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Order of Canada

Helen Mamayaok Maksagak, C.M., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Helen Mamayaok Maksagak, C.M., LL.D. C.M. Cambridge Bay
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada October 10, 2002 May 9, 2003
She has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to residents of Canada's North. She served as the first woman and the first Inuk commissioner of the Northwest Territories and was appointed the first commissioner of the newly created territory of Nunavut. This respected Elder has also been dedicated to helping members of her community, notably as a director with the Drug and Alcohol Board and as a member of the NWT Round Table on the Environment. She is widely respected throughout the North for offering support and guidance to those who choose to live in the traditional lifestyle of their ancestors.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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