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Minister of Community and Government Services, Nunavut Chair, Hudson Bay Roundtable, Minister of Environment, Minister of Energy.

Joe Savikataaq was elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the constituency of Arviat South in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Prior to his election, Mr. Savikataaq was employed as a Conservation Officer with the Department of Environment, a position he held for close to 30 years. Mr. Savikataaq holds a diploma in the field of environmental and renewable resources management.

Mr. Savikataaq has 20 years of service as an elected member of Arviat’s municipal council.

Joe and Susan Savikataaq have three children: Jamie, Joe Jr. and Wendy. Mr. Savikataaq’s personal interests include hunting, fishing, small aircraft piloting, boating and scuba diving. Mr. Savikataaq has been an active volunteer with community search and rescue activities.