Here are a few fascinating extracts from “Arctic Diary” by Sam &
A thoroughly good read.
Sam: I’ve always been very hands-on and I have a great sense of
curiosity about everything. How does it work? Why does it work?
What makes it tick? If I don’t understand something, I’ll find
someone who does. There’s always someone who knows more than you
The Arctic is a year round home to a relatively small variety of
animals that have the unique ability to survive a harsh Northern
The floe edge is another area rich with wild life. With open water
in some places all the year round, there were lots of seals on the
ice. This is one reason why Igloolik has been located here for a
thousand years. Because of rich mammals like Seal and fish in the
Mostly Atlantic Char.
Igloolik is located on a small island, on the North Eastern corner
of Melville Peninsular, within the Arctic circle, about 500 miles
North of Hudson Bay.
The name Igloolik means there is an Igloo here in Inuitic and its
1600 residents are known as Igloolinuite (forgive my spelling!) the
people of the igloo. It is one of the most traditional Inuit
communities in Nunagut, and one of the oldest in the north, with
over 4000 years of history in one place.
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