George Kuksuk

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A big thank you from the family of Solomon Qanatsiaq

... who came to support our family and we are grateful for the following organizations who provided for our essential needs: QIA, NTI, the Northern...

Mobile addictions treatment underway in western Nunavut, says minister

The news came a few years late but Health Minister George Hickes came into the Nunavut Legislature June 2 with some “exciting developments regarding addictions...

Feds announce split of Indigenous language money for NWT, Nunavut

These agreements, which give $19.6 million to the NWT and $15.8 million for Nunavut, cover the period from 2016 to 2020. “We are thrilled with...

Whale Cove has Nunavut's lowest suicide rate—here's why

George Kuksuk, the minister of Culture and Heritage and MLA for Arviat North-Whale Cove, is from Arviat, but has spent a lot of time in...

Nunavut minister tight-lipped about language laws and the private sector

Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul Okalik asked Languages Minister George Kuksuk Feb. 27 if sections of Nunavut's two language laws that apply to the private sector will...

We'll create internal committee for QGH, Nunavut's health minister says

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak said Feb. 21 she's "very disappointed" in a decision by Health Minister George Hickes to create a GN-run advisory board for...

Smith puts name in hat for NDP nomination

“This is such a beautiful, vibrant community,” said Smith, who remembers getting pamphlets from longtime Point Douglas MLA and former speaker of the house George...

Nunavut coroner's inquest says baby's death highlights problems

Nunavut Health Minister George Hickes said the government will consider the report. "The Department of Health will review the jury's findings, and will work on...

Stranger Pings: Weird Noise Coming from Arctic Seafloor

Legislative assembly member George Qulaut told the CBC that the mysterious sound's potential effect on wildlife is concerning. "That passage is a migratory route for...

The bizarre 'pinging' sound that can be heard from the sea in Northern Canada - but no one knows where it's coming from

And this became a suspicious thing.' George Qulaut, another member of the legislative assembly visited the site after hearing the reports. While he did not...

Igloolik hunters land 8-metre bowhead whale

People in Igloolik, Nunavut, are celebrating a successful bowhead hunt over the weekend, which netted an eight-metre-long whale. Hunters first spotted the catch, a young...

After months of planning, Igloolik hunters get their bowhead

“Thank you Igloolik hunters, delicious raw blubber I will enjoy,” one Igloolik resident posted at about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 21 on Facebook. Amittuq MLA George...

Canada's Inuit Launch National Suicide Prevention Strategy

To George Hickes, Nunavut's minister responsible for suicide prevention, the historical narrative is key to helping Inuit heal. “Some people don't talk about the trauma...

Thousands of Nunavut artifacts head from NWT to Ottawa

The transfer of the collection will mean a significant cost savings for the GN, while strengthening the territory's relationship with the Ottawa museum, said its...

Canada's Inuit Launch National Suicide Prevention Strategy

To George Hickes, Nunavut's minister responsible for suicide prevention, the historical narrative is key to helping Inuit heal. “Some people don't talk about the trauma...

'I believe in the Trudeau government,' says Hunter Tootoo upon return to office

The decision to step down as a federal minister and leave the Liberal caucus was his alone, says Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo. He addressed the...

There is a spooky sound coming from the ocean floor. And no one knows what's causing it.

"As of today, we're still working on it," George Qulaut, a member of the local legislative assembly, said. "We don't have a single clue." The...

Another baby death in Nunavut under investigation

Nunavut's minister of health says his department and the coroner's office are investigating another baby death, this time in Arviat. The baby was under the...

Nunavut baby death report credited for quick response to latest tragedy

"I was notified very shortly after the incident occurred and the department already had the ball rolling," George Hickes said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Nunavut's health...

Nunavut baby death report credited for quick response to latest tragedy

Minister George Hickes says recommendations contained in a report into the 2012 death of a 10-month-old boy helped ensure that the latest tragedy was revealed...

Leeds falls silent to remember sacrifice of city's soldiers, and one extraordinary hero at the Somme

A commemorative paving stone at the foot of the war memorial was unveiled by George's granddaughter Wendy Waterland in recognition of his extraordinary courage in...

Conférence ministérielle sur la francophonie canadienne : Plusieurs chantiers, mais aucune mesure concrète - L'Aquilon

L'AquilonConférence ministérielle sur la francophonie canadienne : Plusieurs chantiers, mais aucune mesure concrèteL'Aquilon... Mélanie Joly (Canada), Perry Trimper (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador), Marie-France Lalonde (Ontario), Marc Dalton (Colombie-Britannique),...

Nunavut cabinet shuffle makes George Hickes new health minister

George Kuksuk is once again the minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation. He'll keep his portfolios as minister of Culture and Heritage and Languages.

Nunavut hopes to draft short-term homelessness plan

Minister of Family Services, George Kuksuk, tabled the plan, entitled “2015-2016: Angiraqangittuliriniq, a Framework for Action for Nunavut's Absolute Homeless” at Nunavut's legislature June 7.

Iqaluit's $40M aquatic centre on time and on budget

"We have been told multiple times it was being presented to the board of directors for approval but it seems every time it is presented...

Action on Nunavut housing shortage stalled: NHC president

On June 7, the minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corp., George Hickes, told MLAs that 83 new housing units are scheduled for construction over...

Nunavut proposes changes to income assistance programs

The report was tabled in the legislature last week by Family Services Minister George Kuksuk after months of consultations in every Nunavut community last fall.

Nunavut's anti-poverty programs hard to measure: government report

Nunavut's Family Services minister, George Kuksuk, said although the report was tabled in the legislature in May 2015 by then-Family Services minister Jeannie Ugyuk, its...

'You got this cuz:' Northerners express support, concern for Hunter Tootoo

In the legislature Wednesday, Premier Peter Taptuna extended his support to Tootoo, and said he has shown courage and works hard. Nunavut cabinet minister George...

What did the Endeavour's crew really see when they discovered Point Hicks in 1770?

Explorers including George Bass, Matthew Flinders and John Lort Stokes charted that part of the Victorian coast between 1798 and 1843 but could not locate...

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Mid-Year Meeting

George Qulaut MLA (Nunavut, Canada). Caribbean, Americas & Atlantic Region: Hon. Farrel Smithen (Nevis); Hon. Michael Peyrefitte MP (Belize). India Region: Dr Charnjit Singh Atwal...

Inuit regions contain the worst, most overcrowded housing, Senator says

In 2014, George Kuksuk, then the minister of the Nunavut Housing Corp., said more than 3,000 new housing units would be needed to meet the...

Nunavut power utility to give customers another refund

George Hickes, the minister responsible for the QEC, has given the corporation's request to the Utility Rates Review Council, which must examine and recommend final...

Revised Nunavut preferential contract policy in GN's hands

Towtongie said she and the former Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, George Kuksuk, agreed to the revisions last year. Taptuna reassigned Kuksuk to the...

Some memorable North Winnipeg MLAs

George Hickes (NDP)was another long-time MLA and also the first elected speaker of the Manitoba Legislature. Hickes represented Point Douglas for 21 years and retired...

How much did we pay our Nunavut MLAs last year?

Speaker George Qulaut, who got the equivalent of the standard cabinet indemnity, took in $195,439. Even Samuel Nuqingaq, the disgraced ex-MLA for Uqqummiut who barely...

Nunavut minister takes hit for unused seniors subsidy

George Kuksuk, the minister for family services, has been mostly absent with cause from the winter sitting so Mike has been handling the file in...

Nunavut premier alleges Okalik made “false” and “uncalled for” statements

Speaking on a point of privilege March 10, Premier Peter Taptuna accused Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul Okalik of giving “false” and “uncalled for” statements to regional...

Public housing utilities costs a major burden on GN: NHC minister

The cost of operating and maintaining individual public housing units in Nunavut has now risen to over $26,000 a year, an "ongoing battle" for the...

New LED lighting shines down on Iqaluit's streets

During February, QEC replaced conventional streets lights with 21 LED lights along the road from Iqaluit's airport to the Four Corners intersection, QEC minister George...

Cape Dorset, Nunavut, power plant site finalized

Five years after plans were approved to build a replacement power plant in Cape Dorset, a site has finally been selected, says Nunavut's minister responsible...

Nunavut celebrates Inuktut, Inuit culture this month

The 2016 celebration also brings a special theme to Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq — Inuit Annuraqausingit, or Inuit clothing. “This theme celebrates our rich and artistic heritage,”...

Nunavut's translators gather to talk standards, terminology

Jeela Padluq-Cloutier, executive director of Nunavut's language authority — Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit — speaks to participants of an interpreter-translator conference in Iqaluit Feb. 8 as...

Head of Elections Nunavut explains how May 9 lands vote will work

That follows earlier criticism by Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes, now minister of housing, who in the fall sitting of the legislature said his constituents had...

Nunavut seniors' fuel subsidy doesn't work, reader tells minister

Editor's note: this is a copy of a letter sent recently to George Kuksuk, the Nunavut family services minister. On Tues., Dec. 2, the Government...

Nunavut's new employment skills program produces first grads

said George Kuksuk, Nunavut's minister of Family Services, in a Dec. 18 release. “Graduates can pursue more training and education, so they can transition off...

Nunavut's political circles buzzing about changing consensus government

The discussions in the Northwest Territories about changes to the way consensus government works has some in Nunavut wondering about making similar moves. In the...

Eric Robinson: NMAI's Meet Native America Series

In 1999 two First Nation Crees were appointed to the provincial cabinet—the late Oscar Lathlin and myself. In the same year, George Hickes was elected...

Former Manitoba MLA shares tips for new House of Commons Speaker

The House of Commons' new Speaker says he won't tolerate heckling, but a former Manitoba politician says it won't be that easy to lower the...

Nunavut's Leah Idlout, caring mother, friend of many, dies Nov. 23

Leah is survived by her children Guy (Papatsi Kublu-Hill), Madeleine (George Kuksuk) and Lucie, Nolan and Terry; by grandchildren Seané d'Argencourt-Printup, Katia d'Argencourt, Anika d'Argencourt,...