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NEWS: Nunavut November 17, 2014 - 6:30 am

Photo: Upinnaqtuq awards recognize young Nunavut leaders

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Nalini Vaddapalli and Mandy Sammurtok, centre, of the Nunavut Law Foundation with three of this year’s eight winners of the Upinnaqtuq Award, which the foundation gives annually to Nunavut youth who demonstrate qualities of leadership, conflict resolution, or “remarkable progress” in rehabilitation. Nanook Elementary School students Margaret Gauthier, left, and Kaj Sandbakken celebrated their win at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit, Nov. 14, with fellow Iqaluit resident Kiyanna Drachenberg, right, a student of Inuksuk High School. Each received $500 with their certificates. Other winners for 2014 included Hayden Hickey and Aloka Wijesooriya of Iqaluit, Etuangat Akeeagok of Grise Fiord, Scott Kiluksishak of Pond Inlet, and Veronica Uttak of Repulse Bay. (PHOTO BY PETER VARGA)
Nalini Vaddapalli and Mandy Sammurtok, centre, of the Nunavut Law Foundation with three of this year’s eight winners of the Upinnaqtuq Award, which the foundation gives annually to Nunavut youth who demonstrate qualities of leadership, conflict resolution, or “remarkable progress” in rehabilitation. Nanook Elementary School students Margaret Gauthier, left, and Kaj Sandbakken celebrated their win at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit, Nov. 14, with fellow Iqaluit resident Kiyanna Drachenberg, right, a student of Inuksuk High School. Each received $500 with their certificates. Other winners for 2014 included Hayden Hickey and Aloka Wijesooriya of Iqaluit, Etuangat Akeeagok of Grise Fiord, Scott Kiluksishak of Pond Inlet, and Veronica Uttak of Repulse Bay. (PHOTO BY PETER VARGA)

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