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Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson says that Ottawa must have a .... including trying to prevent a lead anti-suicide expert from working at a ...
The quiet 27-year-old from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, says when .... with the loss of her 16-year-old son, who died by suicide earlier this year.

"I am honoured to lead Nunavut and guide our shared vision for the territory," Quassa said in a statement. ... Suicide is also an epidemic.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A longtime Inuit politician has been chosen as the fourth premier of Nunavut. "I am out of ... Suicide is also an epidemic.
The suicide rates in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are ... say senators · Calling Nunavut suicides a crisis important step, says ...
It was 1968, and that year, her family had moved into a Nunavut ... I tried to commit suicide because I felt like I made my father hurt my little ...

Newly elected Nunavut MLAs are in Iqaluit this week to learn the ropes. ... "We need to think of housing, mental health, suicide prevention and ...
The western Nunavut community of Cambridge Bay has a new MLA: Jeannie Ehaloak. That was confirmed at ... 3 to suicide. Other local issues ...
Deputy Premier Joe Savikataaq has a word with Premier Paul Quassa during the first sitting of the fifth Nunavut legislative assembly, held Nov.
Nunavut MLAs, premier and cabinet were sworn in Tuesday despite severe ... Minister of Health and Minister responsible for suicide prevention.
Vigil over First Nations youth suicides enters fourth week ... a report entitled, Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities. ... and community health facilities from Nunavut to Newfoundland and Labrador and ...
Their new president, Ruth Kaviok of Arviat, 19, says suicide prevention will be ... a day at 1-867-979-3333 or, toll-free from Nunavik or Nunavut, ...
Jamesie Alariaq of Cape Dorset was sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of probation for theft and arson charges laid after he ...
Along with suffering the highest rates of suicide in the country, the Chief Coroner of Nunavut reports that 23 per cent of all premature deaths in ...
During those 10 years, the equally isolated territory of Nunavut has built ... experiencing one of the highest child suicide epidemics in the world.
As a volunteer for the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line following the Nunavut suicide crisis in 2015, Mandal felt that her community's healthcare services ...
A government division responsible for suicide prevention and wellness, the Quality of Life Secretariat, issued a request for proposals (RFP) this ...

Nunavut is making its largest push yet to tackle its suicide crisis, including a role for social media. In Iqaluit Monday, the Nunavut government ...
It's the first song he ever produced. But instead of writing about young love or teen angst, Gordon Kaniak is delivering a positive message ...
31, 2016, there were still 127 drinking water advisories in Canada's provinces (not counting those in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or communities in the Saskatoon Tribal Council). Out of those, 96 ... In 2013, Neskantaga ...
Suicide prevention partners at Atausiuqatigiingniq Inuusirmi, the stakeholder summit for suicide prevention held in Iqaluit in May 2015.
... the poem takes on alcoholism, rape, suicide and radioactive contamination. "HEADLINE NEWS" ends with the line "ESKIMOS VISUALIZE HELL AS FINE PLACE TO LIVE," underscoring the painful depth of misunderstanding between the two cultures.
"By working together, we strengthen our efforts to improve social equity and overcome the systemic barriers to suicide prevention," wrote Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed in a statement. "We are part of a movement toward change, and I felt ...
In the legislative assembly's last day of its winter sitting, the premier said successful responses to those three disasters rank among the Government of Nunavut's biggest achievements since the 2013 territorial election. ... journey towards healing ...
This year, the most popular sporting event in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, gets a brand new name: the Terence Tootoo Memorial Cup.
The second most popular photo on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page shows Kathy Okpik, the deputy minister of education, and John MacDonald, the assistant deputy minister, talking about the Government of Nunavut's proposed amendments to Nunavut's ...
In the vast snowy landscape of Iqaluit, the capital city of Nunavut, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril narrates a true-to-life image of the cultural practice of seal hunting within Inuit communities.
... but alive, his body won't repair anything unless someone finishes him off. He could also find a way to kill himself, and we know that he isn't squeamish about that, because he only discovered his ability in the first place after several suicide ...
The scientists looked at measurements taken with weather balloons across the Arctic from Barrow, Alaska, to Bear Island in the Svalbard Archipelago, to Eureka, Nunavut. These balloons take measurements as they ascend into the stratosphere, allowing a ...
Baker Lake resident Trina Qaqqaq gave an emotional speech in Parliament today, calling on non-Indigenous allies for help preventing suicide. The young woman represented the electoral district of Nunavut in the House of Commons, as part of an event ...
Several years ago, I disaggregated the Aboriginal suicide rate of the Kimberley to over 70 suicides per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
The small settlements of tightly knit families that Aariak recalls from her youth have given way to communities with overcrowded housing, scarcity of affordable food, high rates of substance abuse, youth suicide and other social issues that have ...
The third and final workshop of the Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) project is slated to take place in Iqaluit.
... chunk of northern Quebec is now known as Nunavik. Today, serious challenges continue to persist across this energy-poor region - extreme poverty, high rates of youth suicide and chronic health problems. .... Sheldon Nimchuk, who oversees clean ...
"It reminded me of growing up in Nunavut," Tagaq said in a statement. "Sometimes when things get difficult you have to pick yourself up, you can't let things bring you down.
... to actual Native American designers. In 2015, an Inuit Nunavut family was furious to learn that a high-end European clothing designer, Kokon To Zai, was selling a beaded, embroidered sweater with a copied design originally created as a sacred ...
She had to take initiative herself to learn about suicide and low graduation rates in these communities. But what stood out to her most was the cost of food.
And, coupled with the greater eagerness with which local and regional First Nations are willing to present their legitimate grievances to the public, this means the average southern Canadian who reads a newspaper likely knows far more about the suicide ...
A 2015 report by Statistics Canada found that one in three households in Nunavut lack access to safe and healthy foods, a level four times the national average.
In Iqaluit, the ministers promised to make amends for how tuberculosis victims of the past were treated, and said they would focus on education and community development.
Iqaluit's mayor Madeleine Redfern said she is glad there is political momentum to address sexual abuse, noting it "absolutely contributes" to community violence, mental health struggles and suicide. "We can't shy away from this issue," she said. "As ...
TRUDEAU VISITS ARCTIC: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has started a two day trip through Canada's Arctic, meeting with Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna Thursday. He also met with Canada's national Inuit organization. Trudeau will be in Yellowknife on ...
TRUDEAU VISITS ARCTIC: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has started a two day trip through Canada's Arctic, meeting with Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna Thursday. He also met with Canada's national Inuit organization. Trudeau will be in Yellowknife on ...
Iqaluit's mayor Madeleine Redfern said she is glad there is political momentum to address sexual abuse, noting it "absolutely contributes" to community violence, mental health struggles and suicide. "We can't shy away from this issue," she said. "As ...
"We're going to come together with senior officials that are going to decide how to craft action on things like land claim implementation, on health issues - whether it is suicide prevention or tuberculosis - housing and infrastructure or language ...
Okalik, who lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, was recently named an Indspire laureate, an honour bestowed upon Canadian indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievements.
Okalik, who lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, was recently named an Indspire laureate, an honour bestowed upon Canadian indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievements.
For now, the Canadian territory of Nunavut remains dependent on slow and expensive satellite feeds for its internet access.
Bell recently announced $250,000 to support Nunavut suicide prevention efforts, and a Bell spokesperson says nearly $500,000 in grants will support Indigenous communities from this year's funds.
Marjorie Tahbone is helping to reawaken the Inupiat tattooing tradition. The master's student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks sees this as part of a broader effort to give Northern youth a strong cultural foundation.


 

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