News - Nunavut

January 21, 2015
People in Canada’s northern territories continue to be troubled by food prices that are dramatically inflated relative to other parts of the country. Statistics Canada data from 2009, the last year...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
January 20, 2014
Seven in 10 Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut live in homes without enough to eat. Median income for non-aboriginals in Nunavut is $86,600 a year; for the Inuit, it is $19,900. Despite chronic poverty...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, Nunavut
January 20, 2014
Two years ago, Igloolik became the first site for an innovative Internet broadcasting project that Kunuk and his partner Norman Cohn hope will help birth a new wave of grassroots filmmaking in 10...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Art and Culture, Inuit, Technology, Nunavut
January 17, 2014
Last year, 45 people in Nunavut took their own lives, the highest level of suicides ever recorded in the territory. Nunavut has had a suicide crisis since becoming a territory in 1999. Lynn Ryan...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Government Policy, Nunavut
March 5, 2012
The Nunavut government has released an anti-poverty plan, The Makimaniq Plan (PDF) that has come out of a year of discussions, community dialogues and Nunavut's first poverty summit in November 2011...
Keywords: Government Policy, Inuit, Nunavut
March 10, 2011
Nutrition North Canada is a subsidy program run by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada meant to lower the price of healthy perishable foods for Canadians living in remote Northern areas. Nutrition...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Foodbanks and Food, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
November 23, 2008
A report released to the CBC adds to the concerns over Nunuvut's housing stock by claiming that there will a $155 million dollar funding shortfall for social housing in thirty years. According to the...
Keywords: Housing, Nunavut
January 8, 2008
New research by Jack Hicks, a social research consultant living in Iqaluit, Nunavut, tracks how suicide trends in the Arctic correlate with increased colonialism and modernization in the Arctic....
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada, International
June 26, 2007
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
April 6, 2007
The Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has released a report called Levels and Sources of Individual and Household Level Income for Inuit in Canada,...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Poverty Research, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec
April 5, 2007
Nunavut Residential Tenancies Act (in PDF)
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, Nunavut
May 4, 2006
There were twice as many people using Iqualuit's food bank in the last year than in previous years. Food bank administrators are worried that they won't have enough food, if this many people continue...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Nunavut
February 11, 2006
The lack of resources to help Nunavut's homeless, in particular its homeless women, has driven a homeless woman to organize a protest. She hopes to inform both government and the public about the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, Nunavut
June 30, 2005
A new wireless broadband network is installed in isolated communities in Nunavut. This network will give communities that have little access to services the ability to access online information and...
Keywords: Technology, Nunavut
October 17, 2004
Nunavut has begun a pilot project which will expand legal aid from simply being available for criminal cases to civil ones. Due to the status of Nunavut there is not the same degree of access to...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Nunavut
July 25, 2004
The Nunavut Court of Justice site includes links to Nunavut Acts and Regulations.
Keywords: Government information, Nunavut
June 13, 2003
The Nunavut Government website is in Inuktitut, English and French and includes studies, statistics, acts and regulations, studies and news releases. It also houses a living dictionary in Inuktitut,...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Nunavut
April 10, 2002
"At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Inuit line up at a soup kitchen for their next meal. It's a striking scene, one that has received scant national attention: hunters who can expertly navigate pack...
Keywords: Homelessness, Nunavut