Emerald was the shining talent who played Miranda Atatahak in our movie THE GRIZZLIES. She was also the sister of our beloved fellow producer Stacey Aglok MacDonald. Emerald’s performance was celebrated across the country and the world, but most important to her was that she made her community proud. Emerald continued to touch so many lives including being an inspiration to countless youth across the north when touring with the film and spreading messages of love, resilience, mental health, and youth empowerment. She was also the most proud and loving auntie.
After the generous help of individuals and organizations, some significant burial and travel expenses remain. These include approximately $8500 in travel expenses for loved ones to come together from opposite ends of Nunavut (where travel costs are among the highest in the continent), cremation costs, memorial plaque creation, and related expenses.
Any excess funds raised will support Emerald's family through this devastating time. Thanks in advance for all donations and sharing of this fundraiser. If you wish to share condolences, stories or photos with her mother Liz and all the kids, you can do so here: Love In for Emerald
This fundraiser is organized by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Miranda de Pencier with permission from Emerald's family.