Our Minister: The Honourable Hunter Tootoo MP

Hunter TootooHunter Tootoo was born in Rankin Inlet and has spent his career serving the community he loves.

First elected as the member of the Legislative Assembly for Iqaluit Centre in 1999, Hunter served its residents for fourteen years and was the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly until 2013. Hunter has a deep understanding of the challenges facing Nunavut, having held numerous Cabinet positions, including Minister Responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, Homelessness, the Qulliq Energy Corporation, and Minister of Education.

Hunter has extensive experience in public administration, having held positions such as Recreation Coordinator for the Hamlet of Arviat, Administration Officer for the Department of Economic Development and Transportation, and Assistant Director of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation in Iqaluit. Prior to his work in the public sector, Hunter was a businessman and co-founder of the Iqaluit branch of Arctic Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Passionate about supporting local business and sport, Hunter previously served on the Northwest Territories Co-op Business Development Board and the Sport North Board of Directors. In his downtime, he enjoys watching hockey, hunting and is an avid competitive curler.