Birds of a feather

It’s springtime in Nunavik and the willow ptarmigan are out looking for food and courtship, like this pair spotted outside of Kangiqsualujjuaq. The birds stay white through the winter months to remain camouflaged in the snow, but the head of the male willow ptarmigan changes to red and brown in the spring. (Photo by Felix St-Aubin)

Ilinniarutit TV supports Inuktut learning at home

The Orphan and the Polar Bear, a short animated film in Inuktitut about a little boy who is adopted by a polar bear elder, is among the offerings found at Ilinniarutit TV, a new video-streaming website by the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society. The website aims to teach the Inuit language to preschool children through the use of phonics and vocabulary videos and songs, as well as animated storybooks and books available for download. Visit it at www.ilinniarutit.ca. (Screen shot)

Ilagiisaq-FCNQ celebrates 53 years

Members of Nunavik’s co-operative movement gather for their annual meeting in 1974. Nunavik’s federation of 14 co-ops, Ilagiisaq-FCNQ, celebrates its 53rd anniversary today. The federation is Nunavik’s largest employer, with more than 1,100 employees, of which 800 are in the North. (Photo courtesy of Ilagiisaq-FCNQ)

Celebrating National Seal Products Day

The Toronto Inuit Association is holding online workshops throughout today to celebrate National Seal Products Day. You can join in by visiting the association’s Facebook page. (Image courtesy of the TIA)