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Kakiniit Grants Recipients Announced

(July 9, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak today announced the names of the recipients of the Kakiniit Grants program.

• Siku Allooloo – Yellowknife
• Zachary Cousins – Iqaluit
• Mason Greenley – Cambridge Bay
• Caroline Ipeepie-Qiatsuk – Cape Dorset
• Mary Anne Issakiark – Iqaluit
• Teevi Mackay – Ottawa
• Romani Makkik – Iqaluit
• Lily Maniapik – Iqaluit
• Melodie Sammurtok – Iqaluit
• Ningiukulu Teevee – Cape Dorset

The grants program awards $1,000 to five students seeking to improve their cultural or traditional skills and $1,000 to five students enrolled in academic training at a post-secondary institution. Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) are eligible for the scholarship programs.

“NTI and the Government of Nunavut launched this program on Nunavut Day in 2007 to encourage and assist students with their cultural and academic learning initiatives,” said Kaludjak. “We are proud to support Inuit in their studies.”

“The ongoing personal and professional growth of our students is vital to ensure a bright future for Nunavut. It is always a pleasure to partner with NTI to support our students, and I would like to congratulate all of this year’s recipients of the Kakiniit Grant,” said Premier Aariak.

For further information:

Franco Buscemi
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel: (867) 975-4939 Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006

Emily Woods
Press Secretary to Premier Eva Aariak
Government of Nunavut
Tel: (867) 975-5059