HALLU INUIT. HILA QANIINALIQMAN MAUJAINNAQ NUNAKPUT. QAUMAHAINNALIQMAN UPLANNUAMI. HIQINIQLU ALIANAHIJUQ. INUIN AUDLAALUGAKTUT TUKTUHIUKTUTLU, NANUQHIUTUTLU, UMINGMAKHIUKTUTLU QUANA. IPAKHANI INUIN TUKTUHANIKLU, UMINGMAKHANIKLU, MAKTAAQHANIKLLU AIKHIKPAKKAMIK QUANAA IILA. AKUIKTUKMATA KIVALIQMIT ANGUNIAQTIITKUNI. QUANA AMIHUMIK. INUIN NAAMAINNAQTUT IQALUKTUUTIAMI. NUTAQQATLU ILIHARIALIQMATA NAGUJUQ. ITQAUMAJAVUT TAPKUAT ILAIJAQHIMAJUN. NAAMAKPAKJAVUHI.
Welcome to land of the Inuinnait, where the snow never stops blowing, making lots of ice fog and snow drifts everywhere.
The daylight hours are longer and this time of year there is many snow storms, blizzards and rabbits everywhere. Many residents continue to travel out on the land to harvest country food for their families and community.
Everyone was so excited on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 when the Ekaluktutiak Hunters & Trappers Organization (EHTO) received their shipment of country food to distribute to community members. The country food ordered from Kivalliq Foods in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut certainly put alot of happy hearts and smiles in Cambridge Bay.
It is part of food security program that has been on since this pandemic started couple of years ago. Caribou has been very scarce here in our area, so ordering from a different region/community is a good idea, especially for our Elders, those infirmed, and those who are unable to go hunting for their families. We have been so fortunate to have such reliable HTO in our community who makes sure that residents are given country food. Quana to Kivalliq hunters for sharing your harvest to us in the Kitikmeot. We are very thankful.
Congratulations to all our polar bear hunters who harvested nanuit hunting with tags that were issued from our EHTO. Polar bear meat is welcome to many households and to our Elders. It is important that we look after our Elders who crave their country food from time to time and it is just at the right time during this difficult time of our lives up here. Please continue to take care of your community members by keep hunting and fishing, and to teach the youth your traditional and cultural skills.
Welcome back to our in-residence Elders at the Kitikmeot Heritage Society who are back sewing and teaching. It is nice to see photographs and updates on what the society is up to. Quana to Angulalik, Pihoak, Panak, Pongok, Anakanerk, Navalik, Tigiklok, Tammy and Pam. The tea is always on at the centre or come and talk to a Grandmother. Stay well everyone.
God Be With You Son.