GNWT opens nominations for Minister's Culture and Heritage Awards

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Nominations are open to recognize individuals in the territory who “work to strengthen the arts, culture, heritage and languages of the N.W.T.”

The Minister’s Culture and Heritage Awards celebrate “outstanding leadership in the North” and raise awareness about the importance of protecting, preserving and celebrating the different cultures and unique ways of life in the territory.

There are five categories:

According to the GNWT's website, a Minister's Choice Award will also be handed out this year at the discretion of RJ Simpson, the minister.

Awards will be given to winners virtually this year, due to COVID-19.

Northerners looking to nominate a peer must submit the necessary form by January 8, 2021.

Sarah Sibley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Cabin Radio