Meeka Arnakaq plays a recording of her late father, Jaco Evvik, prior to telling stories at the Pangnirtung radio station as part of an initiative by Margaret Nakashuk. - photo courtesy of Margaret Nakashuk
Elders hit the airwavesRadio show lets older generation in Pangnirtung share their thoughts
Margaret Nakashuk never dreamed of being a radio star, but her new show featuring interviews with elders is resonating in Pangnirtung.
Stories discovered through artifacts NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - Two elders, speaking through interpreter Jacob Keanik, spoke with Nunavut News/North about their work with the Nattilik Heritage Centre, cataloguing information about artifacts returned to Gjoa Haven from Norway. At left: Elders Tommy Tavalok, left, Jimmy Qirqqut, Leo Humituq and Jonathon Hiqiniq study the bow and arrows from the Amundsen/Gjoa Haven collection at the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven.
Five trips not enough for Kugaaruk NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - Some sealift goods did not arrive at their destinations before winter ice conditions set in at Kugaaruk and Cambridge Bay, mainly because of larger loads and unusual ice conditions.
Consequences to the community range in seriousness.
Kugaaruk has an unusual and complex method for routing of goods, with loads destined for the community gathered in Valleyfield, Que., then shipped by sealift to Nanisivik and stockpiled.
Futsal-loose in Whale Cove NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH -Teams from across Nunavut traveled to Whale Cove to compete in the U15 regional futsal tournament last weekend.
According to Alex Makin, organizer and coach of the boys and girls Whale Cove teams, this is the first time that Whale Cove has ever had the pleasure of hosting a U15 tournament.
"It was really exciting for us. We hope to organize another," he said.
Father-daughter duo play Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay NUNAVUT NEWS NORTH - With stunning vocals to go along with blues and rock tunes, last week's performance by Luke Doucet and Chloe Doucet, had an Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay audience on their feet.
The father and daughter duo performed two sets last week in Nunavut, with one show in Iqaluit Oct. 18 and another in Cape Dorset Oct. 21.