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Nunavut Order of Canada recipients named


Two well-known Nunavummiut will be inducted into the Order of Canada this year.

Award-winning recording artist and performer Tanya Tagaq Gillis of Cambridge Bay is recognized “for her contributions to Canadian culture through her avant-garde Inuit throat singing.”

Artist and performer Mathew Nuqingaq is honoured “for his artistic contributions as a jewellery designer and drum dancer, and for his leadership in Nunavut’s arts community.”

Matthew Nuqingaq drum dances at Northern Lights 2016.

Tagaq and Nuqingaq will receive their insignia from the Governor General at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario.