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Nellie Kusugak

Nellie Kusugak

Commissioner of Nunavut
Nellie Kusugak
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Quick Facts

Intro Commissioner of Nunavut
Is Politician Teacher
From Canada
Type Academia Politics
Gender female
Birth 1955, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Age 66 years
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Biography

Nellie Taptaqut Kusugak ONu (born 1955) of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is the fifth Commissioner of Nunavut.

Biography

Kusugak served as Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut from 2010 to 2015. She was appointed by Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Chuck Strahl, on 15 February 2010 and was sworn in on 25 February. On 11 April 2010, Kusugak became the acting Commissioner of Nunavut with the expiry of Ann Meekitjuk Hanson's term and served until the appointment of Edna Elias a month later.

Kusugak, who received a BEd in 1996 through the Nunavut Teachers Education Program provided by Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) and McGill University, where she is listed as an adjunct professor, has been a teacher for about 20 years in both Inuktitut and English. Prior to her appointment as deputy commissioner she was an adult educator at NAC in Rankin Inlet.

Kusugak was married to former Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated president, Jose Kusugak.

Honours and Arms

Coat of arms of Nellie Kusugak
Crest
A flower Gules seeded of a woman’s face proper all within a timber frame Or.
Escutcheon
Per pale Azure and Gules an inuksuk between three ulus Or and in chief a snow knife fesswise Argent hilted Or.
Supporters
Two snow buntings each gorged of a collar of Inuit beadwork proper pendent therefrom a maple leaf conjoined in base with an ulu Or, both standing on a base of snow set with two qulliqs and purple saxifrage flowers all flanked by waves proper and issuant from a bar of an Inuit tattoo pattern Sable.
Motto
ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓚᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᓴᐱᓕᔪᐃᑦᑑᓂᖅ;
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https://web.archive.org/web/20150626132356/http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/06/23/pm-announces-nellie-taptaqut-kusugak-commissioner-nunavut
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/06/23/pm-announces-nellie-taptaqut-kusugak-commissioner-nunavut
https://web.archive.org/web/20101011005504/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ai/mr/nr/j-a2010/23308-eng.asp
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ai/mr/nr/j-a2010/23308-eng.asp
https://web.archive.org/web/20110610131830/http://www.gov.nu.ca/premier/news/2010/feb26.pdf
http://www.gov.nu.ca/premier/news/2010/feb26.pdf
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/89768_new_nunavut_commissioner_to_be_named_soon/
https://web.archive.org/web/20110611035516/http://www.mcgill.ca/files/courses/W99GSU06.PDF
https://www.mcgill.ca/files/courses/W99GSU06.PDF
http://www.writersfestival.org/archives/bios/kusugak.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20080505110411/http://www.writersfestival.org/archives/bios/kusugak.html
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project-pic.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=2924&ProjectElementID=10268
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