February 5 – On-the-Land Contest

by Casey Lessard- February 6, 2018

Winner: Sasha Hickes
Baker Lake
Here’s my son, who has been away for hockey, now into his fourth year. He goes out hunting when he comes back home. I took him out hunting to catch his own tuktu. I also caught my own.

But before we found the caribou, we found lots of wolf tracks that were so fresh. It was snowing that day and the tracks weren’t covered yet, so we knew they were nearby.
While cutting up the caribou, it was getting late and dark, to the point we couldn’t see two feet away without the flashlight and we were starting to freak out, wondering if the wolves could smell the blood. We fit one caribou on the ATV and we were going back to the road to put the one caribou onto the side-by-side to pick up the other tuktu we caught, but the side-by-side was gone and it had our extra gas on it.
We were almost on empty and said we only have enough to make it back to town, possibly have to walk part of the ways. We found out his dad took the side-by-side because someone told him it broke down and he had to tow it with the truck (we had the key). We were on empty when we reached town but made it to my mom’s house to gas up. We told his dad he’s going to get the other tuktu we had to leave because we couldn’t go back for it due to no more gas or room on the ATV for it.
His dad went the next day and said the tuktu was frozen solid, it was like cutting quaq right from the start (cutting the fur). We were laughing and said teach you guys to make assumptions without any information. We were lucky we had the ATV and didn’t walk to get the tuktu, we would have had go walk to town.
My son was happy to bring some tuktu south with him while he’s in hockey academy. Always a good story of hunting when he comes to town.
One summer he spent almost two months at Kinggai’hangnanii, near Kazan River, living with his great grandmother there. A couple years after that he caught his first wolverine. I am looking forward to when he comes back home this summer. His name is Ian-Burton Attungala, in this photo he is 15.

ᓵᓴ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ
ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ
ᐅᓇᓕ ᑕᕝᕙ ᐃᕐᓂᕋ, ᐊᐅᓚᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᑭᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᖅ. ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᖏᕋᖅᓯᒪᓕᕌᖓᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᑐᒃᑐᓯᐅᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᕋᒃᑯ. ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑐᒃᑐᖢᓂ ᐅᕙᖓᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᒃᑭᓪᓗᖓ.
ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒪᕈᐃᑦ ᑐᒥᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ. ᖃᓐᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑐᒥᖏᑦ ᓱᓕ ᓴᐅᓯᒪᖏᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓇᓗᓇᓚᐅᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᖃᓂᑦᑐᒦᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ.
ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᑐᒃᑐᑦᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᓐᓄᓕᑦᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑖᖅᓯᓕᕐᒪᑦ, ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᓐᓃᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᑭᑦᑕᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑖᕙᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᒪᕈᐃᑦ ᐊᐅᖕᒥᒃ ᓇᐃᒪᓇᓱᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᑦᑎᓐᓅᖅᓯᓪᓗᑕ ᐅᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐃᓕᓂᐊᕋᑦᑎᒍ ᓴᓂᕈᐊᓃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓᓗ ᐊᐃᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒍ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᓴᓂᕈᐊᓃᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᓯᐅᓐᓂᖅᖢᓂ ᒐᓴᓖᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᓕᓕᒃ.
ᐅᕐᓱᐃᕈᑎᓕᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᑎᕈᑎᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᖅ ᓱᓕ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖓᓂᒃ ᐱᓱᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᖓᑕ ᑎᒍᓐᓂᕐᒪᒍ ᓴᓂᕋᖓᓃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᕋᒃᓯᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᑕᕕᓂᐊ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᖅᖢᓂ (ᐅᕙᒍᑦ ᓱᓇᐅᕙ ᑮᖓᓂᒃ ᐱᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕ ᓱᓕ). ᐅᕐᓱᐃᕈᑎᓪᓗᑕᓗ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᐊᓈᓇᒃᑯᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖅᓴᒃᓴᕆᐊᖅᑐᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ. ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒍᑎ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᐅᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑕ ᑐᒃᑐᑕᑦᑕ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᐊᐃᒋᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᒍ ᐅᕐᓱᑭᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᕿᒪᒋᐊᖃᓕᓚᐅᕋᑦᑎᒍ ᐃᓂᑭᒃᓴᒧᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᕋᓛᒥ.
ᐊᑖᑕᒋᒃ ᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᓕᖅᑐᕕᓃᒃ ᖁᐊᖑᓕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᑕᕕᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ, ᖁᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ (ᐱᓗᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐲᔭᐃᓪᓗᑕ). ᐃᒡᓚᑲᑕᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᑉᐹᓪᓕᕈᑎᒋᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᐃᓱᒪᖏᓱᑕ ᖁᐊᕐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖓᓂᒃ ᕿᒪᓚᐅᕋᑦᑎᒍ. ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᓚᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᕋᓛᖃᒧᑦ ᐱᓱᒋᐊᖃᓚᐅᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᑐᒃᑐᑦᑕᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᐃᒃᖠᓕᖅᖢᑕ, ᐱᓱᒋᐊᖃᕋᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᑎᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ.
ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᑎᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓇᒃᓴᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᕼᐊᑭᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒐᒃᓴᖃᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᓯᒪᓕᕌᖓᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ.
ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᖅᑮᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᑭᓐᖓᐃᕼᐊᖕᓇᒦᑎᓪᓗᑕ, ᑳᔮᓐ ᑰᖓᑕ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᑖᕙᓂ ᑐᐱᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ. ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᖃᕝᕕᒃᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᑕᕝᕙ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑐᖓ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᐊᓐ-ᐳᑕᓐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖓᓚᖅ, ᐅᕙᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ 15-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

Runners-up:
Ciana Ell
Coral Harbour
Here is my brother, Jael Jonson, who caught his first beluga with a harpoon at age five near Coral Harbour.

ᓯᐊᓇ ᐃᐊᓪ
ᓴᓪᓕᒥᐅᖅ
ᐅᓇ ᑕᕝᕙ ᐊᓂᑯᓗᒐ, ᔮᐃᐊᓪ ᔮᓐᓴᓐ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓈᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ ᓴᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ.

 

 

 

Susanna Kadloo
Pond Inlet
Joseph Arnakallak, nine, waiting for seal to come just near Pond Inlet. There was no luck for this young boy who went out on November 9, 2017 in the afternoon.

ᓱᓵᓇ ᑲᓪᓗᒃ
ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ
ᔫᓯᐱ ᐊᕐᓇᑲᓪᓚᒃ, 9-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ, ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᖅ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᒥᒃ ᒪᐅᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. ᐱᓚᐅᖏᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᓄᑲᑉᐱᐊᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 9, 2017-ᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ.

 

 

 

April Wadland
Rankin Inlet
Teresina Wadland at the 2016 fishing derby at Big Meliadine in Rankin Inlet. She loves the outdoors and loves to go fishing.

ᐲᐳᓗ ᕗᐊᓚᓐ
ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ
ᑎᕆᓯᓇ ᕗᐊᑦᓚᓐ 2016-ᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᕙᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᒫᓕᐊᑏᓐ ᑰᖓᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᓕᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᓯᓚᒦᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᕐᓗ.

 

 

 

 

KingTroy Owingayak
Baker Lake
These are my grandparents David and Winnie Owingayak, and David says he would never go hunting if it were my wife to make warm traditional clothing for me, this is for this young generation to keep hunting to provide food and clothing.

ᑭᓐᑐᕈᐃ ᐅᐃᖓᔮᖅ
ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ
ᐅᑯᐊ ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᒃᑯᒃᑲ ᑏᕕᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᕋ ᕕᓂ ᐅᐃᖓᔮᖅ, ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑏᕕᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖏᑦᑐᕉᖅ ᓄᓕᐊᖓᑕ ᐅᖅᑰᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖏᑉᐸᒍ, ᐅᓇ ᑕᕝᕙ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᖓ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖃᑦᑕᖁᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐅᖅᑰᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᓂᒃᓗ ᐱᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ.

 

Lisa Airut
Rankin Inlet
My favourite seasons summer & fall to harvest berries, eggs, mussels and caribou near Rankin Inlet.

ᓖᓴ ᐊᐃᕈᑦ
ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ
ᐱᐅᒋᓂᖅᐹᕋ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒫᒥ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᕐᓗ ᓄᓂᕙᒃᑲᒋᐊᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᖢᑕ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ, ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᑭᐅᖅᑕᕆᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕᓗ, ᐊᒻᒨᒪᔪᕆᐊᒃᐸᒃᖢᑕᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᓐᓂᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ.

 

 

 

Jolene Manik
Arviat
Weekend getaway – grandmother Margaret Hanna and grandson Benjamin Manik butchering a caribou on the ice.

ᔫᓖᓐ ᒪᓐᓂᒃ
ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᖅ
ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ – ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᕋᓗ ᒫᒍᕆᑦ ᕼᐊᓇ ᐃᕐᖑᑕᖓᓗ ᐱᔾᔭᒥᓂ ᒪᓂᒃ ᐅᕙᓂ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᑯᒥ.

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