On Sept. 19, 1924, the ice lay close to shore and the Teddy Bear, a trading vessel, was forced to wait off East Cape, near the Yupik village of Naukan, which Knud Rasmussen called by its Yupik name of Nuvuqaq. The engine broke down and Capt. Joseph Bernard went ashore. Rasmussen did not accompany him,...
Joyce Ramey recently bought a draw ticket and walked away with a cabin. The Nunavut woman was the winner of the safety cabin, donated by Agnico Eagle in collaboration with Sarliaq Holdings, in a draw held by the Kangiqliniq Hunters and Trappers Organization. She received the cabin Feb. 1. Now she says she is looking forward to taking her four children fishing at the new cabin once it is installed, according to a news release from Agnico Eagle. Pictured inside it are, from left, Dany Cloutier of Agnico Eagle, Leo Kaludjak of Sarliaq Holdings, Ramey, Pier-Luc Sevigny of Agnico Eagle, Andre Aokaut of the Kangiqliniq organization and Benoit Bigue of Agnico Eagle. It was the second cabin donated by Agnico Eagle; the first, in 2021, went to Kangiqliniq’s young hunters program. (Photo courtesy of Agnico Eagle)
About 400 people in Clyde River came out to welcome back the community’s lone 2023 Arctic Winter Games competitor, Bonita Tigullaraq. Fourteen-year-old Tigullaraq was greeted at the Quluaq School Gym upon her return Monday. She brought back bronze and silver medals in table tennis from the Games, which were held in Alberta and wrapped up last weekend. “People in the community were very proud of her,” said George Iqalukjuak, who took this photo. (Photo courtesy of George Iqalukjuak)
Welder Dylan Zukiwsky, 20, works on a new sign for the Cambridge Bay RCMP detachment made from salvaged metal, as Brandon Kavanna, 21, works behind him on another section of the sign. A metal sculpture of Sedna, the Inuit guardian of sea animals, is at the back of the room. Zukiwsky and Kavanna are two of five young welders who work at the Red Fish Art Studio, a local art space and welding mentorship program that teaches participants the skills needed to pursue careers in the trades. The finished sign will be unveiled in the community on Feb. 16. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)
Nunavut’s Black History Society marked 10 years of Black History Month celebrations with an opening ceremony and awards presentation at the Aqsarniit Hotel and Conference Centre in Iqaluit Sunday. Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada — the first Haitian-Canadian and Black person to hold this office — was a special guest and spoke of the shared challenges, resilience and partnership of the Black community and Inuit in her keynote speech. “Diversity, inclusion and reconciliation go hand-in-hand,” Jean said. “By coming together with fresh minds, open hearts and determined wills we can put reconciliation into action to ensure equal access for all aspects of society and life in Canada.” The society is screening ‘A Woman of Purpose,’ a documentary on Jean by her partner, Jean-Daniel Lafond, at the Astro Theatre in Iqaluit at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The event is free to attend. (Photo by Meral Jamal)
Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Drum Dancers rehearse Wednesday for the cultural galas at the Arctic Winter Games. The galas were held Thursday and Friday nights, at Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre in Wood Buffalo, Alta., which is hosting the week-long Games. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)