For over 30 years, Johnny N. Adams has demonstrated exemplary commitment to the development of the Inuit communities of Nunavik. His political and businesses accomplishments are numerous. He started his career in aviation in 1979 and holds both commercial endorsements for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Most notably, Mr. Adams has held the positions of mayor of the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq, chairman of the Kativik Regional Government and president of the Kativik Regional Development Council. He is a signatory to the 2002 Sanarrutik Agreement, which consolidated relations between Québec and Inuit and has proven to be a major economic development tool for Nunavik. Mr. Adams has extensive business experience in the region’s airline, outfitting and construction sectors. Appointed a knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2006 and also recipient of the Municipal Merit Award in 1990, Johnny N. Adams is recognized for the remarkable contribution he has made to the harmonious relations currently enjoyed by the Inuit of Northern Québec and the Québec Government. He holds a board seat on the Arctic Rose Foundation and Qikiqtani First Aviation Ltd. He is commercially endorsed for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Canadian North since 2006 (then First Air). He was appointed Canadian North’s Executive Chairman in 2018.