Member of Arbitration Board

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The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is seeking applications for a Member of the Arbitration Board.


This position will participate in the Arbitration Board proceedings as a Member representing Inuvialuit interests.  The Arbitration Board is responsible for carrying out the functions under Section 18 of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement including; formation of a panel if a dispute arises; arbitration of disputes relating to interpretation, application and implementation of the IFA; enrolment disputes; municipal needs; requirement for roads; land selection; conflicting subsurface resource claims; sand and gravel disputes; expropriation of Inuvialuit Lands; terms and conditions of Participation Agreements and wildlife compensation awards.


The Arbitration Board has eleven (11) Members, including a Chair and Vice-Chair.  Three (3) members are appointed by the IRC Board of Directors.


As a Member of the Arbitration Committee carrying out its mandate, the Member should have a good understanding of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and awareness of the economic & social conditions in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.


The Arbitration Board Member holds this appointment at the pleasure of the IRC Board for a term of three (3) years.  Due to the nature of the issues with which the Board deals with, there may be no meetings held during your term of appointment.   There will be an onboarding component offered to all members.


Beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement are encouraged to apply in confidence to:


Lucy Kuptana,

Director of Operations, Culture & Communications

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

Bag Service # 21

Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0



A cover letter, resume and two (2) letters of references are required. The deadline for all applications is April 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.



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