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Happy Nunavut Day!

Happy Nunavut Day!

Check out these photos from the celebration in Iqaluit.
By Beth Brown
Jul 09

It’s been 26 years since the signing of the Nunavut Agreement and 20 years since Nunavut became its own territory.

“It feels like the blink of an eye. But we understand that meaningful progress takes time,” Nunavut Environment Minister David Akeeagok told a crowd gathered at the Iqaluit four corners for a BBQ and concert. “We are unique, we are worthy, we are strong, and this is our Nunavut. Happy Nunavut Day!”

With the weather at a balmy 25 degrees in the Nunavut capital, people were ready to celebrate as they lined up for free hot dogs, beavertails, and bannock. Check out our photos below.

Adam Lightstone and Angela Petru spent the holiday serving up BBQ
Horatio Qammaniq and Paul Pudloo enjoying the day.
It wouldn't be Nunavut Day without seal!
Little dog Chuni has a Nunavut Day T-shirt on with his festive hat and tie. He's out celebrating with owner Tina Rose
“This is our Nunavut,” Minister David Akeeagok tells the crowd.
Mmmm, thanks First Air for bringing Beaver Tails to Iqaluit again this year.
Music on the main stage.
Nick Mitsima, 8, channels his inner Captain America for Nunavut Day.
NTI's Paul Irngaut keeps the crowd supplied with Nunavut flags.
Star, 3 and Zack, 2, were early in line for a Nunavut Day hot dog.