Ms. Aluki Kotierk was sworn in as the 8th President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated on December 13, 2016. During her campaign, Aluki focussed on empowerment, Inuit language and culture, collective healing and Inuit identity.

Originally from Igloolik, Nunavut, Aluki grew up in a bicultural home as the oldest of seven children.  Aluki now lives in Iqaluit with her family.

After attaining a Bachelor’s degree in Native Studies and Comparative Development and Master’s degrees in Canadian Studies and Native Studies from Trent University, Aluki worked for various Inuit organizations such as Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (now Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) and Nunavut Sivuniksavut. Aluki returned to Nunavut where she has held several senior management positions in the Government of Nunavut and the Office of the Languages Commissioner. Kotierk was most recently Director of Inuit Employment and Training for NTI.

Aluki has a passion for empowering and improving Inuit lives, and has a keen interest in how Inuit culture and language can be better incorporated into programs and services.

Aluki Kotierk Biography