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Hon. David Akeeagok

Government of Nunavut
Minister of Economic Development & Transportation
David Akeeagok was elected in the October 30th Nunavut Territorial elections as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for Quttiktuq. On June 14, 2018, he was appointed as Deputy Premier, Economic Development and Transportation Minister, Minister responsible for Mines, Minister responsible Nunavut Business Credit Corporation and Minister responsible for Nunavut Development Corporation.

Mr. Akeeagok has previously served as Minister of Finance and Chairman of the financial management Board, Minister responsible for Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission.
He believes in working from a foundation of Inuit knowledge and culture, and in applying Inuit knowledge and values to help find solutions to current issues and challenges.

David’s career has included key positions in the Nunavut government such as Secretary to Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Environment, Deputy Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Deputy Minister of Community and Government Services, Deputy Minister of Culture, Language Elders and Youth, and various Assistant Deputy Minister roles.

David was Chief Negotiator for Devolution and for the Government of Nunavut on the Implementation Contract for the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. He was also part of the Inuit negotiating team for the National Parks Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement. He has a proven history of success in fostering teamwork and collaboration, both within the Government of Nunavut and with external partners.

David and his wife, Carol, have seven children. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he is adamant about protecting the environment, water and wildlife, so that future generations can benefit from and enjoy them. David was raised in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, but now resides in Iqaluit with his family.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, February 6

7:00pm CST