Indigenous Services should be spared from spending cuts, say New Democrat MPs

Indigenous Services Canada should be spared from proposed federal spending cuts aimed at saving a government-wide $15.4 billion over the next five years, say two New Democrat MPs.

Nunavut RCMP charge Gill sisters, mother with fraud for claiming Inuit status

Iqaluit RCMP say they've charged three women with fraud over $5,000 for claiming Inuit status. Twin sisters Amira and Nadya Gill, as well as Karima Manji, face two charges each.

Nunavut communities look to future as Meliadine mine extension hearings wrap up

After almost a week of technical meetings, it was the communities' turn to speak at a final public hearing that could determine the future of Nunavut's Meliadine gold mine, and therefore the entire region.

Time for new approach to TB outbreak, say some Pangnirtung, Nunavut, residents

Some residents of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, are calling for a more holistic approach to tackling the community's ongoing tuberculosis outbreak.

Sanikiluaq wind project represents major Nunavut renewable energy policy shift

A new windmill project in Sanikiluaq has the potential to open up a new era of renewable energy in Nunavut.

Joanna Quassa resigns as Nunavut environment, energy minister

Nunavut MLA Joanna Quassa has resigned from cabinet for family reasons, the territory's premier announced on Monday.

Caribou concerns dominate hearing on Nunavut mine extension

The first few days of a final public hearing in Rankin Inlet on Agnico Eagle's proposal to build wind turbines and extend the life of its Meliadine gold mine heard worries about how caribou would respond to a wind farm.


The Canadian government forced this woman — and many others — to move 2,000 km north in the '50s

Elisapie Nutuara recalls what it was like to be relocated north to Grise Fiord in the High Arctic with her family

Decades later, unique Inuit-focused program helps connect students to history, culture and rights

Nunavut Sivuniksavut launched in 1985. Since then, more than 600 Inuit youth have attended the unique, Ottawa-based program that aims to educate youth about their history and culture.

How the legacy of Canada's tuberculosis sanatoriums haunts public health efforts in Pangnirtung

When Nancy Anilniliak was five, officials seized her from her home in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and shipped her off to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Hamilton, Ont. Sixty-five years later, officials battling an outbreak of the disease in Pangnirtung must contend with the trauma caused by the actions of their predecessors — while those infected face new challenges.

Cyberattack crashes Sask. government websites

Websites that house provincial publications and those that require log-ins began to crash around 5 a.m. CST Thursday, a provincial spokesperson confirmed with CBC News Thursday afternoon.

Tuberculosis screening clinic to open in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

Nearly two years after the government of Nunavut declared a tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung, a community-wide screening clinic will open in the community of 1,500. 

The Raven Boy by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, illustrated by Marcus Cutler

A retelling of a traditional Inuit story from the Western Arctic.

The extraordinary life of Inuk activist Aaju Peter

The documentary Twice Colonized is an intimate look at Peter's strength, determination and dedication

Final hearing on future of Meliadine gold mine begins in Rankin Inlet 

The Nunavut Impact Review Board's final public hearing on the proposed extension of Agnico Eagle's Meliadine gold mine near Rankin Inlet starts today in the community, with organizations and representatives from across the territory taking part.

Nunavut's new school violence reporting system was underused in its 1st year

The first year of Nunavut's new school violence tracking system saw the database underused, and many teachers who were tasked to use it lacked the training to do so.

No completion date for pumphouse repair work as Kinngait, Nunavut, faces chronic water shortage

"This situation has slowed down about 60 per cent of the water delivery into the homes of the people of Kinngait," said Mayor Jimmy Manning.

Sep 9: Science in the field special

We catch up with Canadian scientists who’ve been exploring the Pacific ocean depths, adventuring in the far north and chasing butterflies on the shores of the great lakes.

Nunavut man bags 1st moose after Yellowknife fires force a trip to Alberta

A man from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, who now lives in Yellowknife, drove to Peace River, Alta., with his family during the evacuation. The trip gave him the chance to hunt something much bigger than the caribou he's used to.

Canadian North to resume service to Yellowknife this weekend

The evacuation of Yellowknife over wildfire burning in the territory meant western Nunavut's only airline cut flights drastically. Canadian North flights operating in the Kitikmeot region typically fly through Yellowknife before before making other stops.

Studying methane seeps in Nunavut

The search for life on Mars took astrobiologist Haley Sapers from York University in Toronto to Axel Heiberg Island in Nunavut for several weeks in July.

Driving bans for those convicted of impaired driving violate Inuit rights, lawyers say

A Nunavut case is looking to change the way that mandatory minimum driving prohibitions work in the territory. Defence lawyers argue that driving bans prevent Inuit hunters from going on the land, violating their Charter rights and rights under the Nunavut Agreement.

4 Iqaluit city councillors plan to seek re-election, while another still deciding

Municipal elections will take place on Oct. 23 across Nunavut.

MPs say democracy is fraying in Canada — but there's hope

A number of MPs say Canada's democracy is under pressure from a series of threats — from social media to extreme partisanship.

We spent two summers asking MPs what makes them tick — here's what they said

In a series of interviews over the past few years, MPs have told The House about everything from their political origin stories to what they love most about their communities.