Most voters shun polls
Alikatuktuk gets another term as president of QIA
Thomasie Alikatuktuk won re-election to the presidency of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association with 25.2 per cent of the vote this past Monday, Dec. 8, defeating eight other candidates.
Only 34 per cent of eligible Qikiqtani region beneficiaries cast ballots – which means two of every three did not participate.
Iqaluit beneficiaries displayed the greatest degree of apathy – in Iqaluit, less than one in four eligible beneficiaries turned out to vote.
Qikqitarjuaq posted the highest turnout: 57 per cent. In every other community, turnout fell below 50 per cent.
Here are the results in the vote for QIA president:
- Thomasie Alikatukuk: 745 – 25.2%
- Joe Tigullaraq: 582 – 19.76%
- Natsiq Alainga-Kango: 521 – 17.68%
- Pauloosie Keyootak: 359 – 12.19%
- Adamie Itorcheak: 233 – 7.91%
- Nicodemus Illauq: 131 – 4.45%
- Kowisa Arooktoo: 129 – 4.38%
- Noah Mosesee: 119 – 4.04%
Kakki Peter: 100 – 3.39%
As well, beneficiaries in seven communities elected local community directors.
The winners are:
- Cape Dorset: Matthewsie Ashevak
- Clyde River: James Qillaq
- Hall Beach: Abraham Qammaniq
- Igloolik: George Quviq Qulaut
- Kimmirut: Mikidjuk Kolola
- Pond Inlet: Philip Paneak
- Sanikiluaq: Joe Arragutainaq