The Nunavut Labour Standards Board consists of up to five members. Below are brief biographies of the Board’s current members.
Arthur Yuan – Chair
Arthur Yuan is Legal Counsel for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (“NTI”), the land claims organization representing the Inuit of Nunavut.
Arthur obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Renmin University of China Law School (Beijing, China) in 1993 and was qualified to practice law in China. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Albany Law School of Union University (Albany, New York) in 2001, and he received his certificate of qualifications from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2006. Arthur is currently admitted to practice law in Nunavut, Ontario and New York.
Arthur worked as in-house legal counsel for a comprehensive holding corporation in China from 1993 to 1998, and in law firms in Toronto and New York from 2001 to 2007. Arthur’s practice focused on aboriginal law, administrative law, corporate, business litigation, employment, real estate and international business transactions.
Arthur was Managing Legal Counsel for NTI from 2007 to 2020, during which time he lived and worked in Iqaluit. He was president of the Law Society of Nunavut in 2012 to 2013. Aside from a two-year break, Arthur has served on the Nunavut Labour Standards Board since 2009.
Natsiq Kango works for Baffinland Mines as a Community Resources Coordinator. Natsiq speaks and writes both Inuktut and English.
Born and raised in Iqaluit, Natsiq attended Sir Martin Frobisher School. Later, Natsiq moved to Arctic Bay to raise a family. She now has children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren.
Natsiq was elected to Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. as Secretary and Treasurer for three years, as well as serving as town councillor in Iqaluit for three years. She was a member of the Society of Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC), Canadian Midwives, and was both a member and executive member of Midwives of Nunavut. She has been an adoption commissioner for Nunavut since 2011. Natsiq worked as a counsellor at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit for four years, and at Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay for one year. Natsiq also has a wide variety of business experience.
Sara Siebert is currently based in Iqaluit, and her practice is concentrated in the area of criminal defence at the trial and appellate levels. Sara is Counsel for Elections Nunavut and is the Deputy Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Sara also sits on the Nunavut Criminal Review Board (NCRB). Sara is the Federation Council Member appointed by the Law Society of Nunavut. Sara has been a member of the Nunavut Labour Standards Board since December 2018.
Sara graduated from Dalhousie University with a BA (Hons) in Political Science and International Development Studies (1999). She attended Trinity College, University of Dublin, and received her LLB in 2003 and a Masters in Letters (MLitt) focusing on International Criminal Law in 2005. She also holds an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University (2009). In 2003 Sara completed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) National Committee on Accreditation course studies, and in 2004-2005 she clerked for Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada. She was a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (now Law Society of Ontario) in 2005-2020 and was admitted to the Law Society of Nunavut in 2014.
Sara maintained a criminal defence practice in Ottawa, where she was also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Legal Services Ottawa-Centre (2007-2009). From 2007 to 2016 Sara was Legal Officer (Reserve) with the Office of the Judge Advocate General. During that time, she deployed as a legal advisor on Canadian Forces Operations and was an instructor at the Military Law Centre in Kingston, Ontario. After moving to Nunavut, she worked as a criminal defence staff lawyer for the Legal Services Board of Nunavut and held the positions of Lead Criminal Counsel and Clinic Director for the Kitikmeot Law Centre in Cambridge Bay.