News releases

Ottawa, Ontario (April 28, 2023) – Nunavut’s Executive Council is promoting Katujjiluta mandate priorities May 1 and 2 through a series of meetings with federal counterparts in Ottawa. “Nunavut on the Hill” is a two-day political working visit to Parliament to build on our partnerships with the Canadian government. “Cabinet and I will ensure the daily realities of Nunavummiut are heard about in Ottawa, where many decisions that impact our territory are made today,” Premier P.J. Akeeagok said. “While the majority of nation-building in Canada spans from East to West, we look to see… read more.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Council of Federation Literacy Award. Premier P.J. Akeeagok is accepting applications to recognize an individual who supports, encourages, and shares ways to strengthen literacy skills in Nunavut. The 2023 Nunavut Council of the Federation Literacy Award will be awarded to an individual who supports and inspires others to use Inuktut and develop their literacy skills – oral, written or through artistic expression. Nominate someone who has gone above and beyond to support and encourage others to develop their literacy skills. It could be a student, a… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 28, 2023) – Investments in housing and healthcare announced today in the Government of Canada’s federal budget, A Made in Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future, will contribute toward key priorities in the Katujjiluta mandate, said Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak. “To achieve the transformative change in our government’s Katujjiluta mandate, significant investments from the federal government are needed. Today’s federal budget announcements contribute to our government’s efforts to improve access to… read more.
March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Each year, the Department of Health recognizes World TB Day as part of its continuous efforts to raise awareness. This year’s World TB Day theme – Yes! We can End TB – is a message of hope and a call to action. TB remains an epidemic in much of the world. This year, World TB Day is calling for increased investment and multisector co-operation to help end TB. For this year’s World TB Day, the Strong and TB Free Campaign continues its efforts to educate Nunavummiut about TB, with education about treatment and prevention and simplified material… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 14, 2023) – Today in the Legislative Assembly, Premier P.J. Akeeagok tabled the report titled, Government of Nunavut’s Progress on Katujjiluta Mandate Priorities: Highlights of 2022 Achievements and Plans for 2023.  This progress report follows the passing of a budget that provides support to this government’s historic mandate, which is focused on aging with dignity in Nunavut, expanding the housing continuum, enabling health and healing, reinvesting in education, and diversifying local economies. “This report reflects our promise to communicate progress on the… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (February 27, 2023) – The Government of Nunavut is committed to ensuring Inuit are the key decision makers for the future of our territory. To increase representation at the highest levels of the public service, Cabinet has approved a policy enabling all departments and agencies to assign an Associate Deputy Minister for up to three years. “The creation of Inuit associate roles in all departments for up to three years reflects a commitment of the Katujjiluta mandate to pursue a representative public service as required by Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement,” said Premier P… read more.
Pink Shirt Day 2023 Wednesday, February 22, 2023, is Pink Shirt Day. We participate each year to encourage schools and communities to take a stand against bullying by wearing pink. This year’s theme is Ajunngittugut: Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! Schools and communities are encouraged to wear pink to demonstrate Inuuqatigiitsiarniq: respect and caring for each other. By engaging in Pink Shirt Day activities, we can start conversations and take a step forward, towards helping and healing. Join the Department of Education and support Pink Shirt Day!
Iqaluit, Nunavut (February 16, 2023) – The Government of Nunavut is moving forward with efforts to fulfill a key Katujjiluta mandate priority to develop a Strategic Action Plan for Elders in Nunavut. The plan will guide decision-making related to Elders programming and service delivery so Elders can live their last years with dignity and care, closer to family in Nunavut. This week, the government is hosting the first of five regional gatherings, starting with Kivalliq Elders groups in Rankin Inlet. Two Elders from each community will be chosen to take part in the regional gatherings… read more.
Ottawa, Ontario (February 8, 2023) – Today, the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen areas of collaboration, partnership, and future development. The MOU was signed by the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs and Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, and the Honourable Pamela Hakongak Gross, Deputy Premier, Government of Nunavut. The MOU… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 8, 2022) – Today in the Legislative Assembly, Premier P.J. Akeeagok tabled individual mandate letters for each cabinet minister. “This is the first time a Nunavut premier has created and published ministerial mandate letters for a cabinet,” Premier Akeeagok said. “This measure shows the will of this government to achieve transparency in our work. We want to share about the progress we are making. Commitments made to Nunavummiut by our government should be measurable, tangible, and transparent.” The ministerial mandate letters share specific actions and… read more.