Akeeagok gives Cambridge Bay artwork to Trudeau

Nunavut premier discusses territories ‘priorities’ with prime minister during first face-to-face meeting

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are scheduled to meet in Ottawa on Thursday afternoon. When they met in Trudeau’s office in December, the newly selected premier gave the prime minister a piece of art made by welders in a Cambridge Bay program. (File photo courtesy of P.J. Akeeagok)

By Nunatsiaq News

Premier P.J. Akeeagok gave Prime Minister Trudeau a piece of art made by young artists at Cambridge Bay’s Red Fish Studio during his first in-person meeting with the prime minister Tuesday.

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok, left, discusses issues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting on Parliament Hill on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy P.J. Akeeagok/Twitter)

Akeeagok tweeted a picture taken of him presenting the gift to Trudeau before their meeting at Trudeau’s Parliament Hill office.

Akeeagok thanked Trudeau on Twitter for discussing Nunavut’s “key priorities,” including elder care, housing and education, during their meeting.

“Looking forward to continuing the dialogue,” Akeeagok wrote in a tweet.

Akeeagok was scheduled to meet with Trudeau shortly before federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland gave the government’s fiscal update.

Both Akeeagok and Trudeau recently won elections. Trudeau’s Liberal party was re-elected to a third term when Canadians went to the polls in September. Akeeagok, a former president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, won a seat as an MLA in October, and was then selected premier in October by his fellow MLAs.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Whos the Artist? on

    It would be nice to see the Artist name instead of saying “young artist from Cambridge Bay”. Beautiful work, and we should always make sure Artists get credit when possible!

    • Posted by Aputi on

      Why not a real fish and eat it with him

  2. Posted by Umingmak on

    More lip service from Trudeau. He’s done absolutely nothing for the north since getting elected.


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