Pangnirtung, Nunavut

The arena in Pangnirtung used to open October or the beginning of November. Now it opens the end of December or beginning of January. The ice doesn’t freeze as much as it used to because of climate change.

The Inuktitut word Auyuittuq means “the land that never melts.” In the past, the glaciers in the park melted at an average of one metre per year.

This summer me and my step-dad went commercial fishing. We needed at least 1175 pounds [530 Kg] of Arctic char.

We interviewed an elder named Joanasie Qappik. We asked him questions about how the climate has changed.

About five years ago the sea ice used to take longer to melt. It lasted about 10 months but now it’s only 8 months.

My grandfather and my dad go out hunting to the same place each year and they see the same glacier each year, and it is melting and melting.