Conservatives’ northern affairs critic meets territorial leaders in Nunavut visit

British Columbia MP Bob Zimmer, right, the federal Conservative party critic for northern affairs and Arctic sovereignty, was in Nunavut recently to meet with territorial, business and community leaders. He is pictured here with Canadian Coast Guard Capt. D. Barron and the coast guard’s assistant commissioner for the Arctic region, Neil O’Rourke, touring the coast guard icebreaker Henry Larsen. (Photo courtesy of MP Bob Zimmer’s office)

Deep in the southern hemisphere, a qulliq is lit

Gerri Sharpe, president of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, is seen here lighting a qulliq at New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, the nation’s capital. Sharpe, along with federal Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, is part of a delegation of Canadian Indigenous leaders to the southern Pacific island nation to build relationships with Māori and government leaders. Both countries are working on an arrangement to promote socioeconomic development of Indigenous Peoples and communities, an emailed statement from Pauktuutit said. (Photo courtesy of Adrian Heke/Pauktuutit)