The NWMB consists of nine members appointed by:
  1. Governor in Council appoints the NWMB Chairperson based on nominations from the NWMB
  2. Kivalliq Inuit Association
  3. Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  4. Kitikmeot Inuit Association
  5. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
  6. Governor in Council based on the advice of the Minister responsible for fish and marine mammals (i.e. Fisheries and Oceans Canada).
  7. Governor in  Council based on the advice of the Minister responsible for the Canadian Wildlife Service (i.e. Environment Canada) 
  8. Governor in Council based on the advice of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in consultation with the Commissioner-in-Executive Council (*the appointed member is to be a resident of the Nunavut Settlement Area)
  9. Commissioner-in-Executive Council (i.e. Government of Nunavut)
Each appointed member’s term is for a period of four years and a member may be reappointed.
 
All decisions of the NWMB are decided by a majority of votes cast and are required to have a quorum of members (i.e. 5 members). All members of the NWMB have a vote, except the Chairperson, the Chairperson only votes to break a tie.  These nine individuals form a unique and independent decision-making body. Although they rely upon their Government and Inuit partners for advice and for technical assistance, the members of the NWMB make their decisions on behalf of the public of the NSA, and not as agents of their appointing bodies.
 
Current NWMB Membership
 
Chairperson:  Vacant
Appointed by: Governor in Council / NWMB
Term Begins:  
Term Expires:  
 
Charlie Inuaraq
Appointed by: Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Term Begins: March 26 2014
Term Expires: March 25 2018
 
Vacant
Appointed by: Govenor in Council / Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Term Begins:
Term Expires: 
 
David Igutsaq
Appointed by: Kitikmeot Inuit Association
Terms Begins:  September 29, 2013
Term Expires: September 30, 2017
 
Caleb Sangoya
Appointed by: Qikiqtani Inuit Association
Term Begins: June 10 2014
Term Expires:  June 09 2018
 
Vacant
Appointed by: Kivalliq Inuit Association
Term Begins:  
Term Expires:  
 
Acting Chairperson Daniel Shewchuk
Appointed by: Governor in Council / Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Term Begins: June 13, 2014
Term Expires:  June 12, 2018
 
Jorgen Bolt 
Appointed by: Government of Nunavut-Department of Environment
Term Begins:  February 01, 2017
Term Expires:  January 31, 2021
 
David Kritterdlik
Appointed by: Governor in Council / Canadian Wildlife Service
Term Begins:  June 18 2015
Term Expires:  June 17 2019
 
Johnny Peters
Makivik Alternate Member
Term Begins: January 26, 2015
Term Expires: January 25, 2019
 
Willie Annanack
Makivik Alternate Member
Term Begins: January 26, 2015
Term Expires: January 25, 2019

STAFF MEMBERS:
 
Jason Akearok 
Executive Director
 
Patricia Pearson
Director of Finance and Administration
 
Elisabeth Hadryanto
Sr. Finance Officer
 
Vacant
Director, Wildlife Management
 
Sarah Spencer 
Acting Director, Wildlife Management
 
Danica Crystal
Wildlife Management Biologist
 
Erin Keenan
Wildlife Management Biologist
 
Sheila Oolayou
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Coordinator
 
Eric Idlaut
Communications Coordinator
 
Vacant
Interpreter / Translator
 
Taqialoo Sataa
Administration and Financial Assistant
Phone: (867) 975-7300
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Advisors

Michael d’Eca
Legal Advisor