Dorothy Arey, former host of CBC's Tusaavik in Inuvik, dead

Dorothy Arey, who hosted CBC North's Tusaavik in Inuvik for more than 20 years, has died.
Dorothy Arey taking part in CBC North's 50th anniversary celebrations in Inuvik, N.W.T. (Philippe Morin/CBC)

Inuvialuktun broadcaster Dorothy Arey, who hosted CBC North's Tusaavik for 23 years before retiring in 2010, has died.

Arey was known as a champion of the Inuvialuit language.

Her radio show featured translations of the CBC news as well as local news and community messages, such as notices of births, deaths and people going hunting — all the important markers of Inuvialuit life. 

Dorothy Arey surrounded by colleagues on her retirement from CBC North in 2010. (Philippe Morin/CBC)

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