Paul Andrew was born in the Mackenzie Mountains. He spent his early years learning Dene traditions. Paul spent seven years at a residential school in the NWT. Paul has served Tulita as their Chief and held a variety of positions with the Dene Nation, including Vice President.
Paul began with CBC radio in 1984 before moving to TV. He retired in 2012 and he is a well-known and popular singer and musician. He is a member of the Tulita drummers.
- NWT’s literacy volunteer of the year
- CBC North award north winner for service and team building
- Recipient of the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for media and communications
- Recipient of the 2017 Order of the NWT which recognize individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the NWT or elsewhere
- Chair – Naats’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
- Member – RCMP Commissioner’s National Aboriginal Advisory Committee
- Member – G Division Commanding Officer’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee
- Member of the NWT Judicial Appointment Advisory committee
- Member – Dene Nahjo Elder Advisory Council,
- Member – G Division RCMP/Museum Project Canada 150 committee
- Chair – Forum on Community addictions and wellness 2012 – 2013
- Member – Aurora College board of Governors 2012 – 2015