Ninginganiq – Members List – English

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Member Biographies

(Left – Right): Danica Hogan, Sam Palituq, James Qillaq, Jaysie Tigullaraq, Enuusiq Jaypoody, Missing – Leah Tassungat

Sam Palituq

Sam was born and raised in Clyde River, NU.  He enjoys fishing and being out on the land.  Sam is a QIA-appointed ACMC member and has been the Chair of the committee since its conception in 2009.  He was also involved in nominating Ninginganiq for protection before the National Wildlife Area was officially established, and has a deep interest in continuing to ensure that Ninginganiq is protected for future generations.  Sam has held many other important roles in his community, including Clyde River Fire Chief and a Search and Rescue volunteer.

James Qillaq

James was born and raised in Clyde River, NU.  When he was young, his father taught him how to hunt animals on the land, and he continues to do so to this day.  James has been a QIA-appointed member on the Ninginganiq ACMC since 2009. James has also been the Mayor of Clyde River (3 years), serves on the Qikiqtaluk Wildlife Board, has served as a Canadian Ranger for 14 years, and is a Search and Rescue volunteer.

Enuusiq Jaypoody

Enuusiq was born and raised in Clyde River, NU.  She has been a member of the Clyde River CLARC and an ECCC-appointed member of the Ninginganiq ACMC since 2009.  Enuusiq has a keen interest in sewing and making kamiks.

Leah Tassugat

Leah grew up in Naqsalukuluk in an outpost camp just up north of Clyde River.  She has been a member of the ACMC since 2017.  She has 5 children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She loves to sew, she makes all kinds of outdoor clothing including amauti and makes beautiful kamiit. Leah’s been working as a seasonal sewing instructor at Piqqusilirivvik culture centre since 2012 up to now.  Leah is the Chairperson for Arnait Ikajuqtiuqataujut, Elders committee, part of the Ilisaqsivik Board of Directors, an Anglican church committee member, and a CLARC member.

Jaysie Tigullaraq

Jaysie was born and raised in Clyde River, NU.  He is a current member of the Clyde River HTO (2 years), and has been involved with Clyde River Housing for 2 years.  Jaysie joined the ACMC in 2018.  He has a great interest in protecting land and wildlife for his community.

Danica Hogan

Danica is a Protected Areas Specialist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada in Yellowknife, NT.  She has over a decade of experience working on a wide range of wildlife projects in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and is part of a team developing monitoring plans for protected areas in the territories.  She has a strong understanding of the environmental, cultural, and socio-economic circumstances specific to the North through her experience working with northern communities to establish and manage protected areas.  She has been providing support to l Area Co-management Committees since 2014 and has been the Vice-Chair of the Ninginganiq ACMC since 2017.  Danica is passionate about co-managing these important areas with the communities that use them.

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