Ovide Alakannuark passes on

Ovide Alakannuark, one of Nunavut’s first MLAs, has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. “Mr. Alakannuark, who was a well-respected elder in the community of Kugaaruk, was a strong voice for Inuit culture, language and values throughout his career,” said Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak in a news release today. “On behalf of all members of the legislative assembly, we extend our condolences to his family and former constituents.” The flag for Kugaaruk is flying at half-mast at Nunavut’s legislative assembly in honour of his passing. (File photo)

By John Thompson

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Tagak Curley on

    Honorable man Ovide Alakannuaq was a man of integrity as member of Nunavut Legislative Assembly.

  2. Posted by Kataise on

    Sincere condolences to Alakannuark family. Qujanaqputit Ovide uqausilirinirmut ikajurjuasimagavit. Tunnganaqtualuulauravit aksuruqLutit uqausisi ikajurasulauraviuk. Kinguniqallaringniatutit piluaqtumik tunnganarniit.

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