KIA beneficiaries elect new VP
Joe Allen Evyagotailak wins Kitikmeot Inuit Association position
In a by-election held Sept. 27 in the five communities of the Kitikmeot region, beneficiaries of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association elected a new vice-president, Joe Allen Evyagotailak, a former MLA for Kugluktuk, who received the highest number of votes in a field of six candidates:
Bob Aknavigak 81
Joe Allen Evyagotailak 154
David Kaosoni 53
Remi Krikort 67
Joe Otokiak 82
Noah Siutinnuaq 72
Evyagotailak will be present at the KIA’s annual general meeting, which starts Oct. 4 in Cambridge Bay.
The KIA held the by-election for a new vice-president following the resignation of Raymond Kayaksark, who resigned from the position last May.
Kayaksark faces a sexual assault charge in connection with an incident alleged to have occurred in Kugaaruk.