Living water by people in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada, taken from the icebergs formed thousands of years ago and stuck it back in here.
The icebergs down from the Davis Strait often stopped in the North of the Arctic circle in Qikiqtarjuaq (formerly Broughton) in Nunavut, Canada. This is also where the locals are using the purest water in the world.
Before moving to Qikiqtarjuaq and his family in 1980, Mary Killiktee haven’t seen many floating ice at the same time as such. Currently, she is the first female Mayor in this small town and still intoxicated by the natural beauty of this place.
Just over 500 people lived in Qikiqtarjuaq, according to Killiktee everyone knew each other. The town is situated on a small island named Qikiqtarjuaq (literally Big Island) right on the Arctic circle. This is a residential community in Nunavut closest to Greenland, located at the entrance of Auyuittuq National Park.
The icebergs stop South of Davis Strait, was plagued again by the Cape and the shallow water. They make up the scenery and culture of this place, well preserved traditions, the language of the natives and also provide a source of pure water for the world.
When the school closed, most families left the Qikiqtarjuaq and tent camp located about 2-3 hours move by snowmobile. In the summer, when the ice thinner and not safe to go back, people using boats.
Camping is a part of the lifestyle of the people. There’s a special word for active living just outside from spring to summer is “upirngik”. “I used to live with his mother and siblings. It helped me understand more about this land, “Daisy Arnaquq share.
Daisy and her husband, Billy has a small shack in Kangiqtukulu. It was Daisy build and couples often spend time here with the grandchildren, hunting and fishing. They also welcome the climbers, explorers or tourists ventured here to tour the Park.
“The lifestyle of the people has changed a lot, Inut we moved from the igloo igloo to use the microwave for about 60 years,” Peter Irniq, who grew up in an igloo and how to live to the age of 11, said.
The omnipresent Inut from Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Russia, and thousands of people still survive in harsh weather that winter in the polar region. However they live like that? Irniq reply: “I always say in his keys teaches that both Inuit and non-Inuit ancestors, we have more love and compassion to live up to today. We share what we have. That is how our ancestors lived hundreds of thousands of years ago. Hence the Inuit culture has always been to help people survive “.
In Qikiqtarjuaq, almost everyone speaks English, Inuktitut, English is not used as much as the other large residential community in Nunavut. Inuktitut is not a language that includes 26 different dialects in Nunavut. The dialect developed when Inuit lived in the remote camp Shack, the difference from 50 the year before. Recently, encyclopedia of new Inuit began to integrate into a dialect to be more widespread.
The iceberg around Nunavut formed by thousands of years. When the snow is falling slowly together solid over time created the Ribbon throughout the Crystal, from which the ice was born. Due to the strong flow that much ice from other parts of the Arctic drifting about Nunavut, and it was dubbed the “land of ice”.
The water from the ice very transparent, were formed thousands of years ago so very little bacteria can grow, according to Derek Mueller, the Carleton University, Canada. Ice water lacks some minerals that water flows under the ground often has more pure than it should. And people in Qikiqtarjuaq back take water directly from the drifting ice.
“It’s our way of life, is a part of culture. Families living around the floating ice can take water from it. We respect traditions and continue living like that. Fasten the tape and do the melting to get water, “Killiktee said.
When modern life developed many Inuit Elders worry their traditional way of life will gradually disappeared. However, there are many Inuit still trying to preserve their voices. “When we go to school at about 1950-1960 decade, we were not allowed to speak Inuktitut. Teachers, the educational system and the Government of Canada are required to learn to speak, write in English. But we still keep the encyclopedia when communicating in the community “, Irniq said.