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The Nunavut Law Foundation is a non-profit foundation created by the Legal Professions Act to manage a fund to support important law-related projects and initiatives in Nunavut. The moneys received by the Foundation come from lawyers practicing in Nunavut, either from the interest earned on monies held in lawyers’ trust accounts or from fees from lawyers who don’t have trust accounts. The Foundation is governed by a five member Board of Directors, four of whom are lawyers with one member of the public.

ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒐᓱᙱᑦᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᙳᖅᓯᒪᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᒪᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᖃᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐅᕘᓇ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕝᕕᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ.ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓄᑦ, ᑎᓴᒪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᓂᙶᖅᑐᒥᒃ.

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In memory of Justice Beverly Browne Learn more about her extraordinary journey Nominations are open for Students enrolled in grade 6 to 12 or Youths between the ages of 10 to 20 years old. Please send a letter explaining why this individual deserves the scholarship to my attention by Thursday June 30, 2022. Click here to...

The Nunavut Law Foundation is pleased to support the Bridging the Gap Initiative   Background In March 2019, the Government of Canada announced a nationwide class action settlement agreement to compensate an estimated 140,000 people who attended federally run Indian Day Schools (IDS) from the late 1800s to the year 2000, where many experienced physical,...

Learn more about the seventeen inspiring recipients from across Nunavut here.

The Nunavut Law Foundation is looking for a lay member of the public to fill a vacant position on its Board. Detailed call is available here: Inuktitut; English The public member will contribute to the work of the Law Foundation by expressing community concerns, sharing their knowledge and insight, and ensuring that decisions reflect the...

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