Jobie Nutarak

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Jobie Nutarak
MLA for Tunnuniq
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by James Arvaluk
Personal details
Born May 10, 1947
Pond Inlet, Northwest Territories
Died April 22, 2006(2006-04-22) (aged 58)
Pond Inlet, Nunavut
Political party non-partisan
consensus government

Jobie Nutarak (May 10, 1947 – April 22, 2006) was a politician from Nunavut in northern Canada.

Nutarak was born in Pond Inlet on Baffin Island. He was elected to the district of Tunnuniq in 1999 and was re-elected in 2004. In 2004 he was elected to the position of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, being the first unilingual Inuktitut speaking person to hold the position. Prior to territorial politics, Nutarak was involved in local and regional education and active with Inuit land claims organizations.

Nutarak died while on a snowmobile hunting trip, leaving behind a wife and five children along with five grandchildren.


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Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Preceded by
Kevin O'Brien
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Succeeded by
Peter Kilabuk