Born to run

A Kuujjuaq dog team is seen framed by a qamutik Dec. 31. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Shooting star above Arctic Bay

An Orionid meteor streaks through the night sky above Arctic Bay around 1 a.m. on Dec. 14 in this image taken by Clare Kines. “It’s taken overlooking Marcil Lake and shows an Orionid meteor near the constellation Pleiades,” he writes. “Orion is visible in the photo as well as some aurora to the south of us.” (Photo by Clare Kines)


Nunavut elder receives territory’s first COVID-19 vaccination

Josephee Adams, 70, is Nunavut’s first recipient of a COVID-19 vaccine. Adams, a resident of the Iqaluit Elders’ Centre, received the vaccine today from public health nurse Susie Pearce. (Image courtesy of the Government of Nunavut)

Some holiday fun

Kuujjuaq children gathered Dec. 30 to toboggan and play games like tug-of-war organized by the northern village’s education committee. “It was beautiful to witness many kids have fun and laugh,” said committee member Lavinia Flaherty. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Restless River directors win Indigenous Screen Award

Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu shared the best director award at the first Indigenous Screen Awards held at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Dec. 31 for their work on Restless River, seen here being filmed in April 2018 in Kuujjuaq. Restless River’s lead actress, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, also received a nomination for best actress. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)


A million-dollar view

Miali Aliqatuqtuq enjoys the afternoon sky from her living room window at home in Qikiqtarjuaq Dec. 28. (Photo by M. Aliqatuqtuq)


Iqaluit rings in 2021 with fireworks in memory of elder Inookie Adamie

Iqaluit rang in 2021 with two New Year’s Eve fireworks displays from the top of Hospital Hill. Organizers 123 Go! dedicated the shows to the memory of elder Inookie Adamie, who died in September at the age of 109. (Photo by Dustin Patar)