A view of the Koksoak River

The freezing Koksoak River is seen from the Range neighbourhood of Kuujjuaq at dawn on Nov. 22. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

To the bone

The rising sun shines upon the backbone of a beluga whale near Iqaluit on Nov. 19. (Photo by Frank Reardon)


Roasted aqiggiq

A ptarmigan, or aqigqiq, caught by Etua Snowball cooks over a log fire during an outing at Tasialuk Lake, just outside Kuujjuaq, on Nov. 15. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)


Nunavik’s next crop of caregivers

The first class of Nunavik’s Institutional and Homecare Assistance program graduated this month. The program was launched by Kativik Ilisarniliriq and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services last year to train people to care for Nunavimmiut who are sick, injured or have lost autonomy. Graduates are pictured from left: Levina Ittulak (Kuujjuaq), Nancy Watt (Kuujjuaq), Susie Annatok (Quaqtaq), Louisa Etok (Kangiqsualujjuaq), Natalie Shipaluk (Kuujjuaq, absent from photo), Eva Sequaluk (Kuujjuaq) and Maggie Saunders (Kuujjuaq). (Photo courtesy of NRBHSS)