Board of Trustees  

IHT's Board is defined in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Each of the Regional Inuit Associations (RIAs) nominate two people from their region to be considered by NTI. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) then chooses between these nominations and appoints the trustees. The fourth member is directly appointed by NTI. Each member serves a two to three-year term.

The Directors of IHT don't just represent the organization or region that appointed them; each IHT Director represents, and acts in the best interests of, the Inuit of Nunavut collectively.

IHT's Board is very active and works on many levels from developing policy to day to day aspects of IHT's work. The interest and experience they bring to IHT shows in their dedication and their range of community, regional and territorial involvement in other areas. Through their direction, staff is then able to meet the goals of IHT through our on-going projects or by establishing new ones.

The current members of IHT's Board of Trustees are:


Eva Aariak — PresidentDelete "Secretary Treasurer

Originally from Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Eva Qamaniq Aariak is a resident of Iqaluit.

Ms. Eva Aariak is a passionate advocate for the prosperity of Nunavut and a tireless promoter of the Inuit culture and language.

Eva Aariak was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for then electoral district of Iqaluit East and subsequently elected as the first female premier by the Legislature from 2008 to 2013.

Prior to her political career, Ms. Aariak led a varied career as the first Nunavut's first Languages Commissioner from 1999 – 2003, business owner, teacher, adult educator, Human Resource Officer, producer of Inuktitut children's books with then the Baffin Divisional Board of Education, radio and television reporter for the CBC North. Working in Inuktitut and at time in English language broadcasting.
In the years leading up to the creation of Nunavut, Ms. Aariak worked with the Office of the Interim Commissioner of Nunavut as the Public Affairs Manager.

Ms. Aariak is a recipient of the EVE Award, Presented by Equal Voice, and was named a Visionary Canadian by the "Bold Vision, Women's Leadership Conference." In 2014.
Eva is also a member of the Arctic Inspiration Prize selection committee.
Ms. Eva Aariak works for Pirurvik Centre.


Nick Amautinua — Secretary TreasurerDelete Vivienne from list


David Aglukkaq — Board Member


Joanasie Qappik — Board Member

Joanasi Qappik from Pangnirtung is a respected elder who is the elder representative on the QIA board


Andre Tautu — Board Member