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The ice is melting but the good mood is here to stay!

Here to do science the ice camp crew lives altogether in the Inuit village of Qikiqtarjuaq. Résumés, age or nationality do not matter; we all share each and every moment in this little village and on the ice-camp. English is the main language used and allows us all to communicate, but it still is very interesting to learn new words or expressions in other languages (English, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Inuktitut, French  – France and Québécois).

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Nunavut day in Qikiqtarjuaq


9th of July is the official Nunavut Day and we had the chance to enjoy the celebrations with the community. It all started with the feast in the schools’ gymnasium, for menu we could find seal, maktak (Narval skin), caribou, bannock and stews composed of the different types of meat with vegetables. Once everyone had eaten and the gymnasium cleaned the activities could start.

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