First contact with Europeans ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᕋᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Igloolik Europeans arrived with the British Navy ships Fury & Hecla under the command of Captain William Edward Perry and wintered in Igloolik. Noah Piugatk, an elder of Igloolik talks about being asked by the RCMP to leave the outpost camp and settle in Igloolik. (In Inuktitut).

Birth of Sol’s grandmother ᐃᓅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓲᓘᑉ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᖓ Baffin Island Solomon's grandmother, Rachel Uyarasuk, is born in a sod house near Baffin Island. She lives a nomadic lifestyle on the territories of Baffin Island. In a rare series of interviews, Rachel Uyarasuk talks about how the Southern culture influenced the Inuit culture.

Member of Knud Rasmussen's Fifth Thule Expedition visits Igloolik ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓄᑦ ᕋᓯᒧᓴᐅᑉ ᓄᓇᖅᐸᖅᓱᑎᒃ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᖓᓂ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒧᑦ Igloolik Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879 – December 21, 1933) was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit. Watch the feature film The Journals of Knud Rasmussen produced by Igloolik Isuma Productions.

Birth of Sol's aunt ᐃᓅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓲᓘᑉ ᐊᑦᑕᖓ Solomon's aunt, Atuat Akirtiq, is born. She is the daughter of Rachel Uyarasuk.
Roman Catholic Mission arrives in Igloolik ᐃᒃᓯᕋᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᑎᒃᑭᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒧᑦ Igloolik Pierre Maktar, an Inuk from Chesterfield Inlet played an important role at the beginnings of the Catholic community in Igloolik.

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Hudson Bay Company established trading post in Igloolik ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑏᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᓕᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᔭᒃᓴᓂ ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ Igloolik
Anglican Mission established in Igloolik ᐊᐅᐸᓗᑦᑐᓅᖅᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᔪᕆᑦᓯᐅᔩᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᓕᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ Igloolik
Igloolik Co-operative is established ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᖅ Igloolik Igloolik's population is 485 residents according to census.
Igloolik's population is 680 residents according to census ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᖃᖅᐳᖅ 680-ᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ Igloolik
1 Inuit person dies by suicide ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ Northwest Territories 1 Inuit person dies by suicide in Northwest Territories (as per Coroners' records).
Igloolik population is 867 residents according to census ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᖃᖅᑐᖅ 867-ᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ Igloolik
Igloolik is incorporated as a hamlet ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓕᖅᐳᖅ Hᐋᒪᓚᒃᑯᓄᒃ Igloolik
Number of suicide (1968-1978) ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ (1968-1978) Northwest Territories In the past 10 years (since 1968), 16 Inuit people have died by suicide in the Northwest Territories (as per Coroners' records).
Solomon Uyarasuk is born ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᓱᒃ ᐃᓅᕗᖅ Iqaluit Solomon is adopted and raised in Igloolik by his grandmother, Rachel Uyarasuk.

Number of suicide (1968-1988) ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ (1968-1988) Northwest Territories In the past 20 years, 101 Inuit people have died by suicide in the Northwest Territories (as per Coroners' records).
Establishment of the first northern Crisis Line ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅ ᐅᕿᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖄᓚᑲᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᑦᑐᓄᒃ Iqaluit In reaction to a series of sucides that occurred amongst young people in the Baffin Region, a conference was organized to explore possible solutions including the establishment of a northern crisis line. The problem and possible solutions were explored, including the proposed to be staffed by trained volunteers.
Igloolik population is 1,174 residents according to census ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᓐᓂᖓ 1,174-ᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ Northwest Territories
Number of suicide (1968-1998) ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ (1968-1998) Northwest Territories In the past 30 years, 268 Inuit have died by suicide in the Northwest Territories (as per Coroners' records).
Summer Creation of Artcirq ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᕐᓰᒃᑯᑦ Igloolik The circus group Artcirq is created in Igloolik in reaction to the suicide of two young Inuit men. To find out more about Artcirq check out their website.

January 15th,1999
January 15th Creation of Kamatsiaqtut Crisis line ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᖅ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖄᓚᑲᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᑦᑐᓄᑦ Iqaluit Kamatsiaqtut Crisis line is created with two phone lines in Iqaluit. It received over 400 calls in its first year. The Inuktitut name for the current service is Kamatsiaqtut meaning ‘thoughtful people who care’.

To find out more about Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line.
April 1,1999
April 1 Nunavut created ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᖅ Nunavut On April 1, 1999, the new territory of Nunavut was born, making the dream of the Northwest Territories' Inuit a reality.

About the creation of Nunavut
Igloolik population is 1,286 residents according to census ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓ 1,286-ᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ Igloolik
January 1,2003
January 1 Nunavut Suicide Follow-back study begins ᓄᓇᕘᒻᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᐳᖅ Nunavut The first extensive study on suicide in Inuit populations in the world begins. "Learning from lives that have been lived" was designed and conducted by McGill University, Douglas Medical University Institute, Embrace Life Council, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Government of Nunavut.

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Highest suicide rate recorded since creation of Nunavut in 1999 ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᓪᓗᒍ 1999-ᒥ Nunavut 37 people in Nunavut have died by suicide. It's the worst year for suicides since the creation of Nunavut in 1999.
Solomon joins Artcirq ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᓰᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ Igloolik Watch Artcirq on video.

Read Jasmine Budak’s article on Artcirq
Creation of Embrace Life Council ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᕆᔩᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ Iqaluit The Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council (IIK), a non-profit suicide prevention organization is established based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. It was established in January 2004 as a result of partnership efforts between the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tungavik Incorporated, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and many others.

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Igloolik population is 1,538 residents according to census ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓ 1,538-ᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ Igloolik
March ‘’Learning from lives that have been lived’’ Study ‘’ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᑖᑯᓂᖓ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᓅᔪᒥᓂᕐᓂ’’ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ Nunavut Beginning of interviews for follow-back study, « Learning from lives that have been lived’’. The goal of the study is to identify the reasons behind each death by suicide in order to better comprehend, predict, and prevent suicide in the future.

Number of suicide (1968-2007) ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ (1968-2007) Nunavut In the past 40 years, 537 Inuit have died by suicide in Nunavut (as per Coroners' records).
Solomon tours with Artcirq up North ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᓰᑯᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ Nunavut, Nunavik, Yukon, NWT Solomon traveled with Artcirq to take part in the Indigenous Film Network (IFN) Tour. Sol, Terry Uyarak, Jacky Qrunnut, and Bruce Haulli traveled with Isuma Production folks to present The Journal of Knud Rasmussen in several Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Yukon and North West Territories. They also performed as circus artists.

Solomon's first trip to Mexico with Artcirq ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᒃᓯᑰᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᓰᑯᓐᓄᑦ Monterrey, Mexico
Solomon travels to Timbuktu, Mali with Artcirq ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᒻᕙᒃᑑᒧᑦ, ᒫᓕᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᓰᒃᑯᓐᓄᒃ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ Timbuktu, Mali Watch Artcirq in Africa; a film made by Guillaume Saladin and Solomon Uyarasuk.

November Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy & Action Plan ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑎᑦᓯᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐸᕐᓇᕐᓂᖅ Iqaluit First meeting to create the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy & Action Plan. The group, made up of representatives from the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Embrace Life Council and the RCMP, start to work on a new suicide prevention strategy that aims to reduce the territory's shocking rates of suicide.
January - March2009
January - March Solomon's second trip to Mexico with Artcirq ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᑐᒡᓕᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᓰᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᒪᓯᑰᒧᑦ Mexico Watch Solomon, Artcirq and Arnait video making a presentation in a village in Oaxaca.

July Completion of Nunavut Suicide Follow-back study ᐱᔭᕇᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ Nunavut
Solomon's grandmother Rachel Uyarasuk dies ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᖓ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᖅ Igloolik Solomon’s grandmother, Rachel Uyarasuk dies at the age of 98. She is buried in Igloolik. She was a respected elder and the oldest person in Igloolik.
In 2011, 33 people have died by suicide in Nunavut 2011 ᐃᓗᐊᓂ, 33-ᖑᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᒻᒥ Nunavut
September The Nunavut Suicide Prevention Action Plan is released ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᔪᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᕗᖅ Iqaluit Nunavut released its long-awaited suicide prevention action plan with leaders pledging more research, more mental health services and more suicide intervention training.

To find out more about the plan.
Igloolik population is 1,454 residents according to census ᐃᒡᓘᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓ 1,454-ᖑᕗᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ Igloolik
September 10,2012
September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᐊ Arviat People in the community of Arviat conduct a walk for World Suicide Prevention Day.

September 23,2012at 5:00
September 23 at 5:00 Solomon is arrested for assault ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ Igloolik Two RCMP officers respond to a noise complaint and arrest Solomon for assault.
September 23,2012
September 23 Solomon is put in RCMP jail cell ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᑦᓯᔪᖅ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ Igloolik RCMP Detachment The two RCMP officers put Solomon into the drunk tank at the Igloolik RCMP detachment. It is said that approximately 5 minutes later Sol is discovered dead. According to an RCMP press release, all attempts to resuscitate Solomon fail.
September 23,2012
September 23 Solomon's family is informed of his death ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᔪᕐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓂᑦ Igloolik
September 23,2012
September 23 Police Investigation begins into Solomon's death ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᐃᓅᔪᕐᓃᖅᔪᓯᐊᓄᑦ Ottawa/Igloolik Five police officers from the Ottawa Major Crimes Unit fly to Igloolik to investigate the circumstances of Solomon's death.

Watch on CBC, ‘’Nunavut man dies in police custody’’

September 24,2012
September 24 Solomon's autopsy is performed in Ottawa. ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᑎᒥᖕᒐ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ Igloolik/Ottawa Solomon's body is flown to Ottawa. Nunavut's Chief Coroner, Padma Surmala explains how due to lack of resources, autopsy are not conducted in Nunavut.
September 24,2012
September 24 Media reports Solomon’s death ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᕐᒪᖔᑦ Igloolik The local newspaper, Nunatsiaq News publishes story announcing death of Igloolik man in RCMP cell but does not reveal Solomon’s identity.  The story also appears in online news feed.
September 25,2012
September 25 APTN reports Solomon's death APTN-ᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᐃᓅᒍᓐᓃᖅᔪᓯᐊ Nunavut APTN National News reporter, Malaya Qaunriq Chapman reports story on their National newscast.
September 30,2012
September 30 Solomon's burial service ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐃᓗᕕᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ Igloolik
Number of suicide (1968-2013) ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ (1968-2013) Nunavut In the past 45 years, 728 Inuit have died by suicide in Nunavut (as per Coroners' records).
February 26,2013
February 26 Solomon's investigation ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᑕᐅᔾᔪᓯᐊ Iqaluit Igloolik MLA Louis Tapardjuk questions the Justice Minister about the status of Solomon's investigation.
May 22,2013
May 22 Suicide of a grandmother ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᖑᔪᖅ Pangnirtung A grandmother kills herself a week after her 13 year old granddaughter dies by suicide. The community is in shock and cries out for help.

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July 1,2013
July 1 Nunavut celebrates 14th birthday ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑉᐳᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᑎᒻᒪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ 14-ᓂᒃ Nunavut Watch the video on APTN National News
August 13,2013
August 13 11-year-old boy dies by suicide 11-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓂᕐᒧᑦ Repulse Bay 11-year-old boy dies by suicide in Repulse Bay. The story is covered by media outlets across Canada and the World.

Watch the video on APTN National News
Read the article on Huffington Post
September 10,2013
September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᐊ Nunavut/Ottawa Candlelight vigils held across Nunavut including Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay and Baker Lake. ITK President Terry Audla gives speech on Parliament Hill.

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September 12,2013
September 12 Solomon's investigation ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᔾᔪᓯᐊ Iqaluit Igloolik MLA Louis Tapardjuk questions the Justice minister once again about the status of the investigation into Solomon’s death. Government of Nunavut Justice Minister Daniel Shewchuk announces in legislature that an inquest will be conducted into the death of Solomon.
September 23,2013
September 23 Candlelit vigil Igloolik One year after the death of Solomon a candlelit vigil is held outside the Igloolik RCMP detachment. Family and friends meet and walk together to Solomon's tombstone.
October 4,2013
October 4 United Nations Special Rapporteur ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒡᒌᖏᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᖓᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᓂᖅ Ottawa U.N. Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, James Anaya arrives in Canada for a nine day tour to meet with Aboriginal, Inuit and First Nations leaders and community members to hear recommendations for his report.

Read the article on CBC News
October 9,2013
October 9 Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA)Truth Commission releases reports ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ Truth Commission-ᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑦᓯᕗᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂᑦ Iqaluit The commission started after a 12-year-long campaign by the QIA to seek an apology and compensation from the federal government for the arbitrary killing of Inuit sled dogs. The commission was set up in 2007 and QIA leaders were given a broader mandate to review all actions of government that scarred the lives of Inuit, especially in the years between 1950 and 1975.

About The Qikiqtani Truth Commission
Press Release of Qikiqtani Truth Commission
Read the final report of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission
January 10,2014
January 10 Number of suicide (2013) ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ (2013) Iqaluit Nunavut’s chief coroner announces that 45 people in the territory have died by suicide in the year 2013. That's the highest number of recorded suicides since the territory was created in 1999. That number corresponds to a suicide rate of 156 deaths per 100 000 people — 13.5 times the most recently available national data (2009) of 11.5 per 100 000.

Nunavut youth decry lack of help for those thinking about suicide
January 16,2014
January 16 Special inquest called into Nunavut's 2013 suicides ᑎᓕᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᒻᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓃᑦ 2013-ᒥ Iqaluit Nunavut’s chief coroner, Padma Suramala announces a special inquest into the high rates of suicide in the territory. She’ll conduct a “discretionary inquest” into three suicides, selected at random.
March 20,2014
March 20 Suicide Prevention partners extend action plan deadline ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓕᕆᔩᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐅᖓᓪᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐳᖅᑕᐅᕕᒃᓴᖓ Iqaluit The Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy partners announce a one-year extension to the first phase of the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan.

Read on Suicide Prevention Partners Extend Action Plan by Nunavut Department of Health
Read Nunatsiaq Online about Nunavut suicide prevention action plan to be extended
May 12,2014
May 12 UN report on treatment of Canadian aboriginal peoples released ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᕕᒻᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᕗᖅ Ottawa The United Nations special envoy on the rights of Indigenous people, James Anaya releases his findings on the conditions in Canada's aboriginal communities, following a nine-day cross-country visit conducted in 2013. Anaya announces that “From all I have learned, I can only conclude that Canada faces a crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country".

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July 18,2014
July 18 Nunavut Chief Coroner announces the date of Solomon's inquest ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᑐᖁᖓᔪᓕᕆᔨ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᓲᓗᒨᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ Iqaluit The inquest into Solomon Uyarasuk's death will be conducted in Igloolik between November 24th to November 28th, 2014. Inquests are mandatory whenever a person dies while in police custody.

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September 23,2014
September 23 Two-year anniversary of Solomon’s death ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ Igloolik