When Red Pedersen, a former cabinet minister and Speaker of the NWT legislative assembly, saw his family gathered at the Kugluktuk hamlet office last month, he suspected something was happening but he did not expect the honour he would receive.

Senator Dennis Patterson presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal to Pedersen in Kugluktuk on Feb. 20. The medals commemorate the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne in 1952. Read more

Honour for his long career