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Having grown up in Grise Fjord, I was fortunate to have been able to learn traditional skills from very knowledgeable hunters from the community. I was able to learn traditional hunting and land survival skills, which I have used my entire life to provide food for my family and others.
In 2009, I graduated from the Environmental Technology Program (ETP) at Nunavut Arctic College.
I am currently employed by the Department of Environment, Fisheries and Sealing division, where I have been involved with the development of a fisheries data collection module that will be taught on the land. The program I teach is called Nunavut Community Aquatic Monitoring Program, the communities I have taught are Kugluktuk, Igloolik, Coral Harbour, Pond Inlet and Iqaluit. The program is a huge success now.
For several years I have been hired by different outfitters and organizations to take people out on the land. I have been doing this for several years now and have all the documentation and training needed. Polar Outfitting is fully insured and registered now. The outfitters license was issued by the Government of Nunavut in September 2016. During that short time I have taken out a lot of individuals and took on some contracts.