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ᓯᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦ ᑐᖂᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ Coral hunters bag bowhead Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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"All that was left was the skull. We just left it on the shore for the shrimp to eat." – Aaron Emiktowt on successfully harvesting a 8-metre (27-foot) bowhead whale in Coral Harbour, page 2.

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Coral Hunter hunters harvest bowhead ᑖᓯ ᓇᑯᓛᒃ, ᔅᐸᓐᓱᕐ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᐊᕆᓐ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ, ᔫ ᓯᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒍᕆᒡ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᓇᖏᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᖄᖓᓂ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᓕᔾᔨᕕᖕᒥ ᓄᕙᐊᓂ ᓴᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᔫᓂᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ.

Team nabs 8-metre whale after thrilling chase and shares the meat, blubber and muktuk with the community by Cody Punter

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Coral Harbour

photo courtesy of Aaron Emiktowt

Darcy Nakoolak, Spencer Saviakjuk and Aaron Emiktowt, Joe Saviakjuk and Greg Ningeocheak stand on top of the whale they harvested at Ruin Point near Coral Harbour at the end of June.

Coral Harbour was abuzz with life last week after a group of five hunters harvested a 8-metre (27-foot) bowhead whale. "It was a dream come true," said Aaron Emiktowt, who led the hunt. Emiktowt and his crew of Greg Ningeocheak, Darcy Nakoolak, Joe Saviakjuk and Spencer Saviakjuk had been working throughout the spring to take down one of the giant creatures. Emiktowt said it took a total of nine trips to Ruin Point, a traditional gathering area where bowheads are usually found in the spring, before they were finally able to find the perfect conditions for taking one down. "Every time we went out, we would see these whales

"We were assuming that and we would try and hunt one of them. It was a learning whale would get into the shallow part of the island and experience," said Emiktowt. "There was one time when sure enough it happened," we were trying to hunt it on said Emiktowt. It took the men two hours a little row boat and there to get out to was another Ruin Point. time when the Once there, whale came out Emiktowt on the floe edge teamed up with but once we got Ningeochea k close it would in one 18-foot hear our footsteps and then aluminum boat would just dive." while the other After eight three men got Aaron Emiktowt unsuccessful into another. scouting trips It didn't take and with goose long for them to hunting season just around spot the whale. When they got the corner, the crew decided close enough, Ningeocheak to take a break to spend time launched a harpoon deep into on the land with their fam- its skin on his first attempt. ilies. However, by the end "I asked him to snug the of June the ice was crack- buoy out in front of the bow ing closer to the sea shore, so we could get towed around which presented them with and maybe tire the whale out an opportunity. sooner. Darcy was the other driver on the other boat, so I told him to try and get close to get another harpoon in. As they approached the whale – it was a real active one – it turned on them and started attacking the boat instead. In the process he threw the harpoon and hit it and the whale kind of submerged on the boat," explained Emiktowt. "Darcy grabbed the throttle and got away just in time. They were lucky they didn't get flipped over." Even with two harpoons, the whale continued to put up a fight. Although he had a grenade-propelled harpoon at his disposal, Emiktowt said it was too unwieldy to use, so he ordered the men to start firing on the bowhead with their rifles. After hitting the whale with a few rounds of heavy ammunition, it slowed down a little bit. "One time when we got on its side, the whale came out of the water. It showed its head and its neck and I took a shot where the neck meets the skull and it got knocked out." After 20 minutes of fighting it seemed like the hunt was finally over. But as the men grabbed the ropes to pull the animal back to their sleds, the whale moved. "I asked Greg to reverse the boat and I grabbed my spear and I speared it behind the flipper," said Emiktowt. "It went in and got the heart and then it just started floating." Once they finally pulled the whale to shore, the men made a post on Facebook to notify the community to come out and help butcher it. A few hours later there were 50 people cutting up the whale and collecting the meat, blubber and muktuk, all of which was shared with the community. "All that was left was the skull. We just left it on the shore for the shrimp to eat."

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An Arctic grayling that was caught while fishing at Diane River just outside or Rankin Inlet.

Search on for dump fire suspects Naujaat RCMP are seeking information about people setting fires at the dump on June 29. According to a message posted on the hamlet's Facebook page, anyone with knowledge of what happened should contact the hamlet or RCMP. "We consider this incident to be serious and the setting of fires is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated," read the statement. "Please speak to your kids about this issue and if you see something, please report it immediately."

Garbage pick-up schedule Baker Lake Baker Lake has slightly altered its garbage pick-up schedule. The residential schedule is as follows: Monday – Blocks 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Tuesday – Blocks 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 Wednesday – Blocks 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Thursday – Blocks 1,000, 2,000 and 4,000 Friday – Blocks 3,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Commercial garbage pick-up will continue to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday for all blocks. The hamlet is also reminding people that used batteries and empty propane tanks are picked up on Thursdays. The public is being asked to dispose of those items on that day by leaving them beside their bins.

Caribou approaching Rankin Inlet Rankin Inlet The spring caribou herd was getting close to Rankin Inlet at the end of last week. Agnico Eagle announced that it will continue to monitor the herd and follow its caribou management plan with the help of the Kivalliq Inuit Association, the Hunters and Trappers Organization and the territorial government. According to the plan, all mining activities will be suspended when between 1 to 50 caribou get within 100 metres of the road. Hunters are reminded not to shoot directly across the road or within the work area.

Gun safety Baker Lake The Hamlet of Baker Lake is currently looking for people who would be interested in taking a gun safety course. The personal acquisition licence is required for all gun owners in Canada. People interested in getting additional certifications can also take the Nunavut Online Hunter Education Course. The online course is a voluntary, self-study program designed to help educate new or inexperienced hunters and is not intended as a replacement for traditional knowledge learned from elders or mentors.

People in the Kivalliq have long been voicing concerns about bears becoming more aggressive.

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ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᖑᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᐅᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᐊᕋᓐ ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᑐᙵᒥᓂᑦ ᓇᓄᕐᒧᑦ ᐹᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ Sentry ᕿᑭᖅᑕᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᖑᑦ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᐅᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᑐᙵᒥᓂᑦ ᓇᓄᕐᒧᑦ ᐹᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᓐᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᑐᕆᐊ ᐄᓴᓗᒃ. ᐄᓴᓗᒃ, ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᖁᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᒃᑳᓘᓂᖓᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᕐᔪᐊᖃᖅᖢᓂ. "ᐃᓄᑦᑎᐊᕙᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᒥ ᕿᑐᙵᒥᓂᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᐊᕋᓐ ᒋᐱᓐᔅ, 31, ᐱᑭᐅᑕᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕿᑐᙵᒥᓂᑦ Sentry ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᓂ, 10 ᑭᓛᒥᑕᐸᓘᔪᒥ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 3-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᓄᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖁᑭᐅᑎᖃᕐᓇᓂ, ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂ ᐃᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓅᑉ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑐᙵᖏᑕ ᕿᑎᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᖁᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᕚᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓗᑎᒃ. ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᖁᖓᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓐᓃᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂᑦ ᑭᖑᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᖁᑭᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᖁᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᓄᖅ. ᒪᕐᕈᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᖁᑕᐅᔪᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐹᖅᓯᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᒋ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᓂᑦ. ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 2000-ᒥ ᐊᖑᒻᒥ ᐹᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᓇᓄᕐᒥ ᖁᑭᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒍᐊᑎ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ, ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᐃᓚᖓ ᓈᓚᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐸᓂᖓᑕ ᐅᖃᓗᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᔪᒥ ᐆᕚᑎᒍᑦ, ᑐᕕᑐᒃᑰᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᐅᓘᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᓄᕐᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑰᒡᔪᐊᕌᓘᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ, ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓇᓄᕐᓂ ᐃᓗᐊᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ

ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᕗᑦ ᐃᐊᕋᓐ ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᑎᒥᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒧᑦ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᑐᙵᒥᓂᑦ ᓇᓄᕐᒧᑦ ᐹᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 3-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

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Community members wait for Aaron Gibbons' body to be returned to Arviat after he died protecting his children from a polar bear attack on July 3. ᐃᓄᖕᓃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᕐᕕᒋᔭᖓᓐᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ, ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᑕᑉᐸᐅᖓ ᑕᐅᓄᖓᓗ ᓯᒡᔭᖅᐸᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓗᖕᒥ. ᐄᓴᓗᒃ, ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓐᓄᒍᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᐅᔪᓂ. "ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᑰᑕᖓ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᑕ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᔭᓄᐊᕆᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ

ᐱᓇᖕᓇᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓗᖕᒥ 28-ᓂ 34-ᓄᑦ ᓇᓄᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓄᑦ 2017-18 ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖓᓄᑦ. 2016-ᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 842-ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᓇᓄᖅᑕᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑰᒡᔪᐊᕌᓗᖕᒧᑦ, ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒥ. ᐅᓄᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᑲᑖᕐᔪᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ 2011ᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᐃᓴᐃᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᓇᐃᓴᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ 949-ᓂ ᓇᓄᕐᓂᑦ. Please see July 9 Nunavut News for story in English


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ᐱᔭᐅᔪᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦ ᓴᓪᓕᓂ ᑐᖂᑦᑎᕗᑦ 27-ᓂ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᑕᑭᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᓈᖓᒍᑦ

ᓴᓪᓕᑦ ᓂᓪᓕᐊᕈᓘᔭᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂᑦ ᑐᑰᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 27-ᓂ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᑕᑭᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ. "ᐱᔭᐅᔪᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᐊᕆᓐ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ, ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᕆᔭᖏᑦ ᒍᕋᒡ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᑖᓯ ᓇᑯᓛᒃ, ᔫ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᔅᐸᓐᓱᕐ ᓴᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᐱᕐᙶᓕᒫᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᒥᑦ. ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ 9-ᓂ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᓕᔾᔨᕕᖕᒧ ᓄᕗᐊᓄᑦ, ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᐱᕐᙶᒃᑯᑦ, ᓇᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᑕᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. "ᐊᐅᓪᓛᑐᐊᕌᖓᑦᑕ, ᑕᑯᕙᒃᖢᑕ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕ. ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ. 8-ᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᕿᓂᖅᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ, ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᒥᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᔫᓂᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᓯᑯᐃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᒡᔭᒧᑦ ᖃᓂᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᑐᓂᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᖓᓄᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ. ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᓕᔾᔨᕕᖕᒧ ᓄᕗᐊᓄᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑕᐃᑯᙵᕐᒪᑕ, ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ 18-ᓂ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᒥ ᑕᑭᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖏᑦ ᐱᖓᓲᔪᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᓄᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓗᐊᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

ᕿᓂᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓯᖕᒪᑕ, ᓂᖏᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᑲᐱᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓈᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓄᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᒪᒃᑕᖓᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᑖᓯ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒥ, ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᕋᓱᐊᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᐱᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓈᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᔭᐅᓕᕐᒪᑦ – ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᑑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ – ᓴᖑᕕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐸᒃᑐᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒧᖔᖅ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᒋᖦᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᐅᓈᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᐱᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᖄᖅᑯᑦᑎᒐᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒧᑦ," ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ. "ᑖᓯ ᓱᒃᑲᓴᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓈᒻᒪᖅᑯᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᕿᒪᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᓂᖅᓴ ᑭᙳᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ." ᐅᓈᒧᑦ ᑲᐱᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᕋᓗᐊᕋᒥ, ᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᓱᓕ ᐅᓇᑕᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ ᑎᓕᐅᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᖑᑎᓂᑦ ᖁᑭᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖁᑭᐅᑎᒥᓄᑦ. ᖁᑭᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᒡᓕᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. 20 ᒥᓂᑦᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅᑰᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᒃᖢᓈᓂ ᓄᓱᒃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᒧᑎᖓᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐊᐱᕆᓪᓗᒍ ᒍᕋᒡ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒥ ᐅᑎᒧᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᒍᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᓈᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᐱᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᓕᕈᖓᑕ ᑐᓄᐊᒍᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒥᒃᑕᐅᑦ. "ᐴᕋᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᖓᓄᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐳᒃᑕᓛᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᖅᖢᓂ." ᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᓄᓱᒃᑕᐅᒐᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᒧᑦ, ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᖃᐃᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᖅᑐᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᓇᒃᓴᖅᑕᐅᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ. ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂ 50-ᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓴᓇᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᕿᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᖅᓱᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑕᖓᓂ, ᑕᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ. "ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᑐᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓂᐊᖁᖓᑕ ᓴᐅᓂᖓ. ᕿᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒥ ᑭᖑᒃᐸᓄᑦ ᓂᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ."

20 ᒥᓂᑦᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᑕᓪᓕᒪᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒧᐊᕈᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 27-ᓂᑦ ᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᑕᑭᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

photo courtesy of Aaron Emiktowt

After 20 minutes of fighting, five Coral Harbour hunters finally hauled in the 27-foot bowhead whale, which was butchered and shared with the community.


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When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked me where I was from. "Toronto," I replied. After a brief silence the councillor responded: "Well, welcome to Canada." Having previously lived most of my life in cities, visiting a Northern community in a predominantly Indigenous territory with long winter nights and never-ending summer days was a new experience. But that comment was the first time I was directly confronted with the idea that there could be more than one version of Canada. As I spent my second Canada Day in Rankin Inlet I found myself having to ask myself what it means to be Sanikiluaq Canadian. That's why I decided to make it the question for this week's Street Talk. The answers were as diverse as Nunavut's Inuit. Some people spoke of multiculturalism and freedom, others of community and Inuk pride. But, for all the people who wanted to share their stories of pride and celebration, there were many others who were less reluctant to cheer on Canada and didn't want to share their stories publicly. Indeed, some people I spoke with

deau is blowing billions of taxpayconsider themselves Inuit first and ers dollars on a pipeline which First Canadian second. As an outsider I Nations on the West Coast are vehecan understand why. mently opposed to. Thule people were living off the For all the buzzwords used to land in the Kivalliq region long celebrate Canada, systemic injusbefore Europeans set foot on the tice is one you're unlikely continent. to hear shouted from the Then in the mid-20th rooftops by the governcentury, the Canadian ment. But, actions speak government undertook a louder than words and program of forced resettlein recent years there has ment throughout the been a lot more talk than region, leading to the creaction from the feds when ation of new communities it comes to supporting like Whale Cove and RanInuit communities. kin Inlet. The cost of living, underResidential schools such CODY funded health centres and as Kivalliq Hall were evena lack of front line worktually opened, becoming a PUNTER ers, Inuit struggling with source of great anguish for mental health. These are all things the students who attended them. which have fallen on deaf ears in While Stephen Harper acknowledged and apologized for Canada's Ottawa. Through all the trials and tribularole in residential schools in 2007, tions, the one thing that has never Trudeau's Liberal government continues to fight Inuit over compensa- wavered in the Kivalliq is the sense tion. Earlier this year the feds decid- of community which unites its people. ed to appeal a decision made by a No amount of resettlement could Nunavut judge, which had previously declared former students eligible for break the bonds that tie families together in distant hamlets. a settlement. That's why it's no surprise to see I still remember the feeling of so many people come together on pride when I learned that Stephen Harper had been voted out of office. Canada Day, to eat, play, laugh, Justin Trudeau promised so much dance and come together as one. While Canada still has a long way to Canadians, including massive to go to right its wrongs, it's comfortinvestments in Northern communing to know that you will always feel ities. Fast forward three years and Tru- welcome in the Kivalliq.

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NEW BOAT IN TOWN

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Christopher Pikikapsi, left, and Wayne Pilikapsi get a tour of Rankin Inlet's new coast guard boat from Cambridge Bay's Audla Buchan during an open house last month. Rankin Inlet's all-Inuit coast-guard crew will start doing regular patrols on the water as soon as the ice clears out of the bay.


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Celebrating community an Stanley Anawak finished second in the water skipping competition.

Jim Pissuk earned first place in the cardboard boat competition.


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Canada Day celebrations were full of action in Rankin Inlet last week. Following a parade through town, the community gathered for a massive barbecue, which included hot dogs, cupcakes and ice cream.

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One of the biggest highlights of the day was the dunk tank, which had people lining up both to dunk and be dunked. Activities continued throughout the afternoon with events all over town, which finished up with a square dance later at night.

Piretta and Louie Inukshuk, front, with their grandchildren and their friend, from left, Chris Inukshuk, Delvin Kaput and Delvin Inukshuk. The family won first place in the vehicle decorating competition.

Christal Kubluitok and her seven-month-old baby Zayden take part in the best costume category.

Monica Kaludjak comes out of the dunk tank on Canada Day.

Jaidyn Verbeek takes part in the styrofoam boat race on Canada Day. She won a costume contest earlier in the day.

Marilyn Sullivan and Ivan L'Huillier soak up the sun on Canada Day.

Shuvasish Saha, Mahi Syeda, Sarah Towtongie and Victor Towtongie enjoy Canada Day celebrations in town.


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CO-ED SOCCER TOURNEY Kublu Niviatsiak rushes past Samantha Nakoolak during a game of soccer as part of a co-ed soccer tournament in Rankin Inlet last week.

Rankin gymnasts somersault into B.C. Aqsarniit Ujauttaq find success performing at national event by Cody Punter

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Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights Gymnastics) has long had a motto: if you're going to dream, then you might as well dream big. Now the team is seeing its biggest dreams come true. The 19 members of Aqsarniit Ujauttaq recently earned the opportunity to perform on a big stage when they took part in the Canadian Gymnaestrada showcase in Vancouver last month. "We couldn't be more pleased with what they did," said coach Lisa Kresky. This was the second time the girls performed outside of Rankin, having previously done a showcase in Las Vegas. Kresky said there were a few nerves during dress rehearsal, but with each performance they got stronger and more focused. At one point in their routine, they even had the crowd clapping along. "The girls just got more and more excited to perform," said Kresky. In total, the gymnasts did four routines over the course of the trip, including a performance for the closing gala. The Rankin team was one of eight – out of more than 60 groups – that got chosen to participate in the gala. "It was super busy and

super fun," said Alyson McKay, who is one of the Aqsarniit Ujauttaq's members along with her sister Kortni. Rankin Inlet's gymnastics club has been around for 14 years but this was the first year the team participated in the Gymnaestrada. Twelveyear-old McKay has almost been there from the beginning, having started in gymnastics with Kresky when she was two years old. "I've been in gymnastics for a long time," said McKay. "(Gymnaestrada) is a brand new thing for me so it's very important to me." Kresky emphasized that the Gymnaestrada was not a competition but a way for athletes to demonstrate their routines in front of new audiences. "It's really designed for anyone who wants to be involved," said Kresky. "There was a team of people from Edmonton [whose youngest member] was 67 and the oldest guy was 86." Kresky added that the trips are about so much more than gymnastics. They taught throat singing to a group of 300 people and were demonstrating Inuktitut on bus rides with other delegations. They also attended an event where they learned how to write their names in Japanese. "They were amazing

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Rankin Inlet's Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights Gymnastics) took part in a national gymnastics showcase in Vancouver last month. Girls are from back left, on shoulders: Audrey Fredlund, Abby Macdonald; back row: Maya Hidalgo, Nefretiri Innukshuk, Alyson McKay, Bailey Green; middle row: Candace Mamgark, Kortni McKay, Lexus Dion, Rachel Tutanuak, Kylie Mae Alksanik, Caroline Gibbons, Josie Panika, AJ Libatique. front row in splits: Vestal Nester, Kyrene Angootealuk, Latasha Nirlungayuk, Raegan Tattuinee, Yzabell Macdonald. Missing from the pictures are Carolina Hidalgo (team manager), Bing Sadwina (chaperone), Tessa Angootealuk (chaperone), Lisa Kresky (coach). ambassadors for Rankin Inlet and the Kivalliq region," said Kresky. With the world showcase set to take place in Austria next summer, the girls are now turning to the monumental task of raising $150,000. That's how much it will cost to

get an entire team of 19 girls, three chaperones and coach Kresky there and back. "That's including all flights, accommodation, registration fees and uniforms," said Kresky. Although it may seem like a huge amount of money,

Kresky said the girls are going to do everything they can to raise the amount. They are even looking at potentially getting some sponsors. Among the highlights of going to Austria would be the opportunity to perform alongside 2,000 other people from all over the

world. With almost exactly one year until the event in Austria, Kresky said the girls are already preparing their routine. "Everyone came back really excited and looking forward to the possibilities in the future," said Kresky.


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What does being Canadian mean to you?

Horoscopes July 11 to July 17 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, when everything is going your way, you are absolutely glowing. But if things don't come naturally to you, frustration may set in. Find a balance between the two. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, planning stages are over and now you're about to turn your goals into reality. Just be sure to adapt to the changing environment as things unfold. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you might be seeking ways to help others in need, but you do not have patience when things take longer than expected. Stick to the plan and see it through. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it is important to support others' goals and the steps they take to achieve them, even if you do not necessarily agree with their formula for success. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Happiness has less to do with what is happening in the world and more with your own perceptions, Leo. Keep this in mind as you move forward in life.

Shuvasish Syeda: "Multiculturalism, diversity and the beauty of the land."

Rory Suwaksiork: "We're the true North, strong and free."

Madison Aliyak: "I just take part in the events and wait for Nunavut Day.

VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, challenges at work may be tiring you out. People may seem like they are all over the map instead of working together. Try to get everyone going in the same direction. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Avoid going too far off in your own direction this week, Libra. Before making any rash decisions, take some time to ask questions and get answers. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, if something doesn't initially work to your liking, don't be shy about giving it another go. The challenges ahead will be worth it when you ultimately succeed. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Your creativity and emotions are linked this week, Sagittarius. Pour your heart and efforts into a special project that reflects just how you are feeling. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Nothing in a current relationship is unfolding as you had expected, Capricorn. That's alright. This sense of adventure that keeps you guessing is a welcome change.

Corey Panika: "I'm proud to be Canadian because I'm an Inuk."

Alfred Voisey: "Getting together as a community is really important to us."

Kristin Netser: "Freedom."

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, working closely with others is one of your strong points. Disagreements on how to approach different projects can be tricky to navigate, but you're up to the task. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this week there may be little separation between your career and personal life. If that works for you, forget the naysayers.

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Community: Rankin Inlet Activity: Summer camp Perseis Adams is known for being extremely friendly at Rankin Inlet's summer camp. Her counsellors say she is good at getting along with people and loves to welcome new children when they show up at camp. Keep up the good work Perseis!

Youth of the week

Community: Rankin Inlet Subject: Coding Orren Makpah is the student of the week because he was keen to learn coding on the computer during Actua's science camp. He would show up to class early to practise his coding and his group did really well in the Mars rover project. Keep up the good work Orren!

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Do you have an amazing story from your adventures on the land? Tell us your story and show us your photos for a chance to win $100. Each week, we will pick one story from those submitted to editor@nunavutnews.com, or by mail to Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0. Entries will be placed on our Facebook page. The story and photo with the most combined Likes and Shares at the end of the week wins. This week's winner is Ramona Totalik. Congratulations!

CARYN ANGIDLIK Rankin Inlet

While egg picking last week at I&uuqtuuq outside of Rankin Inlet, I found a seagull egg sitting on a rock.

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This year 2018 seal hunting weekend my son Justin caught his first baby seal with a harpoon.

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TAGALIK ECCLES Baker Lake

Took a photo of a plane landing to Baker Lake during some family time fishing close to our community.

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Selma Eccles took this photo just outside of Rankin Inlet on the sea ice.

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