Business & Commerce (2013)
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Since the mid 1980’s, he has been fostering self-reliance through improved economic opportunities for Inuit communities, especially through the establishment and promotion of Inuit-owned business. Evalik was also an important contributor to the settlement of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the creation of the new territory of Nunavut. He is a founding member of the Nunavut Resources Corporation (NRC) and currently serves as Chairman of Board. NRC was developed to diversify and develop the economy of Nunavut by attracting investment capital to the region. Capital secured by the NRC is then invested by direct equity investments in resource companies in Nunavut, and indirect investments in non-renewable resource projects. He is currently the President of Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA), a post he has held for 15 years through five terms. He has been instrumental in helping to direct the two economic development subsidiaries of the KIA, the Kitikmeot Corporation (KC) and the Kitikmeot Economic Development Commission (KEDC), where he sits as a board member for both agencies.