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 over to her … she got very happy. He caught these with just rocks on the airport road. May 30, 2019.

ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓯᐊᕋ ᐃᑭᓂᓕᒃ
ᐅᓇ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᑑᑭᒥ, 12, ᐊᕿᒡᒋᕐᒥ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒐᑦᑕ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᖓ ᐱᔪᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒡᔭᓚᐅᖅᐸᖏᑦ … ᖁᕕᐊᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᒥᑦᑕᕐᕕᓕᐊᒧᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓂ. ᒪᐃ 30, 2019.




Brian Joseph
Kangiqtugaapik/Clyde River
This polar bear came to us while we were on coffee break, it was so foggy so it came pretty close to us, but we managed to follow it for a while so we could take a pic of it at sunrise.

ᐳᕋᐃᔭᓐ ᔫᓯᐱ
ᐅᓇ ᓇᓄᖅ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑳᐱᑐᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ. ᑕᒃᓯᓗᐊᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᑲᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᓕᖅᑐᒥ.

Casie Totalik-Holwell
Bruce Holwell and Tommy Totalik on an iceberg coming home from a polar hunt.

ᑲᐃᓯ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ-ᕼᐅᓪᐅᐃᓪ
ᐳᕉᔅ ᕼᐅᓪᐅᐃᓪ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑖᒥ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ ᐱᖃᓗᔭᕐᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

Jean Kukkuvak
Samantha Kukkuvak on a fishing trip with my grandmother May 27, 2019 near Kugaaruk. She loves going out on the land.

ᔩᓐ ᑯᒃᑯᕙᒃ
ᓴᒫᓐᑕ ᑯᒃᑯᕙᒃ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᕋᓗ ᒪᐃ 27, 2019 ᑰᒑᕐᔫᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᖓ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ.

Kristy Ann Porter
Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven
Amelia Grace Ipuittuq Porter’s first fishing trip at three years old, during Gjoa Haven’s annual fishing derby in Tahiqruaq May 17 to 19, 2019. First prize was $15,000 cash. Many more fishing and hunting trips for my beautiful daughter. Photo captured by Megan Porter.

ᑯᕆᔅᑎ ᐋᓐ ᐳᐊᑕ
ᐊᒦᓕᐊ ᒍᕋᐃᔅ ᐃᐱᐅᑦᑐᖅ ᐳᐊᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᖓ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᑦ, ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕼᐃᖅᕈᐊᕐᒥ ᒪᐃ 17-ᒥ 19, 2019-ᒧᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒃᓴᖅ $15,000-ᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐸᓂᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᐃᒋᓐ ᐳᐊᑕᒧᑦ.

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Casey has worked in journalism for more than 20 years, and with Nunavut News since 2011. His work has taken him across the North: to every community in Nunavut's Qikiqtani and Kivalliq regions; to Yellowknife, NWT; to Whitehorse, Yukon, for the 2012 Arctic Winter Games; and to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. Casey's local editorials were named the best in Canada in 2018 (bilingual education in Nunavut) and 2019 (Government of Nunavut toxicity), and he is the two-time recipient of Canada's top national award for community newspaper reporting, most recently in 2015 for his work covering Iqaluit's dump fire. He was the project developer for NNSL's 2016 Arctic Winter Games website and app, which won regional honours for best online project.