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|In the News….
“The trip of a lifetime”
“ 'The trip of a lifetime': 2 Inuk men relive old ways in spring polar bear hunt” is a May 1, 2020 story written by Pauline Pemik for CBC North. It is way too good not to share in this issue of PostScript! In it Ms Pemik details, “Best friends from Igloolik travelled by dog team, fulfilling childhood dreams.”
Although this was a recent adventure, it could well have taken place centuries ago. In it Iglulik close friends, Terry Uyarak and Jonah Qaunaq, detail their polar bear hunting experience with reverence for their other partners, their dogs.
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