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  • Players selected for U16 boys’ internationals

    first_img15 Sep 2016 Players selected for U16 boys’ internationals Up-and-coming young players have been selected for England teams for the U16 boys’ internationals against Scotland and Ireland. The match against Scotland takes place on September 24 and 25 at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, Durham. The team is Barclay Brown of Yorkshire, Dominic Clemons of Hertfordshire, James Cooper and Tom Stagg of Wiltshire, Charlie Daughtrey (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Callum Macfie of Yorkshire, Matthew Freeman of Nottinghamshire, Michael Gilbert of Essex, Conor Gough of Buckinghamshire and Hugo Kedzlie of Lincolnshire. The same team, with the exception of Clemons and Freeman, will play Ireland at Castletown Golf Club on October 8 and 9. The matches are part of a series again the other three Home countries. England won all three last year and have already had a resounding victory over Wales this year. Brown, Clemons, Daughtrey, Freeman, Gough and Kedzlie were all part of that successful team. The players: Barclay Brown, 15, (Hallamshire) was the leading U18 player at the North of England Youths’ championship, reached the matchplay stages of the British boys’ championship and represented England in the Junior Open. Dominic Clemons, 14, (Gog Magog) won the Scottish U14 boys’ championship, tied third in English U14 Reid Trophy and was fifth in the English U16 McGregor Trophy. James Cooper, 16, (Cumberwell Park) was in Wiltshire’s winning team at the English Boy’s County Championship and helped England into third place at the European Young Masters. Charlie Daughtrey, 15, (Rotherham) shared fifth place in the McGregor Trophy and was 10th in the Northern boys’ county qualifying tournament. Matthew Freeman, 15, (Worksop) won the U16 Spring tournament, was 10th in the Midland boys’ county qualifier and 15th in the Douglas Johns Trophy. Michael Gilbert, 16, (Chelmsford) helped England win the Boys’ Home Internationals, won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Master, was runner-up in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and won the U16 Hazards Trophy at the English U18 boys’ open championship. Conor Gough, 14, (Stoke Park) is the English U14 boys’ open champion. He has also won the Douglas Johns Trophy and was runner up in the Italian U16 championship. Hugo Kedzlie, 15, (Spalding) was sixth in the Italian U16 boys’ championship, ninth in the U16 Spring championship, and 13th in English Boys’ County Champion of Champions. Callum Macfie, 15, (Lindrick) was runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy, fourth in the North of England Youths’ championship and 11th in the English U16 McGregor Trophy. Tom Stagg, 16, (Salisbury & South Wilts) was in Wiltshire’s winning team at the English Boys’ County Championship, was runner-up in the South of England boys’ open and had a top 20 finish in the English U16 McGregor Trophy.last_img read more

  • Alab Pilipinas, Saigon continue to bring the heat in quarterfinals duel

    first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Saigon head coach Kyle Julius got directed to their locker room with as early as two minutes left before halftime as he got called with two technical fouls.Alab Pilipinas Jimmy Alapag admitted that it has been a heated season-long battle with the Vietnamese, who haven’t won to the Filipinos in their three games this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s been kind of chippy with Saigon the whole season and the ABL has this level of physicality,” said Alapag after they inched in to the semifinals after a 110-100 victory. “It’s the first game of the playoffs but I’ll watch the tape tonight.”The fourth quarter heard more than 10 fouls called, but Alab Pilipinas had more pressing concerns as it faced an uprising from the visiting team, who trimmed the Filipinos’ 22-point lead down to 108-98 with 1:20 left. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Warriors shake off rough start and roll past Suns Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueIt was another hostile meeting as Alab Pilipinas and Saigon brought the fireworks in the just first game of their ASEAN Basketball League quarterfinals duel Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Both sides shot the lights out and combined for 24 triples, and also didn’t hesitate to get rough, committing 41 fouls in a game that which saw players fall to the ground several times and one head coach get thrown out.ADVERTISEMENT Forward Renaldo Balkman said he doesn’t mind the physicality but he wants the game officials to have control once the action gets out of hand.“To be honest, we play hard and we want to give the fans a good show to watch,” said Balkman who finished with 17 points and 20 rebounds. “But the referees got to protect us, we are professionals out here, we give the crowd a good show so they just got to protect us so we can give a good show.”Lawrence Domingo, who’s known more for his hustle and tenacity, said the physicality with the Heat amped him up to play better but he knows the team who remains composed would end up as the victor.“Us and Saigon, we play physical together and it gets real intense between us but that’s when basketball becomes fun,” said Domingo who had a season-high 18 points while grabbing six boards. “It was much more physical today but we got to play through it and stay within ourselves and we’ll come out on top.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

  • The President’s Award boosts the role of the youth

    first_imgMore than 50,000 young South Africans have enrolled in The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment over the past decade. It requires participants to make an impact in their communities.Says Nicola Stevenson, Grade 11: “The most challenging part of the President’s Award for me was to put myself out of my comfort zone. Basically I just saw the world a little differently, from a new perspective, one I was glad about and I will try to keep.” Seen here are award winners, The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment organisers, and former Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene at an awards ceremony in Mpumalanga in March 2017. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanOver the past decade, more than 19,000 young South Africans have completed all the levels required in The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) programme. They received gold, silver or bronze certificates for completing it.A total of 1,555 young people have received their gold certificate.The certificate, which shows that a participant has completed the TPA levels, can be used as a reference in a curriculum vitae. The certificate can also be used to apply for bursaries.An awards ceremony was held earlier this month at Penryn College in Nelspruit. At the event, 61 people from eight award units in Mpumalanga received bronze and silver awards. Of these, 49 were bronze and 12 were silver. Both these levels took a minimum of six months to complete.An international accoladeThe TPA programme is affiliated to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People. Both programmes are open to all people between the ages of 14 and 24.The TPA is a full member of the International Award Foundation. It oversees the award programme in more than 140 countries, of which 25 are in Africa. There are more than one million active participants internationally.At each level of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, participants have to undertake an adventurous journey. Pictured is a group on their way to a hiking expedition. (Image supplied)The programmeIn the past 10 years, 56,000 people have enrolled in the programme.It was established as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People in 1956 in the United Kingdom by Prince Phillip. It was introduced in South Africa in 1983 as the Gold Shield Award, and was re-launched as The President’s Award in 1994, with Nelson Mandela as its founding patron in chief.The TPA offers 14- to 24-year-olds an opportunity to develop character, discover their purpose and determine their future in building a better South Africa, says Nkagare Makhudu, head of the programme.“It is a balanced, non-competitive challenge for young people implemented in schools, institutions of higher learning, community youth facilities, residential child care centres including homes and secure care centres, as well as correctional centres.”It provides a framework for non-formal education and experiential learning opportunities to help youth discover talents that do not necessarily show up in a classroom, he says.The TPA also encourages:Personal discovery and growth;Self-reliance;Discipline;Responsibility;Service to the community.“We have more than 600 adult volunteer leaders, known as award leaders, who serve as coaches or mentors to participants in various award units.”The Mpumalanga awardsThe awards programme is run throughout the country. At the Mpumalanga ceremony the awardees were from a number of schools:Bronze awardees:Penryn College – 1Sitintile Secondary – 19Sabane Secondary – 10Mthombo Secondary – 7Lowveld High – 2Mamkhulu.org – 5Fundinjobo – 5Silver awardees:Penryn College – 1Mamkhulu.org – 9Uplands College – 2Each of them received a badge and a certificate signed by President Jacob Zuma, who is the present patron in chief, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.The certificates were handed out by Chris Erasmus, the Penryn College headmaster; Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi (Nthando) Kunene; the TPA’s Makhudu; and Dineo Matsheka, the TPA programme manager for Mpumalanga.Programme criteriaParticipants must complete four sections at each level to achieve their bronze, silver or gold awards. The four sections are community service, skills development, physical recreation and adventurous journey within a group. At gold level, participants complete a residential project as well.Community service, for example, would be to visit people in need and deliver a domestic task.Participants can only be awarded once they fulfil all the requirements for that particular level; they must submit a signed portfolio of evidence.Donors or sponsors are needed for sustainability, says Makhudu. “Partnerships are crucial for creating shared value.“To administer implementation of the award programme is costly as it requires programme managers to travel from one region to another or conduct site or unit visits, to organise training of award leaders, and to take participants on adventurous journeys.”Other costs include printing and issuing of certificates and badges.Participants pay to be on the programme. “However, we have participants from under-resourced organisations or schools who normally don’t pay or pay a very little amount they can afford.“It costs The President’s Award between R1,000 and R1,500 to administer the involvement of each participant.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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  • Six SA firms named ‘global growth companies’

    first_img9 May 2014 Six South African businesses were among 16 dynamic, high-growth African firms named as “Global Growth Companies” by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday. Making the announcement on the eve of the WEF on Africa summit in Abuja, Nigeria, the Switzerland-based organisation described the 16 companies as “trailblazers, shapers and innovators that are committed to improving the state of the world”. Global Growth Companies “are fast-growing companies with the clear potential to become global economic leaders,” the WEF said in a statement. “The 16 nominated African Global Growth Companies … share in common a track record in exceeding industry standards in revenue growth, promotion of innovative business practices, and demonstration of leadership in corporate citizenship.” The six South African companies on the list are property investment holding company Growthpoint Properties, low-cost retail bank Capitec, law firm Webber Wentzel, black-owned fuel reseller KZN Oils, technology firm Net1 UEPS Technologies, and shoe retailer Tekkie Town. Nigeria also has six firms on the list, namely Nagode Group, UAC of Nigeria, Computer Warehouse Group, Interswitch Limited, Notore Chemical Industries, and Seplat Petroleum Development Company. Kenya’s Nation Media Group and Bidco Oil Refineries, along with Uganda’s Simba Group and Mauritian company GML, complete the list. David Aikman, managing director at the World Economic Forum, said the WEF was “proud to recognize these 16 champions that are at the forefront of driving responsible economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurism in Africa”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • Azkals eye Mid East training

    first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Can Sen. Pacquiao outfox the sly Bob Arum? “I think, to be safe, 12 points should see us through to the Asian Cup,” said Palami. “It also depends on the other games, but for us the objective is to win all of our games which will give us a lot of confidence going to the finals of the Asian Cup.”After the Yemen match in Qatar, the Azkals still have two matches left in the third round—an away game against Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14 and a home duel with Tajikistan on March 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BACOLOD CITY—Regardless of the result of the clash against Yemen in Asian Cup Qualifying Tuesday night, the Philippines is already planning another training camp in the Middle East next month to prepare for the return leg against the Yemenis who play home matches in Doha, Qatar.Azkals manager Dan Palami believes a more intensive buildup will be key against Yemen in their Oct. 10 match. The Filipinos currently sit on top of Group F with six points from their first two matches.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

  • 10 months agoChris Smalling signs new Man Utd contract

    first_imgChris Smalling signs new Man Utd contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract.The centre-back extends his time at the club until 2022 ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool. There is an option for a further 12 months to take him up to 2023.Smalling admitted his delight at committing his future in his ninth season at Old Trafford.He said: “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”Jose Mourinho was equally happy for the player.“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,” Mourinho said. “Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • a month agoWest Ham captain Mark Noble: Special to beat Man Utd

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham captain Mark Noble: Special to beat Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble was delighted with victory over Manchester United.The midfielder was outstanding for the 2-0.“It’s not just consecutive home wins over Manchester United, but consecutive home wins this season too, as we played a really good Norwich team last time out here, so the feelgood factor around the club at the moment is high,” Noble told Sky Sports.“It makes it that little bit more special when you beat Manchester United at home and you perform like that, with another clean sheet – I think that’s three in a row now – and another three points for us.””That result gives us belief that we can compete with the top teams with the players we’ve got here,” said the No16, who was making his record 353rd Premier League appearance. “The feelgood factor around the Club is real and to get another clean sheet and another three points is special.” last_img read more

  • 16 days agoReturn pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgery

    first_imgReturn pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgeryby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has undergone an operation on his ankle.The Scotland international has been out of action since August. He has been recovering from a nasty challenge by Hamza Choudhury in the League Cup lost to Leicester City.The Chronicle says a decision was made to have the surgery to “clear up the area” around his ankle. Ritchie had recently returned to first-team training but his return now looks likely to be further away than anticipated. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Johnson Smith Inks Post – Brexit Trade Agreement with UK

    first_img Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade was among nine (9) Caribbean Ministers of Trade who together with UK Trade Minister, Hon. George Hollingbery, signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms between their countries and the United Kingdom in a Post-Brexit era.Welcoming the development, Minister Johnson Smith said “Continuity and certainty are key to our business community and for our government. Given that the United Kingdom is our largest trading partner within the EU, it has been important for the Government of Jamaica, since the Brexit referendum in 2016, to work within CARIFORUM to preserve our existing preferential trade terms notwithstanding uncertainties regarding the Brexit process. The signature of this Agreement safeguards the uninterrupted continuation of trade between our region and the UK, and is consistent with the Government‟s vision that trade should be an engine of growth.”The Minister explained that the CARIFORUM / UK Economic Partnership Agreement would „roll-over‟ the terms of the CARIFORUM /EU Economic Partnership Agreement and would therefore cover trade in goods, trade in services and trade-related issues such as Intellectual Property Rights.The signing took place during the Twenty Fifth Meeting of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers in Castries, St. Lucia, from March 21-22, which engaged in trade policy discussions as well aspreparations for the next phase of ACP / EU Post- Cotonou arrangements.The countries who signed were: Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Other countries committed to completing their domestic procedures in short order. Story Highlights Welcoming the development, Minister Johnson Smith said “Continuity and certainty are key to our business community and for our government. Given that the United Kingdom is our largest trading partner within the EU, it has been important for the Government of Jamaica, since the Brexit referendum in 2016, to work within CARIFORUM to preserve our existing preferential trade terms notwithstanding uncertainties regarding the Brexit process. The signature of this Agreement safeguards the uninterrupted continuation of trade between our region and the UK, and is consistent with the Government‟s vision that trade should be an engine of growth.” Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade was among nine (9) Caribbean Ministers of Trade who together with UK Trade Minister, Hon. George Hollingbery, signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms between their countries and the United Kingdom in a Post-Brexit era. The Minister explained that the CARIFORUM / UK Economic Partnership Agreement would „roll-over‟ the terms of the CARIFORUM /EU Economic Partnership Agreement and would therefore cover trade in goods, trade in services and trade-related issues such as Intellectual Property Rights.last_img read more

  • Experimental Eskimos hope change of government leads to recognition and compensation for

    first_imgAccording to Ittinuar, ITK President Natan Obed mentioned their case to Trudeau during their Iqaluit meeting.APTN asked the ITK what was said, but Obed did not make himself available for an interview. But a spokesperson for the organization said, “we support them.”Trudeau has promised to implement all 94 calls to action listed in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2014 report.The one of particular interest to Ittinuar, Nungak, and Tagoona is Number 26.“We call upon the federal, provincial and territorial government to review and amend their respective statue of limitations to ensure that they conform to the principle that government and other entities cannot rely on limitation defences to defend legal actions of historical abuse brought by Aboriginal people.”The government is leaning on the statute of limitations because it took Ittinar, Nungak and Tagoona 11 years to file their lawsuit after they learned of the experiment.Nungak said they were all cautious.“I said, ‘Peter, I suppose now, in pursuit of compensation, we’ll have to expose the unsavoury dysfunctions we have all experienced post-experiment. Broken family ties, inability to maintain healthy relationships, and, in my case, struggles with severe alcoholism,’” said Nungak.“It took us years to sort of self-assess – what has it cost me? What has this cost me in my own individual personal life? I have never been close to my family ever again – although I have four brothers and two sisters, all still living.”Both have talked publicly about their past personal issues now.They said that is behind them.The government did get what the experiment sought out to do – all three men became leaders, and instrumental in the development of Nunavut and Nunavik for the Inuit.In the early 1970s, Nungak helped negotiate the James Bay Agreement that would create Inuit rights for the first time in Québec. Those negotiations also created the Makovik Corporation that represents the 15 communities of Nunavik, politically.Ittinuar and Tagoona worked on the political front with the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, later the ITK.In 1979, Ittinuar became the first Inuk Member of Parliament representing Nunatsiaq, later Nunavut for the NDP. Later he would cross the floor to join Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals.In the 1980s, all three were deeply involved with constitutional talks with the Canadian government including language used in the repatriation of the Constitution.Nungak currently lives in Kangirsuk, Nunavik.Ittinuar lives in Brantford, Ont.Tagoona lives in Baker Lake, NU.This lawsuit is only part of “Experimental Eskimo” project.Later, four more children would be plucked from their homes in Nunavut and sent south to sink or swim.Sarah Silou from Baker Lake, NU was sent to Edmonton, Alta.Leesee Komoartok, Roasie Joamie and Jeanne Mike from Pangnirtung, NU were sent to Petite Riviere, Nova Scotiia.Their claim is almost identical to the one Ittinuar, Nungak and Tagoona filed. Now everyone is waiting.“I try not to be angry, and bitter and whining and complaining and just being a miserable fellow for having gone through all this,” said Nungak. “My only complaint now is that the government should recognize that they ran an experiment – they ran a human experiment without informed consent of our parents and they owe us for work we did in that experiment. But I try not to express it in terms of bitterness and hatred.“All we want is let’s get paid for what we did and we’ll sign a release and we’ll call it a day,” said Ittinuar. “We’ll go away, you can go away and that will be the end of that – we don’t want an apology. Zebedee Nungak as an “Eskimo” <>1234 Ittinuar, left, with former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his family in 1983. To the right of Ittinuar is Justin. <>12345 Mark Blackburn APTN National NewsZebedee Nungak was 12 years old in 1963 and doing well in school in his home community of Puvirnituq in Northern Quebec. When not studying, Nungak was out on the land with his friends, a .22 rifle in hand and dreams of being a great Inuit hunter.But the federal government had a different plan for him.They wanted to try an experiment.By August of that year, Nungak would be on a plane bound for Ottawa.“The government called it a social experiment or an experiment to see or determine if Inuit children could withstand being ‘educated’ in among white children in suburbia,” said Nungak.In the early 1960s, three men were part of a program the Canadian government called the “Eskimo Experiment.” It was run by the department of Northern Affairs and National Resources (now Indigenous and Northern Affairs) to determine if Inuit children were smart enough to be educated in the south, and eventually become future leaders.Peter Ittinuar from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Eric Tagoona from Baker Lake, Nunavut, (then Northwest Territories) and Nungak from Puvirnituq, on the eastern shores of Hudson Bay, were taken from their homes for more than six years – and had little or no contact with their friends and families in the North.Now, nearly 60 years later, they want recognition and a negotiated settlement from Canada because they said the experiments forever changed their lives.“The experiment was two-fold,” said Ittinuar, 67, who is a negotiator in the Negotiations and Reconciliation Division in the ministry of Relations and Reconciliation for the province of Ontario. “One was to see how well these kids do in the classroom and obtaining grade certification and all that, and secondly how well would they do socially and how well would they adapt culturally.“And that experiment was to help them determine new policies up north, whether to bring kids down south and determine whether we were little savages or as good as well as white kids.”Nungak, from left, Tagoona, and Ittinuar in Ottawa in 1964.To start the experiment, Ottawa needed to find test subjects – students who excelled in existing Arctic schools. The department sent a team across the North to administer Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests to find the brightest Inuit students. And it seemed the department wasn’t concerned about what that would do to Inuit culture in the future.“It can be argued that such a directed educational program will disrupt northern native family ties, and will rapidly destroy native culture,” said a departmental report. “We must follow through with the natural consequences of that program.”Peter Ittinuar was a 12-year-old growing up as a typical ‘Eskimo child,’ learning to fish and hunt in his small community that sits on the northwestern shores of Hudson Bay.“In 1960 there were still many, many people still living pretty nomadic lives and living out on the land at that time,” he said. “They were then starting to be herded into communities and you know small one room schools were being built. The question for the government was how are we going to educate all the Inuit up north en-masse? You know they’re isolated, they’re way up there do we bring them down south? Do we build schools up there?”The program was administered by Gordon Devitt, the district superintendent of schools in the North.Among their peers, Ittinuar and Tagoona stood out.In late August 1962, the two 12-year-olds left from the airport in Rankin Inlet for their journey to join the Qallunaat (white people) in Ottawa.“There was always a crowd at the airport when a DC-3 came in or the Northern Norseman single engine plane,” Ittinuar said. “I think my dad was actually working in the mine when I left, and I think it was my aunt took me to the airport … it was a day that changed my life.”In Ottawa, the place of straight lines and paved roads, Tagoona and Ittinuar had access to everything.They stayed with the same family and attended the J.H. Putman public school in the city’s west end. There, they excelled in their studies.Their “Dick and Jane” English, as they described it, quickly improved and both immersed themselves in extra-curricular activities including judo, swimming, music and community sports including hockey and softball.“In fact, one of the few things that encouraged me …,” remembered Nungak, 65 who is now a radio commentator and author. “Previous to this I thought the white people were some sort of superior race. That they never went hungry. All their women were beautiful and even their garbage was good. That was my stereotype impression of white people.“But during one of my classes at Parkway public school in which I spent my first year in Grade 6, one of my fellow students, we were doing a reading exercise and he was struggling with a word, he was reading some text and he said ‘and he had to deter … he had to deter- mine’ and I was amazed. If he can, a Qallunaat boy can have trouble with words in his own language that I knew – he was trying to say determine … what am I doing feeling any sense of inferiority? And I never looked back.”Eric Tagoona in Ottawa in 1964.According to a letter penned in 1964 by R.L. Kennedy, the department’s superintendent of the Arctic, the boys were achieving “above class average,” and said, “they are capable of competing with children in southern Canada.”“We recognized it started us on a road pretty much ahead of our peers towards an education that helped shape our lives,” said Ittinuar.August 14, 1963 is when Zebedee Nungak set off on his own journey from northern Québec to Ottawa.“I was a walk-in,” said Nungak. “I didn’t go through any IQ testing I just walked in. The late Ralph Ritcey who was one of the senior bureaucrats who was responsible for our care and supervision described it as such, as a “walk-in.”Nungak said he remembered being excited the day he left Puvirnituq for Ottawa.“I was a 12-year-old boy, very anxious to get on being in a strange environment among the Qallunaat,” he said. “I didn’t have any morbid fear of getting into this mysterious experience. And my parents were entirely supportive – they were not kicking and screaming.”While Nungak’s parents were not “kicking and screaming” about their son’s departure, they didn’t know the government was conducting an experiment.In fact, the government didn’t get the informed consent for any of the three boys to travel.They just told them they were going.Except for Peter Ittinuar’s parents.“My mother was away at a (tuberculosis) sanatorium,” said Ittinuar. “My dad found out from a priest who had found out from a teacher who had found out from a government official and there were no consent forms signed … it was planned ahead but there was no consent. They did what they wanted to do.”While Tagoona keeps in touch with both Nungak, and Ittinuar, he rarely has contact with the world outside Baker Lake, NU.Both Nungak and Ittinuar agree there was a disconnect in the experience.While they were receiving a good education, and living in a middle-class home, they had no one to turn to during hard times – but say they were not physically abused.They received a far better education than that of their peers in the Arctic – and they would fulfill the government’s plan and become leaders of their people.But as they grew older, the three recognized that this higher learning came at a cost.They were not Inuit in the eyes of their family and friends in the North, and in the south, would never be accepted as Qallunaat.“Whatever I gained from the experience chipped away at my core identity of being an Eskimo man,” said Nungak. “The one thing that I did learn was to speak and write and express myself in English well – well enough for natural English speakers to understand what I’m trying to get across.“But that knowledge is absolutely useless when I’m at the floe edge hunting seals or walrus and I’ve caught one and now I have to butcher it – my knowledge of English is absolutely useless then – when I’m in my Eskimo element.”“It was also an extreme struggle to regain our language and culture,” said Ittinuar. “And all the things that were truncated like hunting skills. Quite frankly there was also extreme reverse racism by our own people – and that one really, really, really hurt and I didn’t understand it for a long time.”None of the three men learned of the government’s experiment until 1997.That’s when a researcher from Trent University in Ontario discovered a series of papers on the “Eskimo Experiment” in the archives.It changed how they felt about their experience – and now they want to be compensated. “In essence, our clients were being treated like cattle,” said Steve Cooper, the lawyer retained by the three men. “They were used for government purposes. There was no proper consultation, there was no proper consultation of the families.”In 2008, Cooper filed a statement of claim against the government for failing to live up to its fiduciary duty to protect the culture of the three men.They’re seeking $350,000 each in damages.“This is not a big dollar item. These are not huge claims,” said Cooper. “This is not a $50 million dollar claim that was used to resolve Labrador. It involves a very small group of people who were treated in a way that was contrary to the fiduciary duties of her Majesty at the time.”The lawsuit has been on hold for years. That’s because, under prime minister Stephen Harper, government lawyers would often threaten to have the case dismissed on the technicality that it was past the statute of limitations.Not entirely sure how the courts would rule the statute argument, Cooper and his Experimental Eskimos decided to lay low until there was a change of government, and possibly, a change of heart.That happened in October 2015 when the Liberals formed the government and the message of a new “Nation to Nation relationship” was heard time and time again from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“It has come alive again from its dormant state frankly because of the change of government and the consequent change of policy and particularly the statements in the TRC report,” said Cooper, who also represented residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador – a case that went from battling in the courts under Harper, to a negotiated a $50 million settlement under the new Liberal regime.Cooper said he recently sent a letter to the Department of Justice to find out if there was any interest in going to court and having a judge look at the merits of the case for the Experimental Eskimos – or whether Canada will continue to lean on the statute of limitations.“We’re reminding them again about the Truth and Reconciliation commission (TRC) recommendations that the prime minister has pledged to follow in every instance, saying that litigation should be replaced by discussion,” said Cooper.In 2016, Ittinuar sent an email to Jody Wilson Raybould, Canada’s attorney general, and a former regional chief for the Assembly of First Nation in British Columbia.“This request is out of the blue but Zebedee Nungak and I thought there is no harm in asking for a brief meeting with you,” wrote Ittinuar in the email Sept. 30, 2016. “Many years ago both Zebedee and I worked alongside your father during the “constitutional wars” of the ‘80s.“This request for a briefing meeting concerns three of us from the early to mid-1960s. A rather unusual and unique case officially called ‘The Eskimo Experiment’. We wondered if we might be able to meet with you sometime in the near future, at your convenience, for 15 to 30 minutes. We know your time is valuable, but we do want to apprise you of our case.”Ittinuar never heard back.“I don’t know if she even got it. I don’t know how things work at that level; whether an underling gets it and says look some crackpot,” said Ittinuar. “We’re hoping we can at least talk it out and see what we can do.”Now the men have enlisted the help of NDP MP Romeo Saganash.In 2015, the MP for Abitibi, Baie, James, Nunavik, Eeyou in northern Québec, and Nungak’s representative in Ottawa, rose in the House of Commons and read a statement.“As with the residential school system, the impacts and consequences the policy would have on the children were never considered. This past week, the parties involved in the class-action suit for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador have finally reached an agreement and settlement, which, as a survivor myself, I applaud,” said Saganash.“It is in the same spirit of reconciliation that the Government of Canada needs to do the same in favour of the Experimental Eskimos. The survivors of this other dark chapter of our history are calling on us to help them, so they too can turn a page on injustice, with dignity and honour.”Saganash said he’s been working the file since 2011.He applauded the signing of the Inuit Nunangat Declaration between Canada and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) in February. The document is supposed to guide Canada towards reconciliation with Inuit around relocation programs of the 1950s, and treatment during the tuberculosis epidemic.He said it’s time Canada came through for Ittinuar, Nungak and Tagoona.“I’m hoping the feds are honest with this process that they’ve established. That it’s not going to be all talk and no action,” said Saganash. “This is one beautiful example where they can show leadership and action.”last_img read more