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NTI: Logo Contest for Youth Celebrates Heritage Rivers in Nunavut

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by ahnationtalk on July 10, 202030 Views

In celebration of Nunavut Day, and a recent agreement to protect Canadian Heritage Rivers in Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) announces a logo contest for youth.

The contest is open to Nunavut Inuit 18 years old and under, associated with the communities of Kimmirut, Kugluktuk and Baker Lake, where the four heritage rivers are located.

“We offer this contest to youth, to raise awareness about the importance of our heritage river systems in Nunavut,” said Aluki Kotierk, NTI President. “At the community level, Inuit know best how to conserve and protect our precious river system, based on our traditional knowledge, history and culture. The more our youth understand about our land and water, the greater hope we have for the future.”

It was on Nunavut Day in 2019, that NTI, the Governments of Canada and Nunavut signed the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement for Canadian Heritage Rivers (IIBA). The agreement includes the following rivers: the Coppermine River (Qurluktuk), the Kazan River (Sarvaqtuuq), the Soper River (Kuujuaq) and the Thelon River (Akillinik).

The winning logo design will show the importance of the four heritage rivers in Nunavut that will now be protected and managed by Inuit for the benefit of all Canadians. The logo will represent the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement Canadian Heritage Rivers (IIBA) in communications.

In addition to the honour of representing the IIBA, the grand prize winner will receive $1000.00 dollars. Three runner’s up in each eligible community will receive a prize of $500.00.

The contest opens on Nunavut Day, July 9 and closes on August 1, 2020.

To find out how to enter the contest, please visit

NTI Contact:

Malaya Mikijuk,

Director, Communications Trainee

T: 867-975-4907

T: 1-888-646-0006


Contest details and background:

  • The contest is open to youth 18 years old and under
  • Contestants must be associated with one of the three communities: Kimmirut (Soper River); Kugluktuk (Coppermine River); and Baker Lake (Kazan River and Thelon River)
  • Up to 2 entries per youth
  • A logo uses images, text and shapes to identify an organization and what it stands for. The design may be hand drawn or created on a computer.
  • The winning Logo, upon final editing will be used for the Impact and Benefit Agreement and associated documents. (IIBA).
  • For rules and regulations, and how to enter the contest, visit com

Background about the (CHR IIBA)

It was one year ago on Nunavut Day in 2019, that NTI, the Governments of Canada and Nunavut signed the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement for Canadian Heritage Rivers (IIBA).

For youth or anyone interested in learning more about the IIBA, please read the following news release.


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