Happy Nunavut Day!Look at the pictures of these Inuit people and their homes

Today is Nunavut Day.

This holiday marks the passage of the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement Act by the Parliament on July 9, 1993.

This is an official holiday in the territory, and the Inuit will celebrate this day by going out of this land and enjoying its immense beauty.

We collected some photos sent to us to capture how amazing this magical place is.

Happy Nunavut Day!

“Mother Pauline Kajuk from Chesterfield Bay skinned five polar bears. Seventy-four years old and still in top condition,” Xuelin Kajuk. (Submitted by Xuelin Kajuk)

Traditional clothing worn in Pangnirtung. These are mostly made of seal skins. (Submitted by David Killabuk)

Sandra K. Amarook sent us this photo of ice, which can be found on the coast of Nunavut when it melts in the spring. (Submitted by Sandra K Amarook)

“Waiting for seals and bearded seals…I wear all reindeer, including reindeer antler sunglasses.” ???? ?? ??? said. (Submitted by ???? ?? ???)

Billy Merkosak took a quick shot with a polar bear busy chewing without noticing him. (Submitted by Clara Lou Tagak)

March 2021, night at a camp near the Clyde River. (Submitted by Leeno Apak)

Joshua Haulli took this photo during the coffee break before returning to Igloolik. It looks very warm. (Submitted by Joshua Howley)

Whaling in Nunavut is a way of life. The Inuit rely on them as a healthy and sustainable food source. This narwhal hunt took place in a place called Scott Bay near the Clyde River. (Submitted by Dion Sanguya)

At the end of summer, aqpik berries are abundant in parts of Nunavut, which are both delicious and beautiful. Look at the spectacular berry field in Sanikiluaq. (Submitted by Hazel Ajagutainaq)

Last fall in Arviat, Johnny Senior Kaviok held the moon in his hand. (Submitted by Johnny Senior Kaviok)

“This photo was taken outside Arviat during the fishing derby,” said Elizabeth Inukpauyak Gibbons. (Submitted by Elizabeth Inukpauyak Gibbons)

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