UPLUKKUT IQALUKTUUTIAMIT. INUIN NAAMAINAQTUT. HILA ALIANAQHIJUQ ALAPPAAKNAIKMAN. TAKHIJUITTUQ. HINIKNAIKTUQ ILLAA. AUDLAATIJUT INUIN. QUANARUNARAMI ILLAA. TINGMIAKHIUQTUTLU. TAHIKJUAMUT INUIN HANDAAKPAKTUT SIKITUUQKUTLU, KIHIMI HIKUILIQMAN SIKITUUNAIKTUK. QINIQPAKLUGIT ILATIT. INIKTIKTUT INUHUKTUT IPAKHANI KIILINIKMIT. NUTAAQANIUITLU ILIHAKLIHAAKTUT INIKTIKTUTLU. UUTIQNIAMIJUT ILIHAKVIIT AUGUSI 21MMIGUUK. TUHAQTITINIAQPAIT INUIN QANUQ PINAHUAT TAMNA AANIARUT HAKUGIIKKPALAAKMAN. NAUNAIKNIAQKUK AUGUSIMI. INUHUKTUT HAVALUKAKTUT QUANA IQALUKTUUTIAMI. QUVIAHUINAQTUT QUANA. HULILUGARIAMI ALIANAQHIVAKTUQ. NAAMAINNAQTUT INUIN. NAAMAQLUHI.

Welcome to the busy little town on the south tip of Victoria Island, land of the Kiilinikmiut, the Inuinnait. Summer is finally here and the snow and ice is melting quickly now so please be careful when traveling on the land and sea.

Many residents are so busy this time of year with a bountiful of harvest from the land and sea. So much to be thankful for this time of year. So many fishers out there both young and old, ice jigging up at the lakes and soon the river will open up and the ice crevices down at Gravel Pit will be fun to watch everyone ice fishing for arctic char. Cambridge Bay is so well known for their arctic char.

Mom! Dad! I am going to kindergarten now! Here is five-year-old Sarah Alexis Haonilik Bezanson of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The pre-school children held a cute graduation on June 17. Congratulations Sarah and the whole group.
Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

Inuit are busy making dried fish out at their spring and summer camps and picking fresh eggs from the land, fresh trout and few arctic char and geese from the land. It will always be shared and that is how Inuit were taught from generations back in the early history.

The Elders, single parents and those unable to make it out on the land to harvest are thankful for hunters and fishers sharing country food. Many of the Inuit who do not get to eat country food, they start to get sick, lose weight and get weak and your stomach starts to feel like it is burning, so it is part of us as Inuit that we need our diet of country food.

Congratulations to our class of 2020 Kiilinik High graduates, all 14 students graduated and this year due to the pandemic, an outdoor ceremony was held and the public was able to attend outdoors and the day was so perfect with sunshine warm weather, a perfect day for a graduation. We are all so proud of you all. Good luck in your future endeavours and all the best, enjoy life to the fullest and pursue your dreams. We are with you all the way.

Another group to congratulate were some wee ones who all graduated from pre-school! About 20 kids attended pre-school all winter and now have graduated and are now going into kindergarten! Just too sweet and adorable these wee ones were.

They even wore kaligoks and each received a certificate and some gifts with good food.

Their instructors all had tears saying goodbye to their students, quana to Pia, Jeannie Komaksiut and Janice Evetalegak for taking good care of the kids and preparing and teaching them to get ready for kindergarten. Congratulations to everyone and quana to all the parents who loved and cared and made sure their children stayed in school! Have a great summer and see you at Kullik Ilihakvik.

Summer employment with our youth is very busy already many are all working and started their summer jobs at the hamlet. Garage clean-up will continue through for the next few weeks, quana everyone in our community for participating in making our town look cleaner. Good luck, have a great summer, we appreciate all you each do for your community. Be safe and be happy and stay healthy.

God Be With You Son.

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