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New Year's Eve

"During the time of the New Year, the families go out to the bush where we stay in tents even though it is so cold. We stay warm by the wood stove. We sleep on beds of spruce boughs. There are fires and feasts. We eat caribou and moose meat and we go visiting all of our friends. We make ice and snow sculptures of husky dogs and beavers. At midnight on New Year's Eve, the men all fire their guns in the air to say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new."
Naomi Bosum, Oujé-Bougoumou