Sunday, 9 November 2014

Honouring Inuit Day - Inuujunga

After a summer of excellent trips away mostly to coach rolling sooth, the seasonal drawbridge between Orkney and mainland Scotland is closing. Travelling conditions become more unpredictable and daylight is restricted. However, on the bright side, our pool sessions have re-started and we have an hour a week  in warm water to get rolling.

My first pool session of the season was on November 7th - Inuit Day- which felt appropriate. I am keen to respectfully acknowledge that my hobby is borrowed from the heritage of another culture.
ᐅᐱᒋᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᕆᔭᖓᑦ - Upigittiarlugu Inuit Uplurijangat
 At the 2006 ICC General Assembly in Barrow, Alaska, November 7th was proclaimed as Inuit Day to honour the birth date of ICC visionary, Eben Hopson, Sr..  Inuit Day encourages “all Inuit governments, agencies, and communities to annually proclaim this day as Inuit Day, and conduct appropriate ceremonies and celebrations.”

Other folks across the pond have also shared their gratitude in a timely video,
'Qujanaq Greenland' or 'Thank You Greenland'.

...and a 'Thank you!' from me too Greenland.