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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.

May 14 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Roger Alivaktuk Pangnirtung A picture from 2015. My son's husky 'Bro' likes hunting with us. Helps us find seal dens under the snow. This is the pup he led me to. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᕌᔪ ᐊᓕᕙᑕᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 2015-ᒥ. ᐃᕐᓂᒪ ᕿᒻᒥᐊ...

May 7 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Kayleen Emiktowt Coral Harbour A photo taken at the perfect time during a thunderstorm just outside of Coral Harbour in June 2014. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑲᐃᓖᓐ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᐅᑦ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᕕᓂᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᓈᖅᓯᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᓚ ᐃᑦᑐᒃᑐᐊᓘᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓴᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᔫᓐ 2014-ᒥ.       Emma Iviuq Baker Lake My 80-year-old mother...

April 30 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kuni Nungaq Inukjuak I took this photo inside look of a huge igluvigak back in 2014 in Inukjuak. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑯᓂ ᓄᓐᖓᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᕋ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᒃᒥᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᕕᒐᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᒡᒋᓕᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 2014-ᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᒥ.               Runners-up: Mary Mina Inukjuak Two-year-old Lymekie having too much fun playing...

April 23 – On-the-Land Contest

David Kullualik Pangnirtung David Kullualik, with caught narwhal, with father and brother, at Cumberland Sound near Kekertan Island, May 30, 2007. ᑏᕕᑦ ᑲᓪᓗᐊᓕᒃ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᑏᕕᑦ ᑲᓪᓗᐊᓕᒃ, ᑑᒑᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᑖᑕᖓᓗ ᐊᖓᔪᐊᓗ, ᑎᓄᔭᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐃᑭᐊᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᒪᐃ 30, 2007-ᒥ.         Caroline Arragutainaq Sanikiluaq Annabelle holding...

April 16 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Jessica Tinashlu Naujaat My husband and his hunting buddy went polar bear hunting over the long weekend and came across this iceberg, and a polar bear was running away and the cub is climbing up...

April 9 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Eliza Naomi Eetoolook Taloyoak Kanovak Eetoolook playing with Arctic char dry fish outside of Taloyoak, 2012/13. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᐃᓖᓴ ᓇᔪᒥ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒃ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᑲᓄᕙᒃ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒃ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᓯᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓂᕿᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᑦᓯᒥᒃ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᑕᖕᒪᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 2012/13-ᒥ.                 Joanna Napaqtulaaq Ningeocheak Coral Harbour Andrew-John Ningeocheak, 2014. ᔪᐊᓇ ᓇᐹᖅᑐᓛᖅ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐋᓐᑐᕉ-ᔮᓐ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ,...

April 2 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Victoria Inuarak Pond Inlet My brother, Lee Inuarak, getting the dog sled ready to go back to Pond Inlet from Sanniru (Button Point), March 2014. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᕕᒃᑑᕆᐊ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐊᓂᑯᓗᒐ, ᓖ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ, ᖃᒧᑎᒥᒃ ᐅᓯᐅᖅᑲᐃᔪᖅ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᓴᓐᓂᕈᑎᓂ...

March 26 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Doreen Tiktaq Niego Baker Lake Here's a great photo of our family that was ruined by a bumblebee. During the spring time we were heading out to camp and decided to take a family picture...

March 19 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Elijah Takkiruq‎ Gjoa Haven My daughter Olivia Takkiruq, Gjoa Haven. ᐃᓚᐃᔾᔭ ᑕᒃᑭᕈᖅ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᐸᓂᑯᓗᒐ ᐅᓕᕕᐊ ᑕᒃᑭᕈᖅ, ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥ.                         Runners-up: Jeeteeta Merkosak Pond Inlet Five years ago. ᔨᑏᑕ ᒥᖅᑯᓵᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ.           Joseph Aupaluktuq‎ Baker Lake Baker Lake sunset. ᔫᓯᐱ ᐊᐅᐸᓗᒃᑐᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥ ᓯᕿᓂᖅ ᓂᐱᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.     Maggie D Jones Kingmeatok Rankin Inlet Our mother meets her biological...

March 12 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Marie Naqitarvik Arctic Bay Arctic Bay, spring of 2017. ᒧᕇ ᓇᕿᑦᑕᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥ, ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ 2017-ᒥ.             Paul Kabloona Baker Lake We witness the annual caribou migration that pass by across the lake every summer in July. ᐸᓪ ᖃᓪᓗᓇᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᐊᕐᕋᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᑕᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᒋᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖓᒎᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ...

March 5 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Gina Panigayak Taloyoak Drying my first polar bear hide inside during winter, in 2014. Caught this bear outside my house in Taloyoak. ᔩᓇ ᐸᓂᒐᔭᖅ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐸᓂᖅᓰᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᓇᓐᓄᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᒪ ᒪᒥᕋᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, 2014−ᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᓇᓐᓄᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐃᒡᓗᒪ ᓯᓚᑎᑦᑎᐊᖓᓂ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥ.               Runners-up: Savannah...

February 26 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Nathaniel Kaludjak Rankin Inlet Samuel Kaludjak with his first walrus summer of 2016, about 20 miles away from Rankin Inlet. ᓈᑕᓇᐃ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᓵᒻᒧᐃᓕ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᐃᕕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 2016 ᐊᐅᔭᖓᓂ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ 20-ᒪᐃᓕᒥᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᑦ.           Runners-up: Cassan Nattar Rankin Inlet Annabel Tiriisi Nattar's...

February 19 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Lars Nielsen Qaqqaq Baker Lake I went caribou hunting west of Baker Lake in November with Susan Toolooktook. It was a warm day with flurries. We saw fresh wolf tracks and drove over a few...

February 12 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Nazie Darehshoripour Rankin Inlet Here's my son Thornton Kaludjak with his first aiviq (walrus) at age six, two years ago in July. ᓈᔨ ᑎᐅᕆᓱᕆᐴᕐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᑐᐊᑕᓐ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᐃᕕᕆᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 6-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᔪᓚᐃᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.               Aliisa Uvinik Autut Arviat Joan...

February 5 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Sasha Hickes Baker Lake Here's my son, who has been away for hockey, now into his fourth year. He goes out hunting when he comes back home. I took him out hunting to catch his...

January 29 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kennedy Sigurdson Rankin Inlet "We didn’t know the seal was pregnant. Caught on Oct. 28, 2017. "When my dad went polar bear hunting they only saw and female and a cub so they left them and...

January 22 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kyra Tanuyak Chesterfield Inlet "This is my daughter Katelyn Panimiran Tanuyak. She loves to go out hunting, and she caught her first umingmak in summer 2017 near Chesterfield Inlet." ᑲᐃᕋ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᖅ “ᐅᓇ ᐸᓂᒐ ᑮᑦᓕᓐ ᐸᓂᒥᕋᖅ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ. ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ...

January 15 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Lindsay Kidlapik Arviat "Peyton Nicole, age 5. Enjoying the nice weather on May 14, 2017 while ice fishing. She was very excited to camp out on the land in a tent for the first time...

January 8 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Chelsea Tatty Rankin Inlet My panik Haley Tatty playing in the sand while tuktu migrate in the background. This picture was taken in mid-July 2017. ᓯᐊᓪᓯ ᑖᑎ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕼᐃᓕ ᑖᑎ ᑐᐊᐸᖕᒥ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᑖᕙ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...

Nunavut Election 2017 – Mikkungwak staves off Kabloona in Baker Lake

Due to brief confusion on the Elections Nunavut website, Simeon Mikkungwak initially thought he lost his Baker Lake seat to Karen Kabloona, but he held off her charge by a 389-280 count. "What's going on?"...