2 Rankin Inlet residents appointed to Order of Nunavut
Maryanne Inuaraq Tattuinee and Dorothy Atuat Tootoo to be installed in fall legislature sitting
A respected elder and a community volunteer from Rankin Inlet have been appointed to the Order of Nunavut, according to a news release from Tony Akoak, the Speaker of the legislative assembly. It’s the highest honour granted in Nunavut is intended to recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to the territory, the release states.
Maryanne Inuaraq Tattuinee is being recognized for the counselling and guidance she provided to generations of young people, as well as for the aid and comfort that she provided to Inuit receiving treatment for tuberculosis at the Clearwater Lake Sanatorium during the 1950s, the release said.
Tattuinee also participated in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Dorothy Atuat Tootoo is being recognized for her work in Rankin Inlet, including her role role as a manager with Nunavut Arctic College and her work with the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, the release said.
Tootoo previously received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Governor General’s Polar Medal.
“This year’s recipients of the Order of Nunavut are inspiring women whose contributions and service have made a profound difference in the lives of countless Nunavummiut,” Akoak said in the release.
Tattuinee and Tootoo’s investiture ceremony is set to take place during the fall legislative assembly session.