In memory of Justice Beverley Browne
To celebrate and be proud of a person’s accomplishements
Nunavut News – November 14, 2022
The Recipients are:
- Eekeeluak Avalak from Cambridge Bay
- Aggiu Dimitruk from Cambridge Bay
- Qajaaq Ittinuar from Chesterfield Inlet
- Catherine Gibbons from Arviat
- James Kolola from Kimmirut
- Nolan Kuluguqtuq from Pangnirtung
- Raymonde Lonla Talekang from Iqaluit
- Jerimah Nuqingaq from Iqaluit
- Abigail Tunnille from Kinngait
- Youth from Iqaluit (Inuksuk High School)
Covid-related delay for the years 2020 and 2021
Due to Covid-related circumstances, the Foundation invited nominations for the years 2020 and 2021. As such, a student who graduated in 2020 was able to be nominated and any student or youth who met the criteria and categories in 2020 and 2021 could be nominated as well. We thank all nominators for taking the time to submit their inspiring letters of nominations and for their patience regarding the public announcement.
Nunavut News – February 28, 2022
The Recipients are:
- Gabe Allen from Kimmirut – Letter of Nomination
- Atuat Aliyak from Rankin Inle – Letter of Nomination
- Alex (Anaviapik) Angnetsiak from Pond Inlet – Letter of Nomination
- Ruben Dewar from Iqaluit – Letter of Nomination
- Lia Dimitruk from Cambridge Bay – Letter of Nomination
- Hailey Hachey from Baker Lake – Letter of Nomination
- Rayen Havioyak from Kugklutuk – Letter of Nomination
- Hailie Kaurayok from Arviat – Letter of Nomination
- Kassidy Klinger from Baker Lake – Letter of Nomination
- Romeyn Kritaqliluk from Arviat – Letter of Nomination
- Andy Saagiaqtu from Kinngait – Letter of Nomination
- Jovon-Jake Sanertaut from Kuggaruk – Letter of Nomination
Note: Jovon’s participation in the Jackpine canoe trip was sponsored and paid for by The Ayalik Fund. Learn more about the The Ayalik Fund.
Eden Aglukark from Iqaluit
John Ashevak from Kinngait
Ashley Curley from Arviat
Mariah Erkloo from Pond Inlet
Lily Hickes from Iqaluit
Russell Kaput from Rankin Inlet
Simon Eegeesiak McDonald from Iqaluit
Shane Adams from Rankin Inlet
Destyni Atatahak from Kugluktuk
Akutaq Williamson Bathory from Iqaluit
Miles Brewster from Iqaluit
Tim Idlout from Resolute Bay
Lou Kopak from Iqaluit
Kristen MacDonald from Iqaluit
Shawn Mike from Iqaluit
Ryleigh McPherson from Iqaluit
Mukpah Otak from Iqaluit
Sarah Enoogoo, Grade 12 from Pond Inlet
Deanna Kooneeliusie, Grade 12 from Qikiqtarjuak
Linda Kopalie, Grade 11 from Qikiqtarjuak
Adam Jonah Nookiguak, Grade 12 from Qikiqtarjuak
Annie Nookiguak, Grade 12 from Qikiqtarjuak
Colby Hickey, Iqaluit
Jillian Kyak, Pond Inlet
Taryn Lavallee, Iqaluit
Nolan Sammurtok, Rankin Inlet
2014 Recipients The Nunavut Law Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Upinnaqtuq Awards. The word “Upinnaqtuq”in Inuktitut means “to celebrate a person’s accomplishments” or “a person you are proud of”. The Recipients are:
Etuangat Akeeagok, Grise Fiord
Margaret Gauthier, Iqaluit
Hayden Hickey, Iqaluit
Scott Kiluksishak, Pond Inlet
Kaj Sandbakken, Iqaluit
Veronica Uttak, Repulse Bay
Kaj Sandbakken, Iqaluit
Aloka Wijesooriya, Iqaluit
View our photo gallery from the November 14 Iqaluit celebrations!
November 28, 2013 Nunatsiaq News article:Nunavut Law Foundation hands out Upinnaqtuq awards
The Upinnaqtuq Awards were created in 2011 to honour of Madame Justice Beverly Browne, who sat as a Territorial Court Judge in the Northwest Territories from 1990 until 1999 before becoming the first Senior Judge of the unified Nunavut Court of Justice upon Nunavut’s creation until 2009.
The Awards commemorate Justice Browne’s active volunteerism in Nunavut’s communities, her commitment to social justice, and her particular dedication to working with youth. They are awarded annually to students and youth throughout Nunavut who demonstrate qualities of leadership in conflict resolution or remarkable progress in rehabilitation.
Great turn out from family, friends and community members!
The Upinnaqtuq Award gets its own 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.
Thank you Gillian Cummings ( 2014 summer student) for this beautiful art piece!