Our Board of Directors

Natasha Latreille

Chair

Natasha Latreille is Chair of the Isaruit Inuit Arts: Pijunarnivut Board of Directors. Elected at the AGM in January 2021 Natasha brings to Isaruit fifteen years experience as the Office Administrator and Project Coordinator of the Canadian contingent of the Inuit Cirumpolar Council, during which time she travelled throughout the Circumpolar world in the capacity of advocating for Inuit globally. Natasha grew up in Frobisher Bay, now Iqaluit. She presently lives and works in Carleton Place with her husband and two children.

Heather Coman

Vice-Chair

Heather Coman was elected Vice Chair of the Isaruit Inuit Arts Board at the January, 2021 AGM. Heather grew up with her parents, Oolahnee Dialla + Fred Coman between Iqaluit and Pangnirtung and completed post secondary education in Business in Toronto. In 1991 became manager of Coman Arctic Galleries until her fathers passing in 1998 where she then worked for almost 20 years as President of Coman Arctic Ltd. Heather brings to the Board extensive experience in Human Resources, Office Administration, Finance and Project Management. Heather now lives in the Ottawa area with her family and two children and in her retirement pursues her interests in traditional sewing and Inuit tattooing.

Sipporah Enuaraq

Cultural Advisor

Sipporah Enuaraq comes from Kangirtugaapik or Clyde River, in the Baffin Region of Nunavut. After working for the Nunavut Government in Iqaluit for several years, Sipporah moved to Ottawa over 20 years ago to work for Pauktutiit Inuit Women’s Association in a variety of positions, and works tirelessly for the good of Inuit women. Sipporah brings a rich traditional heritage from her family to the position of Cultural Advisor for Isaruit’s Board.

Jessie Kangok

Communications

Jessie Kangok is an Inuk born and raised in Igloolik Nunavut up until the age of 16 she moved to Ottawa with her family, Jessie has been involved as an active member of the Ottawa Inuit Community, working in various rolls with Tungasugvvigat Inuit and the Inuuqatigiit, she is a mother of three children, ages 14, 10, and 9, she is currently a stay at home mother and a Radio Host and Producer for the Ottawa Uqallagvik CKCU 93.1 F.M.

She enjoys being connected with her Inuit community here in Ottawa and watching her Children learn thier Inuit Culture and Language in a place where she thought she would lose her self in the big city as a teenager, but she has found the same community feeling, she felt growing up in Igloolik by being connected with other Inuit.

Aija Komangapik

Youth Advisor

Aija Komangapik is a young Inuk digital and graphic artist who is keenly interested in working in the field of visual arts both as an artist and as an arts worker. At present Aija is taking a pause from her study of Arts Administration at Bishop’s University to study soapstone sculpture with her father, Ruben Komangapik. In 2019 with her work entitled “Drumdaner” Aija was the 1st place winner of the 19-29 age category in the Indigenous arts andstories award by Historica Canada, and she has work in numerous publication. Aija is presently living and working in the Ottawa area.

Martha Flaherty