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NEWS: Nunavut September 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Youth test their mettle, return with walruses

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Iqaluit youth celebrate after a successful walrus harvest this past weekend. Crew members, aged 12 to 16, on board the Black Jet and Miss Geeneva took part in a community harvest and got four walruses thanks, in part, to donations and support from the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Baffin Building Systems, the Iqaluit Gas Bar and Northmart. Tommy Whittle, who owns the Black Jet, says the outing was organized by a group of local hunters and that all the youth involved also pitched in $150 of their own for supplies. Three of the four walruses were harvested by three teenagers—Aiden Williams, 11, Tyler Nowdluk, 15, and Stephen Noble, also 15, Whittle said. As soon as the meat has been tested, it will be distributed, says Tommy Whittle. (PHOTO BY TOMMY WHITTLE)
Iqaluit youth celebrate after a successful walrus harvest this past weekend. Crew members, aged 12 to 16, on board the Black Jet and Miss Geeneva took part in a community harvest and got four walruses thanks, in part, to donations and support from the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Baffin Building Systems, the Iqaluit Gas Bar and Northmart. Tommy Whittle, who owns the Black Jet, says the outing was organized by a group of local hunters and that all the youth involved also pitched in $150 of their own for supplies. Three of the four walruses were harvested by three teenagers—Aiden Williams, 11, Tyler Nowdluk, 15, and Stephen Noble, also 15, Whittle said. As soon as the meat has been tested, it will be distributed, says Tommy Whittle. (PHOTO BY TOMMY WHITTLE)

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