Jackie Jacobson

Member Nunakput

Member's Office:

P.O. Box 1320  Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2L9
Phone number: 867-767-9143 ext. 12145

Constituency Office:

General Delivery, Tuktoyaktuk X0E 1C0
Ph: 867-977-2197

Nunakput Electoral District:



Board of Management - Member
Caucus - Member
Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight - Member
Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures - Chair
Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment - Chair
Standing Committee on Government Operations - Alternate
Standing Committee on Social Development - Alternate


Jackie Jacobson was elected to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly as the Member representing Nunakput.

Mr. Jacobson was first elected as Member for Nunakput in the 16th Legislative Assembly in 2007 and was re-elected into the 17th Legislative Assembly in 2011. Mr. Jacobson was the first Inuvialuit Speaker of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly from 2011-2015.

Mr. Jacobson is proud of his Inuvialuit heritage and is a lifelong resident of Tuktoyaktuk where he was raised by his Anaanak and Ataatak Bella and Jimmy Jacobson.  Mr. Jacobson graduated high school in Inuvik, NT.

Mr. Jacobson has been an active member of Tuktoyaktuk over the last 25 years, serving on the Hamlet Council as the Mayor for two terms and as a Hamlet Councilor for two terms. He served as the secretary/treasurer of the Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation for eight years, as a community recreation board member for three years, and as the Chair of the Tuktoyaktuk Housing board for four years. In addition, Mr. Jacobson served for six years as both Member of the Board and as the Chair of the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, and Chair of the Human Resources Board with Norterra.

Mr. Jacobson is a 23-year member of the Canadian Rangers, now bearing the rank of Sergeant. He also served in the Junior Rangers and as a member of the local search and rescue team. Mr. Jacobson has been an active volunteer member of the Tuktoyaktuk Fire Department for the past 25 years.

Mr. Jacobson’s work experience includes five years as a Tuktoyaktuk community constable and six years with TransCanada Pipelines as a construction inspector.

Mr. Jacobson has raised and raced dog teams throughout his life and continues to pass this tradition onto his family.

Mr. Jacobson enjoys spending time on the land, hunting and fishing, and currently lives in Tuktoyaktuk, NT.  Mr. Jacobson has been married to his loving wife, Jenny, for 25 years. Together they have a family of 6 children, 1 grandson and 4 foster children.

Oath of Office

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