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Abluqta is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting to make decisions for the society and move it's mandate forward. 


Chair of the Board

Lianna Pattunguyak was born and raised in Baker Lake, Nunavut.


She is a busy full time mother and home cook. When Lianna was a young teen, she would follow her mom to food banks, and thought how amazing it was to see a lot of caring, wonderful volunteers helping those in need. Someday she wanted to help others too. The opportunity presented itself at Abluqta's AGM and Lianna is proud to be a board member and part of the team. 


During her spare time, she likes to sew parkas, mitts and wind



Timothy Evviuk 

Vice Chair

Timothy was born and raised in Baker Lake, Nunavut.


He is an avid hunter, father and grandfather. He serves on the board of the local Hunters and Trappers Organization. He also teaches his traditional knowledge to students at the local high school. 


During her spare time, he likes to be on the land, hunting and fishing and being at his cabin.


Isabelle Solberg


Isabelle was born and raised in Germany and moved to Baker  following her husband’s calling into ministry in the far North. Since that move, she has enjoyed getting to know the commun and learning about Inuit values and traditions.  She is active in St. Aidan's Anglican Church and has a passion for community work.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting while listening to podcasts, and cooking meals that remind her of home and places far away. 

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Morteza Beepanah

Member at Large

Born and raised in Iran, Morteza has lived in Nunavut for the past ten Whale Cove, Cambridge Bay, Pond Inlet and Baker Lake. Morteza is a teacher at the Jonah Amitnaaq secondary school.


Morteza enjoys being outdoors, especially spending time at his cabin by the lake with his family, when the weather allows.

Morteza and his high school students build cash donation boxes for the Abluqta Society that are in all the stores around town. 



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Erin Strachan was born and raised in Saskatchewan, although now she lives in Ottawa.

She has worked for and with Indigenous people helping to build capacity for the last 12 years. When she was up in Baker Lake in 2016 teaching a pre-employment training program for Inuit, she witnessed the food insecurity firsthand. In response, she has been supporting the Abluqta Society to develop the Thrift Shop/Food Bank. Erin has never been prouder of anything in her life.

One thing Erin loves to do in her free time is to play guitar and sing, especially the saddest songs you ever heard—but she has fun doing it.

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