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Casey Lessard

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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.
Jeanie Nakashuk Pangnirtung 1510Jeanie Nakashuk_st1.jpg Herself in a beaded amauti.

Round 4 – Nunavut’s Best Stitcher

WINNER: Jeanie Nakashuk Pangnirtung The artist in a beaded amauti.                           Several pairs of kamiks, all made by the artist. Karen Ivalu Iglulik A garment the artist made.                         Mary Angidlik Rankin Inlet "My grandkids each sewed a pair of mittens for themselves in school...
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...

Round 3 – Nunavut’s Best Stitcher

WINNER: Rose Tina Alivaktuk Pangnirtung The cap is beaded and the two purses are also beaded. The cap is the most recently finished project here, finished June 25. The black beaded purse I made two...
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...

Round 2 – Nunavut’s Best Stitcher

WINNER: Sarah Takolik Taloyoak Sharon Okalik Whale Cove Headshot of the artist: My name is Sharon Okalik from Whale Cove. I also sew parkas, amauti and hand sew mitts.                       Made this wolf parka few years ago. My husband said...
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...

Round 1 – Nunavut’s Best Stitcher

WINNER: Annie Petaulassie Iqaluit Liza Ningiuk submitted by daughter Susie Qaunaq Grise Fiord My mom Liza Ningiuk from Grise Fiord. She made my parka and kamiks.                         Josie Tucktoo Cambridge Bay The artist modelling a hat she made.             Sheila Tulurialik submitted by common-law partner...

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,...

National and regional honours for Nunavut News

Nunavut News was a top achiever in the national and regional newspaper awards competitions this year, earning nine top-three Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNAs) and eight top-three awards from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association...

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,...

July 9 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Ramona Totalik Gjoa Haven This year, seal hunting weekend, my son Justin caught his first baby seal with a harpoon. ᓵᓚᓴᖅᑎ: ᕋᒨᓇ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ, ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ, ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᔭᔅᑕᓐ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓈᕐᒧᑦ.               Chelsea Sammurtok Rankin Inlet As I was going for...