Joe Savikataaq

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Arviat South
Legislative Office

Phone: (867) 975-5032
Fax: (867) 975-5113

Constituency Office

General Delivery
Arviat, NU
X0C 0E0
Phone: (867) 857-4485
Fax: (867) 857-4486


Joe Savikataaq was re-elected by acclamation to represent the constituency of Arviat South in the 6th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Mr. Savikataaq previously sat as a Member of the 4th and 5th Legislative Assemblies, during which held a number of Ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Environment and Minister of Community and Government Services. Mr. Savikataaq served as Nunavut’s fifth Premier from 2018 to 2021.

Mr. Savikataaq was previously employed as a Conservation Officer with the Department of Environment, a position he held for close to 30 years. Mr. Savikataaq holds a diploma in the field of environmental and renewable resources management.

Mr. Savikataaq has 20 years of service as an elected member of Arviat’s municipal council.

Mr. Savikataaq has been an active volunteer with community search and rescue activities.

Joe and Susan Savikataaq have three children, Jamie, Joe Jr. and Wendy, and nine grandchildren

 Mr. Savikataaq’s personal interests include hunting, fishing, small aircraft piloting, boating and scuba diving.