The honourable Margaret Nakashuk

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Minister of Family Services

Minister responsible for Status of Women

Minister responsible for Homelessness

Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction

Minister responsible for the Nunavut Arctic College

Legislative Office

Phone: (867) 975-5070
Fax: (867) 975-5073

Constituency Office

P.O. Box 36
Pangnirtung, NU
X0A 0R0
Phone: (867) 473-8220
Fax: (867) 473-8227

Margaret Nakashuk was re-elected by acclamation to represent the constituency of Pangnirtung in the 6th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Ms. Nakashuk was elected to serve on the Executive Council during the November 17, 2021 proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Minister Nakashuk was formally sworn into office on November 19, 2021. She serves as Minister of Family Services, Minister responsible for Homelessness, Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction, and Minister responsible for Status of Women.

Ms. Nakashuk previously sat as a Member of the 5th Legislative Assembly, during which she held many ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Culture and Heritage and Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation.

Prior to her election, Ms. Nakashuk was a senior official in the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services. Her previous professional experience includes positions as an Adult Educator and a Career Development Officer. Ms. Nakashuk’s educational background includes participation in the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Program, the Management Studies Program at Nunavut Arctic College, and the Government of Nunavut’s Hivuliqtikhanut Leadership Program.

Ms. Nakashuk has served as an elected member of the Municipal Council of Pangnirtung and the community’s District Education Authority. Ms. Nakashuk is a former Justice of the Peace. Her volunteer activities include work with Elders and youth.

Margaret and Andrew Nakashuk have two children, Natasha, and Anthony, and two grandchildren. Ms. Nakashuk’s personal interests include sewing, knitting, baking, and travelling.