Elder receives award

Rankin Inlet

Monica Aqittuq Ugjuk of Rankin Inlet has been named a recipient of the 2018/19 Elders Recognition Award.

Rankin Inlet Mayor Harry Towtongie presents Monica Aqittuq Ugjuk with the 2018/20l9 Elders Recognition Award in the Rankin Inlet council chambers on Jan. 15. Photo courtesy of Hamlet of Rankin Inlet

The award is given every two years by Inuit Heritage Trust.

Ugjuk was selected for the award in recognition of her passion for Inuit culture and traditions, and for passing on traditional knowledge to the next generations through her work.

Rankin Inlet Mayor Harry Towtongie presented the award to Ugjuk on behalf of Inuit Heritage Trust on Jan. 15.

Game on!


The 2020 Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) senior men’s hockey tournament goes this week in Arviat from Jan. 23 to 26.

Nine teams are set to compete for JLM glory in A Division and B Division action.

Competing in the A Division will be Eskimo Point, Rankin Inlet, Naujaat, Arviat Kings and Whale Cove.

Set to go in the B Division are the Arviat Legends, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and the Arviat Wolves.

The gold medal game for the B Division is set to be played at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, with the gold medal game for A Division immediately following at roughly 9:30 p.m. 

New showdown date

Baker Lake

Due to conflicting schedules with Arviat, the 2020 Square Dance Showdown committee announced on Jan. 15 that the new date for the showdown will be April 2-7 in Baker Lake.

The Baker showdown was originally scheduled to be held from  April 16 to 21.

Cooking program

Rankin Inlet

A Piujuq Program cooking class for expecting mothers or mothers with children under the age of two is being planned for Rankin Inlet.

The five-day workshop will run Monday to Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. from either Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, or, from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7.

Anyone looking for more information may contact Kelly Clark-Lindell through e-mail (kellylindell@nunavutliteracy.ca) or by phone at (431) 336-0116.

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