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Following the Board of Directors meeting on February 16, 2024, we are pleased to confirm our new leadership team.

Nancy Etok from Nunavik, Ungava was elected Interim President

 Lois (Looee) Mike from Qikiqtani South was elected Interim Vice-President

Paige Kimiksana-Kreps representing Youth, Urban was elected Interim Secretary-Treasurer

These terms will end at the next AGM scheduled for September 2024


Nancy Etok

Nancy Etok

Interim President

Representing Nunavik, Ungava, Nancy Etok is the vice-principal at Ulluriaq School in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec. Empowering youth is one of her main goals. She loves being connected to the land and enjoying the incredible place where she lives. Nancy particularly enjoys ice fishing.

Nancy feels honoured to take on the Interim President’s role at Pauktuutit.

She feels that she and the other women will be able to pass along the unique Inuit strength, resilience, and pride to the youth in our communities.

Lois (Looee) Mike

Lois (Looee) Mike

Interim Vice-President

Born and raised in Nunataaq, Looee Mike has dedicated her life to advocating for the rights and well-being of Inuit. Inspired by her parents, she has carried on her father’s legacy as the first Mayor in Pangnirtung who spearheading initiatives to revive their economy after the collapse of the seal trade. She has dedicated herself to community leadership.

As the first female Inuk ordained priest in 1989, Looee has served her community faithfully for over 20 years, addressing issues ranging from mental wellness to youth crime prevention. Currently, she is honored to serve as a Community Wellness Coordinator in Pangnirtung, where she continues to support the holistic health of the community.

Despite personal hardships, including the loss of a child to suicide, Looee remains steadfast in her commitment to uplifting her community. Whether it’s preserving their traditional way of life through hunting and storytelling or advocating for better healthcare access, she is dedicated to ensuring a brighter future for all Inuit.

Paige Kimiksana-Kreps

Paige Kimiksana-Kreps

Interim Secretary-Treasurer

Paige Kimiksana Kreps (she/they) is mixed Inuvialuk and white from Tuktoyaktuk/Inuvik. Raised near Toronto, Paige is deeply involved in the Toronto Inuit and Indigenous community through work and volunteering. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business in 2017. After gaining experience and traveling, they returned to Toronto in 2019. Paige currently serves as the Toronto Regional Manager at Tungasuvvingat Inuit, advocating for Urban Inuit in Toronto. They are also a Board Member at Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network and volunteer with Indigenous youth organizations and a youth-led community farm. In her free time, Paige enjoys biking, learning to sew with sealskin, and spending time with friends over iced oat lattes or bubble tea, or swimming in the lake.

Board Membership

Urban, Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Catherine Mitsuk

Nunatsiavut – Vanessa ‘Sissy’ Webb

Nunavik, Ungava – Nancy Etok

Nunavik, Hudson – Sarah Idlout

Nunavut, Iqaluit – Elisapee Sheutiapik

Qikiqtani South – Lois (Looee) Mike

Qikiqtani North – Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko

Kivalliq – Nancy Uluadluak–Gibbons

Kitikmeot – Josephine Tucktoo

Inuvialuit – Kourtney Wolkie

Urban, Yellowknife – Vacant

Urban, South-East – Martha Flaherty

Urban, South-West – Lillian Lundrigan

Youth, Inuit Nunangat – Vacant

Youth, Urban – Paige Kimiksana-Kreps

Interim President – Nancy Etok, Nunavik, Ungava

Interim Vice-President – Lois (Looee) Mike, Qikiqtani South

Interim Secretary-Treasurer – Paige Kimiksana-Kreps, Youth, Urban

Special Advisor – Charlotte Wolfrey, Nunatsiavut