Commissioner of Nunavut

Queen's Diamond Jubilee


Queen's Diamond Jubilee
2012 marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This Diamond Jubilee year is an opportunity to honour The Queen's extraordinary dedication and service to Canada and to celebrate our country's many achievements during Her Majesty's reign.

Commemorations will be coordinated by the Office of the Commissioner and the Department of Executive & Intergovernmental Affairs, working with the Office of the Premier and federal Department of Canadian Heritage. More information will be published at a later date.

Diamond Jubilee medal
A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

For more information on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, please visit:
www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee

Members of the general public are welcome to contact the offices of members of Parliament, senators, lieutenant governors, territorial commissioners, or provincial and territorial premiers to suggest names of candidates. To suggest a candidate from Nunavut to receive the Diamond Jubilee medal from the Commissioner of Nunavut, please download the Diamond Jubilee Nomination Form.


Public Service Announcements
from the Commissioner of Nunavut
2012 Recipient

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation
and Commissioner’s Awards– Kugluktuk

Iqaluit, NU (August 20, 2012) – On August 11, the Honourable Edna Elias, Commissioner of Nunavut, presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Commissioner’s Awards in Kugluktuk.

A community ceremony was organized for the Honourable Edna Elias and the Honourable Peter Taptuna, Minister and Member of the Legislative Assembly, to present the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medals to 5 deserving recipients: Colin Adjun, Simon and Millie Kuliktana, Barbara Elaine Harvey and Thomas Mark Harvey.

The Commissioner’s Awards were also presented to 2 deserving community members. The award for Bravery was given to Donald Havioyak, and the award for Special Skills was given to June Okalik Klengenberg.

Commissioner Elias also recognized Joe and Ada Ogina’s 50th wedding anniversary - April 23, 1962.

For more information about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal or the Commissioner’s Awards, please visit www.commissioner.gov.nu.ca/.

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Please see the attached backgrounder for more information about the recipients.

Contact:
Marie Fortier
Assistant to the Commissioner of Nunavut
Office of the Commissioner
Tel: (867) 975-5120
Email: mfortier@gov.nu.ca


Nunavut Commissioner tours Kivalliq Region

Iqaluit, NUNAVUT (June 21, 2012) – Commissioner Elias recently returned from eight days of touring four communities in the Kivalliq Region where she hosted community gatherings, with a focus on celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and presenting Commissioner’s Awards.

“It was a true pleasure spending time with Nunavummiut in the Kivalliq Region,” said Commissioner Edna Elias. “The hospitality and support of the communities was remarkable. It was a wonderful opportunity to recognize many people who have performed brave acts, assisted those in their communities and have made their communities proud.”

Commissioner Elias began her Kivalliq tour in Chesterfield Inlet on 10 June, where she presented Commissioner’s Awards to Peter Jr. Nanaouq Kattegatsiak , Leo Mimialik, Scott Sammurtok-Walters and Jordin Ippiak.

Her next stop was Baker Lake on 11 June, where she presented an additional six Commissioner’s Awards, to David Simailak , the late Bill Martee , Martha Aptanik, Sammy Arnaluaq, Moses Parker and Victoria Kayuyuk.

After returning to Rankin Inlet for a few days, she flew to Arviat on 15 June where she again presented nine Commissioner’s awards to: Johnny Karetak, Rhoda Karetak, the late Jimmy Ishalook, Nancy Kalluak , Tony Uluadluak, Pierre Ikakhik, Dominic Pingushat, Peter Alareak and Michael Emiktowt Illnik.

At the same event, Commissioner Elias and MLA, Daniel Shewchuk, were pleased to present Diamond Jubilee medals to Rhoda Akpaliapik Karetak, Donald Uluadluak Sr., and Lois Suluk-Locke.

Commissioner Elias concluded her tour in Rankin Inlet on 17 June, where she presented Jordin Kalluk Tootoo with a Diamond Jubilee medal at a small reception for family and close friends.

The Commissioner will be visiting the other three Kivalliq communities at a later date.

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Backgrounder

Media contact:
Marie Fortier
Assistant to the Commissioner of Nunavut
Office of the Commissioner
Tel: (867) 975-5120
Email: mfortier@gov.nu.ca


Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and Commissioner’s Awards
Presented in Arctic Bay

April 4, 2012 - On March 27, the Honourable Edna Elias, Commissioner of Nunavut presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Lieutenant Frank May of Arctic Bay.

Lt. May is being recognized for his long-term leadership in the Cadet program, having positively shaped the development of many youths and for his outstanding service to the community. He is the first Nunavummiut to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Commissioner of Nunavut.
Also during her visit to Arctic Bay, the Commissioner presented 15 deserving community members with the Commissioner’s Award for Bravery, Volunteer, Special Skills and Humanitarianism. This was the first Commissioner’s Award presentation in Arctic Bay since the creation of Nunavut.

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Media contact:
Marie Fortier
Assistant to the Commissioner of Nunavut
Office of the Commissioner
Tel: (867) 975-5120
Email: mfortier@gov.nu.ca


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