Office Of The President

The President is elected by NCC membership for a term of four Annual General Assemblies. The President presides at all NunatuKavut meetings and directs the business and activities of NCC between meetings of the Governing Council.

The current President is Todd Russell. Please click here to read his biography.

Nakummesuak Award

“Nakummesuak” means “Thank you very much” or “A big acknowledgement.”

The Nakummesuak Award was created by the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) and is administered by the President’s Office. The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support for NunatuKavut and its communities and have given unselfishly of their time and energy to make a difference.

Candidates must be nominated by an NCC member and would normally be an NCC member. On an exceptional basis, NCC recognizes that there are those outside its membership who have made significant contributions. On this basis NCC will accept such nominations.

The award was first presented at the 2013 Annual General Assembly.

The 2023 Nakummesuak Awards nomination deadline is December 16, 2022.

Please return your completed nomination form to:

Tiffany Lambourne
Executive Assistant to the President
PO Box 460, Stn C
200 Kelland Drive Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0
Fax: 709-896-0594


Todd Russell
Tel: (709) 896-0592
Fax: (709) 896-0594

Tiffany Lambourne
Executive Assistant to the President
Tel: (709) 896-0592, ext. 225
Fax: (709) 896-0594

Diane Poole
A/Chief of Staff
Tel: (709) 899-1557

Rob Coombs
Senior Fisheries Advisor
Tel: (709) 631-8252

Dorothy Pye-Johnson
Special Advisor to the President
Tel: 709-896-0592, ext 228
Fax: 709-896-0594

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