After 5-year hiatus, the Arctic Winter Games return this weekend


Nelten Panaktalok is feeling pretty good about his one-foot high kick skills. It’s his favourite Arctic sport, and he’s been looking forward to putting his strategy to work next week.

“I passed eight feet by like, an inch — in practice. But once tryouts came, I barely went up to 7’10,” he said. “It is pretty tough.”

Panaktalok, 17, has waited a long time for this week, when he could travel from his home in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., to the 2023 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in northern Alberta. The weeklong event starts on Sunday.

“This is … I don’t know how to feel man, this is my first AWG and I wanna see how this goes. Hopefully it

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