I was born at a Nursing station in Baker Lake, NWT, where I was raised as one of six children. My parents are strong traditional believers in their Inuit culture. While growing up we only lived in Baker Lake during the school year, we were raised in the same summer camp for my whole childhood. Although, I received some instruction in the school while I was in Baker Lake, I left home at an early age in order to receive a high school education; it was not a choice. My father believed and he knew that we needed an education to survive in the western world. I went to Teacher Education Program in Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. Soon after I taught after four years I completed my Education degree with McGill University, I began to move into a leadership role within in the education field. I was asked to attend committee meetings and train as an administrator within the school. This job was mainly dealing with disciplinary issues as well as a liaison interpreter for the public. I have spent the last ten years as a Nunavut Teacher Education instructor by being affiliated with McGill University, I was there when the department transferred to the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. I am excited to be learning this M.Ed program and be a part of this new challenge for changes in the Nunavut school system. The issues are older than we are and we need to change them by being leaders now even if this change is a gradual one.