Kieran Oudshoorn

Reporter

Kieran Oudshoorn is an award winning broadcast journalist. He currently works for CBC North in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where he reports to both local and national audiences. He also produces radio documentaries for a variety of CBC network programs. In addition he anchors the morning radio news in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and parts of the NWT.

Latest from Kieran Oudshoorn

Former officers call on RCMP top brass to do more to recruit, retain Inuit members

For the past 15 years, the number of Inuit RCMP in Nunavut has dwindled to two out of 131 officers, while the force has failed to recruit a single new Inuk member.

Nunavut TB rates remain high despite community testing

Even after the Nunavut health department set up mobile TB screening clinics in three communities, there has been little change to the territory's TB rate.

'We are not monkeys': Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s

Inuit remember researchers in Igloolik, Nunavut, removing pieces of their skin and grafting it on other people. The procedures are outlined in a 2005 memoir by a well-known Canadian physician who later became recognized as an expert in medical ethics.
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Meet Michael Inuarak, the youngest musher in the Nunavut Quest

For the past few weeks, 22-year-old Inuarak has been preparing for the Nunavut Quest — a grueling, week-long traditional dog sled race where competitors traverse the unforgiving sea ice and tundra.

Igloolik missing hunters found walking toward town

It's unclear what happened to the men but they were said to be out with just one snowmobile.

Inuk woman 'begging and pleading' for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut

Bernice Clarke's mother was sick with tuberculosis and succumbed to complications resulting from treatment in 2015. Now Clarke is asking why she's still "begging and pleading" the government for help as Nunavut's tuberculosis crisis continues.
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Beluga whale harvested from Koojesse Inlet

The whale was towed to a small island just off shore near the Tundra Valley neighbourhood in Iqaluit where a group of nine Inuit harvested it. Meat and muktuk from the whale were then distributed in the community.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will have say in how some federal money for Inuit is spent

With the federal government promising hundreds of millions of dollars for Inuit priorities, the head of the national organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, says it's time for Inuit aspirations for self-determination to mature into adulthood.
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TB still a killer in Nunavut, as health workers and politicians struggle to stop the outbreaks

From 2016 to 2017, the number of active cases of tuberculosis in Nunavut nearly doubled in an epidemic that experts say has been made worse by inadequate screening and social conditions such as poor housing and education.

Fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut means addressing much more than just the disease

Nunavut's chief medical officer of health Dr. Kim Barker says her department is developing a strategy to reduce stigma, increase understanding of treatment protocols and address the colonial history of tuberculosis.

Major effort underway to fight tuberculosis outbreak in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut

An emergency tuberculosis clinic is taking over the community hall in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, on Feb. 5. The mobile clinic will run for seven to 10 weeks and will screen every person in the community of 600 for the disease.

No Inuit on Nunavut law program selection committee

Concerns are being raised about the admissions process for the new law degree program at Nunavut Arctic College.

Nunavut Tunngavik calls for equitable funding for Inuit languages

The president of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated says the government of Canada must spend more to support Inuit languages, a lot more.

QEC reconsiders wind power after new money promised in federal budget

The president of Nunavut's power corporation says money in the 2017 federal budget will help the territory move away from its reliance on diesel-power.

Nunavut Arctic College to discuss policy in wake of Inuit Studies program cancellation

The Nunavut Arctic College board will discuss its course cancellation policy at its next board meeting in March, after coming under fire for the last-minute cancellation of its Inuit Studies program which left some students stranded.