Nunavut Order of Canada recipients named

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