Nunavut government gets new traditional knowledge advisers

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit is made up of elders from across the territory

Nunavut’s culture and heritage minister, Margaret Nakashuk, announced the newly appointed members to the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit on Tuesday. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut’s Inuit knowledge advisory body has some new faces.

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit is made up of elders from across the territory selected for their understanding of Inuit traditional knowledge and Inuit social values.

Nunavut’s culture and heritage minister, Margaret Nakashuk, made the announcement in her minister’s statement to the legislature on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Mary Voisey (Whale Cove)
  • Marie Anguti (Kugaaruk)
  • Jean Simailak (Baker Lake)
  • Ootoovak Audlakiak (Clyde River)
  • Lew Philip (Iqaluit)
  • Abraham Oolalak (Sanirajak)
  • Willie Nakoolak (Coral Harbour)
  • Miriam Aglukkaq (Gjoa Haven)
  • Celine Ningark (Kugaaruk)

“The nine members represent Nunavut geographically and linguistically,” Nakashuk said.

“I would like to thank all participants for sharing their time and knowledge, and for the significant roles they continue to play within their communities.”

Government of Nunavut departments and agencies can call on the committee for advice on integrating Inuit traditional knowledge into policies, programs and legislation.

This is the sixth group appointed to fill a term on the committee.

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  1. Posted by Empty Suit on

    Cryptic committee free from the constraints of achieving measurable progress, goals or work. Sounds very GN valued to me.

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