Laurie Pelly

Lawyer & Arctic Traveller

Laurie’s attachment to Canada’s North began in 1989 with a canoe trip through the central barrenlands Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary. This northern exposure led to Laurie’s becoming an Arctic canoeing enthusiast and, indirectly, to switching careers from corporate lawyer in New York City to legal counsel for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the non-profit organization which represents the Inuit of Nunavut. Since 1994, Laurie’s work at NTI has encompassed a wide range of issues as she represents the Inuit at the international, federal, territorial and local levels. Laurie and David lived in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, from 1995 to 2002, and are now resident in Ottawa, but continue to travel regularly in the North.

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