Makivik Corp. to hold elections for two executive roles in 2019
Nunavik Inuit will elect new VP, corporate secretary
The race is on to fill two of Makivik Corp.’s executive positions.
Nunavik’s Inuit birthright organization is hosting elections Jan. 17 for its positions of vice president of economic development as well as corporate secretary.
Andy Moorhouse, the incumbent VP of economic development—who is also a former corporate secretary at Makivik—is seeking re-election to a new term this year.
But he faces competition from two candidates: Kuujjuaq artist Sammy Kudluk and Maggie Emudluk, the Kangiqsualujjuaq-based former chair of the Kativik Regional Government.
Incumbent Corporate Secretary Adamie Padlayat is also running for re-election.
Three other candidates will challenge him in this election: Rita Novalinga (Puvirnituq), George Peters (Kuujjuaq) and George Pilurtuut (Kangiqsujuaq).
Nunavik Inuit who are registered under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement are eligible to vote in January’s election.
Advance polls open Jan. 11 in each community’s municipal office as well as Makivik’s Montreal office from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.
On election day, Jan. 17, polls will be open in those same locations from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Makivik staggers its elections each January, so not all of its five executive positions are renewed each year.