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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!

April 6 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Winnie Qammaniq Pond Inlet Photo of my niece Kailan with my puppy Catch taken in Pond Inlet March 2012. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐅᐃᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐊᖅ ᓄᐊᓐᓂ ᑲᐃᓚᓐᒥ ᕿᒻᒥᐊᕐᔪᒐᓗ ᑳᑦᔅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᒫᔾᔨ 2012–ᒥ. Simon Tucktoo Taloyoak Muskoxen near Taloyoak, August 2019. ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᑐᒃᑐ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐅᒥᖕᒪᐃᑦ...

March 30 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Angela Tugak Arviat John Tugak, August 2019 at Kuutauniraujaq near his cabin. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐋᓐᔨᓚ ᑑᒑᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᔮᓐ ᑑᒑᖅ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2019–ᒥ ᑰᑕᐅᓂᕋᐅᔭᕐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕋᓛᖓᑕ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. Stephanie Utatnaq Aasivaryuk Baker Lake At the dock June 2019 with my baby sister Blair Madison in front of...

March 23 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Jack Allakariallak Iqaluit I was cutting up a seal at the suvvaq outside of Iqaluit – January 19, 2020. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᔮᒃ ᐊᓚᒃᑲᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᒥ ᓱᕝᕙᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ– ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 19, 2020. Theresa Niakrok Rankin Inlet My panik Kaya qaqayuq to the owl,...

March 16 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Joseph Kablutsiak Arviat This is my son Kyle James Kablutsiak, taken during our May 2019 hunt with three bears he got himself. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᔫᓯᐱ ᖃᑉᓗᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᓇ ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᑲᐃᔪᓪ ᔭᐃᒻᔅ ᖃᑉᓗᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᐃ 2019–ᒥ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐊᒃᖤᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ. Sabrina Dent-Hastie Resolute This...

March 9 – On-the-land contest

Winner: Sheldeen Emingak Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay in mid-February, beautiful northern lights. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᓯᐅᓪᑎᓐ ᐃᒥᖓᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᕕᕈᐊᕆᐅ–ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ, ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ. Erik Ikoe Baker Lake 45 kilometres south of Baker Lake – my first grizzly bear back in 2017. ᐃᐊᕆᒃ ᐊᐃᑯ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ 45 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᑉ ᓂᒋᐊᓂ...

March 2 – On-the-land contest

Winner: Apia Nakoolak Coral Harbour Davidee and Thor, age 1, excited for some hockey! ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐊᐱᐊ ᓇᑯᓛᒃ ᓴᓪᓖᑦ ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᐊᕐ, ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ, ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑐᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ! Isiqut Nicholas Kringayark Naujaat Made by me in Naujaat finished Feb. 16. Drum dancing figure. ᐃᓯᖅᑯᑦ ᓂᑯᓚᔅ ᕿᖓᔭᖅ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ...

February 24 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Derek Ittimangnak Kugaaruk Northern lights in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, taken Feb. 6, 2020. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑎᐊᕆᒃ ᐃᑎᒪᖕᓇᖅ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 6, 2020–ᒥ. Putuguk Oleekatalik Kripanik Taloyoak Caribou swimming across the ocean outside of Taloyoak on our way home from camping...

February 17 – On-the-land contest

Winner: Isabell Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq Last year 2019 when we had our big blizzard. Our back door and my Ben’s bedroom window covered with snow to the roof. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐃᓴᐱᐅᓪ ᒥᑭᔪᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ 2019–ᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐱᖅᓯᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᐹᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐊᓐᑯᑎᒪ...

February 10 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Ruth Eetuk Pootoolik Coral Harbour Maakusi Pootoolik enjoys a fish that's easy for him to hold onto. A fun day of fishing at 16 Mile Brook, fall in Coral Harbour. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑳᓚ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕋᐃᔭ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ...

February 3 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Karla Evaloakjuk Pond Inlet My Daughter Reyah, in Mittimatalik, April 2019, with her puppy Amaruq. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑳᓚ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕋᐃᔭ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 2019, ᕿᒻᒥᐊᕐᔪᖓᓗ ᐊᒪᕈᖅ. Shaiane Kootook Taloyoak Here is a photo of myself with my first muskoxen. This was...

January 27 – On-the-land contest

Winner: Randy Inutuinaq Kugaaruk Holding a fish my father caught with a fishing rod in Borrow Lake in Kugaaruk with my mom and 1-year-old son Randy Jr. Nimiq Inutuinaq beside it. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᕌᓐᑎ ᐃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᑖᑕᒪ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ...

January 13 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Sharon Milortok Naujaat Polar bear with two cubs near Naujaat, summer 2019. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᓯᐊᕆᓐ ᒥᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᓇᓄᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑎᖅᑕᓕᖏᓪᓗ ᓇᐅᔮᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᐊᐅᔭᖅ 2019. Martha Anguttitauruq Taloyoak Andrew Jr. Kingmiaqtuq from Taloyoak holding some little birds. ᒫᑕ ᐊᖑᑎᑦᑕᐅᕈᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ ᑭᖕᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᖕᒥᐊᕋᓛᓂᑦ. Sheila Tulurialik Taloyoak Jan....

January 13 – On-the-land contest

Winner: Andrew Panigayak Taloyoak Tea breakfast! Going seal hunting Dec. 14, 2019, waiting on the daylight and having tea 23 miles northeast of Taloyoak. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᐸᓂᒐᔭᒃ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑏᒥ ᐅᓪᓛᕈᒻᒥᑕᖅ! ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 14, 2019–ᒥ, ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑏᑐᖅᑐᑦ 23 ᒪᐃᔪᔅᓂ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ...

December 16 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Bernard Ungalaaq Maktaaq Grise Fiord My son Donja posing in front of a large piece of ice, August 2016 in Grise Fiord, Nunavut. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐱᕐᓈᑦ ᐅᖔᓛᖅ ᒪᒃᑖᖅ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᑖᓐᔭ ᓇᖏᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᑯᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2016 ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. Josh Curley Arviat Arviat,...

December 16 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: John Kadjuk Naujaat Saw this when I was hunting caribou near Naujaat, had to take a picture when I was heading back home. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᔮᓐ ᑲᑦᔪᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ. Kirsten Susarngnaaq Pameolik Arviat Arviat, NU – Nov. 29,...

December 9– On-the-land contest

Winner: Peter Aqqaq Taloyoak I got this nice bear north of Taloyoak on Nov. 19, 2019. Thanks to all the guys that helped out with the catch. ᐲᑕ ᐊᖅᑲᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐅᓇ ᓇᓐᓄᒃᑕᐃᓐᓄᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 19, 2019−ᒥ. ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓᓗᒃᑖᖅ...

December 2– On-the-land contest

WINNER: Kevin Lagace Rankin Inlet Rankin Inlet's new arena, set for grand opening Saturday, Nov. 23 a 1 p.m. and me, outside ready to play hockey! ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑲᕙᓐ ᓕᒐᐃᔅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᓄᑖᖅ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᖓ, ᐱᔭᕇᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 23...

November 25– On-the-land contest

Winner: Sipporah Nukik Baker Lake Zayden Higjariaq , 4 months old at the time, enjoying the spine of a caribou. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᓯᐴᕋ ᓄᑭᒃ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ ᓴᐃᑕᓐ ᕼᐃᕿᐊᕆᐊᖅ ᐃᒃᓯᕋᖅ, ᑕᖅᑭᓕᒃ ᑎᓴᒪᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ, ᒪᒪᑕᒃᑐᖅ ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᕿᒥᕐᓗᖓᓂ.                   Daniel Qarliksaq Baker Lake Daniel Qarliksaq ice chiseling a...

November 18– On-the-land contest

Winner: Bobby Ukaliq Gjoa Haven Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. Lights can be seen in the night sky lit from the street lights and light from buildings as well seen above them is the...

November 11– On-the-land contest

Winner: Teresa Kuniliusie Hainnu Clyde River Stunning clouds in Clyde River, NU, picture taken Oct. 22, 2019. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑎᕇᓴ ᑰᓂᓘᓯ ᕼᐊᐃᓐᓄ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᕗᔭᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 22, 2019–ᒥ. Roger Tassugat Clyde River In Qajuqtalik, 55 km outside of Clyde River,...