Senior Associate, Inuit Nunangat
Sandra Inutiq leads and expands Tides Canada’s northern programs. She develops grantee, strategic partner, and funder relationships in Inuit Nunangat. Sandra lived in various places in Nunavut—including Kangiqtualuk, Clyde River, and Iqaluit—throughout her childhood and youth. After graduating high school, she attended Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an Ottawa-based college program that focuses on Inuit history and land claim agreement. Sandra returned to Iqaluit to take on a paralegal training position with the Department of Justice Canada, then worked in a young offenders facility as a youth officer. She then entered and completed the Sivuliuqtiksat Management training program with the Government of Nunavut (GN) as a policy analyst. Sandra received her law degree from Akitsiraq Law School in 2005, and in 2006, she became the first Inuk woman in Nunavut to pass the bar exam. She worked as legal counsel for the GN for over two years, and then for the Office of the Languages Commissioner as Director of Policy. Most recently, Sandra served as the Official Languages Commissioner for Nunavut.