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Iqaluit family homeless after winter eviction from public housing

Winter evictions don't sit well with many Nunavummiut, including Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak. "I, like a lot of people, thought they didn't happen," she said.

Nunavut MLA raises concern over Inuit employment numbers post-devolution

Nunavut's premier says it's too early to say how devolution will affect Inuit employment. Devolution is the process of giving the territory "province-like powers" and...

'Not my choice to leave:' retired Anglican priest reflects on 60 years in the Arctic

With a heavy heart, retired Anglican priest Mike Gardener is preparing to leave Iqaluit after a lifetime of work in the Arctic. "It's not my...

Nunavut Premier Taptuna starts the summer with a cabinet shake-up

PLEASE PUT PAT ANGNAKAK AS MINISTER…she is competent, speaks fluent English and Inuktitut and has proven herself time and time again, yet here we are...

Atmosphere of 'control and fear' drove Nunavut's languages commissioner to resign

"When I hear MLA Pat Angnakak talk about people throwing up in the morning before work,' said Inutiq. "Just imagine how widespread that is: going...

'I feel like we've done something': Nunavut MLAs pass motion to deal with workplace harassment

"I feel good. I feel like we've done something," said Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak. Angnakak introduced the motion after three days of debate in committee...

Human resources debate starts with barbs from Nunavut finance minister

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak moved for the review in the fall sitting after Nunavut government employees reached out to her about workplace bullying. On Thursday,...

Workplace harassment debates coming soon to Nunavut legislature

When Nunavut MLAs meet in Iqaluit May 31 to begin the summer 2016 sitting of the legislature, they will spend most of that session tackling...

Nunavut's minimum wage rises to $13/hour today

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak says raising the minimum wage is a step in the right direction "but in my own view, I don't think $13...

Nunavut addresses workplace bullying with new management seminar

In the fall sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly, Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak called for a review of how harassment complaints are handled, saying she...

Overhaul of elder care needed as dementia rates set to skyrocket in Nunavut: report

In the legislature Wednesday, Pat Angnakak's motion to create a strategy for elders by the start of the fall sitting received unanimous support from MLAs.

Devolution talks stalled while Nunavut waits on feds

“We want to continue negotiating towards a good devolution agreement for Nunavut and we look forward to the naming of the chief negotiator from the...

Prescription drugs 'suffer the same huge mark-ups' as other items for sale in North

Nunavut's health department needs to be an advocate for people struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs in the territory, Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak...

Iqaluit councillors pledge support for new elders care centre

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak appeared before council on behalf of the Sailivik Society Jan. 12 seeking the city's support for the facility, which Angnakak said...

Cabinet spurned report's advice in dissolving Nunavut HR department

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak said in the house Oct. 22 that getting rid of the HR department has likely added to the GN's staffing problems,...

Nunavut MLA urges Iqaluit to support big new elders care centre

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak appearing as a delegate Jan. 13 at Iqaluit City Council, where she pitched the Sailivik Society's proposed 80-bed elders' care facility,...

Sailivik Society proposes new elder care facility for Iqaluit

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak and a group of prominent Iqaluit residents are looking for Iqaluit city council's support for their plan for a new elders...

Holiday recipes to tempt your sweet teeth

When Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak isn't busy serving her Iqaluit riding, you might find her at home serving up something sweet. Angnakak shared a family...

Iqaluit cooking club preps for family Christmas concert

And their efforts have attracted some friends in high places, such as Iqaluit-Niaqunguu MLA Pat Angnakak, who, in the legislative assembly this year, praised the...

Nunavut to develop colorectal cancer screening program

Nunavut MLA Pat Angnakak raised the issue of cancer screening programs in the Legislative Assembly on Nov. 4. Paul Okalik, the health minister, said that...

Unauthorized use of Tanya Tagaq's music tops week's most-read five stories

And many wanted to read about how Government of Nunavut workplace unrest will remain a top priority for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu Pat Angnakak. She is hoping the...

Nunavut language authority underspends, stalls on mandate

Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit chair Mary Thompson, left, and the organization's new executive director Jeela Palluq-Cloutier following their appearance Nov. 25 before the Nunavut legislature's Standing...

GN workplace unrest will remain top priority for Nunavut MLA

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu Pat Angnakak is hoping the MLA committee of the whole can examine a number of human resource documents early in the new year in...

Nunavut cabinet minister claims workplace conflict isn't that bad

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak grills Finance Minister Keith Peterson in the legislature during question period Oct. 22 to find out if dissolving the human resources...

Nunavut MLA calls for review on GN bullying complaints

The MLA from Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu is calling for a review on how workplace complaints are handled within the Government of Nunavut. Pat Angnakak says a number...

Fear, favouritism, clash of cultures fuel high GN turnover, insiders say

Pat Angnakak, another Iqaluit MLA, told that favouritism in hiring may also contribute to those low numbers, as Southerners tend to hire other Southerners.

A busy year for Mr. Clawback

Last year, Pat Angnakak, the MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu, complained about the GN's clawback policy in the legislative assembly, but got a less than sympathetic hearing...

Nunavut's capital resurrects restorative justice committee

Iqaluit- Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak has been a vocal supporter of restorative justice measures to divert offenders from what she called Nunavut's “inadequate” corrections system...

Social promotion, Inuktitut still hot topics Nunavut education

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak grew up in Nunavut and speaks Inuktitut fluently, but said even her children only speak Inuktitut in her house. Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA...

NunatsiaqOnline 2015-05-06: NEWS: MLAs grill justice staff on ...

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak asked Ferguson if he believes the audit will bring about the necessary changes. Ferguson, who said he was equally as struck...

NunatsiaqOnline 2015-05-06: NEWS: Iqaluit MLAs: we need better ...

(FILE PHOTO). Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu Pat Angnakak said people in Nunavut communities should take more responsibility for responding to mental health issues. (FILE PHOTO). Times of trouble...

Blizzard knocks off Panthers in junior C semifinal

Lodie Ipeelie on the power play, Scott Angnakak even strength and Matt Gardner into the empty net scored for the Blizzard. Gardner, Beetanie ... Josh...

Blizzard knocks off Panthers in junior C semifinal

Lodie Ipeelie on the power play, Scott Angnakak even strength and Matt Gardner into the empty net scored for the Blizzard. Gardner, Beetanie ... Josh...

Iqaluit meeting: NNC board says sales receipts must show subsidy

Iqaluit MLAs Pat Angnakak and George Hickes, who did not identify themselves as politicians, were ready to ask board members about their work, and odd...

Chasing the Panthers

Pat Godreau made 28 saves for the win while Matt Caron stopped 30 shots in the loss. The Panthers, who scored twice ... Nathan Gardner,...

Pat Angnakak calls on MLAs to attend Nutrition North meeting

The Nutrition North advisory board will hold a public meeting about the controversial federal food subsidy program in Iqaluit next week. Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak,...

Nunavut can't measure repeat criminal behaviour, program effectiveness

Okalik was responding to a written question submitted by Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak in November. The answer goes on to say, "It is notable that...

Nunavut must do more to reduce violence against women, MLA says

27, said the territory needs to do more to protect women and children from violence. “The statistics regarding missing and murdered women across Canada are...

Nunavut justice department taking a look at wellness courts

“This is one step in the right direction to recognize the fact that people suffering from mental illness and addiction make up the majority of...

Nunavut needs big waste management overhaul, MLA says

It's Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and Pat Angnakak, the MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu, made the most of it by calling on the Government of Nunavut...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-06-23: NEWS: High Arctic Nunavut ...

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak suggested in the legislature June 12 that spending large sums of money on infrastructure in each of Nunavut's 25 communities, expecially...

The Book Mine Set: Reader's Diary #1133- Tomson Highway (Writer ...

Over in Nunavut right now, there's a bit of a fuss being made over comments by MLA Pat Angnakak which suggested that they'd be better...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-06-11: NEWS: New advocate for Nunavut ...

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak praised the recent appointment of Sherry McNeil-Mulak as the new representative for children and youth but wonders when a similar advocate...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-06-11: NEWS: New advocate for Nunavut ...

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak praised the recent appointment of Sherry McNeil-Mulak as the new representative for children and youth but wonders when a similar advocate...

Iqaluit MLAs sound off on community's dump fire - Nunatsiaq News

“Even as we speak residents of this city are deeply concerned about the risk to human health and our environment that results from incidents of...

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-03-20: NEWS: Nunavut MLA questions last ...

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak wants answers to why a group home in Iqaluit is kicking out “medically fragile” foster kids and sending them to southern...

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA wants action on Nunavut recycling

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak wants the Government of Nunavut to take a second look at a recycling plan for all Nunavut communities. In the legislative...

SOI and alumna Candace Sudlovenick recognized by Nunavut ...

On March 7, 2014 the Honourable Pat Angnakak, Member of the Nunavut Legislature representing the Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu district, commended the Students on Ice program and Candice...