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Do you have an amazing story from your adventures on the land? Tell us your story and show us your photos for a chance to win $100. Each week, we will pick one story from those submitted to editor@nunavutnews.com, or by mail to Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0.

Entries will be placed on our Nunavut News Facebook page. Story and photo with the most combined Likes and Shares at the end of the week wins!

ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒃᓴᖃᖅᐲᑦ? ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᓂᒃᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᕕᑦ $100-ᓂᒃ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᑦ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂᑦ editor@nunavutnews.com-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0. ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᕌᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᓂᖅᐹᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᖕᓂᖅᐹᓪᓗ ᐊᑭᐅᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ!

June 24 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: John Franklin Contwoyto Lake Springtime at Contwoyto Lake outpost camp! Mercie with her catch. ᔮᓐ ᕗᕌᖕᒃᓕᓐ Contwoyto Lake ᐅᐱᕐᙶᒥ Contwoyto Lake ᓄᓇᓕᕋᓛᒥᒃ! ᒨᓯ ᐱᔭᖓᓗ.         Dale Aola Ikpiarjuk/Arctic Bay #WeTheNorth cheering for Raptors, this was during game 4 for Raptors and Golden...

June 17 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Sarah Ikinilik Qamani'tuaq/Baker Lake This is David Tookoome, 12, with a ptarmigan he caught when we found out his grandmother was craving for it. The next day he caught another one and he brought them...

June 10 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Ashley Netser Salliq/Coral Harbour King Joanassie, two years old, during 2019 Masi fishing derby approximately 85 miles north of Coral Harbour. Li'l boy loves fishing and hunting. ᐋᔅᓕ ᓇᑦᓱᕐ ᓴᓪᓕᖅ ᑭᖕ ᔪᐊᓇᓯ, ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ, 2019-ᒥ ᒪᓯ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ 85...

June 3 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Randy Quaraq Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet Ryan Tom Quaraq, 4, from Pond Inlet, on May 7, holding his first kill, a ptarmigan he shot. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᕌᓐᑎ ᖁᐊᕋᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᕋᐃᔭᓐ ᑖᒻ ᖁᐊᕋᖅ, 4, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᒪᐃ 7-ᒥ, ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑐᖁᑕᒥᓂᑦ, ᐊᕿᒡᒋᕐᒥ ᖁᑭᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ.               Amy...

May 27 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Mosesee Duval Pangnirtung Meekai Duval with a polar bear cub we spotted while on our way to go Iqalugaarjuk to go fishing. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᒨᓯᓯ ᑐᕚᓪ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᒦᑲᐃ ᑐᕚᓪ ᐊᑎᖅᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒑᕐᔪᓕᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕆᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. Annie Haqpi Amarook Baker Lake This...
2005Daisy Loreen_WINNER.jpg Daisy Loreen Hall Beach James Kukkik and Jopie Kaernerk caught a polar bear a while ago ... it was sometime in the 2000's.

May 20 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Daisy Loreen Hall Beach James Kukkik and Jopie Kaernerk caught a polar bear a while ago ... it was sometime in the 2000s. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᑕᐃᓯ ᓗᐊᕆᓐ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ ᔭᐃᒥᓯ ᑯᑭᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᔫᐱ ᖃᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᓇᓐᓄᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᖓᑲᓪᓛᕐᔪᒃ... 2000-ᒐᓚᖏᓐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.   Iquallaq Porter Konana Gjoa Haven Fall...
1305Jeffrey Qaunaq_WINNER.jpg Jeffrey Qaunaq Grise Fiord This was near Grise Fiord, narwhals at their natural behaviour, luckily I had time to take my drone out and take some pictures and videos.

May 13 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jeffrey Qaunaq Grise Fiord This was near Grise Fiord, narwhals at their natural behaviour, luckily I had time to take my drone out and take some pictures and videos. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔭᕗᕆ ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᕐᕕᒋᓲᖓᓐᓂ,...
0605Mosesie Ikkidluak_WINNER.jpg Mosesie Ikkidluak Auyuittuq National Park Hike from Qikiqtarjuaq to Pang last summer. We booked ten days just in case but we got it done in 8! Took a photo of David Lawson waiting for our buddies to catch up.

May 6 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Mosesie Ikkidluak Auyuittuq National Park Hike from Qikiqtarjuaq to Pang last summer. We booked 10 days just in case but we got it done in eight! Took a photo of David Lawson waiting for our buddies...
2904Victoria Kalluk_WINNER.jpg Victoria Kalluk Clyde River I took this photo while walking to friends house and we saw this heart shaped cloud, April 10, 2019.

April 29 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Victoria Kalluk Clyde River I took this photo while walking to a friend's house and we saw this heart-shaped cloud. April 10, 2019. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᕕᒃᑐᐊᕆᐊ ᑲᓪᓗᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᖓᓄᙵᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᑐᑦ-ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᕗᔭᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 10, 2019-ᒥ.     Eric...
2204Rose Kolola_WINNER.jpg Rose Kolola Kimmirut This photo was taken April 4, 2019. Ice was about 2 and a half feet. Outside Kimmirut at the lake called 'Iqaluit Iqalliaqvik'.

April 22 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Rose Kolola Kimmirut This photo was taken April 4. Ice was about two-and-a-half feet. Outside Kimmirut at the lake called 'Iqaluit Iqalliaqvik'. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᕉᔅ ᑯᓗᓛ ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 4-ᒥ. ᓯᑯᖓ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᓪᓗᐊᖓᓂᓗ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥ 'ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᕕᒃ.         Jenny...
1504Cain Pikuyak_WINNER.jpg Cain Pikuyak Hall Beach Hall Beach – March 1, 12:00 a.m.

April 15 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Cain Pikuyak Hall Beach Hall Beach – March 1, 12 a.m. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᑲᐃᓂ ᐱᑯᔭᒃ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ – ᒫᔾᔨ 1, 12 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ Amy Audlakiak Qikiqtarjuaq My 11-month-old daughter Tammy enjoying fresh air behind an inukshuk. March 30, 2019. ᐊᐃᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕿᐊᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᓕᒃ-11-ᓂ ᐸᓂᒐ ᑖᒥ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᓃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒐᐅᑉ...

Amazing On The Land photo contest winner loves her ‘cool dad’ Matthew Kunangnat

Matthew Kunangnat loves to get out on the land when he can, and his family obliges. One spring day in 2018, Winnie Seeteenak snapped a photo of her "cool dad" doing what he loves –...
0804Amy Audlakiak1-2.jpg Amy Audlakiak Qikiqtarjuaq We all made our own amautis in Qikiqtarjuaq at CPNP (Canada Prenatal Nutrition for parents with babies) from March 8 to March 29. It was my first time making one so it was the best feeling when we all finished. From the left is: Olesie Koksiak, Koren Jackson, Naimie Kopalie, Maryann Keyootak, Amy Audlakiak (myself), Pasa Aulaqiaq and Leah Qiyuqtaq.

April 8 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Amy Audlakiak Qikiqtarjuaq We all made our own amautis in Qikiqtarjuaq at CPNP (Canada Prenatal Nutrition for parents with babies) from March 8 to 29. It was my first time making one so it was the...
0104Iqaqrialu ApiTah_WINNER.jpg Iqaqrialu ApiTah Arctic Bay John Joe happily having maktaaq at 6 months old, Aug. 31, 2018. He enjoys any kind of country food.

April 1 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Iqaqrialu ApiTah Arctic Bay John Joe happily having maktaaq at 6 months old, Aug. 31, 2018. He enjoys any kind of country food. ᐊᐱᑕ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᔮᓐ ᕼᐅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᒪᒃᑖᖅᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᖃᖅᖢᓂ 6-ᓂ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 31, 2018-ᒥ. ᒪᒪᑕᓲᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ. Roland...

March 25 – On-the-Land Contest

  WINNER: Sheila Tulurialik Taloyoak A picture says a thousand words. In this case a thousand words are not enough, in the picture is a very wise man how goes by the name of Abraham, he is also...

March 18 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Winnie Seeteenak Baker Lake This is my cool dad who used to enjoy hunting and fishing until he lost his eyesight. Here he is fishing at Big Hips Island in the spring of 2018. Love my...

March 11 – On-the-Land Contest

    WINNER: Sandra Saviakjuk Coral Harbour Tapia Saviakjuk and Dino Bruce picking up a seal down at floe edge in Feb. 2019. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᑕᐱᐊ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒡᑎᓅ ᐳᕉᔅ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᒥ ᓯᓈᓂ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 2019−ᒥ.     Angie Mary Ashevak Clyde River My boyfriend took this...

March 4 – On-the-Land Contest

  WINNER: Jack Iqaluk Sanikiluaq Jan. 22, 2019, my youngest daughter scraping polar bear skin that I caught the day before.March ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔮᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 22, 2019, ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅᐹᖁᑎᒐ ᐸᓂᒐ ᓇᓄᖅᑭᕆᔪᖅ ᖁᑭᓚᐅᖅᑕᓐᓂ ᐃᑉᐱᒃᓴᖓᓂ.       Roxanne Anowtalik Arviat Shooting shortened double barrel near Arviat, spring of 2012. ᕌᒃᓵᓐ...

February 25 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Gregory Ningeocheak Coral Harbour Bearded seal going for air at its breathing hole, outside Coral Harbour. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᒍᕋᒍᕆ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᑦ ᐅᒡᔪᒃ ᐊᓂᖅᓵᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒡᓗᖓᓂ, ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ.       Patricia Mablik Naujaat Travelling to Naujaat in tuktu atajuq, spring 2018. Photo taken by Rhoda Nasalik. ᐸᑐᕆᓯᐊᑦ ᒪᑉᓕᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓄᑦ...
1802Dino Bruce_WINNER Dino Bruce Coral Harbour Hunters in Coral Harbour still practising a traditional method using only a harpoon. John Nakoolak caught this female bearded seal. Southampton Island or Coral Harbour (Jan 30, 2019).

February 18 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Dino Bruce Coral Harbour Hunters in Coral Harbour still practising a traditional method using only a harpoon. John Nakoolak caught this female bearded seal. Southampton Island or Coral Harbour, Jan. 30. ᑏᓅ ᐳᕉᔅ ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦ ᓴᓪᓕᓂᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ...