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Tea Talk: Greenest summer in a long time, ice is on the way out

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Welcome to the beautiful little community on the south east tip of Victoria Island. 

Lately this summer there is so much more green land with beautiful flowers all over the tundra and land everywhere. We have seen much more green this year than any other years. Residents of all ages are so busy camping and fishing and enjoying the short summer months we get up here in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and area. 

Ice on the Arctic Ocean has finally gone so residents are now able to travel by boat to mainland to go to their homeland of Bay Chimo and Bathurst Inlet, home sweet home on the mainland. 

Since we've had some rainfall soon the berries will be ready all over on the mainland. A healthy and abundant supply of berries out there. 

This time of year everyone is so busy with fish nets and rodding for fish up at the river and at the Arctic Ocean up at Gravel Pit. Since there is still some ice out there at the ocean, people go ice-hopping on the ice to go jigging for Arctic char. Soon the ice-hopping and ice will stop and all will just fish from the shorelines of the Northwest Passage. 

Arctic char is so tasty up here, so everyone is living on fish lately. The commercial fishermen from Cambridge Bay are busy doing their harvest for the fish plant and the float plane comes in and out daily hauling fish from all the rivers and lakes where the commercial fishermen are. 

The community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut looks so clean since town clean up started a month or so ago. Everyone is doing such an amazing job cleaning up our community. Congratulations Cambridge Bay! Keep our beautiful community clean and safe. Quana to all our hard workers at Hamlet and the youth summer employees. 

Youth camps are so busy here in Cambridge Bay and our youth is the main focus as like every other year. The Wellness Centre has a full camp with a few cabins out at West Arm which has been busy with cultural, traditional teaching and healing with youth in our community. Soon another healing camp with begin a 28 day program for women offered to women from the Kitikmeot communities. 

I hope that our wellness programs will give good incentive for other communities in Nunavut to follow and also have cultural and wellness camps for your youth. 

Let us look after our youth to protect them to be safe and happy and to keep staying in school and away from unsafe lifestyles. We the community members of Cambridge Bay are so so proud of our youth and to say big Quana to the parents for giving their children a chance to learn, live and heal and learn what is best for them and our community. 

Have a great summer, soon school will start again August 21, 2020 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. 

Let us hope and pray that our children are safe and healthy and to keep the Covid-19 away from our community and Nunavut. Stay well, be happy.

God Be With You Son.





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