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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!

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,...

November 4– On-the-land contest

Winner: Bobby Ukaliq Gjoa Haven Oct. 6, 2019 at 4:36 p.m. A calm view of part of the town and the bay through a wide lens. ᐹᐱ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 6, 2019–ᒥ 4:36 ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. ᓴᐃᓕᔪᒥ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒪᖓᓐᓂ...

October 28– On-the-land contest

WINNER: Sandra Taqqaugaq Naujaat Caribou near search and rescue cabin outside Naujaat, Oct. 12, 2019. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ:  ᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᑕᖃᐅᒐᖅ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐸᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕋᓛᖓᑕ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 12, 2019. Isabell Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq My nephew Leland Andrew D.J. Iqaluk Takatak, who was...

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...