Wayne Aiyout letting loose an arrow towards caribou. Photo taken near Taloyoak, August 2015.
ᐅᐊᐃᓐ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᑦ ᖄᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᓴᖅᑯᐃᔪᖅ ᑐᒃᑐᒧᑦ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2015.
Candice Kabloona with her catch with billions of mosquitoes south of Baker Lake … walking to the boat, girls know how to hunt, too!
ᑳᓐᑎᔅ ᖃᑉᓗᓈ ᐱᔭᒥᓂᓪᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᕐᔪᐊᕌᓗᖕᓂ ᕿᒃᑐᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᑉ ᓂᒋᖓᓐᓂ … ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᑦ ᐱᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ, ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒍᓐᓇᕐᒥᔪᑦᑕᐅᖅ!
My daughter Bethany sitting on top of a rock waiting to see my parents after they went seal hunting in Pond Inlet.
ᐸᓂᒐ ᐸᑕᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᔭᕋᓱᒡᔪᒥ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ.
I’ve seen many wolves in my lifetime of hunting, but never caught any of them, but this one was taking our caribou meat so I had to shoot it down. My parents Silas and Mariam Qiyuk, who lived a nomadic life, had to shoot and catch a wolf in order to survive, which is the reason I had never caught a wolf before to show my gratitude toward the animal. I once heard of the same story about not wanting to catch a certain animal but he thought, “if I catch it their spirit will finally eat!” So, in that same thought I caught this wolf so my parents’ spirit could finally eat!
ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐊᒪᕈᕐᓂ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᕗᖓ ᐃᓅᓯᓐᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᓂᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᓚᖓ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᓇ ᑐᒃᑐᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐲᓐᓇᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᖁᑭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ. ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᒃᑲ ᓴᐃᓚᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒥᐅᕆᐊᒻ ᕿᔪᒃ, ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖏᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ, ᖁᑭᖅᓯᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒪᕈᕐᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᒪᕈᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᓚᖓ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᔭᓕᓂᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐊᖅᖢᖓ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᔪᒪᙱᖦᖢᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᔪᒥᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, “ᐱᒍᒃᑯ ᑕᕐᓂᖓ ᓂᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᑕᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ!” ᑕᐃᒫᒃ, ᑕᐃᑲᓂᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ ᐊᒪᕈᖅ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᒪ ᑕᕐᓂᖓᑦ ᓂᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ!
Zacharie John Akkuardjuk
Here is my little brother Nathaniel Joe Akkuardjuk with his first bearded seal back in August of 2015, outside of Naujaat.
ᓵᑯᕆ ᔮᓐ ᐊᒃᑯᐊᕐᔪᒃ
ᐅᓇ ᓄᑲᑯᓗᒐ ᓇᑖᓂᐅᓪ ᔫ ᐊᒃᑯᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐅᒡᔪᒃᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2015,-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ.