ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᔪᒃᓴᐅᓐᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᙳᑲᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᑖᓂ ᓂᕿᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ – ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᐅᖅᑲᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᓛᕆᔭᒥᓂ –2022−ᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᒪᐃᒥ.
ᐃᖣᕋᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᒪᐃᒥ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᑕᑯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓚᔾᔨ ᕿᑕᖅᖠᓗᖕᒥ, ᑕᓯᕐᒥ ᐃᖣᕋᖓ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕐᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ 47.5 ᐃᓐᓯᔅᓂ. ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᕿᑕᖅᖠᓗᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᑎᓴᒪᓕᖕᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓯᑭᑑᒥ – ᓂᕈᐊᖅᖢᓂ 2022 Rubicon 520 ᑎᓴᒪᓕᖕᒥ.
“ᐱᓚᔾᔨᐅᑉ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑕᖓ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᓲᓴᓐ ᕼᐃᒃᔅᒧᑦ.
ᐅᐸᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᓄᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ. ᐃᖣᕋᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᑦ 319−ᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᐅᔪᓂ, 467−ᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐆᒐᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ .
“ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐃᒥ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ.
ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᑐᑭᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᖃᐃᖁᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ.
ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒫᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᙴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ
“ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ $116,000-ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ.
ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒐᕋᓱᖕᓂᒃᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ 26 ᐊᒻᒪ 58 ᐃᓐᓯᔅᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥ, ᐱᓪᓗᓂ 2022 Grand Touring 600 Ace ᓯᑭᑑᒥᒃ.
ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔾᔪᑎᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᒪᓕᒃᑐᑦ 9−ᖑᔪᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᒃᑭᓂ ᒥᑭᒡᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ $9,000−ᒥ $1,000−ᒧᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᓯᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖅᑕᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐱᔭᕇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ.
ᐱᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᑕᐅᓂᖄᕐᔪᓲᓱᖑᕗᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ. ᐅᐱᕐᙶᒥ ᐊᐅᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᑎᑭᓵᓕᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔮᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ.
“ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᙳᕋᑦᑕ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᔪᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᖏᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ. “ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᐸᓗᖕᒥ,ᒪᐃᒥ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᐃᖣᕋᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᕙᒃᐳᖅ.”
ᕼᐃᒃᔅ, ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᓖᓐ ᐅᐃᓕᐊᒻᔅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᐅᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔪᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᑭᐱᙳᐃᔭᐅᑎᐅᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᑎᒻᒪᕆᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᑦ.
2022 ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐆᒐᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ
1st – 2022 Grand Touring 600 Ace ᓯᑭᑑᖅ – 26 5/8” – ᓯᓯᐅᓪ ᐸᓂᑲ
2nd – $9000 – 25 3/4” – ᒧᐊᕇᓐ ᐃᑎᒐᐃᑦᑐᖅ
3rd – $7500 ᐊᑐᓂ – 25 1/8” – ᐄᑎᑦ ᑭᖕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓅᔭᖅ ᕈᕋᑦᓚᓐ (ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᖓᔪᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᓴᒪᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᕐ)
5th – $6000 – 25 1/16” – ᓕᓯ ᑕᓄᔭᒃ
6th – $5000 – 24 15/16” – ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᙱ
7th – $3500 ᐊᑐᓂ – 24 3/4” – ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᕗᕋᑦᓕᓐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕼᐊᕆ ᓂᐊᖁᖅ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᖅ (ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑎᒃ 7−ᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ 8−ᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ)
9th – $2000 – 24 1/2” – ᒐᐃᐳᕆᐅᓪ ᓯᓂᖅᑕᓄᑦ
10th – $500 ᐊᑐᓂ – 24” – ᔫᓂ ᐃᔅᓴᑭᐊᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᐃᔪᓪ ᒋᐱᓐᔅ (ᐊᕕᒃᑐᑦ 10−ᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖓᓂ)
ᓇᑭᙶᕐᓂᖓ: ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ
Local fish may have noticed a sudden abundance of new food options – and the sudden disappearance of some of their biggest friends – as the 2022 Rankin Inlet Fish Derby took the region by storm over two weekends in May.
The trout derby held May Long Weekend saw some monster fish, including the winner from Pelagie Kritaqliluk, whose lake trout measured in at 47.5 inches. For that effort, Kritaqliluk had the choice of taking home a new ATV or snowmachine – opting for the 2022 Rubicon 520 Honda.
“Pelagie’s fish was the biggest out of the five years that we have done it,” said derby committee member Susan Hickes.
The turnout was also huge. The trout derby saw 319 registered households, with 467 for the cod derby.
“It was a good turnout,” said committee member Amy Kaludjak.
Hickes said the increase in registrations was partly due to the lack of Covid restrictions, which meant fisherpeople from across Nunavut were invited to participate.
The derbies take all year to fundraise for, including bingos and donations.
“It’s obvious that the efforts paid off, because our payout this year for both derbies was $116,000-plus,” said Kaludjak.
Cecile Panika won the cod derby with a 26 and 5/8 inch fish, earning her the 2022 Grand Touring 600 Ace Ski-doo.
After the machine prizes, the next nine finalists received cheques descending from $9,000 to $1,000. There was also a bounty of generous door prizes at each wrap-up event.
No good community event is without some controversy, though. With spring melt hitting sooner than expected, many in Rankin Inlet wondered if the land was going to be safe enough to travel on for the derbies to continue.
“It’s an issue every year that’s brought up since we became a committee, but we have Elders and active hunters that are advisors, and they’re the ones that help us set the date,” said Hickes. “But usually every year, May Long Weekend is the trout derby.”
Hickes, Kaludjak and Charlene Williams made up the team of ladies running the derby – and though fishing is sometimes seen as a guy’s pastime, both grand finals winners were women, too.