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‘You didn’t win’: Singer Susan Aglukark publicly names her abuser at MMIWG hearings


‘You didn’t win. Not now, not ever,’ Susan Aglukark said as she named her abuser when she testified on Thursday at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. (CBC)

Celebrated Inuk singer says person who assaulted her has hurt many others in Rankin Inlet

By Randi Beers, CBC News, Feb 22, 2018

Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old. Read the rest of this entry

Beatrice Hunter released from jail, allowed to protest outside Muskrat Falls gate


Beatrice Hunter appears in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, after spending more than a week behind bars at HMP in St. John’s. (Katie Breen/CBC)

Judge warns Hunter will be arrested if she blocks access to Muskrat Falls site

By Katie Breen, CBC News, June 9, 2017

After 10 days of incarceration, Muskrat Falls protester Beatrice Hunter has been released from custody.

Hunter appeared before the Supreme Court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday where a judge agreed to modify the conditions of her undertaking, allowing the Inuk woman to come within a kilometre of the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry

5th protest in 3 years at Iqaluit Northmart

People in Pangnirtung, Nunavut protesting high food prices in June 2013.

People in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, protesting high food prices in June 2013.

Store sells old, rotten food at expensive price, activist says

CBC News June 14, 2014

Activists in Iqaluit [the capital of Nunavut] are organizing another protest this weekend against the high price — and poor quality — of food at the local grocery story.

This is the fifth protest in three years organized by Feeding My Family, a movement meant to raise awareness about the high cost of food in the North and how that prevents many northerners from having happy, productive lives.

“I kind of see it like it’s an intimidation,” said LeeseePapatsie, founder of Feeding My Family. “We’ll-do-what-we-want-don’t-say-anything style. It wouldn’t happen down South; why is it happening up here?” Read the rest of this entry