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George Tuccaro (born May 12, 1950) was the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. He served in that position from May 12, 2010 until May 10, 2016.[2] Biography[edit] George Tuccaro was born on May 12, 1950,[1] in northern Alberta. A member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Tuccaro began a career in broadcasting in 1971, when he became an Announcer-Operator with CBC North Radio in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In 1979, Tuccaro joined the public service, becoming a communications officer with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Leaving that position in 1981, Tuccaro returned to broadcasting by again joining CBC North
CBC North
as a Coordinator of Aboriginal Languages Programming. In this position, Tuccaro worked to develop the promotion of Aboriginal languages in radio broadcasting, as well as producing an internationally acclaimed radio documentary on the rate of teen suicide in the north of Canada. Between 1990 and 1991, Tuccaro was the Coordinator of the Cultural Industries Program, and created a booking agency for northern performing artists in the Northwest Territories. From then until 2002, Tuccaro hosted Trail's End, a CBC North
CBC North
Radio program, and served as the anchor of Northbeat, the first daily current affairs television program in Canada's north.[1] In 2002, Tuccaro retired from public broadcasting to start his own company, GLT Communications, through which he aimed to bring major events to the territory. Tuccaro has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and a 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal. On May 12, 2010, Tuccaro was appointed Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.[1][3] On May 10, 2016, Tuccaro retired from his position as Commissioner.[4] Personal life[edit] Tuccaro is married to his wife, Marilyn, and together they have two children, Daryl and Amanda.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f George Lester Tuccaro, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories - Government of the Northwest Territories. Retrieved February 26, 2014. ^ "'A wonderful 6 years': George Tuccaro reflects on time as N.W.T. commissioner". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-01-06.  ^ George L. Tuccaro Appointed Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories - Gov Monitor. Retrieved October 28, 2010. ^ "Who should be N.W.T.'s next commissioner?". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 

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Heads of State for the Northwest Territories

Commissioner 1905–present

White Cory Rowatt Camsell Keenleyside Young Robertson Sivertz Hodgson Parker Norris Maksagak Marion Hansen Whitford Tuccaro Thom

Deputy Commissioner 1921–present

Gibson Cunningham Brown Hodgson Parker Pilot Semmler Hanson Maksagak Marion Mains Whitford Thom Kisoun

Lieutenant Governor 1870–1905

McDougall Archibald Johnson Morris Laird Dewdney Royal Mackintosh Ca

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