liberal candidate praises port, dumps on Aglukkaq

“Nunavut greatly suffers from a significant infrastructure deficit as a result of a decade of neglect and underfunding from the Harper/Aglukkaq regime,” Tootoo said in...

Now show us your books, Valcourt tells Nunavut Planning Commission

And our own Premier suggesting it to Valcourt, this guy is a real shark too, trying to put pressure on NPC for the Conservatives, so...

An opinion and a goodbye topped last week's list of most-read stories

Our top online stories last week were not written by our reporters at all — one was a touching obituary sent in by a reader...

Aglukkaq tables bill aimed at creating new Nunavut national park

The creation of a national park on Nunavut's Bathurst Island in the High Arctic, first proposed over two decades ago, is a step closer to...

Inuit org wants Valcourt to reject Baffinland request for land use exemption

Bernard Valcourt, the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development minister, now finds himself at the centre of a big regulatory fight over an ambitious and controversial...

Good little Nunavut comes through

Bernard Valcourt, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Cathy Towtongie, president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and Peter Taptuna, premier of Nunavut, at...

Ottawa settles with Nunavut Inuit, pays $255.5M in compensation

Bernard Valcourt, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Cathy Towtongie, president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and Peter Taptuna, premier of Nunavut, at...

NDP launches campaign to fix Nutrition North

NDP MPs Jonathan Genest-Jourdan, Carol Hughes, Charlie Angus, Dennis Bevington, Niki Ashton and Romeo Saganash, shown here April 2 in Ottawa, say the Nutrition North...

Fishy Conservative claims about Nutrition North Canada

Leona Aglukkaq, the Nunavut MP and Chuck Strahl, then the AAND minister, announcing the Nutrition North Canada program in May 2010 at a press conference...

WWF to host Ottawa summit on protecting Nunavut's Lancaster Sound

The group, known as the all-party ocean caucus, first formed in 2012 to tackle environmental issues in Canada's oceans, led by Fin Donnelly NDP MP...

More than one-third of Nunavut households go hungry: StatsCan

“These statistics demonstrate the Conservatives' utter failure to ensure that northerners have secure access to nutritious and affordable food,” said NDP MP Dennis Bevington (Northwest...

Canada already protects Aboriginal rights: Conservative MP

That was the same day Bill C-641, drafted by Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou MP Romeo Saganash, received second reading in the House. The New Democratic Party MP,...

Ottawa announces big budget hikes for Nunavut regulatory orgs

The real tragedy is our politicians - led by Taptuna - are too naive and stupid to see it for what it is - Leona's...

Amnesty International joins Nunavut hamlet in fighting seismic testing

Romeo Saganash, the NDP member for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, introduced a private member's bill that would compel the federal government to adapt laws to ensure they...

Northern leaders react to Parliament Hill shooting

A number of MPs and their staff remained under lockdown in Parliament Hill offices and caucus meeting rooms until well into the evening Oct. 22,...

Is Valcourt serious about Nunavut devolution?

That's one way to interpret Bernard Valcourt's apparent conversion to the belief that it's now desirable to transfer big new powers over Crown lands and...

Ottawa accelerates Nunavut devolution talks

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq acted as emcee for the Oct. 3 press conference announcing the revival of Nunavut devolution talks: “As a proud northerner, I'm...

My Little Corner of Canada, Sept. 26

Leona Aglukkaq, who came in with such promise and hope, has come up short. She has failed to defend Inuit rights contained in the Nunavut...

Most of my constituents oppose uranium mining, Nunavik's MP says

Romeo Saganash, the MP for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, speaks Sept. 2 in Iqaluit. On Sept. .... So then is the NDP in support of the tar...

NDP leader Mulcair outlines party's priorities for Nunavut

Romeo Saganash, MP for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, provided details about policies related to aboriginal rights. “There was another political leader in town last week,” said resident...

NDP leader Mulcair slams PM Harper's northern record

Mulcair, the national leader of the New Democratic Party and the leader of the official opposition in the House of Commons, is visiting Iqaluit this...

NDP leader Mulcair, MP Romeo Saganash, to visit Nunavut next month

Iqaluit residents will get a chance to talk to Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the official opposition in the House of Commons, and Romeo Saganash,...

PM launches northern tour, announces money for Arctic technology

He and a delegation of ministers, including Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, will visit the Northwest Territories Aug. 22 before heading ... “Conservative government not keen...

PM to make three stops in Nunavut on six-day northern tour

Members of the board of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami discuss issues such as housing with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other federal officials during the "Arctic...

Ottawa puts Nunavut's Ukkusiksalik National Park under legal protection

“Canada's North is home to the world's most spectacular scenery and pristine wilderness and I'm tremendously pleased to be announcing Ukkusiksalik will be protected for...

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq responds to seismic testing protests

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq has responded, in a statement emailed to Aug. 11, to protests .... However she is a Conservative federal Minister, not...

Nunavut throat-singer Lucy Tulugarjuk refuses to perform for MP Leona Algukkaq

Nunavut throat singer Lucy Tulugarjuk joined the growing chorus of protests against seismic testing in Baffin Bay recently by refusing to perform for MP Leona...

Aglukkaq ignoring concerns of Nunavummiut: Greenpeace

CBC.ca I am ashamed of Leona Aglukkaq in the way she is handling this and it is clear she is a Harper puppet. I'm also ashamed...