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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.
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...

July 2 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Ian Tigullaraq Clyde River My first catch with kakivak. Spring last year outside of Clyde River. Tasittanna Lake. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐃᐊᓐ ᑎᒍᓪᓚᕋᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᒑᐱᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᑲᑭᕙᒃᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒋᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ, ᐅᐱᕐᖔᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᑕᓯᑦᑕᓐᓈᒥ.               Hector Nargyak Gjoa Haven Family enjoying the cod fishing derby held outside of...

June 25 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Nina Qangoinuk Naujaat This picture was taken near Naujaat in 2016. My niece Dorianna Malliki waiting for a seal to pop up, excitement is around the corner again for Naujaamiut. ᓃᓇ ᖃᖑᐊᓐᓄᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ 2016-ᒥ. ᐅᔪᕈᒐ...

June 18 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Emilia Alareak Arviat Here's a picture of my cousin Thomas Alikaswa, about 11 miles south of Arviat. My dad Peter Alareak took the picture two years ago. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐃᒥᓕᐊ ᐊᓚᕆᐊᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓗᑯᓗᒐ ᑖᒧᓯ ᐊᓕᑲᔅᕗᐊᑦ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ 11 ᒪᐃᓕᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ...

Paul Quassa removed from Nunavut premiership

Nunavut MLAs voted Thursday to remove Paul Quassa from the premiership, with ministers backing the regular MLA caucus motion in a 16-3 vote. Chair of the regular members' caucus Arviat North - Whale Cove MLA...

June 11 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Sal Kanayuk Pangnirtung Took this picture with my Canon D20 Power Shot four years ago at Sikujuitu, near Iqalujuak close to Pangnirtung. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᓴᓪ ᑲᓇᔪᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ Canon D20 Power Shot-ᒧᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᓯᑕᒪᓂ ᓯᑯᔪᐃᑦᑐᒥ, ᐃᖃᓗᒃᔪᐊᒥ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ.               Eric Ootoovak Pond Inlet A...

June 4 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Gina Mike Pangnirtung Fishing last year outside of Pangnirtung in Iqalugaarjuk. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᔩᓇ ᒪᐃᒃ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᓴᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ.       Dianna Joy Kaludjak Rankin Inlet Sophia Kaludjak, age 10, with her dad, Leo Kaludjak, at Peter Lake holding her big trout measuring 43-1/8",...

May 28 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Bridgette Aulatjut Arviat Summer 2017 – while trying to catch a bigger fish than my husband, I caught this fish south of Arviat. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐳᕆᔾᔨᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ 2017-ᒥ - ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᖅᑳᕋᓱᐊᓚᐅᕋᒪ, ᐆᒥᖓᖔᕐᓕ ᐃᖃᓗᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᓂᒡᒋᖔᖓᓂᑦ.               Isabell Mickiyuk Sanikiluaq ‘Qunirutsiuk’ collecting eider...

May 21 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Jamie Kalluk Resolute Bay The day started off slow, no bears, few tracks, travelled more than half the day, finally spotted a bear in the distance, checked out the bear only to see it was a...