Three in race to be Kivalliq Inuit Association’s next secretary-treasurer

Election also includes 10 running for community director positions across 3 communities

Three people are running for secretary-treasurer in Kivalliq Inuit Association’s election, which is scheduled for Dec. 12. KIA is headquartered in Rankin Inlet, pictured here. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Three Nunavummiut are running to be elected as Kivalliq Inuit Association’s next secretary-treasurer.

Samuel Alagalak, Trisha Crocker and Steve Mapsalak have put their names forward for the role, according to an official candidates list released by the association.

The KIA election is scheduled to take place Dec. 12.

As well, 10 candidates are running for the community director positions across three Kivalliq communities.

In Arviat, Peter Alareak, Joshua Curley and Tony Uluadluak are on the ballot.

In Baker Lake, candidates are Eva Elytook, Jimmy Misheralak, Philip Putumiraqtuq, Joan Scottie and James Taipana.

In Coral Harbour, Solomon Nakoolak and Paul Pudlat are running for community director.

Meanwhile in Chesterfield Inlet, Peter Sr. Kattegatsiak has been acclaimed as community director.

In addition to KIA, two regional Inuit associations — the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Kitikmeot Inuit Association — are holding elections.

As well, the national Inuit organization Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., which is responsible for ensuring promises made to Inuit by the federal and territorial governments under the Nunavut Agreement are fulfilled, is holding elections for the position of vice-president.

Voters for the KIA election this year must be at least 16 years old as of election day, be Inuk enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, and be a resident of the Kivalliq region.

There are five ways to vote in the KIA election, according to the KIA website: at advance polls on Dec. 5, on election day Dec. 12, by mobile polls from Dec. 6 to 9, proxy vote, or mail-in ballot.


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  1. Posted by Toonik’s Grandfather on

    Out with Old School materials / recycled parts and time for whipper snappers to take charge.

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