Preparing maktak

Following a successful beluga hunt, Kuujjuaq residents share maktak on Sunday, June 21, on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Here, hunter Simeonie Berthe’s wife Betsy (right) and daughter Julie-Ann (left) are seen cutting up maktak. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Sharing the spoils

Following a successful beluga hunt, Kuujjuaq residents share maktak on Sunday, June 21, on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Thomas Shea is seen here distributing maktak. He went hunting with his son Thomas Jr., seen sitting on the boat, and his daughter Matilda, not pictured. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Summer camping in the park

Tents are popping up in Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park for summer camping, as this photo taken by Bill Williams on the evening of Thursday, June 18, shows. Nunatsiaq News staff wish our readers a happy National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Photo by B. Williams)

Cleaning up the community

Families and neighbours are working together to pick up litter in Iqaluit today. From left: Peter Akavak, baby Jamesie Giles, Lesley Giles, Nicholas Tremblay, Nicholas Firman (with umbrella), Lindsey Panniluk and Tony Michael Manning (in front with the bike). (Photo by Meagan Deuling)

CamBay grads celebrate their big day

Graduates from Kiilinik High School in Cambridge Bay celebrate after their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 16. The 2020 graduates included Mika Angohiatok, Cyril Angulalik, Andy Angutingnungniq, Sydney Atatahak (not in photo), Rhea Ekpakohak, Nicolas Ekpakohalok, Peter Norman Evalik, Dean Evetalegak, Corbyn Klengenberg, Sinclair Lyall, Dexter Maniyogina, Annie Oyakyoak, Tristian Peterson and Jeannie Qiyuarpik. “We wish you the world, may you fulfill all of your dreams and soar high!” said Cambridge Bay mayor Pamela Gross in an online message. “We encourage you to enrich your lives and better our community with a higher education. Hats off to you, class of 2020.” (Photo courtesy of the Municipality of Cambridge Bay)