Today is Nunavut Day, which is marked yearly on July 9 to celebrate the anniversary of the Nunavut Act, which eventually led to the territory’s separation from the Northwest Territories.

While Nunavut only came to be its own territory on April 1, 1999, the Nunavummiut choose to celebrate on July 9 because of the significance of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, which was signed on the same day in 1993.

This Nunavut Day marks the 29th anniversary of the passing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Let us celebrate together by acknowledging the significant cultural, social, and economic contributions of Nunavummiut to our country.

Join us in wishing our Nunavummiut Brothers and Sisters a very happy Nunavut Day!