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Six Classic Dishes Done to Perfection in Nunavut

Anything the south can do, Nunavut can do better. From weeknight-out traditions to tried-and-true southern staples, here are six dishes that Nunavut restaurants do as well as anywhere else in the world. Chicken shawarma from Yummy Shawarma in Iqaluit What is it: Giant, authentic Lebanese chicken shawarma wraps loaded with fresh veggies and as much …

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Best friends start up carpentry business in Arviat

Like most working people, when Covid-19 shut down the territory earlier, Daniel Alagalak found himself without a job. Alagalak has been working as a carpenter for Arviat’s local housing association ever since he completed his apprenticeship a few years back. Then one day, a local woman asked if he and his friend Samuel Karetak could …

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ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᐳᖅ Nanook Express−ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19−ᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᓱᒃᑲᔪᓂ–ᓂᕿᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ, ᐱᔭᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ ᓂᕿᓕᐊᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖅᑎᒻᒪᕆᐅᑉ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᓴᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ Nanook Express-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ– ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᓴᐃᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᒻᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ – ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᑉᐸᐅᒃ, ᑖᓕᔅ ᓕᑕᒻᐱᓕᐅᕐ, ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ 25 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒧᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᒍ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ. “ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓯᒪᕗᖓ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓕᑕᒻᐱᓕᐅᕐ ᖁᖓᔮᖅᖢᓂ. Nanook Express ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᔪᓂ–ᓂᕿᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐳᑏᓐ, ᕼᐊᒻᐳᒍ, …

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Inuujaq Leslie Fredlund’s Maybe Somewhere grows despite launching just before pandemic

When Rankin Inlet’s Inuujaq Leslie Fredlund decided she was going to open her store selling Indigenous-made products at the beginning of 2020, she knew there would be challenges ahead. But not even she could have expected a global pandemic that would bring the local economy to a grinding halt. “It was the summer of 2019 …

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‘We’re still standing’; Arctic Bay entrepreneurs cope with Covid fallout

Zipporah and Moses Oyukuluk are seeing a gradual return of guests at their Tangmaarvik Inn after the pandemic wiped out bookings from mid-March through June. “Covid-19 touched our business quite a bit,” Zipporah said. Moses and Zipporah Oyukuluk started out with a taxi business in Arctic Bay in the 1990s. They branched into heavy equipment …

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Nunavut Mining: Businessman Patrick Tagoona’s strategy is to diversify

Imagine a Kivalliq region with no gold mining. When businessman Patrick Tagoona pictures it in his mind, he envisions an entirely different line of work for himself. “The likelihood of me being an entrepreneur and getting into this would have been essentially non-existent,” says Tagoona, president of Nunavut Investments Ltd., based in Rankin Inlet. “It’s …

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Nunavut Mining: Ryan St. John is always searching for new opportunities

Ryan St. John has been building business around the Kivalliq mining and exploration industries for decades and he isn’t slowing down. Ryan St. John, left, and Les Fernandez, Sherp’s dealer relations manager for North America, stand in front of a Sherp amphibious all-terrain vehicle, which could be of interest to mining and exploration companies, tourists …

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Iglulik’s Levy Uttak wins national tourism award

Levy Uttak of Iglulik captured the Most Inspiring Cultural Ambassador award from the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada on Nov. 14. The distinction goes to someone who “inspires those around them in a way they represent their culture to visitors. The recipient leads by example and provides guidance and mentorship to those who are finding …

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