UPINNAQTUQ AWARD for Students & Youths

Stay tuned for the announcement of recipients in September 2016.

The Foundation for its 5th consecutive year will be awarding scholarships to students and youths in each region across Nunavut in honour of Justice Beverly Browne, who was the first senior judge in the Nunavut Court of Justice. She demonstrated great leadership in the community and had a strong commitment and passion for working with youth.

Nominations are open for Students enrolled in grade 6 to 12 or Youths between the ages of 10 to 20 years old.

Law Society of Nunavut AGM

The Foundation recognized Mandy Sammurtok (left) for her leadership and contributions as Chair of the Foundation. In particular, the Foundation drafted its first ever Strategic Plan under her leadership. Ms. Sammurtok will continue on as a Director. Right: Marie Belleau, Director of the Foundation.

2014 Upinnaqtuq Awards

The Nunavut Law Foundation is proud to announce the 2014 recipients The word “Upinnaqtuq”in Inuktitut means “to celebrate a person’s accomplishments” or “a person you are proud of”.

Annual Canadian Law Foundations Meeting, Whitehorse, Yukon

Board member Cindy Kieu is attending the ACLF meeting this year.  Access to Justice and Family Law are some of the topics that were discussed. We will post her report shortly on our Facebook Page where  you can find photos that  highlight the vibrant Yukon First Nations culture.

Cindy Kieu standing in front of beautiful Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre,

Whitehorse, Yukon

UPINNAQTUQ AWARD for Students & Youths. We are delighted to share our new logo!

The logo represents the inclusion of sports, community and school into a person’s life. The symbols inside the circle represent these three aspects, showing how they are intertwined with each other. The circle represents both the world and a sun at the same time. Resting this on the shoulders of the person gives the logo an uplifting feeling, showing that accomplishments are within one’s reach.

Ministerial Appointment of Public Representative

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Hon. Daniel Shewchuck, Minister of Justice, has appointed Ms. Wendy Kootoo-Wood, of Cambridge Bay, on September 20,2013 for a 2 year term.Ms. Kootoo-Wood brings a wide range of experience both professionally and at the community level. Her contributions to the Foundation’s mandate as a member of the public are eagerly awaited.