Inuit org’s Pond Inlet representative resigns
Qikiqtani Inuit Association will fill vacant spot in the new year
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s community director for Pond Inlet, Enookie Inuarak, has resigned for personal reasons, the QIA said Nov. 4 in a news release.
But his resignation appears to have occurred too late for the vacant spot on the QIA’s board to be filled in the upcoming Dec. 12 QIA elections.
Nominations for those elections close Nov. 4. The organization seeks candidates, in a Qikiqtani-wide vote, to run for the organization’s vice-president and secretary treasurer positions.
And in community-specific elections, the QIA seeks community directors for six communities: Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Grise Fiord, Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq and Resolute Bay.
But the position left vacant by Inuarak won’t be filled until some time next year, the QIA said.
“Further announcements are expected early in the new year with respect to a new representative for Pond Inlet on the QIA board of directors,” the QIA said.
While on the QIA’s board, Inuarak led work on the environmental assessment of the Mary River mine.
“Mr. Inuarak played a large role in steering the direction of QIA and his leadership will be missed,” the QIA said.