Board Members

Thomas Kabloona

Position: Chairperson
Appointment Date: September, 2013
Community: Baker Lake Appointment Agency: INAC on recommendation of the NWB

Thomas Kabloona was born on the land near Baker Lake where he moved to attend the Federal Day School and then onto Churchill where he finished school. He worked for Environment Canada, Inland Waters Branch, then with the Airport Operations where he became the first Inuk Airport Manager.

Thomas was also an Aviation Fuel Technician in Baker Lake and has a general contracting business. He is also a Hamlet Councillor, Coroner, and former Member of the Hunting and Trapping Organization.

The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada reappointed Mr Kabloona in his role as Chairman of the SDO September 6, 2008 and again on September 4, 2011.

Lootie Toomasie

Position: Vice Chairperson
Appointment Date: August 31, 2016
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq Appointment Agency: Government of Nunavut

Lootie Toomasie was appointed to the NWB in October, 1999 as a NTI nominee. Lootie is presently the Vice-Chairperson of the Board. Lootie was also past Acting-Chair of the NWB.

Presently, aside from his membership on the Nunavut Water Board, Lootie works with the Baffin Fishery Alliance among other public service activities. Lootie is past mayor of Qikiqtarjuaq.

Lootie has traveled extensively on business mainly for the Fisheries Coalition for the Baffin Region.

Ross Mrazek

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: August 7, 2014
Community: Edmonton Appointment Agency: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Ross Mrazek was appointed to the NWB in August, 2008. Prior to this, Ross had joined the GNWT in 1985, where he worked for the Department of Public Works in several positions, from project manager, regional Supt. and then as Deputy Minister while working for Government of Nunavut through until 2003.

Ross has considerable knowledge of northern issues, public affairs, culture and environment combined with extensive engineering and technical experience related to northern environments. Ross had previously served on the Board of Quiliq Energy as Director.

Colin Adjun

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: July 27, 2014
Community: Kugluktuk Appointment Agency: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Colin Adjun was appointed to the NWB in July, 2011 as a Government of Nunavut nominee. Colin is a retired Conservation Officer with the Department of Environment under both the Government of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Colin has been a board member for the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, as well as previous President and member of the Kugluktuk HTO. Colin was the first Chairperson for the Settlement of Kugluktuk.

Presently, aside from his membership on the Nunavut Water Board, Colin is Vice-President of the Kugluktuk HTO, Hamlet Councillor, and a volunteer on the Kugluktuk Search and Rescue.

Colin is an avid hunter, trapper, runs a dog team, and well known fiddler (3 time recording artist).

Alex Ningark

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: October 14, 2016
Community: Kugaaruk Appointment Agency: INAC on the recommendation of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Makabe Nortok

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: October, 9, 2014
Community: Kugaaruk Appointment Agency: INAC on the recommendation of NTI - Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Norman Mike

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: October, 9, 2014
Community: Pangnirtung Appointment Agency: INAC on the recommendation of NTI - Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Amanda Hanson-Main

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: October 27, 2016
Community: Arviat Appointment Agency: Government of Nunavut