2004 – National Spokesperson

2004 National Spokesperson Jordin Tootoo
Hockey player, Entrepreneur, Role model

Jordin, a proud Inuk from Nunavut, born February 2, 1983, grew up in Rankin Inlet. At two and a half years old his parents put him in his first pair of hockey skates. Jordin found his way to the National Hockey League.

Jordin has gone through many successes and hardships along the way. Climbing through the various levels of hockey, he played for the Northwest Territories Peewee league, Brandon Wheat Kings, and was captain of Canada’s National Under 18 team. Through his hard work, training and powerful playing style, he lived up to his Inuk name, Kudluk, which means Thunder.

Jordin knows what it means to be a role model and he has taken his role seriously. Jordin is also an official spokesperson for Nunasi Corporation and NorTerra Group companies, which are owned equally by the Inuvialuit of Western Arctic and the Inuit of Nunavut. Through this partnership, he has the ability to extend his message to the youth about the importance of staying in school, following your dreams and achieving your goals.

Through support from his parents and family, Jordin found that with hard work and determination you can achieve what you put your heart into. Jordin graduated in the year 2001. He is the owner of Team Tootoo, a business that is a leading provider in clothing sportswear designed specifically for the northern athlete.

Jordin has a vision, to be the best that he can be and more. He has a personal drive to succeed, which is to bring the Stanley Cup home to Rankin Inlet. This would bring honour to his family, to his brother Terence and to the people of Nunavut, Canada.

Please Note: Our 2004 National Spokesperson, Jordin Tootoo, is not available for community visits.

Jordin’s poster (pdf):