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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Last month, 23 students wrote their final exams for the Nunavut law program in the same classroom they spent most of their days in the last four years. The graduating class of lawyers is the first in Nunavut since The most recent program, which began inhas been run tly through the Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
The program brought Robert Comeau, who was born in Iqaluit, home after he completed a political science degree in Ottawa. It happened here in Iqaluit. Students spent class time packed into what used to be a hotel bar. Despite the close quarters, Comeau and his classmates became good friends, he said. Comeau said students ranged from young people to others with 20 to 30 years of workforce experience.
The program had over 80 applicants and accepted 25 students. All but two finished. The first year was dedicated to studying Inuit history and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement which created the territory. Emily Karpik, another Nunavut law graduate, grew up in Pangnirtung and used to work as a Crown witness co-ordinator at the public prosecution office in Iqaluit.
I saw a lot of Inuit not understanding this system that is foreign to them.
Karpik, whose first language is Inuktitut, said she wants to bring her mother tongue into the courtroom. This is who we are. This is how we live. This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship. Copyright owned or d by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. All rights reserved. To order copies of Toronto Star articles, please go to: www. Report an error. Journalistic Standards. About The Star. More News. Top Stories. About Feedback. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.Nunavut sex mature
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