|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Jack Anawak|
|Succeeded by||Leona Aglukkaq|
December 10, 1957 |
Arviat, Northwest Territories
|Spouse(s)||widowed - Jon Lindell (died 1998)|
|Profession||Aviation employee, financial comptroller|
Nancy Karetak-Lindell (born December 10, 1957) is a former Canadian politician. Previously she was a financial comptroller and municipal councillor in Arviat, Karetak-Lindell ran for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal candidate in the 1997 federal election in the riding of Nunavut. She was re-elected easily in the 2000 and 2004 elections.
She was the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources in 2003. She also served as the chair and vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, a member of the Liaison Committee, an associate member of both the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Karetak-Lindell retained her seat in the 2006 federal election, but later announced she would not seek re-election in the 2008 election. Her decision to step down was to spend more time with her family and to take care of her elderly parents.
She was born in Arviat, Northwest Territories, now Nunavut, and is of mixed Icelandic and Inuit descent. She is a single mother of four sons (Jackson, Amauyaq, KV and Nooks). She was director of the Jane Glassco Arctic Fellowship Program from 2009 until 2012.
- Nancy Karetak-Lindell at the Parliament of Canada
- Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
- Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
- "It’s my last term as MP, Nancy Karetak-Lindell says". Nunatsiaq News.
- "Former MP Joins Northwestel Board of Directors" (Press release). Northwestel Inc. January 22, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2015.