The Flag and Coat of Arms of Nunavut  

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The Offical Flag of Nunavut

The Flag of Nunavut

The colours represent the riches of the land, sea and sky, with the red in the inukshuk representing Canada.

The Inukshuk represents the stone monuments which guide people on the land and mark sacred and other special places.

The star is Niqirtsuituq (North Star) and the traditional guide for navigation. Niqirtsuituq also represents the leadership of the elders in Nunavut.

The Coat of Arms of Nunavut

The Coat of Arms

The blue and gold colours represent the riches of the land, sea and sky.

The Inukshuk represents the stone monuments which guide people on the land and mark sacred and other special places.

The warmth of family and the community are represented by the qulliq (Inuit stone lamp) which also represents light.

The arc of the five gold circles represents the life-giving properties of the sun as it arcs above and below the horizon.

The star is Niqirtsuituq (North Star) and the traditional guide for navigation. Niqirtsuituq also represents the leadership of the elders in Nunavut.

The igloo represents the traditional life of the people and the means of survival.

The Royal Crown represents the fact that the Government of Nunavut is for all people and establishes Nunavut as a partner in Confederation.

The tuktu (caribou) and qilalugaq tugaalik (narwhal) refer to land and sea animals which are part of the heritage of Nunavut.

The base the land and sea of Nunavut and features three species of Arctic wild flowers.

The motto in Inuktitut Nunavut Sanginivut means "Nunavut, our strength."

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