Sandy Akavak

Governement of Nunavut Appointee

Sandy Akavak was appointed to the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board in 2008 and has been Secretary of the Board since 2009. Sandy lives in Kimmirut, where he was also born and raised. In 1994, Sandy retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after serving as a special constable for 26 years. From 1999 – 2016, he worked rehabilitating, counselling and teaching Inuit inmates how to survive on the land. In 2012, Sandy received a Queen’s Jubilee Award. He currently works as an Elder Advisor for the Department of Justice in Iqaluit. Sandy has been married to Anneak for 55 years and they currently have nine children, twenty-eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping, net-making and small engine repair.