Iqaluit’s Elisapi Aningmiuq Honoured for Cultural Work
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.