Baker Lake

The community of Baker Lake is hoping to host a U-18 co-ed softball tournament on the August 10 weekend.

Richard Aksawnee, recreation co-ordinator told Kivalliq News that the hamlet applied for funding so that teams from all around the Kivalliq could attend. However, he had yet to hear back as of press time.

Young women prepare seal skins for kamiit during the Pijunnaqsiniq Culture Camp in 2015 at Niaqunngut outside of Naujaat. photo courtesy of KIA

“That’s all based on funding to lower the cost of air-fare and travel,” he said.

Aksawnee said each team would have to consist of five males and five females “to provide an equal opportunity for all genders.”

Prospecting course

Coral Harbour

Coral Harbour is currently taking names of people who would be interested taking a introductory prospecting course from July 23 to 27.

The six-day course from will run from 6 to 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday with an additional practical course running all day on Saturday.

The course, which will be run by Mike Beauregard, resident geologist for the Government of Nunavut, will introduce participants to mineral identifications, map reading and sample collection.

The course is free and students receive basic materials for prospecting and mineral identification.

Certificates of achievement will be awarded to participants who attend all sessions.

So far more than 40 people have pout their names forward.

Culture camp

Naujaat

The Kivalliq Inuit Association will be hosting a culture camp in Naujaat from July 31 to August 11. The Pijunnaqsiniq Culture Camp is open to Inuit youth between the ages of 15 and 29.

It will teach participants a range of traditional skills, ranging from hunting and harvesting land and sea mammals, the preparations and use of animal skins, food preservation, Inuit weather observation and sewing among other things.

Selected applicants will be notified with a letter of acceptance.

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