Pauline Pemik

Pauline Pemik is a reporter based in Iqaluit. She can be reached at

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Interviewing the Governor General in my language felt like reconciliation

Reconciliation is real and I felt it that day, writes CBC North reporter Pauline Pemik, who interviewed Canada's new Governor General — in Inuktitut.

'The trip of a lifetime': 2 Inuk men relive old ways in spring polar bear hunt

Terry Uyarak and Jonah Qaunaq are best friends, fathers and have been avid hunters all their lives. Earlier this month they ventured out for 10 days deep into polar bear country with dog teams.

Ten-foot tall polar bear pays a visit to Nunavik family's home

A family in the northern Nunavik community of Quaqtaq, Que., woke up to a polar bear trying to break into their home this week.

Nunavut hunter takes down 2 polar bears at once after 'scary' close call

A pair of hunters became the hunted at their camp near the floe edge near Coral Harbour, Nunavut.

Inmate who took part in riot at notorious Iqaluit jail says conditions making inmates worse

Steven Akittirq told CBC he was part of a destructive riot at Iqaluit Baffin Correctional Centre last week. On Monday, he pleaded guilty in an Iqaluit courtroom to second-degree murder.

In hiding for nearly 3 months, fugitive David Mikkigak reaches out by sat phone

David Mikkigak, 37, says he decided to reach out because he's afraid of 'false information' passed on to the RCMP, and wants to speak to a lawyer before he returns to Cape Dorset.

Inuit applaud U.S. decision not to push polar bear trade restrictions

Inuit organizations are applauding the United States's decision to back off this year from actively pushing tougher restrictions on the trade of polar bears.

'They did nothing': Stranded passengers got little help from Calm Air

A Nunavut couple was offered two $10 vouchers towards the cost of their lunch by a Calm Air representative after they were stranded in Winnipeg for five days.

Pangnirtung, Nunavut, game studio brings work of Pudlo Pudlat to life

Cape Dorset artist and printmaker Pudlo Pudlat was one of the most important Inuit artists of the 20th Century. Now, thanks to a new art exhibit by Pangirtung video game studio Pinnguaq, Pudlat's work is coming to life.