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Mary Porter reflects on 18 years as preschool cultural instructor

After 18 years of instructing children in the Inuit language and culture, Mary Porter walked away from Gjoa Haven’s preschool for the last time on May 29. “She enjoys working with kids along with preserving...

Top seal derby harvester fetches $8,000 prize

Kyle Anguttitauruq turned in a 42-inch ringed seal and took home the $8,000 top prize in Gjoa Haven’s annual Tuvaat Seal Derby held June 14-16. Paul Puqiqnak watches for a seal while competing in the...

Male polar bears hard to locate and hunting costs keep climbing

The last two polar bear tags are still waiting to be claimed as male bears have proven elusive lately, according to Enuk Pauloosie, manager of the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association. The first...
The Serve-ivors of Gjoa Haven captured the women's title at the Gold Diggers Volleyball Tournament in Gjoa Haven on April 7 thanks to a five-set win over The A-Team in the final. They are, from left, Flora Arqviq, Sharon Takkiruq, Martha Porter, Karen Aaluk, Nessa Ann Sallerina, Marlene Akkikungnak and Courtney Takkiruq. photo courtesy of Kim Rowley

Gjoa Haven and Naujaat share spoils at Gold Diggers Volleyball Tournament

Big money and big bragging rights in the Kitikmeot region were up for grabs on the volleyball court earlier this month. The Gold Diggers Volleyball Tournament brought together a total of 16 teams – eight...