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QUANA ANGUNAHUAQTIIT IKAJUKPANGMATTA. HILA NIGLAQPIAKMIJUQ. ULAPQIVIK HIARRIJJAVIK ANGMANGMIJUQ IPAKHANI. HAKIKTUTLU ULAPKILIKMIJUT QUANAA. NUTAQQANUN ALIATAKNIAQMIJUN. NAAMMAINNATUGUT. IHUMALUKPALAAQHIMAITTUMIK. IVJARUTITIT ATUQATTAQPAKLURITLU ALGATITLU UAQATTAQPAKLUGIT.

Welcome to beautiful and cold land of the caribou, the Inuinnait on the southern east tip of Kiilinikmiut.

Here is Preston Kaniak Kapagatoak rinsing and cleaning his polar bear hide all fleshed at the Arctic Ocean in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. This was and is the very traditional way to process the Nanuq hide’s final stages before drying it. It can then be made into handmade hunting clothing or footwear. Preston started learning how to go hunting at the age of 8, from his Grandfather John Kapagatoak of Kugluktuk. photo courtesy of Monica Kingnektak Angohiatok

Very exciting news for residents of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut: the arena is finally open for the public. The arena has been closed for sometime, and during restricted rules due to pandemic.

Our community has many sports groups happening. Kids in our community can finally go skating, even during school classes. It is limited right now to up to 50 people on the ice at one time with Covid-19 restrictions still being enforced.

Over the past couple of years the arena has been renovated also to remove mould in the building. It was shut down for health safety reasons.

I see there is hockey teams already back in full force. Our Elders just love to watch their very own playing hockey.

Be safe everyone. Enjoy and be happy.

God be with you Son.

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