News releases

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.
05 October 2022 Statement Premier sends thoughts and support to Eastern Canada Nunavut’s Premier, P.J. Akeeagok, today released the following statement: “I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy for those impacted by hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada. Our thoughts are with those strong Canadians on the eastern seaboard who are dealing with the devastating aftermath in their communities. To assist in recovery, the Government of Nunavut (GN) is responding with a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to help those directly affected. Inuit societal values teach us to provide for family… read more.
29 September 2022 Statement The Government of Nunavut prioritizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation The Premier of Nunavut, P.J. Akeeagok, today issued the following statement: “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day is September 30 – a day for all Canadians to observe and acknowledge the harm Indigenous peoples, communities, friends, and families endured at residential schools. To some, this day is a day of mourning; to others, it is a day of quiet reflection. Some will feel it is a day for conversation, while others will use this as a day of activism and expression.… read more.
Premier Akeeagok welcomes new monarch, King Charles Premier P.J. Akeeagok shared today, his Coronation message for King Charles III: On this day, I want to express my congratulations on becoming the new monarch and Canada’s new sovereign. The work you have stepped into over the years has prepared you for this role in many ways. We are hopeful in the new leadership you will bring to the Commonwealth. Over the past few days, I have been reminded of your first visit to Canada in 1970. I am proud that Nunavut, at the time Northwest Territories, was your first step on Canadian soil. I hope that… read more.
2022 COF Literacy Award Winner Announced Every year the Council of the Federation Literacy Award celebrates the valuable contributions made by Canadians in the field of literacy. In Nunavut, this award recognizes individuals who support and inspire others to use Inuktut and develop their literacy skills through oral, written or through artistic expression. Premier P.J. Akeeagok is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2022 Council of the Federation Literacy Award is Jeela Palluq-Cloutier. This award recognizes Jeela Palluq-Cloutier’s tireless work towards revitalizing and… read more.
Nunavut mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Premier of Nunavut, P.J. Akeeagok, today issued the following statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been an iconic figure and a significant part of Canada’s history for the past seventy years. Her reign symbolizes service to the commonwealth and dedication to the Crown. While the relationship between Inuit and the Crown has not always been easy, Her Majesty has been long respected by our Elders. In 1970, prior to the formation of Nunavut, Her Majesty visited Frobisher… read more.
Territorial Premiers at the Arctic Circle Forum in Nuuk, Greenland Premier of the Yukon Sandy Silver, Premier of the Northwest Territories Caroline Cochrane and Premier of Nunavut P.J. Akeeagok have issued the following statement: “It was an honour to be invited to the Arctic Circle Forum and attend in-person to continue a global dialogue about the North. The importance of international cooperation and partnership on a range of issues is clear. From security to creating healthier lives and economic opportunities for our people, the conversations that lead to a peaceful and -more sustainable… read more.
New Greenland-Nunavut Agreement signed Prime Minister Múte B. Egede and Premier P. J. Akeeagok signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the government of Greenland and government of Nunavut in Nuuk today. Nunavut and Greenland have a long history and a common Inuit Heritage, dating back thousands of years. This shared historical, cultural, social, and geographic relationship sets the foundation for joint work and cooperation between the two jurisdictions. The first MOU between Greenland and Nunavut was signed in 2000. While the general goals and objectives set out in an original… read more.
Nominations are now open for the 2022 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 2022 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.
25 March 2022 News Release GN and NTI achieve another milestone in cooperation through signing of new Partnership Declaration Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (March 25, 2022) – Today, Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk signed a declaration to formalize the working relationship between the Government of Nunavut (GN) and NTI through the creation of the Nunavut Partnership Committee. “I am pleased to take another step towards our ongoing efforts to strengthen the Government of Nunavut’s working relations with NTI,” says Premier Akeeagok. “This… read more.