Kativik school board announces new leaders

Commissioners will serve three-year terms

The Kativik Ilisarniliriniq school board has elected 14 representatives to represent each Nunavik community, the board announced on Thursday. (File photo by Cedric Gallant)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavimmiut have elected a new council of commissioners for the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq school board.

The elected commissioners represent each of Nunavik’s 14 communities. They will serve three-year terms on the council, said Jade Duchesneau-Bernier, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq’s spokesperson, Thursday.

The election was Wednesday.

The commissioners are:

  • Akulivik — Carol Tulugak
  • Aupaluk — Martin Scott
  • Inukjuak — Stephane Lacasse
  • Ivujivik — Qumaq Iyaituk
  • Kangiqsualujjuaq — David Annanack (by acclamation)
  • Kangiqsujuaq — Pierre Phillie
  • Kangirsuk — Zacharaisie Tukkiapik (by acclamation)
  • Kuujjuaq — Eva Kauki Gordon
  • Kuujjuaraapik — Caroline Weetaltuk (by acclamation)
  • Puvirnituq — Paulusi Beaulne (by acclamation)
  • Quaqtaq — Sarah Aloupa (by acclamation)
  • Salluit — Patsy Cameron
  • Tasiujaq — Tommy Cain Jr. (by acclimation)
  • Umiujaq — Noah Inukpuk

The newly elected council will hold its first meeting from Dec. 4 to 7 where it will choose, from amongst themselves, the president of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq and members of its executive committee, Duchesneau-Bernier said. 

Kativik Ilisarniliriniq provides educational services to all Nunavik residents in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. It operates 18 primary and secondary schools and six adult education centres. 

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(6) Comments:

  1. Posted by New leaders same ideas on

    Nothing new under the sun, except for new leaders at KI. Now, we have a new group of traveling community members, off to a Montreal for meetings. Free trip, free hotel, free food, other free things , like rental car, and hangovers by the dozen. Then they sit in the meeting rooms, those that are not hung over, and talk about the same topic that was discussed years ago. And come up with another no solution strategy. They’ll look at each other, afraid to speak up, and just accept the going’s around and around until the next meeting , they’ll vote on one good thing, the meeting shall be in Montreal , where we can do it all over again and again, next.

      • Posted by Hot story on

        Can’t wait to get to Montreal, heavenly montreal. It gets be out of the community. It gets me freedom to buy all the nice things at sensible prices, even though cost of living is higher now. I can but beer , wine and even some weed, not having to be ruled into certain restrictions and times and amounts. Not paying all weeks pay for it either. Even if someone dies, I can still go and buy it. Not a sin to buy it in Montreal. No one needs to die for my sins. People should understand why I want to be on committees and boards. It getting freedom away from the restrictions and less human rights of the north. Please vote for me.

        • Posted by NUNAVIMIUK on

          Half by ” acclimation” . People in nunavik are too busy to care. Wonder , what the turnout rate was ?

          • Posted by Care? My back still aches when I hear that word. on

            I not sure about ‘Care ‘being measured on voting turnout. Maybe it doesn’t really matter who gets voted in. Considering that lack of ‘caring’ in Nunavik applies to those who you vote in as well. All you do is vote in a group of self serving selfish, mainly uneducated money wasting party goers. I’m glad at least I didn’t vote for self uncaring people.

  2. Posted by Ida on

    Congratulations to all the newly-elected and returning board members

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