Nunavut Day

Posted by on Sunday, July 9, 2017
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Today is Nunavut Day, which is a public holiday in the territory of Nunavut.

Although since today is Sunday, it will be observed tomorrow.

On July 9, 1993, following the passing of the 1982 plebiscite on the question of the division of the Northwest Territories, the Parliament of Canada passed the Nunavut Act, establishing the territory of Nunavut, to come into operation sometime in the future. 

On April 1, 1999, Nunavut became a legally distinct territory from the Northwest Territories, coming into being as a territory on this date.

The following year, in 2000, 'Nunavut Day' was celebrated on April 1. However, it was felt that the 1993 Nunavut Land Claims Agreement had greater significance to the people of Nunavut, so the holiday was moved to July 9 the following year.

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