Bowhead landed in Naujaat


A bowhead whale was landed by Capt. Solomon Tagornak and his crew in

A bowhaed whale is cut up to be shared with the community pn Aug. 26, 2019, in Naujaat. Photo courtesy of Levi Katuqaq

Naujaat this past week.

Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan and the KIA board of directors quickly congratulated the crew on their harvest in a public posting on social media.

Ningeongan said he would to like to extend the KIA’s congratulations to Tagornak and his crew for their extensive and knowledgeable harvesting skills.

“The right to harvest bowhead whales again has reintroduced an important part of Inuit culture,” wrote Ningeongan.

“We are proud to say we have done so in a manner that respects Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit rules and values.”


Derby set


The new dates and prize monies have been set for the annual Northern Pike Derby in Arviat.

The derby will run from Sept. 6 to 8 and fishers can register at Eskimo Point Lumber Supply (EPLS) up until 6 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The registration fee is set at $50 per household and a boundary of 80 miles from Arviat has been set. Fishers may travel by truck, boat and ATV only.

The event’s photo contest will also see four $200 prizes given away for the best camping scene/landscape picture, best hunting picture, best family picture and best fishing picture.

Measuring will take place outside of EPLS cargo on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 9 p.m.

Prizes will be presented to the winners at the community hall on Sept. 9, beginning at 7 p.m.

Prize money ranges from $5,000 for first place, to $500 for 10th spot.


Legion committee set

Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the members of the executive committee for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 in Rankin Inlet.

President: Pelagie Sharp

1st vice-president: Mark Wyatt

2nd vice-president: Kelly Kaludjak

3rd vice-president: Hamish Tatty

Sargent at Arms: Ron Graham

Treasurer: Darrin Nichol

Secretary: Ashley Julien

Membership chair: Taina Kubluitok

Member at large: Keenan Eetuk

Member at large: Titaaq Komaksuitiksak


Music festival


The annual Inummariit Music Festival was held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 in Arviat.

This year’s festival featured numerous entertainers, including Northern Haze, the Naujaat Band, Nelson Tagoona, Martha Panigoniak, Skyler, Nirjutiit Tarraa, Mark Arualak, Lucien Taleriktok and many more.

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