Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mourns the Passing of Former MLA Ovide Alakannuark
IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 7, 2019) – Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak today issued the following statement:
“I was saddened to learn today of the passing, after a long illness, of former Member of the Legislative Assembly Ovide Alakannuark, who represented the constituency of Akulliq during the 1st Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Mr. Alakannuark, who was a well-respected Elder in the community of Kugaaruk, was a strong voice for Inuit culture, language and values throughout his career. On behalf of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, we extend our condolences to his family and former constituents.”
The flag of Mr. Alakannuark’s home community has been half-masted at the Legislative Assembly in honour of his passing.
For further information:
John Quirke, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly