2007 Award Recipients
Reesie Churchill, an Inuk from Clyde River, Baffin Island, is a single mother of five children ranging in
age from six to 16. She is in her fourth year of the Teacher Education Program. Achieving 83% in her
studies, Reesie states that teaching students in Grade 6 is her favorite because of the special challenges this age presents. Fluent in both Inuktitut and English, she is able to work with all students, many whose first language is Inuktitut.
Connie Kilukishak, from Arctic Bay, has been a Classroom Support Assistant at Inuujaq School since 1995. Her goal is to become an excellent elementary school teacher. Married and the mother of four, she is focused on assisting the children of Nunavut to succeed. The Teacher Education Program will provide her with the resources and planning tools to accomplish her aim. “Boys and girls,” Connie explains, “should learn to read and write in both Inuktitut and English to be successful. It is important for children to learn about their culture and the skills their grandparents possess to survive.”
Reesie and Connie were enrolled in the four-year Bachelor of Education Degree Program.
Reesie Churchill and Connie Kilukishak were enrolled in the four-year Bachelor of Education Degree Program.
Past Awards Recipients
2008 Maureen Angutingungniq and Becky Iyago
2009 Layli Parks and George Ningark
2010 - No Awards Given -
2011 Jeannie Tapatai and Silaqqi Alariaq
2012 Nadia Sammurtok and Lynn Kikabuk.