For immediate release
November 15, 2018

The following statement was released today by the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies.

Clint Davis, chair of the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust (LICST) and Chris Webb, President and CEO of the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC) thanked Jim Igloliorte for his service to the LICST and welcomed Garry Best as a new Trustee.

Jim announced his intention to resign from LICST early this summer. Clint Davis expressed the Trust’s gratitude for his contribution. “Jim has been an important voice at the Trust,” said Davis. “He has made significant contributions to our discussions and decisions about economic development in Nunatsiavut. Jim continues to embrace new challenges and we know he will bring the same energy and dedication to those opportunities as he did to the Trust.”

Chris Webb complimented Igloliorte on his service and guidance. “Jim has been a voice of experience and guidance in our evolution as the business arm of Nunatsiavut. We have benefited greatly from his involvement and wish him well in his many other endeavours.”

Jim’s position on the Trust has been filled by Garry Best, a Beneficiary who grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Garry is a graduate of Memorial University’s Engineering program, served for 23 years as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, and is currently Regional Executive Officer, Ontario, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada.

“Garry’s leadership roles in our nation’s military, and since 2006, in his various roles in the federal government, augur well for LICST,” says Davis. “His successful involvement in several First Nations programs, including the rebuilding and relocation of Manitoba First Nations impacted by the 2011 flood and First Nations Infrastructure and Housing Programs testify to his strong leadership and management skills.”

“We look forward to Garry’s guidance and involvement as NGC moves into an exciting period of growth and development,” says Webb. “Our organization greatly values the oversight provided by the Trustees. Garry’s skills will add to an already strong group and will assist NGC as we continue on our path to becoming Inuit-led and an Inuit business leader in the North.”