Arctic Bay Nauttiqsuqtiit provide over 100 Arctic Char for the community
Nauttiqsuqtiit in Arctic Bay went on a two-night fishing trip and gave out over 100 Arctic char to the community upon their return.
Jonah Muckpa, Joshua Kiguktak and Matthew Akikulu each carried one youth with them on their snowmobiles. They pulled a long qamutiik for the trip that they made for Nauttiqsuqtiit.
They set up three nets and camped overnight in a big tent all together, eating char and stew for dinner.
Nauttiqsuqtiit sent 25 fish to Resolute Bay to contribute to a community feast. Niore Iqalukjuaq, the Nauttiqsuqtiit Supervisor, Akikulu, Kiguktak and Muckpa then delivered two char each to 28 elders in Arctic Bay.
They parked their qamutiik in front of the Northern Store to give away the remaining fish to the community.
Nauttiqsuqtiit wanted to go seal hunting on the trip, too, but there were too many polar bears in the area. Instead, they are heading out hunting down a different inlet in the hopes of finding some seal for the community.
The purpose of Nauttiqsuqtiit is to hunt and provide country food for the communities, to be stewards of the land, and to help in search and rescue missions.