My pandemic hobby — Part 2: A tale of two swans

Writer Tanya Tungilik says she might start someday making her own embroidery designs but for now sticks to kits

This is the second part of a column the writer shared about a hobby she began during the COVID-19 lockdown and has carried on afterward. Please read the first part, My pandemic hobby.

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Shimmering lights above Igloolik

The northern lights shimmer above the bay in Igloolik on Sept. 7. After some overcast skies during the day, the clouds parted and the lights appeared just after 10 p.m. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)



Qarmartalik School graduates gather for an intimate ceremony at Resolute Bay’s ATCO South Camp Inn on Saturday. The class of five is the largest graduating class the high school has had in many years, teacher Rhonda McKenzie said. The ceremony included a drum performance, throat singing, speeches and a community bonfire in the evening. Pictured from left: Aasta Idlout, Isaiah Brown, Jesse Iqaluk, Saagiaqtuq “Saa” Amarualik and Tatiana McDonald. (Photo courtesy of Rhonda McKenzie)


ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᓴᖅᑮᔪᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᑦ ᔨᒻ ᐱᐅᓪᒥᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᔅᓴᒫᓂᑦ

ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖁᔨᑦᑎᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᐱᐅᓪ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅᑖᑲᓐᓂᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᑦ