Leah Neeveacheak

Ranger Since: 
2010

Originally from Gjoa Haven, Leah is one of Taloyoak’s newer recruits. For Leah, being a Ranger is truly a family affair—as a child, Leah watched in admiration as her brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles went off on patrols, finally joining their ranks in November 2010. On her first big patrol travelling to Prince of Wales Island, Leah caught such severe frostbite on her face that she had to be flown back to town for medical treatment. Undeterred, this mother of seven children was back on patrol the following year! Leah also sews her own parkas and sealskin pants, and is eager to pass on hunting and other traditional skills she learns with the Rangers to her children.