September 17 – On-the-Land Contest


Nazareth Kidlapik
This photo was taken last year August 17, 2017, near Naujaat. Photo by Starr Evalak.


ᓈᓱᕆᑦ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ
ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 17, 2017−ᒥ, ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᓯᑖᕐ ᐃᕙᓚᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ.





Helen Sikkuark Niptayok
Pierre Niptayok (dad), Carol Inuksaq (daughter), Charlie Niptayok (son), Kirby Niptayok (son) catches this summer near Kugaaruk. Our only daughter caught three all together, one of them was a double tusk but the tusk measured a little over one foot each. They all caught 10 narwhal altogether this summer.

ᕼᐊᓚᓐ ᓯᒃᑯᐊᖅ ᓂᑉᑕᔪᒃ
ᐱᐊᕆ ᓂᑉᑕᔪᒃ (ᐊᑖᑕᖓ), ᑭᐊᕈᓪ ᐃᓄᒃᓴᖅ (ᐸᓂᖓ), ᓵᕐᓕ ᓂᑉᑕᔪᒃ (ᐃᕐᓂᖓ), ᑰᐱ ᓂᑉᑕᔪᒃ (ᐃᕐᓂᖓ) ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑰᒑᕐᔫᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᐸᓂᑐᐊᕗᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᓕᖓᔪᓂ ᑑᒑᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑑᒑᖓ ᑕᑭᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᒥ ᐅᖓᑎᑦᑎᐊᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ. ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 10−ᓂ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂ ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ.

Vicky Jane Qaqqasiq
My legally blind 84 years old grandmother, Leah Qaqqasiq Aqpik, picked these berries at Qammakuluit near Pangnirtung.

ᕕᑭ ᔭᐃᓐ ᖃᖅᑲᓯᖅ
ᑕᐅᑐᑦᑎᐊᙱᑦᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ 84−ᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᕋ, ᓕᐊ ᖃᖅᑲᓯᖅ ᐊᖅᐱᒃ, ᐊᕝᕗᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐸᐅᕐᙵᓂᑦ ᖃᒻᒪᑯᓗᖕᓂ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ.







James Akpaleeapik
Pond Inlet
Bylot Island. On our way back home from seal hunting on August 27.

ᔭᐃᒥᓯ ᐊᒃᐸᓕᐊᐱᒃ
ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊ. ᐅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᖢᑕ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 27−ᒥ.
















Moses Totalik
Gjoa Haven
I made an intriguing discovery last night, in Gjoa Haven. I did not realize that I’d capture the Milky Way galaxy in Nunavut! Mother Nature had also treated me with the Aurora borealis. They both are taken in Gjoa Haven. Taken on September 6.

ᒨᓯᓯ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ
ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐅᓐᓄᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ. ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᖓ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓂᓐᓂ Milky Way ᕿᓛᓗᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ! ᓯᓚᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᕙᓐᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᓂᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 6−ᒥ.

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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 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. His editorial criticizing the GN's approach to bilingual education was named best in Canada in 2018.