CamBay holds its Christmas parade

Cambridge Bay welcomed the Christmas season with its annual parade on Dec. 8. Among the floats that headed down the lit-up main street was this holiday igloo made by Kitnuna Corp. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CAMBRIDGE BAY)

The Caterpillar Woman

Nadia Sammurtok shows off her picture book, The Caterpillar Woman, which was written and illustrated for children. She shared a table at the annual Christmas craft sale at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit on Saturday, Dec. 1, with other book vendors. The book was published by Inhabit Media. It tells the story of a woman who likes long walks and dancing on the tundra and is turned into a caterpillar by a stranger, while out on the land. (PHOTO BY COURTNEY EDGAR)

Christmas lights switch on at Nunavut’s legislative assembly

About 200 Iqaluit residents gathered on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 6, to watch Christmas lights on Nunavut’s legislative assembly twinkle to life. Similar gatherings were held in other Canadian capital cities, as part of the Christmas Lights Across Canada event. In Iqaluit, children played with glow sticks as they waited and there was live music played from the entrance stairs of the legislature. The lighting was followed by hot chocolate at the Cadet Hall. (PHOTO BY COURTNEY EDGAR)

QIA holds a feast in Grise Fiord

Grise Fiord residents enjoy a community feast on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The event was hosted by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to celebrate the swearing in of President P.J. Akeeagok, who hails from the community, and who was recently acclaimed to serve a second term. QIA also held community discussions about work on an Inuit benefits agreement for plans to protect Tallurutiup Imanga, also known as Lancaster Sound. (PHOTO COURTESY OF QIA)