Eddie Arey was inducted to the Hall of Fame for his contribution as a a builder and athlete of Arctic Sports.
Eddie was born in 1949 at Whitefish Station in northern Yukon, close to Hershel Island. He is an Alaskan Eskimo (Invpiat) because his parents were born in Barter Island, Alaska. Eddie was taught Arctic Sports in Aklavik and Inuvik by elders and watching other athletes. He began coaching in 1980 and coached solidly for 14 years. He has attended eight Arctic Winter Games as an athlete and a coach and has received over 40 medals. He has also attended the Northern Games in Inuvik, McPherson and Aklavik, the World Eskimo Olympics, the 1990 North American Indigenous Games in Edmonton and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
Arctic Sports has developed throughout the territory due to Eddie’s hard work and dedication. The kids and adults he has coached respect him and appreciate his immense contribution.