Country Food Photos on Nunagram


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A few months ago, we noticed a hashtag and campaign from British Columbia called Beyond Bannock, which asked BC residents to show their connection to traditional food via photos, videos, and stories. Clicking the hashtag will lead you into a gallery of user-submitted country food photos from the west coast (warning: do not click if you are hungry!). We thought the social media campaign was pretty darn neat, and we wanted to know: What do traditional food photos look like in Nunavut?

To find out, we checked out your Instagram photos tagged with #nunagram and grouped them according to six themes. Scroll down to see for yourself some of the territory's best country food photos. Mamaqtuq!

1. Hunting and Harvesting

Nunavut boasts some of the most skilled and knowledgeable harvesters in the world – and some of them are pretty awesome photographers, too! From hunting to fishing to berry picking, there are some really amazing nunagram shots of people living closely with and off of the land.

#tbt #fishing #nunagram #nunavut

A photo posted by Franco Buscemi (@siutiapik) on

2. Hunted and Harvested

Didn't we say that Nunavummiut are knowledgeable experts?! If you didn't believe us, just check out some of their catches and harvests.

#eskimo #hunting #floeedge #coolsuspenders #seal #tradition #nunagram

A photo posted by Tommy Akulukjuk (@tommyakulukjuk) on

Bucket of #fish #boating in the bay #iqaluit #nunavut #nunagram #arctic char #nofilter #fishing #boat

A photo posted by Aaron Watson (@teirersias) on

3. Eating with Friends and Family

It's abundantly clear that country food in Nunavut is not only important nutritionally, but also socially and culturally. In these photos, you can see Nunavummiut gathering together to celebrate food by sharing a bite, a meal, or a feast.

friends, lunch. #countryfood #delicious #caribou #arcticbay #nunavut #nunagram #fulbright #canada

A photo posted by Acacia (@acacia.johnson) on

4. Your Traditional Meal

Frozen. Fresh. Boiled. Dried. Aged. Traditional ways of preparing country food are almost as diverse as the species themselves – and are all delicious!

#caribou #arcticFood #eatcaribou #iqaluit #Nunavut #nunagram #fromKivalliq

A photo posted by Mosesie (@igloo939) on

Storm day project. #mipku #wildwood #nunagram

A photo posted by Jenna (@omaluk) on

Narwal on your plate (or cardboard) #Nunavut #nunagram #arctic #food #countryfood #narwal

A photo posted by Joshua Davidson (@joshofthearctic) on

5. Your Not-so-Traditional Meal

The times are a-changin' in Nunavut, and so are culinary pursuits. The contemporary food system in the territory includes both country food and store-bought food, and sometimes they combine to form a tasty North-South fusion.

 

And of course, feel free to share your country food photos with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!