List of 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 March 31, 1999 Contains symbols of the riches of land, sea and sky[2]
Motto Nunavut Sannginivut
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᕗᑦ ("Nunavut, Our land, our strength")
March 31, 1999 Granted with other elements of the coat of arms
Flag Flag of Nunavut
Flag of Nunavut
April, 1999[3]
Mace The Mace of Nunavut
Mace of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
March 30, 1999 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[4]
Bird Rock Ptarmigan
(Aqilgiq, ᐊᕐᑭᒡᒋᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᓕᒃ) Lagopus mutus
Bird: Rock Ptarmigan
Lives in Nunavut year round[5]
Animal Canadian Inuit Dog
(Qimmiq1, ᕿᒻᒥᖅ) Canis Familiaris Borealis
Canadian Inuit Dog
Resident in the Arctic for at least 4000 years[6]
(Inukhuk, ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ, Inukshuk)
License plate Nunavut, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ Standard North American rectangular plate
  1. "Qimmiq" or "qimmik" is the Inuit language word for "dog"[7]

Great Seal[edit]

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


  1. ^ Government of Nunavut. "Symbols of Nunavut". Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  2. ^ Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Coat of Arms of Nunavut". Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  3. ^ Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Flag of Nunavut". Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  4. ^ Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Purple Saxifrage". Archived from the original on 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  5. ^ Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Rock Ptarmigan". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  6. ^ Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. "The Canadian Inuit Dog". Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  7. ^ Inuktitut Living Dictionary