Iqaluit’s Elis­api An­ing­miuq Hon­oured for Cul­tural Work

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Elis­api An­ing­miuq, for­mer Chair­per­son of the Nu­navut Arts and Crafts As­so­ci­a­tion Board of Direc­tors, was hon­oured with a 2016 Po­lar Medal for help­ing Inuit re­con­nect with their cul­ture and tra­di­tional way of life dur­ing her time with the Tuk­isi­gia­rvik Well­ness Cen­tre. The Iqaluit-based cen­tre is a fix­ture in the com­mu­nity of­fer­ing a range of so­cial ser­vices, from em­ploy­ment as­sis­tance and coun­selling to cul­tural heal­ing by way of tra­di­tional skills de­vel­op­ment. The medal, pre­sented by His Ex­cel­lency the Right Hon­ourable David John­ston, Gov­er­nor Gen­eral of Canada, in a cer­e­mony in Edmonton in De­cem­ber 2016, rec­og­nizes “ex­tra­or­di­nary ser­vices in Canada’s po­lar re­gions and Canada’s North.”

His Ex­cel­lency the Right Hon­ourable David John­ston, Gov­er­nor Gen­eral of Canada, pre­sented the Po­lar Medal to Elis­api An­ing­miuq dur­ing a cer­e­mony on De­cem­ber 8, 2016.

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