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Chair

Gerald Yaremchuk (1986 to 1987)

Winnipeg, MB. Committee appointed.

As a senior manager with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and as the chief negotiator for the Department in the discussions that lead to the signing of the IFA, Gerald was an excellent choice to get the Committee started on the right path. His knowledge of the fisheries provisions of the IFA  guided the development of the Committee's operating procedures that included annual meetings in each of the ISR's communities.

 


 

Vice-Chair

Don Dowler (1986 to 2005)
Pigeon Lake, AB. Government of Canada O.I.C. Appointee
Mr. Dowler was actively involved in northern fisheries for over 45 years, and with NWT fisheries since 1961. He was a Conservation and Protection Officer in Hay River and Yellowknife and became the Senior Department of Fisheries and Oceans Manager for the NWT Area. He was the longest serving member of the FJMC. We were all saddened at his passing
 

 


Member

Nelson Green (1986 to 1987)

Paulatuk, NT. IGC Appointee

In January 1999, Nelson Green passed away while traveling on the land. As one of the principle negotiators for the Inuvialuit in their discussions with Canada, he brought a wonderful insight into the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, insight that benefited all of us as we struggled to give effect to the words of the Agreement. Nelson was one of the original IGC appointees to the Committee.

 


 

Member

Michelle Roberge (1986 to 1990)

Winnipeg, MB. Government of Canada O.I.C. Appointee.

As one of the original appointees, Michelle helped set the Committee's direction in its first few years. As a Department scientist, she played a lead role in the development of the Beaufort Sea Beluga Management Plan, a management approach that is still in use today.  Michelle resigned from the Committee when her work took her to Newfoundland.

 

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Member

Alex Aviugana (1986 to 1994)

Inuvik, NT. IGC Appointee

This website is dedicated to the memory of Alex. Click here to go to his page.


 

Member

Joseph Haluksit (1987 to 1992)

Holman, NT. IGC Appointee

A fisherman, hunter, businessman and artist, Joseph picked up where Nelson left off in setting the course for the FJMC. He paid particular attention to national and international management processes including the International Whaling Commission and the Alaska-Inuvialuit Beluga Whale Committee as well as the development of community conservation plans.

Photo Credit: Peggy Jay, IRC


 

   

Member

Mike Papst (1990 to 1996)

Winnipeg, MB. Government of Canada O.I.C. Appointee.

As a senior manager of science for the Central and Arctic Region's Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg, MB, Dr. Papst brought to the table broad knowledge of the tools in the scientific tool box that might be applied to the resource management issues facing the FJMC. In addition, he was a firm believer in the role that traditional knowledge could play and encouraged members to follow a path of community-based management.

 


 

Member

Pat Ekpakohak (1992 to 1998)

Holman, NT. IGC Appointee

As a domestic and commercial fisherman, a hunter and a businessman, Pat brought a unique perspective to the FJMC's discussion table.  His keen sense of approaches that would and would not work in the communities as well as in the field provided a near perfect match to Dr. Papst's enthusiasm for community-based management. Their work was instrumental in the development of the Holman and Paulatuk fishing plans.


 

Member

Billy Day (1994 to 2005)
Inuvik, NWT. Inuvialuit Game Council Appointee
Mr. Day is one of the Settlement Region's most respected elders. Having spent a lifetime balancing his time between his fish camp, his whale camp, a government office and numerous board rooms, Mr. Day brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the meeting table (he is still an alternate member of the Committee). In addition to his FJMC responsibilities,  he is a member of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee and the Inuvialuit Game Council.
 

 

 


 

Member

Lawrence Amos (September, 2004 March 2009)

 Lawrence is an Inuvialuk born in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. He lived a traditional life with his parents Michael and Bessie, hunting and fishing by schooner during the summer months and by dog team in the winter and springtime. He moved with his parents to Sachs Harbour in the fall of 1969 and trapped Arctic fox on Banks Island and learned to hunt on the sea ice for polar bear and seal. Lawrence and Beverly married in 1981 and they have four children. Lawrence worked for the oil industry in the Beaufort Sea for five years before moving to Inuvik in 1990 to work for the Department of Transportation.
 


 

   
 

Acting Member

Ron Allen (March, 2005 to February, 2007) Ron is Director, Western Arctic Area for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and is based in Yellowknife. A long time northerner, Ron Brings to the table a wealth of experience on resource management issues from all parts of the Canadian arctic. His term is temporary.

 

   

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