Board of Directors

NBDC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors

The Board represent all regions of Nunavut, and include members from both large and small Nunavut communities. NBDC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board represents all regions of Nunavut, and include members from both large and small Nunavut communities. 

As of March, 2017, the NBDC Board has 5 members elected from the ‘individual class’ membership, with an additional member appointed by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI).  

 

Chairman and President
Cambridge Bay

Mr. Ohokannoak was first selected as Chairman of NBDC in 2005 by the NBDC directors. As Manager of Polarnet, Mr. Ohokannoak now heads up the delivery QINIQ in all the communities of the Kitikmeot, with Polarnet as the Community Service Provider. He was contracted by SSI Micro (the company who built the new QINIQ broadband network) to conduct training for all the Community Service Providers in all the regions. Mr. Ohokannoak was one of the principal people who started Polarnet in 1997 – providing local dial-up services to the 5 Kitikmeot communities. Today, he wants to see broadband technologies available in Nunavut at the same level as technologies in southern Canada. He sees a huge potential to help Nunavummiut improve ways of communicating – including VoIP, videoconferencing, and various forms of real-time communication. A life long resident of Cambridge Bay, he is very experienced in working on various boards of organizations. He sat on Nunavut Trust as a Trustee, and been a director the Nunavut Liquor Licensing Board. He volunteers on the Cambridge Bay Justice Committee, and runs the local cadet corps. Mr. Ohokannoak negotiated for Polarnet to be the Globalstar Dealership reseller for satellite phones. In addition to being technically competent, he also has a great deal of experience working with people.

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Board Member
Arviat

Eric Anoee Jr. first started managing Public Internet Access sites and has worked in various community website projects including the Arviat History Website and the Arviat Iglu Website. He is currently working in various mediums including video, web, graphic design for both his personal projects and in his job as Media Coordinator for the Government of Nunavut's Department of Education. Mr. Anoee is an Arviat Hamlet Councillor, the Treasurer for Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, a member of the board of the Nunavut Film Development Corporation Board, and a founder and current volunteer with Arviat Film Society. Mr. Anoee has also been recruited as an Inuktitut as 2nd language instructor for Pirurvik Centre. Mr. Anoee's late father, Eric Anoee Sr., was a cultural advisor and teacher. Mr. Anoee Sr. received Order of Canada in the 1980s, was lay minister, a Justice of the Peace, a community leader, and Inuktitut Teacher. Mr. Anoee's mother was a seamstress who created sealskin dolls, a midwife, a life skills advisor and home economics teacher, and a member of the Anglican ladies auxiliary.

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Board Member
Cape Dorset
Mike Perry - Cape Dorset

Mr. Perry is the Qiniq Community Service Provider in Cape Dorset. He wants to see broadband services extended to as many people as possible, and ensure people receive the support they need to use broadband effectively. With broadband, Nunavummiut will be able to define a new Nunavut – as people can more easily communicate with each other across the territory. Mr. Perry currently works at the Hamlet and operates the local cable company. A long-time resident of Nunavut, he first moved to Iqaluit in 1978 and relocated to Cape Dorset for the West Baffin Coop in 1983. He then worked with the Dept. of Public Works, GNWT, and is currently employed by the Hamlet.

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Board Member
Cambridge Bay
Board Member
IQALUIT
BOARD MEMBER APPOINTED BY NTI
IQALUIT