News releases

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.
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.
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.