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Happy Nunavut Day! The community of Cambridge Bay did not celebrate only by online virtual contests and prizes, and the same with other communities in Nunavut. Some communities had games and dances etc. but not Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. I hope each contestant and our Elders had fun though winning prizes and participating in sewing and cooking and other contests. It certainly was a very different and kind of boring way to celebrate our special occasion but it had to be because of the pandemic. Hopefully next year will be even more fun and bigger! Take good care and remember to keep practising social distancing and keep washing your hands.
Yes the arctic char are now in full run down at the Arctic Ocean even thought the is still down at Gravel Pit. That does not stop our fishers from fishing on the ice. So nice to see excitement when the fish starts to run, everyone is out on the ice hopping here and there near the shoreline ice jigging in the cracks/crevices. Good luck and be safe. It sure is nice to still be able to have fresh arctic char and fish heads once again, and being able to still have fresh dried arctic char. We are so lucky to have such a healthy food still available from the sea and land. Quana for everyone who shares their harvest with each other and being able to help feed our Elders and single parents, especially those with children. Be safe and take care.
God Be With You Son. Happy Birthday up in Heaven Julian Tolok.