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Our Team

Find out about the people behind the Canadian Seal Industry.

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Johanna Tiemessen

Indigenous/ Seal Fur/ PIC&D Subcommittees

Manager of Arts and Fine Crafts, Government of NWT


Johanna Tiemessen is Manager of Arts and Fine Crafts at the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT). In this role, she works with artists and crafters of the territory to market and promote their handmade works to audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. With over 10 years of experience working with NWT artists and crafters, Johanna is passionate about helping artists sell their work, while sharing their culture and the stories of their work that is inspired by their life in this unique and beautiful territory.

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Johanna Tiemessen, Manager of Arts and Fine Crafts, Government of NWT