Symbols of Nunavut

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Nunavut is one of Canada's territories, and has established several territorial symbols.[1]

Symbols of Nunavut[edit]

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Nunavut Coat of arms of Nunavut March 31, 1999 Contains symbols of the riches of land, sea and sky. The Coat of arms was designed by Andrew Qappik.[2]
Motto Nunavut Sannginivut
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᕗᑦ ("Nunavut, our strength")[3]
March 31, 1999 Granted with other elements of the coat of arms
Flag Flag of Nunavut
Flag of Nunavut
April, 1999[4] Featuring colours referring to the geography of Nunavut as well as Polaris; The North Star; this flag was designed by the same artist as the Territories Coat of Arms, Andrew Qappik.
Mace The Mace of Nunavut
Mace of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
March 30, 1999[5] It is the symbol of the Authority of the Legislative Assembly. It is a ceremonial staff carried by the Sergeant-at-Arms into the Chamber.
Flower Purple Saxifrage
Saxifraga oppositifolia
Purple Saxifrage
One of the first plants to flower in the Arctic spring[6]
Bird Rock Ptarmigan
(Aqilgiq, ᐊᕐᑭᒡᒋᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᓕᒃ) Lagopus mutus
Bird: Rock Ptarmigan
Lives in Nunavut year round[7]
Animal Canadian Inuit Dog
(Qimmiq1, ᕿᒻᒥᖅ) Canis Familiaris Borealis
Canadian Inuit Dog
Resident in the Arctic for at least 4000 years[8]
Territorial
symbol
Inuksuk
(Inukhuk, ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ, Inukshuk)
Inuksuk
License plate Nunavut, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ Standard North American rectangular plate
  1. "Qimmiq" or "qimmik" is the Inuit language word for "dog"[9]

Great Seal[edit]

Like Yukon, Nunavut does not have an official Great Seal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Nunavut. "Symbols of Nunavut". Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  2. ^ The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Coat of Arms of Nunavut". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ The Coat of Arms of Nunavut
  4. ^ The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Flag of Nunavut". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Mace of Nunavut". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  6. ^ The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Official Flower of Nunavut". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  7. ^ The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Official Bird of Nunavut". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  8. ^ The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Official Animal of Nunavut". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. ^ Inuktitut Living Dictionary