Important Notice: Appointment of Elders
The Governing Council of the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Harrison Campbell to serve as the Elder representative at the Council table, his second term in that position. In addition, Richard Michelin has been appointed in a new special Elder advisory role to Council and will be invited to attend all meetings in this capacity. Both Harrison and Richard are traditional knowledge holders, are respected in their communities and each bring an important perspective from their life-long connection to the land, waters and ice in NunatuKavut. We thank them for agreeing to join the Governing Council table.
This appointment decision was made following a selection process by the Governing Council. We thank all those who agreed to put their names forward for consideration. It demonstrates a commitment to NCC, our communities and advancing the health and well-being of NunatuKavut Inuit.
Bio of Harrison Campbell
Harrison Campbell is a resident of Pinsent’s Arm and previous Elder on the NCC Board for the past four years. He is a well-respected member of his community and throughout NunatuKavut. He is often looked to in his own and surrounding communities for advice. He continues to be very active in the traditional activities of hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering and sharing his catch with others. Over the past number of years, he has harvested cod, salmon and other species for our community freezers. He is married to Sandra and proudly passes his traditional skills and traditions on to his sons and daughter.
Harrison has also had years of experience in various governing boards, councils and other organizations. He spent 32 years on the LFUSC Board, several years on Labrador White Bear Development Association and Southern Aurora Development Corporation, Harbour Authority and others. He is also a previous business owner and has received Two Queens Jubilee Medals from Canada and is a recipient of NCC’s Nakummesuak Award.
Bio of Richard Michelin
Richard Michelin was born and raised at Sebaskachu, commonly called “Sabby,” in Labrador until the age of four, moving from there to Birch Island in Happy Valley-Goose Bay until settling with his family in North West River in 1974. Richard has been married over 45 years to wife Carolyn and has six children.
Richard has strong ties to the land and water and has tremendous local knowledge of Upper Lake Melville from his many days trapping, fishing and prospecting in the area. Richard is retired from his career as a heavy equipment operator, now spending time renovating the various cabins he owns throughout southern and central Labrador, gardening, making snowshoes and is handy on the sewing machine. He has also volunteered for many years as the driver of the seniors’ van in North West River.
Richard has a long-standing history with NCC and has participated in on-the-ground action when called upon. He has attended many of NCC’s Annual General Assemblies and tries to stay on top of the issues and concerns related to Upper Lake Melville and throughout NunatuKavut.