Nunavut Law Program

Year:
2019
Region:
Nunavut
Type:
Laureate
Theme:
Education & Learning
Category:
AIP

The Nunavut Law Program (NLP) aims to provide a Nunavut-based legal education program to Nunavummiut to increase the number of lawyers with strong Inuit foundations. This project was awarded $140,000 to provide graduates with professional learning opportunities with a strong foundation in Inuit traditional law. Students will participate in a circumpolar exchange with the University of Lapland along with cultural activities. Students will also receive support and bursaries. Graduates of the NLP program will receive a JD (juris doctor) degree and the unique knowledge and skills needed to practice law in Nunavut.

Nominator: Lorraine Thomas
Vice-President, Imaituk Inc.
Team:
Stephen Mansell and Aaju Peter (Team Leaders), Robin Anawak, Samantha Barnes, Robert Comeau, Guy D’Argencourt, Marley Dunkers, Angnakuluk Friesen, Heather Heavin, Colin Mackay, Sandra Omik, Martin Phillipson, Doug Surtees, Lana Walker, Tracey Wray