Louis Pilakapsi was a visionary for Nunavut and took part in much of the early planning to create the territory. On Nunavut Day, July 9, the Kivalliq Inuit Association announced it was naming their new office building in Rankin Inlet in his honour. Pilakapsi is pictured above in November 1992. - NNSL file photo
Louis Pilakapsi honoured by KIAKIA names their new building after long-time politician Louis Pilakapsi
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It's an understatement to say Louis Pilakapsi left a mark on Nunavut's history.
Stranded hunters rescue themselves NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - It was a nerve-wracking two-day struggle, but seven Arctic Bay narwhal hunters stranded on floe ice were able to safely return home July 16. Three others were able to get themselves to safety as the ice broke up July 14.
"The ice condition was not bad and we didn't know it was going to happen," said Tom Naqitarvik, one of the seven stranded men.
Inuit gather for general assembly NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Hundreds of Inuit from Nunavut are joining their counterparts from the circumpolar North in Inuvik this week for the Inuit Circumpolar Council's 2014 general assembly, being held from July 21 to 24.
At least 600 official delegates and athletes from Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Russia are expected to attend the conference, which coincides with the 2014 Traditional Circumpolar Northern Games, which take place July 21 to 27.
Pounding the diamond in Rankin Inlet NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - An integral part of summer began last week in Rankin Inlet with the start of the co-ed softball season.
The six teams that make up the Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League went into action earlier this month with games almost every evening, showing off their skills after a long wait since last August. In the first two games on July 7, M&T beat Sarliaq 18-12, and the Juggernauts took down the Avengers 12-6 to kick-off the season.
Rockin' Walrus takes a break NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - For the past four years, residents of Iglulik have been celebrating Rockin' Walrus Arts Festival that presents art, workshops and music.
The annual festival that ran every July was a chance to bring the community together along with surrounding communities to enjoy local music and art.