Regional Selection Committees

The Regional Selection Committees of the Arctic Inspiration Prize review nominations submitted from their region and make recommendations to the National Selection Committee. In addition to representing their region, members are Northerners who represent diverse sectors and communities.

2017 Members

(Alphabetical order)

Regional Selection Committee for Yukon

Kluane Adamek
Executive Assistant to Minister Pauline Frost

Mathieya Alatini
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Government of Yukon

Jacqueline Bedard
Executive Director, External and Government Regions, Yukon College

Ron Daub
Chief Executive Officer, Vuntut Gwitchin Limited Partnership

Caroline Sparks
Consultant, C. Sparks Consulting

Regional Selection Committee for the Northwest Territories

Darrell Beaulieu
President and CEO, Denendeh Group of Companies

Leela Gilday
Singer, Songwriter and Producer

Steven Nitah
Negotiator, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation & Thaidene Nene Initiative

Jordan Peterson
Deputy Grand Chief/Vice President, Gwich’in Tribal Council

Brianna Shae
Peer Leader, FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth)

Regional Selection Committee for Inuit Nunangat

Alicia Aragutak
Executive President, The Nunavik Youth Forum

Nellie Cournoyea
Former Chair, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation & Former Premier of the Northwest Territories

Rod Hick
President and CEO, Atuqtuarvik Corporation

Peesee Pitsiulak
Former Dean of Nunatta Campus, Nunavut Arctic College

Kristy Sheppard
Director of Economic Development, Nunatsiavut Government