The flag of Nunavut was officially adopted on April 1, 1999.
The colours, blue and gold, symbolize the riches of the land, sea and sky. Red is a reference to Canada. The inuksuk (centered) symbolizes stone monuments which guide people on the land, and also marks sacred and other special places.
The star is the Niqirtsuituq (North Star), and the traditional guide for navigation. The North Star is also symbolic of the leadership of the elders in the community.
The flag of Nunavut was designed by Andrew Qappik from Pangnirtung.