‘Time spent on the land brings you closer with your family’
‘My Corner of Our Land’ – Nunatsiaq News readers reflect on Nunavut Day
With Nunavut Day coming up, Nunatsiaq News asked readers to share what makes their corner of the territory special to them.
I love my corner of our land as it changes seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. It makes it exciting to go out on the land with family where it is peaceful and renews the strength you need to get back to work.
In the spring, you can go out with your family away from the internet, TV, cellphones and land line phones where stress can be.
Time spent on the land brings you closer with your family. Fishing, hunting and exploring the land and teaching our young people where the land is and what our ancestors used with the rocks for where the fishes are and where the caribou are.
Being at the land with family is healthy. It makes the family relationship stronger and teaches the young people about our culture, language, land and the weather.
Keeping the Inuit culture alive. Teaching the young people the I.Q. principles and how to hunt, butcher, dry meat and fish and how to catch geese etc., and how to go egg hunting. And how to keep the family knit strong.
Let’s keep our Inuit culture alive!
Jean M. Pudnak lives in Baker Lake.