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Coppermine Herald, Canadian Heraldic Authority

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of a Badge of Office
June 15, 2005
Vol. IV, p. 503

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Blazon

Badge

An ulu Copper;


Symbolism

Badge

The ulu is a traditional Inuit knife that has existed for over 4000 years. It honours the northern people and land. Its copper colour refers to the title Coppermine Herald.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 29, 2005, in Volume 139, page 3450 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Catherine Fitzpatrick

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
National (Officer)