As a co-management regime, the NPC has members appointed by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the three Regional Inuit Associations (Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Kivalliq Inuit Association, and Kitikmeot Inuit Association), the Government of Canada and Government of Nunavut. Our current Commissioners include:
Andrew was appointed Nunavut Planning Chair in 2016.
Andrew was born and raise in Pangnirtung Nunavut. He is married with three grown children, one grandchild and one child who passed away.
Andrew has served on many Boards and Volunteer Organizations both at the community and territorial levels in the capacity of Chairperson and Regular Member. He has Chaired community engagement sessions and public hearings and has traveled to most of the Nunavut Communities and understands the demographic challenges of Nunavummiut.
Andrew has been with the Commission since May 2013 in the Capacity of Chairperson and Commissioner.
Throughout Andrew’s career he has worked in law enforcement with the RCMP, DFO, Pangnirtung By-law Office, and as a Conservation Officer for the Government of Nunavut. He has lived in the communities of Iqaluit and Kimmirut.
From living out on the land, and with Andrew’s work experience, he has developed a balance between our current modern and traditional lifestyle(s). Andrew has great respect for traditional knowledge and the Elder Knowledge keepers. Andrew believes in volunteering and giving back to communities are a very important part of Inuit culture. Andrew remains committed to representing Inuit interests. Andrew embraces being part of decision making, “your concerns are just a concern but if you become a part of the decision-making process, you become part of the voice for change and influence solutions”.