Hon. Tagak Curley
Tagak Curley was born in a hunting camp at Coral Harbour, Nunavut. Mr. Curley
was a founding member and first President of the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada.
He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
from 1979 to 1987. During his tenure, he held a variety of Ministerial
portfolios, including Minister of Economic Development.
Mr. Curley has held a number of positions in the private sector, including the
position of President of the Nunavut Construction Corporation.
In the February 2004 Nunavut general election, Mr. Curley was acclaimed to
represent the constituency of Rankin Inlet North in the 2nd Legislative
Assembly. He was also acclaimed in the October 2008 general election.
During the 2nd Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Mr. Curley served as Chair of
the Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development. He
also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and
Accountability, the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and Privileges and
the Management and Services Board.
In 1998, Mr. Curley was awarded the Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award for
his contributions to the business world. On October 24, 2003, Mr. Curley was
invested into the Order of Canada.