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.