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    We are fortunate to have legal aid but many of...

    We are fortunate to have legal aid but many of our local cases really need more informed lawyers and a more informed court.
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    Do you think it works to deliver justice in Tuk?

    Do you think it works to deliver justice in Tuk?
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    There has been an Interagency in Pangnirtung for...

    There has been an Interagency in Pangnirtung for years but sometimes it sort of drifts away if there is no leadership. When Making Connections got behind it the agencies really rallied around. I am...
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    Circuit Court is the traveling court that comes...

    Circuit Court is the traveling court that comes around to each Nunavut community to hear cases and pronounce sentences. Often the judges are new to the North. The lawyers and judges do not always...
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    An Interagency Approach

    Here is something I wrote in 2010:

    "Seeking to ensure youth are connected with their families, Making Connections established the Pangnirtung Interagency for Youth and Their Families in the fall...
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    Anyone from another Nunavut community have...

    Anyone from another Nunavut community have experience with their Community Justice committee or Circuit Court? Perhaps the system is working better elsewhere?
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    Crime Prevention and Justice

    In the previous thread on Social Capital, Eric and I were writing about the need for longterm support when attempting to provide services for Inuit youth. With Making Connections for Youth in...
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    Thanks for your kind words Eric - and your...

    Thanks for your kind words Eric - and your thoughtful remarks - and the weather update. It is always so exciting when the ice goes out. Even if it does come right back in again every now and...
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    And another thought on this subject - staff - The...

    And another thought on this subject - staff - The rewards of our commitment to a youthful staff have also been a good lesson. Four of our five current key staff are under thirty. Building on the...
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    Most of the programs we have put in place since...

    Most of the programs we have put in place since 2007 have been carried out by Inuit staff. I have been pleased to play a supportive role but as the previous post says "contact with supportive...
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    Social Capital

    Back in the fall of 2007, I coined the program title: Pangnirtung: Making Connections for Youth. In doing so, I was inspired by this piece of prose which I credit to Tullio Caputo at Carleton...
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