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NEWS: Nunavut October 05, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Kitikmeot Inuit Association VP resigns

Dennis Lyall resigns, by-election planned

JANE GEORGE
Dennis Lyall, who resigned as the Kitikmeot Inuit Association's vice-president for finances Oct. 5, goes over the organization's preliminary budget for 2013/14 with the KIA's Sherry Emingak. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)
Dennis Lyall, who resigned as the Kitikmeot Inuit Association's vice-president for finances Oct. 5, goes over the organization's preliminary budget for 2013/14 with the KIA's Sherry Emingak. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)

CAMBRIDGE BAY— Dennis Lyall has resigned as the vice-president of finance for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association effective October 5, 2012, for personal reasons.

Lyall was elected to the position during a Kitikmeot-wide election held March 26, 2012.

A by-election for a new vice-president of finance will be held within the next few months, an Oct. 5 news release said.

“It is with regret I accept Mr. Dennis Lyall’s resignation and I have enjoyed working with him in the capacity as the vice-president of finance for KIA. There is no doubt his presence and deliberations will be missed. I thank Mr. Lyall for his contribution to KIA and Kitikmeot Inuit,” said KIA president.

During last week’s KIA annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay, Lyall presented the KIA’s preliminary operations budget for 2013-14, which showed a deficit of $171,030 in an overall budget of more than $5.6 million for the birthright organization.

“We have received news that the federal budget has been cut by 10 per cent for the 2013-14 fiscal year therefore resulting in a decreased amount ($180,000) from the Government of Canada,” he said.

Lands revenue is also expected to decrease to $200,000 in 2013/14 from $566,177 in 2012/2013.

“KIA is prepared to make spending cuts throughout the year to result in a balanced budget,” Lyall reported.

Of the 2012/14 preliminary operations budget of $5,685,353, about $3.7 million goes to salaries and benefits.

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