Nunatsiaq Online

Unspecified (2009) Nunatsiaq Online. [Website]

Abstract

Nunatsiaq News is an English-Inuktitut weekly newspaper that has served the people of [Nunavut] and the Nunavik region of Arctic Quebec since 1973. Nunatsiaq News is based in Iqaluit, a town of over 6,000 people at the end of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. Known as Frobisher Bay until January 1, 1987, Iqaluit developed around the Crystal 2 air force base built by the U.S. Strategic Air Command in 1942. Iqaluit, chosen by the people of Nunavut in a plebiscite held December 11, 1995, is the capital of the new territory. It’s now the home of Nunavut’s new legislative assembly building, and the head offices of Nunavut’s eleven government departments. By the end of 2000, the Nunavut’s Department of Community Government is expected to grant city status to Iqaluit. Nunatsiaq News is circulated across Nunavut through an arrangement with Arctic Co-operatives. Nunatsiaq News boasts the largest Nunavut circulation of any paper and is available in every Nunavut community. In Northern Quebec (Nunavik) a similar arrangement with the Fédération des cooperatives du Nouveau-Quebec ensures that all 14 Nunavik communities receive their newspapers.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nunatsiaq News is an English-Inuktitut weekly newspaper
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    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 10:10
    URI: http://library.arcticportal.org/id/eprint/629

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