Tagak Curley

Rankin Inlet North
MLA for: 
Rankin Inlet
TCurley [at] assembly [dot] nu [dot] ca
Constituency Office: 

P.O. Box 874,
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-4900
Fax: (867) 645-4981
Email: mlarankinnorth [at] qiniq [dot] com

Legislative Office: 

P.O. Box 1200,
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5027
Fax: (867) 975-5121

Tagak Curley was born in a hunting camp at Coral Harbour, Nunavut.
Mr. Curley was a founding member and first President of the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada.
He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1979 to 1987. During his tenure, he held a variety of Ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Economic Development.
Mr. Curley has held a number of positions in the private sector, including the position of President of the Nunavut Construction Corporation.

In the February 2004 Nunavut general election, Mr. Curley was acclaimed to represent the constituency of Rankin Inlet North in the 2nd Legislative Assembly. He was also acclaimed in the October 2008 general election.
During the 2nd Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Mr. Curley served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development. He also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Accountability, the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and Privileges and the Management and Services Board.

On October 27, 2008 Mr. Curley was appointed as Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister responsible for Utility Rate Review Council, Minister responsible for Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission and on September 15, 2010 Mr. Tagak was re-appointed as Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister responsible for Nunavut Housing Corporation, Minister responsible for Homelessness, as well as Government House Leader.

In 1998, Mr. Curley was awarded the Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the business world. On October 24, 2003, Mr. Curley was invested into the Order of Canada.