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Amazing on the land stories

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!

2611Marina Aqqiaruq_WINNER Marina Aqqiaruq Iglulik My husband Dennis Aqqiaruq took this photo while seal hunting in September. Looks like a wave and a heart shape.

November 26 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Marina Aqqiaruq Iglulik My husband Dennis Aqqiaruq took this photo while seal hunting in September. Looks like a wave and a heart shape. ᒪᕇᓇ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ ᐅᐃᒐ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ. ᒪᓪᓕᐅᖅᑰᔨᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ                     Emigluaqtuq Nutarasungnik Rankin Inlet Saw this...
1911Sarah Peryouar_WINNER Sarah Peryouar Baker Lake Blake Inukpaaluk Peryouar tying caribou hind legs together in order to carry it back to the boat, on September 16/17, at Hatsiumani'tuaq, outside Baker Lake, NU.

November 19 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sarah Peryouar Baker Lake Blake Inukpaaluk Peryouar tying caribou hind legs together in order to carry it back to the boat, on September 16/17, at Hatsiumani'tuaq, outside Baker Lake. ᓯᐊᕋ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᕐ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ ᐸᓚᐃᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᐹᓗᒃ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᕐ ᕿᓚᒃᓯᔪᖅ ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᓂᐅᖏᓐᓂ...
1211Sal Kanayuk_WINNER Sal Kanayuk Pangnirtung Friday Oct. 26, sunset in Pangnirtung.

November 12 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sal Kanayuk Pangnirtung Friday, October 26, sunset in Pangnirtung. ᓯᐊᓪ ᑲᓇᔪᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 26, ᓯᕿᓂᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᓯᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ.             Ayla Marie Kavik-Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq We were five people in our house 65 miles out of town, my dog was barking for over 10 minutes...
0511Julia Saumik_WINNER Julia Saumik Naujaat Five of Paniaq Siusangnark’s great grandchildren graduated in Tugaalik High School. Back row from left: Lorena Siusangnark, Jean Nelson Siusangnark, Rosalie Ijjangiaq, Tiffany Siusangnark, Lloyd Siusangnark. Aug. 24, 2018.

November 5 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Julia Saumik Naujaat Five of Paniaq Siusangnark's great-grandchildren graduated from Tugaalik High School Aug. 24. Back row from left: Lorena Siusangnark, Jean Nelson Siusangnark, Rosalie Ijjangiaq, Tiffany Siusangnark, Lloyd Siusangnark. ᔪᓕᐊ ᓴᐅᒥᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᐸᓂᐊᖅ ᓯᐅᓴᕐᓈᑉ ᐃᓗᓕᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ...
2910Jordan Unainuk St John_WINNER Jordan Unainuk St John Arviat Heading back to the cabin west of Arviat, we thought it was water at first, nice clear ice.

October 29 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jordan Unainuk St John Arviat Heading back to the cabin west of Arviat, we thought it was water at first, nice clear ice. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᐅᓚᐃᓐᓄᒃ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕋᓛᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᖓᓄᑦ, ᐃᒪᐅᓇᓱᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ, ᓯᑯᓯᒪᓕᓵᖅᑐᖅ.                     Amanda Nanauq Qavvik Kugaaruk Lloyd Aaquaq Qavvik's first...
2210Kenneth Kripanik Kenneth Kripanik Iglulik August 29, 2018. Waiting for seals to pop up at Suluraugaq.In the picture is Melvin Taqqaugaq, Marian Kripanik, Patrick-John Attagutaluk and Mason Taqqaugaq.

October 22 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Madeleine Qumuatuq Pangnirtung Moon going down amongst the Pangnirtung mountains. G'nite. Sinitsianiaqusi/have a good sleep. ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑐᖅ: ᒫᑕᓕᓐ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᖅ ᐊᖅᑲᖅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᑕᐅᕘᓇ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᖅᑲᖓᒍᑦ. ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ. ᓯᓂᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑯᓯ/have a good sleep.         Devon Manik Resolute Bay Hunted a nanuq (polar bear) on Wednesday last week with...
1510Katrina Germino_WINNER Katrina Germino Pond Inlet Winter is coming! The first fall of snow in Pond Inlet, Sept. 2018.

October 15 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Katrina Germino Pond Inlet Winter is coming! The first fall of snow in Pond Inlet, Sept. 2018. ᑲᑕᕇᓇ ᔫᕐᒥᓄ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᑎᑭᓕᖅᐳᖅ! ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᖃᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃᖕᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 2018.                         Amarualik Uluriak Alert Alert, Aug. 22, 2018. View from cockpit of Kenn Borek. Nunavut on...
0810Jessica Tinashlu_WINNER Jessica Tinashlu Naujaat This was taken near Naujaat, Sept. 22, frozen lake about 2 inches thick that looks like they’re walking on water.

October 8 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jessica Tinashlu Naujaat This was taken near Naujaat, Sept. 22, frozen lake about two inches thick that looks like they're walking on water. (Jessica is our first two-time winner. You'll recall her first one of the polar...
0110Katrina Germino_WINNER Katrina Germino Pond Inlet This photo was taken last August. Friendly people and beautiful community. Mountains, icebergs and glaciers. Truly Pond Inlet is one of Canada’s “jewels of the North”.

October 1 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Katrina Germino Pond Inlet This photo was taken last August. Friendly people and beautiful community. Mountains, icebergs and glaciers. Truly Pond Inlet is one of Canada's "jewels of the North". ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᑲᑕᕆᓇ ᔫᒥᓅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᑐᙵᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ...
2409Kelly Alikatuktuk_WINNER Kelly Alikatuktuk Qikiqtarjuaq Aug. 18, Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut.

September 24 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER Kelly Alikatuktuk Qikiqtarjuaq August 18, Qikiqtarjuaq. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓕ ᐊᓕᑲᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 18, ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᖅ.             Cheryl Taptuna Kugluktuk Jaden Taptuna using a pellet gun, saying he’s getting the biggest caribou. He is four years old. ᓯᐊᕈᓪ ᑕᑉᑑᓇ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᔭᐊᐃᑕᓐ ᑕᑉᑑᓇ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᐳᓪᓚᓕᖕᒥ ᖁᑭᐅᑎᙳᐊᒥᒪ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᑲᑕᒃᑐᖅ. ᑎᓴᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ.                 Molly...
1709Nazareth Kidlapik_WINNER Nazareth Kidlapik Naujaat This photo was taken last year Aug. 17, 2017, near Naujaat, NU. Photo by Starr Evalak.

September 17 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Nazareth Kidlapik Naujaat This photo was taken last year August 17, 2017, near Naujaat. Photo by Starr Evalak. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓈᓱᕆᑦ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 17, 2017−ᒥ, ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᓯᑖᕐ ᐃᕙᓚᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ.         Helen Sikkuark Niptayok Kugaaruk Pierre Niptayok (dad), Carol Inuksaq (daughter),...
1009Jessica Mucpa_WINNER Jessica Mucpa Pond Inlet Sunrise in Pond Inlet.

September 10 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER Jessica Mucpa Pond Inlet Sunrise in Pond Inlet. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᔭᓯᑲ ᒪᒃᐸ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. Connor Koonoo Pond Inlet Pond Inlet on June 29, 2018. ᑳᓄᕐ ᑰᓄ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᔫᓂ 29, 2018−ᒥ.         Fiona Aglak Pond Inlet Marilyn amaatanga Robin from Pond Inlet. Aug. 23, 2018. ᕕᐅᓇ ᐊᒡᓚᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᒥᐊᕆᓕᓐ ᐊᒫᖅᑕᖓ ᕌᐱᓐ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ....
WINNER 0309Julia Mickiyuk Julia Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq I captured this lighting just in time, it was about 2 years ago.

September 3 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER Julia Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq I captured this lighting just in time, about two years ago. ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᔪᓕᐊ ᒥᑭᔪᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐅᓇ ᑲᓪᓕᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᖅᑯᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᒍ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐸᓘᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑐᓂ.   Mimi Tucktoo Taloyoak Here is my daughter, Flower Tucktoo – four years old at the time, with her...

August 27 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER Isabell Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq Beautiful water stream from Sanikiluaq. Summer time 2016 when we went out for a picnic. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓴᐱᐅᓪ ᒥᑭᔪᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᑰᖕᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ. ᐊᐅᔭᖅ 2016−ᒥ ᓯᓚᒧᑦ ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ.                       Philip Angotautok Naujaat These were taken on August 6 near Naujaat. ᕕᓕᑉ...

August 20 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Eva P Gibbons Arviat This was July 27 at 9:15 a.m., Mr. and Mrs. Josey Sr. Gibbons on our way up the road, but ended up with 50+ caribou. WINNER: ᐄᕙ ᐲ. ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᓇ ᔪᓚᐃ 27−ᒥᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 9:15 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ,...

August 13 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Donalda Malla Arviat Touch the rainbow, taste the rainbow! Photo by Michelle Malla, July 30, 2018. WINNER: ᑐᓈᓪᑕ ᒪᓚ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᕈᒃ ᐊᔭᒍᑕᖅ, ᐆᒡᓗᒍ ᐊᔭᒍᑕᖅ! ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᓯᐅᓪ ᒪᓚᒧᑦ, ᔪᓚᐃ 30, 2018.                       Sharon Krejunark Kugaaruk One of David Riley Krejunark's catch, harpooning the second...

August 6 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sereena Nattuk Curley Hall Beach Teamwork is the way. Guys preparing walrus meat to ferment near Hall Beach. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓯᕇᓇ ᓇᑐᒃ ᑰᓕ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐅᕗᖅ. ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᔪᑦ ᐊᐃᕕᐅᑉ ᓂᕿᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᒍᓇᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. Simon Akearok Curley Hall Beach Went caribou hunting March 30,...

July 30 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Silas Pijamini Grise Fiord This is me (Silas) in Grise Fiord on top of the mountain on a cloudy July 16, 2016. My little cousin Abraham Pijamini took the photo. Lianne Qimippiarju Qikiqtarjuaq Alex and Jomie Nookiguak sitting on a...

July 23 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Tammy Pauloosie Taloyoak My daughter Misty mini water skipping with her 120. Taloyoak, June 2017. ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑐᑦ: ᑖᒥ ᐸᐅᓗᓯ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐸᓂᒐ ᒥᔅᑎ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᖄᖓᒎᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ 120-ᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ, ᔫᓂ 2017.               Cecile Panika Whale Cove Gordon Panika had just the right timing to take this picture of...

July 16 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Kublu Kublu Pond Inlet This photo was taken near Pond Inlet, June 29, 2018. Seal wouldn't go down so I took a selfie with it. ᑯᑉᓗ ᑯᑉᓗ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᔫᓂ 29, 2018-ᒥ. ᓇᑦᑎᖅ ᐊᖅᑲᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ.       Alvin Sandy Igloolik Myself,...