Vice President Department of Environment, Wildlife and Research (DEWR)
Head Office: P.O. Box 179 Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0
Mr. Adamie Delisle-Alaku was elected as Makivik Vice President in 2014. He has since been acclaimed twice in 2017 and 2020. He received his high school diploma in 1999 from Ikusik High School in his hometown of Salluit. Adamie worked at the Raglan mine for Kiewit Nuvumiut, initially as human resources coordinator for seven years, and thereafter as a general open-pit foreman for three years. Prior to being employed at Makivik Corporation, Adamie was a volunteer fireman, and was an active first responder in his home community.
Adamie joined Makivik Corporation in the spring of 2011 as Executive Assistant to then-Vice President, Mr. Johnny Peters. In this position, he developed a broad understanding of wildlife and environmental issues and the various challenges related to renewable resources facing Nunavik Inuit. He has showed great devotion in ensuring Nunavimmiut were heard and well-represented at the regional, national and international levels, including the Arctic Circle, Polar Bear Range State meetings, CITES, and various conferences and lobbying efforts abroad.
He is currently a member of the Hunting Fishing Trapping Coordinating Committee where he has been active since 2011 and was Chairman during 2013 and 2017. He was also co-chair of the Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Roundtable from 2013 to 2019.
Mr. Delisle-Alaku was formerly a Director on Makivik’s various subsidiaries: Air Inuit, First Air, Nunavik Creations, Halutik Enterprises, Nunavik Geomatics, Nunacell, and Kautaq Construction. In addition, he has been a board member to the Co-operative Management Board to the Torngat Mountains National Park and ArcticNet. Furthermore, he has held crown corporation Board of Director positions with Société du Plan Nord and was appointed in 2017 for a four-year term with Polar Knowledge Canada, where his experience of the North and arctic research issues was well served.
Adamie is a respected member of his home community of Salluit, and now lives in Kuujjuaq with his partner Victoria and her two children Linus and Louise. Among his many achievements Adamie is fluently tri-lingual (Inuktitut, French and English), enjoys hunting and fishing and loves to play music and preform in various festivals.
In his elected capacity at Makivik, Adamie is committed to ensuring he represents the best interests of Nunavimmiut regarding cultural ties to the land and Nunavik’s renewable resources and environment.