Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals Presented in Beaufort Delta and Nunakput

January 22, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (January 22, 2013) - Premier Bob McLeod, Nellie Cournoyea, Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Inuvik MLAs Alfred Moses and Robert C. McLeod and Mayor Floyd Roland presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals to eleven Inuvik residents on Monday, January 14 at Ingamo Hall.    

 The recipients:
Mary Ellen Binder
Frederick Church
Don Craik
Lance Gray
Delores Harley
Sandra Ipana
Gerald Kisoun
Sam Lennie Sr. (In his absence, the medal was presented to his daughter Naudia Lennie)
Margaret Miller
Mary Ann Ross
Pippa Seccombe-Hett

In the Nunakput Region, the Paulatuk Community Corporation presented Elizabeth Kuptana with the Diamond Jubilee Medal on New Year’s Day and in Ulukhaktok, Robert Kuptana and Annie Goose both received Diamond Jubilee Medals presented by the Ulukhaktok Community Corporation during the Christmas break.

The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created by the Government of Canada to recognize the outstanding contributions of Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life. This medal program is one of the elements of the year-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Further medal presentation ceremonies will be organized to recognize other NWT recipients before the Diamond Jubilee celebrations  end in February 2013.

For more information, please contact

Shaun Dean
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier and Executive Council
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: 867-669-2304
Fax: (867) 873-0111