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Ivalu artists bring their wares to the masses

by Darrell Greer– January 25, 2019 – Nunavut News Agnico Eagle Mines employees check out the fabulous items for sale during Ivalu’s visit to the Meliadine gold mine site near Rankin Inlet on Dec. 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Ivalu The Nunavut Development Corp. (DevCorps) outlets of Ivalu Ltd. in Rankin Inlet and Jessie Oonark Centre […]

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Ivalu

Sandra Nuviyak and Brenda Tagalik keep Ivalu well stocked and looking good. Although the store is small in size, Ivalu regularly carries one of the largest and most diverse assortments of Inuit and northern-themed goods anywhere. Well known for its selection of Nunavut-made jewellery, sculpture and sewn goods, the company strives to carry product from […]

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Jessie Oonark Ltd

David Ford is the general manager of the Jessie Oonark Centre in Baker Lake, a gem of the Kivalliq community that has been showcasing and promoting art from Baker Lake and other Nunavut communities for many years. Baker Lake’s contribution to Inuit art is diverse, from iconic wall-hangings and sewn goods, to its vibrant Sanivik […]

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Kivalliq Arctic Foods

Scott Saddler is the general manager at Kivalliq Arctic Foods. Scott is a long-time Nunavut resident with an extensive background in food production and meat processing. KAF produces a wide assortment of caribou, muskox and Arctic char products for customers across Nunavut. Addressing demand keeps this plant busy because whether a household in Pond Inlet, […]

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Taluq Designs

In November 2018 Taluq Designs, under the leadership of General Manager Mona Igutsaq, initiated an eight-week sewing workshop for ladies in Taloyoak. With support from the Department of Economic Development and Transportation in Kugluktuk, the Kitikmeot Inuit Association in Cambridge Bay and the Nunavut Development Corporation in Rankin Inlet, the workshop participants were taught how […]

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Uqqurmiut Arts and Crafts

In 2018 Uqqurmiut Arts and Crafts, under the leadership of General Manager Elena Akpalialuk, released its first print collection in a number of years. The collection was showcased locally in Pangnirtung in the spring and then in Iqaluit during the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association’s annual summer festival. Following that, the collection was released in […]

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Northern Stars

RANKIN INLET — Noah Tiktak has these brown, smiling eyes. They light up when he talks about the generations of his family — his father, his daughters — who have told the story of the Inuit using their voice, their hands, their paint.

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Barren beauty

At first glance, the Arctic can make you feel vulnerable. It’s vast. The communities give new meaning to the definition of isolated. Everyone else seems to belong except you — at least, if you’re an outsider.

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How Inuit traditions and satellite Internet help create jobs in Nunavut

Kiluk Ltd in Arviat, Nunavut produces fine fur and leather clothing making extensive use of traditional materials, including northern leather and sealskin furs.

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Arctic business delivers healthy country food to Internet customers

Kivalliq Arctic Foods purchases fish, caribou and muskox from hunters and fishers across Nunavut.

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