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Congratulations to the Nunavut Day Contest Winners!

(July 19, 2021 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk would like to congratulate this year’s winners for NTI’s Home Cook Challenge and Decorating Contest!

“Although this year’s Nunavut Day was another virtual celebration, it was clear that Nunavut Inuit showed their pride in where they come from and utilized the resources they had to enter these contests.  This is true ingenuity!”, said NTI President, Aluki Kotierk.

Home Cook Challenge

Kivalliq region: 

Adult 1st:  Appolina Makkigak

2nd: Nancy Gordon

3rd: Cicile Gibbons

Teen 1st: Qattalik Simik

2nd: Laquisha Makkigak

3rd: Jane Nakoolak

Kid 1st:  Martha Paniyuk

2nd: Peecee Nakoolak

Qikiqtaaluk region:

Adult 1st: Jamesie Peter

2nd: Jennifer Lindell

3rd: Parniga Akeeagok

Teen 1st: Ella Esty

2nd: Kaylee Cooper

3rd: Anningni Marie Cooper Higgins

Kid 1st:  Taylor Rose Lindell

2nd: Ilaija Cooper Peter

3rd: Miki Jaq

Kitikmeot region:

Adult 1st: Presley Taylor

2nd: Shaun Horner

3rd: Ellen Ittunga

Teen: 1st: Carley Angohiatok

Kid 1st: Kaylee Aknavigak-Kaiyogana

2nd: Elise Pederson


House, Boat and Shed Decorating Contest  

Kivalliq region:

1st place: Kelly Kadjuk of Chesterfield Inlet

2nd place: Loretta Nakoolak of Coral Harbour,

3rd place: Angie Curley of Arviat

Qikiqtaaluk region:

1st place: Jeanie Nakashuk of Pangnirtung

2nd place: Nina Qillaq of Clyde River,

3rd place: Mona Arreak of Clyde River

Kitikmeot region:

1st place: Nuka Bolt of Kugluktuk

2nd place: Rita Porter of Gjoa Haven,

3rd place: Maureen Angutingnungniq of Kugaaruk

BONUS Prize Winners:

Kivalliq: Michelle Angoo of Whale Cove,

Kitikmeot: Ida Jane Kapakatoak of Kugluktuk,

Qikiqtaaluk: Marie Barnabas of Arctic Bay

Thank you to all that participated in Nunavut Day this year, Nunavut upigiqattarlavut!

For further information:

Malaya Mikijuk

Director of Communications Trainee

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Tel. (867) 975-4900


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