Stanley Anablak steps down as Kitikmeot Inuit Association president
Anablak’s term was supposed to end in December 2022
Stanley Anablak has stepped down as president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, the regional organization that represents Inuit beneficiaries of the Nunavut Agreement in the western part of Nunavut.
Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s interim executive director Fred Pedersen confirmed Anablak’s departure to Nunatsiaq News, saying that Anablak had retired.
Pedersen said that Anablak’s term was supposed to end in December.
In the meantime, the three vice-presidents of the KIA will preside over the presidency of the Cambridge Bay-based organization together, he added.
That move is in line with KIA’s bylaws, he said.
Anablak was elected president in 2018.
Nunatsiaq News tried to contact Anablak for comment about his departure but did not receive a response as of Wednesday evening.
3 Vice Presidents… wow
Since KIA was implemented little did Kitikmeot know about who they partnership with how the whole system worked what all parties were entitled to where’d all potentials of equity go little did they do for the regionals when the share holders should have equaled the numbers to each communities and why the president retired before his term is up BIG concern I feel we were so robbed no equal share..
Netsilikmeot didn’t get any economy and equity share while you sat netsilik regions were only used to build you and your community where did our share go we got nothing from our end.
I believe the VP’s are just Board positions, they are not actually paid VP’s. Yes they get honorarium for meetings but they’re not on a VP salary or any salary for that matter.
I could be wrong here but when you attend the AGM’s they are just board members with the title VP which does make it sound bloated but its not actually salary bloat its just title bloat if anything.
Three Vice Presidents and this Org can’t even keep their website up. They lost their domain name and now they have no online presence at all.
It’s embarrassing in this day and age an inuit organization our size has no website at all.
What does Joey Evalik our IT and Communications Coordinator do?
By the looks of it, he Facebooks all day.
What was his legacy?
Letting Kitikmeot Corporation grenade Kitnuna?
Letting KIA Staff take a month of December off with pay without having to take pesky annual leave?
Nunavut Resources Corporation owned in KIA has $300,000 “stolen” from hackers.
It was an inside job..that’s good news for the environment! This is going to ease the destruction of our lands and hopefully some caribou get a chance at rebounding. This guy’s decision has destroyed crucial caribou calving grounds in our region .
This is a terrible take. Resource development is putting food on the table for hundreds of children in the Kitikmeot region to eat. Without these jobs, we’d have many more families unemployed, doing nothing but getting drunk all day every day.
Drunk all day everyday ? Wow ! Rich to get booze but not food Bootleggers are living the dream. Learn to live with it like climate change , only gets worst before it get better …right .
Please clue into reality. Bluenose caribou calve southwest of Kugluktuk – no mining. Bathurst caribou calve west of Kingauk – mining nearby. Ahiak caribou calve in Queen Maud Gulf – no mining. Beverly caribou calve south of Taloyoak – no mining. Victoria Island caribou can calve all over the island – no mining. I see no “crucial” calving grounds destroyed by President Anablak of the KIA. Why are you making up stuff just to create divisions among Inuit?
Yeah, reality us this. Of the caribou herds you mentioned, the one with the lowest population is the one where they mine.
Wherever there is a mine, it always seems to be built over a calving site, like every damn time. Do these animals sense the ore and calve there on purpose? Truly a mystery and a wonder of the planet.
Legacy? Destruction of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. All funds going South and around the world, all taken by Consultants.
Something brewing over there, the ED is no longer there too and it’s hush hush.
Who is now the ED for the KitIA? Or who is acting?
There is something fishy about this retirement with not finishing a term 2 months out. Did something happen which moved up the Presidents departure from his job?
Why quit a day before his AGM. KIA kept very quiet about it. In good KIA fasion very hush hush. Somthing does not smell right. The Kitikmeot Inuit deserve to know.
I don’t understand how KIA works. KIA is Kitikmeot Inuit Association in the books. And yet KIA employees talk about KIA West and KIA East. If they want to talk about KIA West and KIA East we all communities in the KIA should go to federal government to have that in writing, having its new regionals.
KIA -Kivalliq Inuit Association – EAST?
KIA -Kitikmeot Inuit Association – WEST?
Of all the regions in Nunavut I find this one to be the most divided, more by choice, they like to be divided within Nunavut and play the we are always forgotten song, they like to be divided within the region and divided west and east and east says we are always forgotten, divided within community and so on.
This attitude needs to change, you will not be given anything without working for it. Just constantly complaining without doing anything about it will not change anything.
Having a organization with good leaders and proper staff to manage and work to make changes.
Your ED was let go, why? Your President left, why? Why is no one saying anything and why are people being quiet? KIA is accountable to Nunavut beneficiaries, they need to be open and transparent and the people need to demand this and ask questions and get answers.
I don’t understand the disconnect here.
I don’t know what is scarier, the usual Kitikmeot Inuit Association “don’t worry nothing to see here, don’t ask any questions”
or the fact Freddy is the Interim Executive Director.
I would be interested in applying for the Executive Director for Kitikmeot Inuit Association. I may not be eligible as I reside in Yellowknife for almost 5 years.
Why do people do this?
Kevin….. do not enter Nunavut nothing up their for you , Where you are is good. NWT is still the best Territory!! Don’t make a mistake ! Kia is not the place you want to be !! Full of scandals in that department
I’d be happy where you are.
Live and learn and pass it on from this kia beneficiary!!
For the money I guess
This comes at such an odd time, day before meetings start? why retire long (mths) after his wife? didn’t they plan to retire together? now Retirment all at once?? RETIREMENT is being used as his scape goat? something very fishy happened, something went down bad????? 6 wks to elections?? why didn’t you just fulfill the term. HOW MUCH was paid out for all this HUSH HUSH, Big boys club??? Paul – ED isn’t there also, he was the Presidents Right hand man? 2 big politicians getting away with something BIG. I suppose discussions and everything were probably done in camera. to keep the beneficiaries from the TRUTH. Has anyone checked into the Presidents and Executive Directors finances. DID they pull a Bell and finally got their hand caught in the BIG BOYS COOKIE JAR???
you’re all accountable to the beneficiaries of the KITIKMEOT, YOUR SILENCE won’t last long, you can hide but the skeletons will eventually fall out of the closet. Truth will unfold. Wouldn’t you think that this scandal will be far more difficult to deal with and explain then being TRUTHFUL to those you were to REPRESENT????
Everyone knows the regional inuit associations have serious governance and accountability issues.
No one knows or cares what to do about it.
You all watch……In a mere week all of this will be forgotten——KIA is a non-transparent organization-always has been
The people don’t have to know a thing or two but the legacy of this org has left it’s beneficiaries in limbo. Millions of dollars in federal funding to help the people went astray . I think each Nunavut community should re-organize their designated representatives for better involvement with the legislature. Our kia has been getting away with too much federal funding without focus on Its own beneficiaries . No wonder our region can not get out of poverty.
KIA and KC are listed as “private” corporations. They don’t need to disclose anything publicly. Only the board members would have all the details. Just because it’s a Inuit organisation doesn’t make its business fodder for public consumption although if I know why this is happening i’m sure the general public will know before very long.
KIA is a not for profit organization accountable to the Nunavut Beneficiaries, their financial audits are available at their Annual General Meeting, you can go to their office and request a copy as a Nunavut Beneficiary.
I hope people get caught soon for what’s going on.