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Folks in Baker Lake held a traditional dress contest to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 in Baker Lake. The contest saw a combined total of $550 paid in prizes to the top dressers in a children’s category and an adults’ category.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓛᖑᓇᓱᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᔫᓐ 21-ᒥ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᕐᒥ. ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᒐᒃᓴᑦ $550-ᒦᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓛᖑᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ.

Carlos Taipana took second place in the kids’ category.
Photos courtesy Jimmy Misheralak
ᑲᕐᓘᔅ ᑕᐃᐸᓈᖅ ᑐᒡᓕᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.
Bergit Tunguaq took top spot and the $100 prize in the kids category of the traditional dress contest, as people celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 in Baker Lake.
ᐳᕐᔨᑦ ᑐᖑᐊᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ $100-ᒥᒃ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᒥᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓛᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᔫᓐ 21-ᒥ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᕐᒥ.
Kyleen Netser looked sharp in claiming third place in the kids’ category.
ᑲᐃᓖᓐ ᓇᑦᓯᖅ ᑕᑯᔪᒥᓇᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐱᖓᔪᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.
Cynthia Tunguaq claimed second place and the $100 prize in the adult category of the traditional dress contest.
ᓯᓐᑎᐊ ᑐᙳᐊᖅ ᑐᒡᓕᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ $100-ᒥᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓛᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.
The only male to compete in the adult category, Micheal Haqpi, took third place in the traditional dress contest as people celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 in Baker Lake.
ᐊᖑᑎᑐᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓛᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓂᒃ, ᒪᐃᑯ Hᐊᖅᐱ, ᐱᖓᔪᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓛᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᔫᓐ 21-ᒥ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᕐᒥ.
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