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(April 29, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk today announced the winners of the COVID-19 vaccination draw.

Nunavut Inuit, enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, over the age of five were automatically entered into the draw. The draw was conducted in Rankin Inlet by Vice-President James Eetoolook and staff and was witnessed by elder Hannah Benoit.

Winners in Nunavut receive a snowmobile. There were also two cash prizes of $5,000 each drawn for Inuit residing outside of Nunavut Settlement Area.

Individuals who had their names drawn had until April 29, 2022, to show proof of vaccination. Adults and children who received Moderna or Pfizer had to show proof of two doses and adults who received Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to show proof of one dose.

. Application forms to enroll are available from the Community Liaison Officers or on NTI’s website:

NTI’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, including this snowmobile draw, is funded by the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.

The COVID-19 vaccine is still our best defense against the spread of COVID-19.  For more information on COVID-19, the vaccines Moderna and Pfizer, OR to book your appointment, please contact your local health center.

Final list of winners:


Cambridge Bay           Patrick Ross Mahik

Gjoa Haven                   Juliet Uyarrai

Kugaaruk                       Jarome Apsaktaun

Kugluktuk                      Kayleen Ambrelle Miyok

Taloyoak                         Jorgen Joey Jamison Tooloorealik


Arviat                               Doris Okatsiak

Baker Lake                    Basil Tiktaalaaq

Chesterfield Inlet    Jocelyn Iqaluk Simik 

Coral Harbour          Noah Kadlak

Naujaat                        Georgia Pangakka Tegumiar

Rankin Inlet                Shayla Manernaluk

Whale Cove                Napatchie Shimout


Arctic Bay                   Seemee Kanayuk Kalluk

Clyde River                 Joanasie Donovan Kuniliusie

Grise Fiord                  Rhoda Raggie Pijamini

Hall Beach                  Jordan Kannutaq

Igloolik                        Levy Tapatsiak

Iqaluit                          Michael Malakie Ipeelee

Kimmirut                    Shoo Pitsiulala Qimirpik

Kinngait                      Megan Sheojuk Nuna

Pangnirtung             Andrew Karpik

Pond Inlet                  Laura Krista Enoogoo

Qikiqtarjuaq            Leelee Kakkee

Resolute Bay           Heaven Leigh Tatiana McDonald

Sanikiluaq                 Susie Eyaituq

The winners of the two cash prizes of 5,000 each for Inuit residing outside of Nunavut Settlement Area were:

Angela Simatuk Carriere from Alberta

Lista Qanaatia Spensley Tagornak from Vancouver BC.

Congratulations to all the winners of the COVID-19 vaccination draw!



For further information:

Malaya Mikijuk

Director of Communications Trainee

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Tel: (867) 975-4900/Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006


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