Inuit students go head to head

Sixth-grade Umimmak event finalists Juana Gordon (left) and Aiva Lingered have a showdown at Jaanimmarik School’s March 7 Inuit games in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Lingard came out victorious, winning one of many games at the all-day event. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

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On your marks…

Go, go, go! Four women race together at Kuujjuaq’s Winter Carnival, moving with their feet tied to boards. The race was one of many games and contests at the March 2 event, which also featured a treasure hunt, fishing contest and, if participants brought their own gun and bullets, target shooting. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Tea and bannock, anyone?

From left: Lizzie Hubloo, Nicole Tukkiapik and Ida Gordon serve tea and bannock in a tupik at Kuujjuaq’s Winter Carnival, held March 2. Organized by the local youth committee, the carnival offered a day of fun and games for the community. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Student journalists sit in at Nunavut’s legislature

Members of a new Inuksuk Journalism Club at Iqaluit’s high school attend the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, March 6. The club was started up in January by Iqaluit journalist Thomas Rohner, pictured left. From right are club members Jacob Winford, Gr. 9, Jimmy Onalik, Gr. 11, and Simon Leblanc, Gr. 9. After question period was over the group spoke with cabinet minister Lorne Kusugak, who worked previously as a reporter with the CBC. (Photo by Beth Brown)

Learning the art of the arm pull

Fourth grade finalists go for the win at Jaanimmarik School’s Arm Pull event in Kuujjuaq, during part of the school’s all-day Inuit games on March 7. The left pair is Sakgaliasi Koneak (front-facing) and Matthew York, who took first and second place respectively. On the right are Christopher May (on the floor) and Gulucky Grist, who took third and fourth place. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Kuujjuaq celebrates winter fun

Kuujjuaq celebrated its Winter Carnival on Saturday, March 2, when residents met at Stewart Lake for a day of fun and treats organized by their local youth committee. Six tupiks housed activities and treats, including storytelling, live music, tea and bannock, and maple taffy. Each tent also had a wood stove to keep people toasty, while games and contests brought people outside. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Meliadine pours its first brick of gold

Agnico Eagle employees gathered to celebrate the first pour of gold from the company’s Meliadine mine on Feb. 21. The mine, located near Rankin Inlet, is expected to begin production this spring and to operate for 15 years. (Photo courtesy of Agnico Eagle)