Tea Talk: A new year in Cambridge Bay

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HALUUQQAFFI INUIN. QUVIAHURITTIK UKIUQ NUTAAMI 2020MI. NUTAQQAT UTIKMIJUN ILIHAVIANUN. ILIHAIJIITLU. INUIN IQALUKTUUTIAMI ULAPQIVAKTUT QUVIAHUVINGMI. QUANA IKAJUQTUT AMIHUT ATIIT TITIRAQTUKHAT. QUANA IKAJUQMATA. NUMIKTUTLU. ULAPQIJUTLU. NIRIVAKTUTLU. AMIGAITTUT AKIMAVAKTUT. TAKTAKHANIK UUKTUKTUT QITUNGNUNAQQIVAKTUTGUUK. QUUYAJUMAJUT TAPKUAT IKAJUQTUT. TAPKUATLU AITTUHIANIK TUNIYAKHANIK AMIGAIKTUTL QUANA ILLAA. QUANALU ILANNUAVUT PULAQTUT. HILA NAUMI. ILANI ALAPPAAKNAIKPAKTUKLU ILANI QAIJUQNAHIVAKTUKLU. QUNNIAKTITINAHUALIKMIJUT FEBRUARY 10,11,12, 2020. INUINLU QABLUNAATLU INUGIAKHIKNIAKMIJUQ. ANGNAT MIKHUJAVUT HANAUJANIKLU HANAJAVUN. NAAMMAKPAKLUHI. NAAMMAINNAQTUT INUIN. ALIANAQTUMIK KATAAJUKTUK QAINAHUAK FEBRUARYMI.

Here is two-year-old Navalik Ward all excited opening Christmas presents from family and friends. Christmas is all about children and their happiness and love and to be blessed.
Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

Happy New Year from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Welcome to 2020 from Navvalalok. The holidays are over when we see our kids heading back to school and having to get up early again. Back to school and back to work for everyone.

Ringing in the new year has been a cold one. Cambridge Bay residents had a busy holiday season with games, lots of Christmas festivities, presents, good food, beautiful lights and most of all the tireless volunteers who made it all happen. They helped us celebrate the holiday season and of course all the good cooks who cooked some beautiful feasts for all to enjoy. Quana Quana Quanapiaq amihumik.

A big thank you to all the businesses, organizations, individuals who donated prizes to all ages to enjoy. I see across Nunavut from Facebook there were many live music and dancing, square dancing but Cambridge Bay does not have that luck to have a live band play for square dances and jigging. To the communities who do, you are so lucky you have your own bands. Perhaps someday Cambridge Bay will have accordion players, fiddlers and band to play to keep square dancing and jigging alive.

Cambridge Bay, Nunavut is known to have very very cold weather this time of year compared to other communities in the north. Temperatures have been extremely colder this time. At one time temperatures reached -60C. Not much daylight hours yet, but soon will be brighter when the sun returns to brighten our day on cold days.

We have a special guest coming to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut for the 2020 Kitikmeot Trade Show! Get ready to watch and dance live to Johnny Reid! Yes Johnny Reid. Please come and join us in February 10, 11 and 12 for an exciting trade show. Don’t forget to dress very warm when coming to visit our good friendly community. To all our beautiful talented seamstresses and carvers, make sure to have your items ready for sale during the trade show. See you there.

God Be With You Son. Forever remembered.