Nunavut

Nunavut

NUNAVUT : INUIT SELF - DETERMINATION THROUGH A LAND CLAIM AND PUBLIC GOVERNMENT ? by Jack Hicks and Graham White 30 1. Introduction Nunavut1 means " our land " in Inuktitut , the language of the Inuit , the aboriginal people of Canada's ...

Author: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

Publisher: IWGIA

ISBN: 8790730348

Category: Indigenous peoples

Page: 230

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The Nunavut story told in this book by authors who have all been involved with Nunavut and Inuit politics for a very long time is an important one for indigenous peoples around the world - and for anyone interested in indigenous issues. Stressing the political dynamics of the beginning of Nunavut's autonomous life, the authors provide a clear and accurate account of a remarkable political process. Following an introductory focus on three fundamental questions: Why did Nunavut come to life, what are the challenges and opportunities to come, and what is to be learned from this experience? - the book continues with an investigation of Nunavut, its history and structure and the most recent developments and their impact on the people of Nunavut.
Categories: Indigenous peoples

Nunavut Generations

Nunavut Generations

Iqaluit , NU : Language and Culture Program of Nunavut Arctic College . Gleeson , Richard . 1999 . “ Reliving the Relocation . ” News / North Nunavut August 2 , 1999 , p . A22 . Graburn , Nelson A . 1987 . “ Severe Child Abuse among the ...

Author: Ann McElroy

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015073917174

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Review: "Change in arctic populations has not been a sudden phenomenon, but rather a gradual process that has occurred over a number of generations. In this longitudinal case study, McElroy introduces readers to four Baffin Island communities in the eastern Canadian Arctic and focuses on the challenges and hardships they face in transition from hunting-gathering lifestyles to wage employment and political participation in towns. Through long-term fieldwork, historical material, and life histories collected from elders, Nunavut Generations richly illustrates political and ecological change alongside native stability and self-determination."--BOOK JACKET
Categories: Social Science

Names and Nunavut

Names and Nunavut

Chapter 1 explores the importance of names in Inuit culture , surveying traditional kinship and naming practices and perspectives of Inuit in Nunavut , southern Canada , Greenland , Alaska and Scotland , based on interviews conducted ...

Author: Valerie Alia

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454138

Category: History

Page: 196

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On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. The premise of this study is that it is much more -- a form of social control, a political activity, a key to identity maintenance and transformation. Governments legislate and regulate naming; people fight to take, keep, or change their names. A name change can indicate subjugation or liberation, depending on the circumstances. But it always signifies a change in power relations. Since the late 1970s, the author has looked at naming and renaming, cross-culturally and internationally, with particular attention to the effects of colonisation and liberation. The experience of Inuit in Canada is an example of both. Colonisation is only part of the Nunavut experience. Contrary to the dire predictions of cultural genocide theorists, Inuit culture -- particularly traditional naming -- has remained extremely strong, and is in the midst of a renaissance. Here is a ground-breaking study by the founder of the discipline of political onomastics.
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Nunavut

Nunavut

The low-income cut-off, which provides an absolute measure of poverty, indicates that 16.8 percent of Nunavut households are below the cut-off, while the relative indicator provided by the low-income measure captures 28.4 percent of ...

Author: Ailsa Henderson

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774858137

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Political culture in Nunavut has long been characterized by different approaches to political life: traditional Inuit attitudes toward governance, federal aspirations for the political integration of Inuit, and territorial strategies for institutional development. Ailsa Henderson links these features to contemporary political attitudes and behaviour, concluding that a distinctive political culture is emerging in Nunavut. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and quantitative analysis, this book provides the first systematic, empirical study of political life in Nunavut, offering comprehensive analysis of the evolving nature of aboriginal self-government in the Arctic and shedding crucial light on Inuit�non-Inuit relations.
Categories: Political Science

The Road to Nunavut

The Road to Nunavut

The Nunavut proposal called for a boundary along the tree - line from the Mackenzie delta to the NWT - Manitoba border near Hudson Bay . The Déné nation wanted to be part of a western territory it would call Denendeh , which , like ...

Author: Ronald Quinn Duffy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773506195

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A description of the transformation of the Inuit of the eastern Canadian arctic from a hunting and trapping society to a sedentary population tied to the economy of southern Canada and striving for self-government.
Categories: Social Science

Let s Visit Nunavut Gr 2 4

Let s Visit Nunavut Gr  2 4

Students will: • be provided with the opportunity to study the territory of Nunavut. • be familiarized with the location of Nunavut in Canada, North America, and the World. • have the opportunity to use mapping skills to locate towns, ...

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Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 9781770727380

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Nunavut

Nunavut

Iqaluit: Government of Nunavut. – 2009a. Government of Nunavut Budget, 2009–2010: Budget Address and Fiscal and Economic Outlook. Iqaluit: Department of Finance. – 2009b. Collective Agreement between the Nunavut Employees Union and the ...

Author: Gregory P. Marchildon

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588851

Category: Medical

Page: 140

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Based on extensive research including visits to most health centres and facilities in Nunavut, Gregory Marchildon and Renée Torgerson have produced a comprehensive review of healthcare in Canada's newest territory. Nunavut: A Health System Profile provides an in-depth examination of population health and healthcare in the territory. Little more than a decade old, Nunavut has a population that consists of thirty-thousand residents living in twenty-five widely dispersed communities. No roads connect the territory's isolated populations and nearly all supplies and equipment are transported by air. Consequently, health service delivery in Nunavut is the costliest in Canada and its operation encounters challenges more extreme than those faced elsewhere. Marchildon and Torgerson consider the historical and demographic context of healthcare in Nunavut, as well as the finances, governance, infrastructure, workforce, and program provisions that define the system. Due to a high incidence of suicide and the psychological upheaval associated with rapid societal change, the authors call particular attention to the treatment of mental health and addictions. Filling a gap in our understanding of one of Canada's most important and expensive social policies, Nunavut: A Health System Profile provides the first comprehensive review of the health system in Nunavut and the distinct health issues the territory faces.
Categories: Medical

A Place Called Nunavut

A Place Called Nunavut

NUNAVUT ECONOMIC OUTLOOK (2001): see Conference Board of Canada (2001) NUNAVUT ECONOMIC OUTLOOK (2005): see Impact Economics (Nunavut Economic Forum) (2005) NUNAVUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (2003): see Sivummut Economic Development ...

Author: Karin Irma Margot van Dam

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789077922453

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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In 1999, Nunavut Territory was created in the Canadian Arctic. The area is about 50 times as large as the Netherlands, and is inhabited by a population of 30,000. 85% of the population is Inuit, the indigenous people in this area. The central questions in this research project are what place or regional identities are being ascribed to Nunavut by different groups of people from within and from outside the region, and how do these identities work? In the process of the formation of the region, the territorial Government of Nunavut is an important actor in producing a regional identity that is based on the cultural identity of the Inuit: the Inuit Homeland. This 'official' regional identity creates a symbolic unity that is important in linking people to the region, and through which the land, the history and the people are united in a new territorial membership. However, there is no reason to assume that there is only one regional identity for Nunavut. Different individuals or groups of people from within and from outside the region, such as the people who live in one of the 25 communities and those who work for the multinational mining corporations or as tourist operators, are also involved in the production and reproduction of identities for Nunavut. They represent Nunavut for example as a place to live, a resource region, a wilderness or as a sustainable place. Nunavut Government also links these alternative identities to the area, because as a government they are not only interested in protecting Inuit culture but also aim to modernize the economy in order to enhance prosperity and well-being. As such the place identities are hybrid, and identities that before were produced only by external actors are now also being produced by internal actors, and vice versa.
Categories: Social Science

Made in Nunavut

Made in Nunavut

See Nunavut Business Credit Corporation NCC. See Nunavut Construction Corporation NCF. See Nunavut Constitutional Forum NEBC. See Nunavut Electoral Boundaries Commission Ng, Kelvin, 80, 143,215 NIC. See Nunavut Implementation Commission ...

Author: Jack Hicks

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774831062

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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After years of negotiation, the territory of Nunavut was established in Canada’s Eastern and Central Arctic on April 1, 1999. Made in Nunavut provides the first behind-the-scenes account of the planning that led to this remarkable achievement. The authors, leading authorities on the politics of the Canadian Arctic, pay particular attention to the Government of Nunavut’s innovative organizational design – especially the decentralization of offices and functions to communities across the territory. They explain how this new government was designed and implemented, and critically assess whether decentralization has delivered “better” government for Nunavut.
Categories: Political Science

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide

ARREAK , JAMES ( Uqqummiut ) Carrière politique : Élu pour la première fois à la légis . du Nunavut é.g. 2004 . Municipale : Ancien maire de Clyde River . Carrière privée : Dir . d'un hôtel et d'un magasin . Adresse : Bureau lég .

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ISBN: NWU:35556034714055

Category: Canada

Page: 1320

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An annual guide that provides the following information in English and French: biographical sketches of current parliamentarians, including the Privy Council, Senate and House of Commons; results of all federal general and by-elections since 1867; current and historical data and statistics on provincial and territorial governments, listings for provincial and territorial legislative assemblies, general by-election results; and other information.
Categories: Canada