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Board Members

The Board shall consist of seven members appointed as follows:

A) Six members and six alternate members to be appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council of the Government of the Northwest Territories (“Executive Council”), of whom three members and three alternate members shall be appointed from nominees put forward by each of the Gwich’in and government, provided that the board shall include at least one resident of the Northwest Territories who is not a participant; and

B) A chairperson, resident in the settlement area , to be nominated by the members of the board appointed under (a) and appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Land Claim Agreement – Establishment and Structures – 12.8.3 (a, b)

2017 GRRB Board Members

2017 Board members (L to R):
Burt Hunt, Margaret Begg, Tracy Davison, Sarah Jerome, Eugene Pascal, Doug Doan
(absent: Jozef Carnogursky, Ron Allen)

GRRB BOARD STRUCTURE

GRRB CHAIRPERSON

Name

Expiry Date

Nominating Party

Eugene Pascal

Nov. 06, 2018

GRRB

FULL MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

Name

Expiry Date

Nominating Party

Margaret Begg

May 3, 2022

GTC

Sam Bullock

Feb. 6, 2023

GTC

Vacant

 

GTC

Doug Doan

June 13, 2019

EC

Burt Hunt

May 9, 2019

DFO

Jozef Carnogursky

Oct. 10, 2021

GNWT

ALTERNATE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

Name

Expiry Date

Nominating Party

Charlie Snowshoe

Feb. 6, 2023

GTC

Vacant

 

GTC

Sarah Jerome

Feb. 5, 2020

GTC

Vacant

 

EC

Ron Allen

Apr. 10, 2019

DFO

Tracy Davison

Oct. 10, 2021

GNWT

 

GRRB Chairperson - Eugene Pascal

GRRB Chairperson - Eugene Pascal

Eugene is from Aklavik. He has extensive work experience in the Ehdiitat community, where he served as Chief for a number of years. He was appointed to the Board in June 2005.

Term expiry: November 6, 2018

GTC Full Board Member - Margaret Begg

GTC Full Board Member - Margaret Begg

Margaret Begg was born and raised in Fort McPherson, NT. Her parents are the late Bella and John A. Tetlichi. She grew up at her parent's bush camp at Road River, 50 miles up the Peel River from Fort McPherson. Margaret has lived in Yellowknife since September of 1971, when she attended Sir John Franklin High School.  While attending high school, she lived in Akaitcho Hall.  Margaret retired in August 2009 after being employed at the Workers' Safety & Compensation Commission since 1978.   During her 30-plus years' employment with the WSCC, Margaret would use her annual leave to take her daughter Nadira and son Rosh to Road River.  Margaret has three grandchildren. She is concerned with climate change and the environment that we are leaving future generations.

Term expiry: May 3, 2022

GTC Full Board Member - Sam Bullock GTC Full Board Member - Sam Bullock

Sam was born at Dachan Choo Gehnjik (Tree River) at his diidu (Julienne Jerome Andres)’s summer fish camp. His lineage is Gwichya Gwich’in. As a child, his exposure to such elder leaders as Hyacinthe Andre molded his passion and deep-rooted respect for traditions and responsible hunting and fishing practices. During high school in Inuvik, he excelled in competitive cross-country skiing. With a diploma in Natural Resource Management, Sam worked for the GNWT Department of Renewable Resources in Yellowknife.

In 1992, Sam and his wife Renata created Bullocks’ Bistro, a 35-seat fish ‘n’ chip eatery in Yellowknife’s Oldtown. The restaurant was sold in April 2016. As a small business entrepreneur and owner, Sam understands day-to-day challenges of Northern business and current wildlife issues and is keenly interested in legal aspects of Northern commercial fishing. It is a duty and an honour for Sam to serve as a Board member. He looks forward to assisting in the many urgent issues before the Gwich’in nation.

Term expiry: February 6, 2023

 

GTC Full Board Member - Vacant

GTC Full Board Member - Vacant


*appointment for this position is currently underway*

 

GTC Alternate Board Member - Charlie Snowshoe

GTC Alternate Board Member - Charlie Snowshoe

We are happy to once again have Charlie as part of the Board, after serving as a GRRB member from 2011-2016. He was also a member of the Gwich'in Land and Water Board from 2011-2016 and, prior to that, the Vice chair of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board. From 1997 to 2008, Charlie was a member of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board.

A hunter and trapper in the Fort McPherson area, Charlie is very active in his community. He has held many other positions including: Representative on the Tetlit Gwich’in Renewable Resources Council; Vice chair of the Mackenzie Beaufort Delta Beaufort Sea Land Use Planning Commission; Band Counselor; Member of the Peel River Alcohol Society; Mayor of the hamlet of Fort McPherson; Settlement Council of Fort McPherson Counselor and Chairperson; Vice-President, Northern Region, for the Dene Nation; Board member of the Western Arctic Visitors Association (WAVA). Charlie was also involved in the negotiations on the Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement, the Yukon overlap and the Dene Metis and Gwich’in land claims.

Term expiry: February 6, 2023

 

GTC Full Board Member - Vacant

GTC Alternate Board Member - Vacant

*appointment for this position is currently underway*

GTC Alternate Board Member - Sarah Jerome

GTC Alternate Board Member - Sarah Jerome

Sarah Jerome (nee Tetlichi) is a retired Gwich'in Educator and beneficiary from Tetlit Zheh.  Sarah was taught survival land skills and was fluent in her language and culture prior to attending Residential School.  She advocated for the language and culture throughout her career and today is delivering on the land programs with her husband Fred.  Sarah is still active in various programs as an Elder Advisor with the Regional Gwich'in Youth Council and as a cultural Support Worker with the Residential School. She does Residential school presentations when requested.  

This past year, Sarah was invited on a trip to Carleton University with a group of Gwich'in Youth.  The Residential School presentation at Carlton is on YouTube and can be viewed by the by the general public. Although retired, Sarah says that our Elders do not retire as the work continues, providing guidance and direction to our Youth and community.  


Term Expiry: February 5, 2020

 

GNWT Full Board Member - Vacant

GNWT Full Board Member - Jozef Carnogursky

Jozef is a Gwich’in born and raised in Inuvik, NT. He also lived in Aklavik for the first 10 years of his life. His mother is Dinah Carnogursky (Gardlund) and his father is Jozef Carnogursky Sr. His grandparents on his mother's side were the late Sarah Ann Gardlund (Firth) and Karl Gardlund. His great grandparents were Eliza Bonnetplume and James Firth.

Jozef has a diploma in natural resource management and is very familiar with the issues in the Gwsich’in Settlement Area (GSA). He also served on the Nihtat Renewable Resources Council from 2006 to 2012. He believes strongly in the co-management system in the GSA and looks forward to serving as a Board member during his term.

Term expiry: October 10, 2021

Tracy Davison

GNWT Alternate Board Member - Tracy Davison

Tracy was born in Alberta and moved to Inuvik, NT as a teenager. After graduating from Samuel Hearne Secondary School, she went to the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC.  Tracy has worked for Environment and Natural Resources since 2005, where she has worked with the Board and Renewable Resource Councils on a number of wildlife projects. She looks forward to serving as alternate Board member.

Term expiry: October 10, 2021


EC Full Board Member - Doug Doan

EC Full Board Member - Doug Doan

Doug was born in Churchill, Manitoba and grew up on military bases both in Canada and abroad. He moved to the Northwest Territories in 1987 and has since resided in Behchoko, Inuvik and Yellowknife. During his time in the north, Doug has worked for both the Federal and territorial governments and has been involved in economic development and resource management.

Now retired from government, Doug and his wife live in Yellowknife.


Term expiry: June 13, 2019

EC Alternate Board Member - Vacant

EC Alternate Board Member - Vacant


*appointment for this position is currently underway*

DFO Alternate Board Member - Vacant

DFO Full Board Member - Burt Hunt

Burt Hunt, recently retired to Olds, Alberta, was formerly the Regional Director of Fisheries Management for DFO’s Central and Arctic Region. He was, prior to that, DFO’s Director in each of its 3 northern Areas, having spent 5 years in each of Iqaluit, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Burt also spent part of his working life in the private sector, notably as Petro-Canada’s manager of Environment, Safety and Social Responsibility.

Burt now volunteers as chair of his town’s Municipal Planning Commission and as president of a group that provides horse riding opportunities for handicapped children and adults. He retains a keen interest in northern issues and in environmental issues particularly and is looking very forward to renewing acquaintances in the GSA and to contributing to the excellent work of the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board.

Term expiry: May 9, 2019


DFO Alternate Board Member - Vacant

DFO Alternate Board Member - Ron Allen

Ron currently resides in Yellowknife, having previously lived in a variety of arctic communities (including Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik) since the 1970s. He started his career as a Wildlife Research Biologist in Ontario and moved to the arctic as a Renewable Resources Officer for five years with the Government of the Northwest Territories. Following that, Ron worked in the arctic for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in a variety of roles (Fishery Officer, Area Manager, Habitat Coordinator, Area Director and Director, Regional Staffing Team). He retired from DFO in 2008.

Since then, Ron has been working in the private sector as a consultant/contractor doing program reviews, staffing, occasional biological field work for GNWT, teaching Canadian Firearms Safety Courses, seasonal equipment operation and maintenance for a lodge, etc. His hobbies tend to be hunting and fishing related and he likes to be “on the land” frequently.

Term expiry: April 10, 2019



Elizabeth Hansen, Board Member

GNWT Former Full Board Member - Elizabeth Hansen

The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board regret the passing of one of our most valuable Board Members as of August 29, 2011.

Liz was a Gwich'in beneficiary and a retired teacher of 33 years. She had been a Board Member since May 2001. She also dedicated her time to various traditional knowledge projects, for example, the Khaii Luk (Travaillant Lake traditional fishing knowledge) Study.

Board Member Contact Information:
P.O. Box 2240
Inuvik, NT. XOE OTO
Phone: (867) 777-6600
Fax: (867) 777-6601
E-mail: office@grrb.nt.ca

 

 
 
 
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