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Order of Canada

Tagak Curley, C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Tagak Curley, C.M. C.M. Rankin Inlet
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada October 10, 2002 October 24, 2003
Tagak Curley is devoted to the economic and political development of the North. Over a 30-year period, this Inuit leader played an instrumental role in the birth of Nunavut . His tireless efforts helped in the creation of this new territory through his roles as founding president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, as a lead negotiator in the Nunavut land claims process and as president of the Nunavut Construction Company. Also renowned as an astute businessman and politician, he is a champion of Inuit employment and self-government. His drive and determination have raised the national profile of his people and have contributed to the continued economic growth of the region.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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