Seal meat, dinosaurs and friends: Nunavut Day celebrated in Canada’s eastern Arctic

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Nastania Mullin is ‘Nunavut Man.’ He’s posing with Amber Gilles, Meegwun Scale and Mason Stokes-Mullin. (Sara Frizzell/CBC)
July 9 is Nunavut Day, and in Iqaluit, people took to the streets to celebrate 26 years since the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act went into effect.

The territory of Nunavut turned 20 on April 1. The territory was separated from the Northwest Territories on that day in 1999.

Here are some shots from Nunavut Day festivities in the territory’s capital.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Nunavut residents see progress, more work as territory turns 20, CBC News

Finland: Finnish gov pulls bill to ratify convention on Indigenous peoples’ rights, Yle News

Sweden: Calls for more Indigenous protection in Sweden on Sami national day, Radio Sweden

United States: Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated in Alaska, Alaska Public Media

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