Igloolik, Pang women awarded inaugural Danielle Moore scholarships

Moore taught at the Pinnguaq’s Iqaluit Makerspace and was aboard flight ET302 when it crashed in Ethiopia in 2019

Danielle Moore taught at the Pinnguaq’s Iqaluit Makerspace and was aboard flight ET302 when it crashed in Ethiopia in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Pinnguaq Association)

By Nunatsiaq News

Two Nunavut women have been awarded $3,000 each to further their education as part of the inaugural Danielle Moore Scholarship.

Kylie Angutimarik is one of the recipients of the Danielle Moore Scholarship and will be studying in her second year of the fur design program. (Photo courtesy of Pinnguaq Association)

The scholarship was established in partnership with Pinnguaq Association, which provides learning and development experiences in Canadian communities.

Jenna Kilabuk-Qaqqasiq is the second recipient of the Danielle Moore scholarship and entering her third year in the Nunavut Teacher Education Program delivered through Nunavut Arctic College. (Photo courtesy of Pinnguaq Association)

It honours the memory of Danielle Moore, who worked at the Pinnguaq Makerspace in Iqaluit, and was aboard flight ET302 when it crashed in Ethiopia in 2019 killing all 157 people on board.

This is the first year for the scholarship.

Jenna Kilabuk-Qaqqasiq, of Pangnirtung, and Kylie Angutimarik, from Igloolik, were selected as the scholarship recipients in consultation with Moore’s family, from the 11 applications received.

Kilabuk-Qaqqasiq is entering her third year in the Nunavut Teacher Education Program delivered through Nunavut Arctic College. Angutimarik will be entering in her second year of the fur design program.

Both women’s education and long-term goals match those that Moore was deeply passionate about herself — education, the arts and the environment, according to a news release from Pinnguaq.

Kilabuk-Qaqqasiq’s goal is to teach in her home community. Angutimarik is active in the arts and has been a leader in community cleanups.

Pinnguaq and the Moore family will continue to fund the Danielle Moore scholarship for at least 10 years, the release said. Information on the 2023 scholarship will be available in January.

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