Ceremonial Cabinet Meeting Held in Iglu
Cabinet ministers took part in a ceremonial Cabinet meeting in an iglu on April 11, to mark the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Nunavut
Land Claims Agreement.
During the short meeting, Elder Inuapik Sagiatook lit a qulliq and two resolutions were read: Nunavut Land Claims Agreement 20th Anniversary
Resolution and Consensus Governance Resolution. The ice structure – built outside the Legislative Assembly building by Solomon Awa, Joshua Kango and Joe Nester – was decorated with sealskin, and invited dignitaries were also asked to wear traditional clothing. Three students from Aqsaarniit Middle School, representing the future generations of Nunavummiut, participated in the event as observers: Dodie Netser, Samuel Kuluguqtuq and Emily Ann Niego.
There was a lot of interest surrounding the iglu. Numerous people stopped by the Legislative Assembly to see the structure and to take pictures.
Other events to mark the 20th anniversary of the Agreement will take place throughout the year.
Line 5544 – French Services at the Government of Nunavut
The Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Department of Culture and Heritage launched the 5544 French Services telephone line last month. This referral
service provides information in French on the various GN programs and services.
With the coming into force of the Official Languages Act on April 1, Line 5544 provides Francophones with an initial French point of contact with
their government. This initiative marks an important first step towards improving the effective and efficient delivery of government French language
services in Nunavut.
Francophones seeking information about services and programs provided by the GN can now call 975-5544, or send inquiries via email to:
email@example.com. Francophones residing outside of Iqaluit may call collect.
Territorial Skills Nunavut Competition
The 8th Annual Territorial Skills Nunavut Competition was held in Iqaluit on April 23! Competitors in seven categories will move on to the National
Skills Competition, which will be in Vancouver, British Columbia from June 3-7.
Here is the complete list of winners for territorials:
Gold medal winners -moving on to Nationals:
Nigel Neeveacheak (Taloyoak)
Shelton Nipisar & Innosar Issakiark (Arviat)
Shelly Nichol (Rankin Inlet)
Anthony Abbott (Iqaluit)
Shannon Barkley (Iqaluit)
Vayda Kaviok (Arviat)
Medalist for all levels
1st - April Kablutsiak (Arviat)
2nd - Sherilyn Sewoee (Arviat)
1st - Avis Mukyungnik (Arviat)
2nd - Amanda Pigushat (Arviat)
2nd - Gewndalyne Ishalook (Arviat)
3rd - Jocelyn Kaludjak (Arviat)
1st - Jorgen Anablak (Kugluktuk)
2nd - Allen Jr. Kudlak (Kugluktuk)
Post- Secondary Carpentry:
2nd - David Akoak (Iqaluit)
2nd - Jonathan Kigusiutnak (Arviat)
3rd - Ramon Kaviok (Arviat)
2nd - Amiel Deanne Hernandez (Rankin Inlet)
3rd - Anne Renee Angalik (Arviat)
“Day of Pink” for Anti-Bullying Day on April 10 in Hall Beach
The community of Hall Beach came together on April 10 to support ‘Day of Pink’ for anti-bullying.
Mental Health worked to involve the school and community in events throughout the day. The community of Hall Beach took part in a contest that
asked everyone to wear pink or to decorate their home or office in pink. Participants in the contest included: social services, housing,
hamlet, bylaw, Co-op, Northern store, school, health centre and community members.
Grade 1-6 and 7-12 students helped Mental Health plan events for the day. The students were very involved and participated in a door decorating contest.
At 3 p.m., students, teachers and community members took part in a parade/walk through town. In the evening, fans and players at the local
hockey team’s game dressed in pink. The evening ended with a candy toss.
The day was a success, and everyone who participated did an excellent job!
Premier Eva Aariak is seeking nominations for the 2013 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.
Nominate someone you know who has supported and encouraged others to develop their literacy skills - a student, teacher, community volunteer, Elder
or co-worker. The nominee chosen will be recognized with an inscribed medallion and certificate presented by Premier Eva Aariak.
Nomination Deadline: Friday May 31, 2013
To nominate someone, or for more information, contact:
Executive & Intergovernmental Affairs
Government of Nunavut
Tobacco Has No Place Here campaign is very popular on Facebook
As the Tobacco Has No Place Here (THNPH) Facebook page neared a following of 5,000 friends, the Tobacco Reduction Team launched the “5,000
Friend Countdown” contest. Nunavummiut entered to win a THNPH sweatshirt in weekly draws, culminating in the grand prize iPad draw that
took place on April 5.
The page, which now has over 5,100 friends, continues to be a huge success in building awareness around tobacco issues within Nunavut, as well
as serving as a forum for Nunavummiut to come together and support one another in making Nunavut tobacco-free.
Aggu Peter of Iqaluit was the grand prize winner. Pictured from left to right: Tobacco Reduction Specialist, Paige Marshall; iPad winner, Aggu Peter;
Manager, External Public Health Relations, Ainiak Korgak, and Project Officer, Tobacco, Taha Tabish.
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