MEDIA ADVISORY – 2022 Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureates to be Announced at Award Ceremony on February 8
Up to 3 million dollars is awarded to teams from across the north to support innovative projects in their communities
OTTAWA, ON, February 2, 2023 /CNW/ – The 11th Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony will be held at 17 o’clock on February 8, 2023 at the Shaw Center in Ottawaand will feature some of the North’s most inspiring leaders: the Honorable Eva Ariakcommissioner of Nunavut; the honorable PJ AkeeagokPrime Minister of Nunavut; the honorable Ranj PillaiPrime Minister of Yukon; Nathan ObedPresident of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; Aluki KotierkPresident of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated; Pita Atami President of Makivik Corporation; Duane SmithChairman and CEO of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, and many, many more!
Up to 3 million dollars is up for grabs for teams canada Arctic to support innovative projects in their communities. The awards ceremony is held in partnership with the Northern Lights Business and Cultural Showcase.
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Announcement and presentation of up to 3 million dollars until 2022 winner of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, including grand prize of 1 million dollars to a team.
Hosted by Laakkuluk Wiliamson Bathory and Andrea BrazeauThis year’s ceremony marks a return to live and in-person programming and promises to be an ambitious celebration of Northern music, arts and excellence. performances by vision quest, Beatrice Hirschand Terry Uyarak under the masterful artistic direction of Leela Gilday.
Pictures of the performers and hosts can be found here.
Wednesday February 8th2023
doors open at 17 o’clock
Shaw Center – Canada Hall 1
55 Colonel by Drive
Eight projects across three categories have been nominated as finalists for the annual AIP, including two projects in contention for the top individual award 1 million dollars:
Kuugalak: Kuugalak aims to build a highly customized language campus in Cambridge Bay, which combines indoor and outdoor cultural activity areas, community-designed cultural production equipment, and experimental landscaping that combines green energy research with the cultivation of local plant species for climate adaptation, nutrition, and cultural uses. It will be a site for free public programming, drawing on deep Inuit reserves and local knowledge to foster innovation.
Pilimmaksaijuliriniq project: Ilitaqsiniq’s Pilimmaksaijuliriniq Project is an Inuit conceived and led initiative developed in response to the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy, the Inuusivut Anninaqtuq Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy and the Alianait Inuit Mental Wellness Action Plan. Ilitaqsiniq’s Pilimmaksaijuliriniq Project proposes incorporating additional mental health competencies and traditional Inuit wellness teachings into programs that support the delivery of community-based programs in Inuit Nunangat.
Further prizes will be awarded in the AIP category (up to $500,000) and youth category (up to $100,000). Read more about the other finalists.
About the Arctic Inspiration Prize
As the largest annual prize in Canada, the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) inspires, enables and celebrates the achievements of the people of the North. The AIP recognizes diverse teams and enables their innovative projects in the fields of education, health and well-being, culture, arts and language, science and traditional knowledge, climate change and business. Each year, the AIP awards: one 1 million dollars prize, up to four prizes of up to $500,000 each and up to seven youth prizes of up to $100,000 everyone. Owned and governed by the North-run AIP Charitable Trust, AIP is a community of Indigenous organisations, government, industry, philanthropy and many other North and South partners.
SOURCE Arctic Inspiration Award
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