Tuesday in Iqaluit starts with a burst of orange over Hospital Hill

The sun rises in Iqaluit on Tuesday over the Iqaluit power plant with Hospital Hill recognizable in the foreground. The sun rose Tuesday at 8:55 a.m. and will set at 2:40 p.m., giving the city six hours and 45 minutes of daylight. It’s rapidly getting darker in Iqaluit this time of year, with the amount of light shaved by approximately six minutes per day. (Photo by Livete Ataguyuk)

By Nunatsiaq News

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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by Hunter on

    Beautiful sun rise.

    There has to be an Inuktitut name for that hill that should be used.

    • Posted by Maq-Pat on

      Inuktitut name or traditional name?

      Inuktitut name is easy aanniavik qaqqaq.

      It probably doesn’t have a Traditional name. It is not a remarkable or useful feature except that it is right in town.

  2. Posted by Mialee on

    I remember the men of Iqalumiut used to go up the big hill to look whats going on surrounding area and also men used to go caribou hunting by foot. I would call it Iqalumiut Qaqangat. Us Iqalumiut are being forgotten by the public for too long. It seems some do not recognized us long residents little by little for too many years.

  3. Posted by Remembering our first people in Iqaluit. on

    Years ago now, I remember asking the Inuit history writer to find out who was the first baby in Iqaluit. I remember my father have told me of the first babies were. The first one was Qutaigru Kilabuk. Whose father was Kilabuk Nakashuk. The second baby was Iqaluke, later on her last married name was Uluakadlak. I was born the third in July of 1945. That was when the American Army was building the town of Frobisher Bay. that became N.W.T later on. Right up to today those people are forgotten because new combers were finding the Iqalumiut were really friendly and welcoming. We were hard working people and still are. I have never heard people or Government gave us a little recognized or honor the first people that was here first. I am proud of my people. Their are so many stories about first people in Iqaluit. Because we saw our parents and us gone down so much, it feels like we have died but when I read the bible in Isaiah 6-13, it felt good to see the story about the people in the bible that the stump still lives to grow again. I know the people were good and still today. I am not talking about well deserved candy receiving but to remember good people who was here first. That big mountain should be called The First Igalumiut Mountain.

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