The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honour of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Northwest Territories. Designed by Inuvialuit artist Myrna Pokiak, this piece of history is also a tribute to the various Indigenous cultures that have shaped the spirit and identity of this special part of Canada.
The silver coin features 11 ulu traditional knives, representing the Inuvialuit as well as each of the Territories’ official languages; a Dene tipi; and a Métis sash flowing like a river across the coin.
Due to the pandemic‐related modification of operations, the 150th Anniversary of the Northwest Territories coin is scheduled for delivery on November 24, 2020. The coin can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1‐800‐267‐1871 or at www.mint.ca.