Arctic Policy Major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
Citizen of Canada
I am an Inuk from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. The Arctic is more than an experience or interest of mine; it is my home. The very existence and survival of my culture and people, the Inuit, comes from the Arctic. I have dedicated my life and academic career to understanding the Arctic and the role it plays in my life and the lives of my fellow Inuit. I am interested in the effect politics has on Inuit and what role we can play in those politics. I am passionate about finding a place for Inuit to play a meaningful role in the development of Arctic politics. The events that happen in the Arctic will have a deep impact on the lives of Inuit and it is important that we build capacity to be able to work within it, so that we can drive change that is beneficial to the lives of Inuit and our fellow Arctic inhabitants.