On the plus side of her online ledger is the recent catch of a 70-tonne bowhead whale by local hunters and the first visit north by Governor-General David Johnston.
On the other side are the territoryâ€™s lamentable schooling levels and a stream of suicides, including a young man who took his life just days after his girlfriend killed herself.
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Tangible improvements are difficult to highlight, but there is more training available for northerners to take advantage of employment in newly opened mining projects. Two dozen young aboriginals also signed up for a summer boot camp this year to give them a taste of the soldiering life.
But education remains the biggest roadblock to northern prosperity â€” and also to Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic, Inuit leaders insist.
â€œIf we have strong, educated, engaged northerners who are part of managing the north â€” which includes the resources and asserting sovereignty through living in strong, vibrant communities â€” then we all benefit,â€ Mayor Redfern noted in a Twitter posting.
â€œItâ€™s very difficult for any other countries to be able to assert those claims when we are active participants in those discussions.â€