Enjoying the land

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Welcome to our beautiful busy little town on the tip of Victoria Island. Cambridge Bay is busy with spring camping, fishing, travelling on land and ice.

Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo
Go to sleep Sparky! Here is five-year-old Maci McCallum with her puppy named Sparky in an amauti at the Ikaluktutiak Co-op Friday, June 15 in Cambridge Bay.

AIK. KANOGITPIHI. NAMAINNAKTUGUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. ALIANAKHIYUK ANIGIAMI. HIKUILIKTUKLU KOANA. IKALUKHIUKLIKTUT TATPANI OVAYOM HANIANI IKALUKTUUTIAMILU. AUDLAATTIYUT. TINGMIAKHIUKTUTLU INUIN. MANNIKHIUKTUTLU. KOANA INUIN NUNAMIITTUT. HIKUIKKAT KAYAKKUKNIAKMIYUT. KIHIMI HIKU TAMMALIKMAN UTAKKIYUT. NUTAKKAT ILIHAKTUT INIKMIYUT. AUGUSIMI UTIKNAHUAT. ILIHAIYIIT AUDLAKKATTAKTUT UNGNAHIKTUMUT. UNAGUIKHIKNAHUAT KOANA. IKALUKTUTIAKMIUT HALUMMAKHIINAHUAT UGYAKHUTIK IKAKKUVIKMUN. PINNIKHINIAKMIYUT IKALUKTUTIANNUAK. KOANA IKAYUKTUT. INUIN AKOLAILGOMIITTUT. APKUTIT NAMAKHIYUT. APUTAIKMAN. KOANA. APKUTTITLU OVAYOMUN NAMAKHIYUT. ALIANAK ANIIGIAMI. NAMAKLUHI. NUTAKKAT MUNAGILUGIT.

Welcome to our beautiful busy little town on the tip of Victoria Island. Cambridge Bay is busy with spring camping, fishing, travelling on land and ice.

Everyone is going out ice fishing out at Mount Pelly, Grenier Lake, Ferguson Lake and at the rivers soon. I hear the river is open now with many residents heading out for a drive out towards Gravel Pit where many of our cabin owners spend their spring and summer with family and friends. It is usually a busy time of the year when everyone sets up their cabins and tent frames for summer camping.

Many residents are so busy ice fishing everyday, you can see many still head out with snowmobiles out towards mainland as there is still ice, but soon it will melt away and then everyone can start boating.

Families head out to go egg hunting also, so everyone is filling up their fridges with eggs from the land, so delicious and healthy. Koana to everyone who shares their harvest of food with each other in our wonderful community.

School is out until August now and many children are out biking and enjoying the warm weather. The older high school students are already busy working at their summer employment jobs and we wish each of them a good summer and we are all proud of you.

We have a few students who will be busy traveling overseas and down south to attend courses, camps and other exciting times for them. Keep up the good work kids. Stay in school and have a great and fun and safe summer. Look after your younger siblings.

Cambridge Bay is busy as usual and community town clean-up will be on Monday, June 25. Posters and announcements have been out now, so we hope to see many of our residents both young and old out there making our community clean and beautiful again.

RCMP held a community barbecue on June 21, Aboriginal Day. Koana to the members and Department of Justice, Wellness Centre staff for always putting on a great gathering with good food and good music by Brydon and Gary Beattie. Lots of kids’ bicycles were given out as prizes and gift certificates. Koana everyone for a fun day even though it was a little windy. They had a canvas tent set up for the elders where they had a feast of muskox stew, char piffy and much more. Raytheon donated a large yummy carrot cake for the barbecue. Koana to Rosabelle and Raytheon for supporting the community.

See you all on July 1st on Canada Day again and Nunavut Day on July 9 everyone.

Have a great and safe summer.

God be with you son, we will always remember the good times we had.