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Future Nunavut educators get scholarships honouring late language activist – Nunatsiaqonline
by ahnationtalk onAugust 30, 2017182 Views
August 30, 2017
2017 winners—Pauline Copland of Arviat and Karla Malaiya Evaloakjuk of Pond Inlet
Two future Nunavut educators are the recipients of the 2017 Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship, established by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. in 2011 to honour Kusugak, a longtime Inuit leader and language activist, who died at the age of 60 in January 2011.
This year’s winners, Pauline Copland of Arviat, enrolled in a Master of Education program at the University of Regina, and Karla Malaiya Evaloakjuk of Pond Inlet, now in her third year at the Nunavut Teachers Education Program, will each receive $5,000 to help with their studies.
Both submitted essays in Inuktut as part of their application to Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.