Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mourns the Passing of Former MLA Rebekah Uqi Williams

IQALUIT, Nunavut(April 17, 2023) - Speaker Tony Akoak today issued the following statement:

I was saddened to learn of the passing this weekend of former Member of the Legislative Assembly and Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut Rebekah Uqi Williams, who represented the constituency of Quttiktuq during the 1st Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Ms. Williams passed away following a long illness. Ms. Williams had a distinguished career of public service and made many significant contributions to her community and the territory as a whole. On behalf of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, we extend our condolences to her family. 

The community flags of Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay have been half-masted at the Legislative Assembly Precinct in honour of her passing.


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