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Vice President – International Affairs
Herbert Nakimayak was elected as the Vice-President (International) for ICC Canada at the 14th General Assembly held in Kuujjuaq, Canada in July 2022. Mr. Nakimayak previously held the seat of ICC Canada Vice President (International) from July 2014-2018.
Herbert Nakimayak was elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in November 2015 until 2019, serving as MLA for the constituency of Nunakput. Mr. Nakimayak began working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada as Senior Manager in 2020 promoting marine conservation activities in the Western Arctic. He has served as chairperson for the Fisheries Joint Management Committee in Inuvik. NT and was appointed chair of the Joint Secretariat in 2022.
Mr. Nakimayak studied entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University, Project Management at Algonquin College, and completed a gas plant operator certificate at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
He is committed to continuing traditional ways of life through stories of Elders and hunters and trappers including carrying out “On the Land” programs for Elders and Youth. He has attended numerous leadership conferences and training such as John C. Maxwell’s spring leadership in Spokane, WA and Algonquin College in Ontario.
Vice President – National Affairs
Natan Obed was elected in September 2015 as President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and assumed the role of Vice President of National Affairs for ICC Canada.
Natan is from Nain, Nunatsiavut. Prior to moving to Ottawa, he lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut for 10 years, where he worked for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. as the Director of Social and Cultural Development. NTI represents the rights of beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
Obed has devoted his entire professional career to working on behalf of Inuit representational organizations to improve the health and well-being of Inuit in Canada.
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