Caribou poster winners

by Darrell Greer- November 27, 2017

Students from Arviat and Baker Lake made a huge showing in the 2017 Beverly and Qamanirjauq Caribou Management Board’s (BQCMB) Poster and Prose contest during the BQCMB’s 84th meeting in Winnipeg, Man, earlier this month.

Beverly and Qamanirjauq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB) executive director Ross Thompson, from left, and board members Ron Fatt, Napoleon Denechezhe, Ernie Bussidor, Vicki Trim, and former chair David Kritterdlik go over entries into the BQCMB’s 2017 Poster and Prose contest in Winnipeg, Man., on Nov. 16. photo courtesy of the BQCMB

The contest is the second phase of the BQCMB’s campaign, You Can Make a Difference – Caribou for the Future, that launched in March of 2017.

Phase I of the campaign includes a video, posters and fact sheets on three themes: respectful caribou harvest, the importance of harvest reporting, and cumulative effects.

Phase II – the Poster and Prose contest – required students from grades seven to 12 to focus their essays and posters on one of the three themes.

The contest, which received 37 entries from Kivalliq schools, was made possible with funding from the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s Nunavut Wildlife Studies Fund.

Listed below are the Kivalliq students, their community and school who took home awards from the contest.

Grades 7 to nine:

First place essay: Respecting Caribou, Johnathan Campbell, Grade 7, Qitiqliq Middle School, Arviat
Second place poster: Keep our Caribou Populations Sustainable, Cayla Kablutsiak, Grade 8, Qitiqliq Middle School, Arviat

Third place essay: Respectful Caribou Hunting, Irend Komak, Grade 7, Qitiqliq Middle School, Arviat.

Grades 10 to 12:
First place essay: Cumulative Effects, William Campbell, Grade 10, John Arnalukjuak High School, Arviat

Second place poster: Landscape/Climate/Habitat Change, Aulajuq (Raymond) Iqqaat, Grade 10, Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School, Baker Lake

Third place essay: Lindsay Aksawnee, Grade 12, Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School, Baker Lake

Honourable mentions:

Essay: Respectful Caribou Hunting, Kenia Pike, Inuglak School, Whale Cove

Poster: Caribou Uses, Garreth Anoee, Grade 7, Qitiqliq Middle school, Arviat

Poster: Caribou Uses, Reanne Gibbons, Grade 8, Qitiqliq Middle School, Arviat

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