Margaret Nakashuk is Nunavut’s newest cabinet minister

Pangnirtung MLA was elected by her colleagues today

Nunavut’s newest cabinet minister was voted in today during a leadership forum held at the legislative assembly. Margaret Nakashuk, MLA for Pangnirtung, is overwhelmed and happy to have been voted into the position. “I’m thankful for my colleagues for electing me to cabinet,” she said after the vote. “For trusting me to be minister. I’m...

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Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre gets a new Inuktut name

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s new Inuit Art Centre is going to be lit. The gallery announced a new Inuktut name for the centre on Wednesday, Oct. 28: Qaumajuq, which translates as “it is bright” or “it is lit,” a nod to the light that flows into the new building. The name Qaujamuq was suggested and…


Nunavut MLAs choose new cabinet minister on Friday

Nunavut’s MLAs will choose a new cabinet minister on Friday at 3 p.m. during a leadership forum, the legislative assembly’s caucus announced today in a news release. Patterk Netser, MLA for Aivilik, was removed from cabinet by his colleagues on Friday, Oct. 23. This was after Joe Savikataaq, the premier of Nunavut, passed a motion…

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