The Honourable Simeon Mikkungwak

Baker Lake

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

Legislative Office: 

Phone: (867) 975-5019
Fax: (867) 975-5112
Email: smikkungwak [at] assembly [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

P.O. Box 376
Baker Lake, NU
X0C 0A0
Phone: (867) 793-4949
Fax: (867) 793-4950
Email: simeonmikkungwak [at] bakerlakemla [dot] ca

Simeon Mikkungwak was re-elected in the general election held on October 30, 2017, to represent the constituency of Baker Lake in the 5th Legislative Assembly.

Mr. Mikkungwak was elected as Speaker during the May 28, 2019, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Mr. Mikkungwak formally took the Chair at the sitting of the House held later that day. Mr. Mikkungwak previously served as Deputy Speaker and Chairperson of the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Mikkungwak previously served in the 4th Legislative Assembly. Mr. Mikkungwak served as the Chairperson of the Regular Members’ Caucus and as a Deputy Chairperson of the Committee of the Whole.

Prior to his election, Mr. Mikkungwak was employed as a Lands Inspector with the Kivalliq Inuit Association. Mr. Mikkungwak has held a number of positions during his career, including Regional Alcohol and Drug Specialist with the territorial Department of Health and Social Services and Legal Interpreter at the territorial court level.

Mr. Mikkungwak is a graduate of Nunavut Arctic College. Mr. Mikkungwak has taken a number of professional courses in the fields of hazardous waste operations, emergency response, firefighting, addictions counselling and suicide prevention.

Mr. Mikkungwak has previously served as Deputy Mayor of Baker Lake, a member of the Municipal Council of Baker Lake, Secretary-Treasurer of the Baker Lake Hunters and Trappers Organization, Chairperson of the Baker Lake District Education Authority and a member of the Board of Directors of the Baker Lake Housing Association.

Mr. Mikkungwak has been an active volunteer in the fields of search and rescue and community radio. Mr. Mikkungwak’s personal interests include hunting, sports and music.