January 14, 2013, Kuujjuaq, Quebec – The Makivvik Corporation is pleased to announce 7 recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals for their extraordinary contribution to life in Nunavik. The awards were presented to the distinguished people during the Christmas holidays in their home community.
The Makivvik Corporation was asked to identify Nunavimmiut worthy of receiving the medal for their contribution to Canada. After much deliberation 7 individuals were chosen for the award.
Makivvik President Jobie Tukkiapik says it wasn’t easy to limit the number of potential candidates for the Jubilee Awards. He says there are so many Inuit in Nunavik that have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others in the region.
Mr. Tukkiapik says, “It is with great honour I announce the names of the recipients and I am sure all Nunavimmiut will join me in congratulating these outstanding individuals.
They are as follows:
– Ellashuk Pauyungie of Salluit
– Christina Baron of Kangirsualujuaq
– Mary Aitchison of Kuujjuaq
– Alacie Ainalik of Ivujivik
– Lizzie Putulik of Kangirsuk
– Lizzie Niviaxie of Kuujjuaraapik
– Aisa Pirti of Akulivik
More information on the award winners follow.