A lawyer, distinguished member of the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.)
Legislative Assembly and a former Premier, Nick Sibbeston has dedicated his life
to public service, and particularly the needs of the aboriginal peoples of the
Mr. Sibbeston was born in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. and attended residential
school in Fort Simpson, Providence, Inuvik, and Yellowknife. He graduated from
Sir John Franklin High School in 1964. He attended the University of Alberta and
graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees.
In 1970, Mr, Sibbeston was elected to a four-year term on the North West
Territorial Council. And from 1979-91, he was elected to the N.W.T. Legislative
During his term in the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Sibbeston served six years
in Cabinet and two years as Premier. He represented the Government of the N.W.T.
as Premier at First Ministers' conferences on the economy and a First Ministers'
Conference on Aboriginal Constitutional Matters.
Since 1991, Mr. Sibbeston has worked briefly for the Government of N.W.T. as
Justice Specialist and as a Public Administrator for Deh Cho Health & Social
Services. He has served four years on the Canadian Human Rights Panel/Tribunal.
He has also served as Cultural Advisor and Slavey language advisor for the
television program North of 60.
Mr. Sibbeston and his wife, Karen, presently operate a family bed &
breakfast. They have six children.