Nunavik graduates fly high with Wings of Knowledge

Willisaa Snowball, Juu Sinupaa, Makivik Corp.’s Joseph Snowball, Lissa Deveaux and Sarah Angnatuk celebrate after the students are awarded Air Inuit’s Wings of Knowledge Bursary at the Jaanimmarik School’s high school graduation on Monday, May 27. Bursaries are given to students with outstanding academic achievements, and the recipients are recommended by the Kativik School Board. This year, the awarded bursaries ranged from $200 to $500. The graduation ceremony took place at the Katittavik Town Hall Theatre in Kuujjuaq. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Kuujjuaq youth dress their best for prom

Jaanimmarik School’s 2019 graduates dress their best for prom, which included a dinner celebration at the Auberge Kuujjuaq Inn with family and friends. The Kuujjuaq youth graduated on Monday, May 27. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Award winners in Kuujjuaq

There were smiles all round at the awards ceremony at Jaanimmarik School in Kuujjuaq on Thursday, May 23, for students of all ages at the school from Grade 4 to the Secondary 5 high school graduating class. A student from each class was given an award, some for academic performance, others for improved performance and others for good characteristics, such as having a positive attitude. The specialist teachers also handed out awards for achievement in their subjects, including Inuktitut, music, art and gym. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Greenland supports Nunavut’s food security

Elisapee Sheutiapik, Nunavut’s minister of Family Services, announced on June 6 the recipients of a $100,000 donation made by the Government of Greenland last year in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed Iqaluit’s Northmart store’s warehouse. The donation, set to combat food insecurity, will be distributed to the City of Iqaluit’s Makkuttukkvik Youth Centre cooking club, the Apex District Education Authority’s Nutrition program and the Iqaluit District Education Authority’s cooking clubs and programs at its four schools. “This incredible contribution will help build food preparation skills for the youth of Iqaluit, and create life-long skills to help build food security,” Sheutiapik told the legislature June 6, thanking the Greenlandic government. “It’s a wonderful example of Pilimmaksarniq in action.” (Photo by John Thompson)