Igah Sanguya

Igah Sanguya is from Kangitugaapik, Nunavut. Much of Igah’s work has focused on the connection between health and community. Igah has been a community health representative for almost 20 years. Igah is trusted by her community to answer questions and maintain confidentiality, and she is trusted and respected by other CHRs, nurses, and health staff in Nunavut as an experienced advocate for her community and for Inuit. Igah has been on the Board of Directors for several organizations including Ilisaqsavik and CAAN. She participated in The Meaning of Ice project, a book about the Inuit relationship with sea ice, and travelled to Alaska and Greenland as part of this project. She is currently working on an Inuit-led research project to address food security, nutrition, and climate change. Igah values the love and support of her family to take on these projects, and is proud of her children, grandchildren, and community.