Nu­natsi­avut ex­tends con­do­lences on pass­ing of re­spected el­der

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The Nu­natsi­avut Gov­ern­ment has of­fered con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of re­spected Nain Inuit el­der Julius Merku­rat­suk, who passed away Oct. 1.

“Julius made tremen­dous con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity of Nain, to Labrador Inuit and to Nu­natsi­avut as a whole,” said Nu­natsi­avut Pres­i­dent Jo­hannes Lampe, in the Oct. 2 re­lease.

“A per­son’s life is mea­sured through the lives they im­pact and the mem­o­ries and sor­row they leave be­hind. To­day we mourn a huge loss, but we also cel­e­brate a life that was well-lived. Julius will be sadly missed, but his legacy will live on for many gen­er­a­tions to come.”

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, Merku­rat­suk re­lo­cated to Nain from Nu­tak as young boy. Over the years he was of­ten called upon to of­fer up his tra­di­tional knowl­edge on a num­ber of land-use and wildlife mat­ters.

He was a long­time board mem­ber of the Labrador Inuit As­so­ci­a­tion, and served as a land claims ne­go­tia­tor, a mem­ber of the Nain and North of Nain land se­lec­tion team, and as a lay pas­tor in the Mo­ra­vian Church.

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