Two Nunavut projects shortlisted for $1M prize

Eight finalists announced for different Arctic Inspiration Prize categories; winners to be named in February

A cultural campus or an Inuit-led suicide prevention project could get a $1-million boost through the annual Arctic Inspiration Prize. They are two of eight finalists across three prize categories — $1 million, $500,000 and up to $100,000. Both candidates for the top prize are based in Nunavut. Kuugalak is a proposal to build what...

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Deep in the southern hemisphere, a qulliq is lit

Gerri Sharpe, president of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, is seen here lighting a qulliq at New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, the nation’s capital. Sharpe, along with federal Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, is part of a delegation of Canadian Indigenous leaders to the southern Pacific island nation to build relationships with Māori and government leaders. Both countries are working on an arrangement to promote socioeconomic development of Indigenous Peoples and communities, an emailed statement from Pauktuutit said. (Photo courtesy of Adrian Heke/Pauktuutit)