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NEWS: Nunavik November 07, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Nunavik’s municipal vote: the results

Nunavik voters elect new mayors, councillors on Nov. 7

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William Annanack of Kangiqsualujjuaq was the first voter in his community to cast a ballot Nov. 7. Turn-out in Kangiqsualujjuaq was 54.2 per cent. Throughout Nunavik the voter turn-out for the municipal elections ranged from about 50 per cent to more than 60 per cent. (PHOTO BY PASCAL POULIN)
William Annanack of Kangiqsualujjuaq was the first voter in his community to cast a ballot Nov. 7. Turn-out in Kangiqsualujjuaq was 54.2 per cent. Throughout Nunavik the voter turn-out for the municipal elections ranged from about 50 per cent to more than 60 per cent. (PHOTO BY PASCAL POULIN)

(updated, Nov. 8, 6:30 a.m.)

Voters in Nunavik went to the polls Nov. 7 to chose new municipal leaders.

By 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 7,  all communities in the region except Kuujjuaq, Nunavik’s largest community, had filed official election results with the Kativik Regional Government.

Results Nov. 8 now show Tunu Napartuk, who was working for the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq, won the election for the mayor’s position in Kuujjuaq, and will serve as mayor for the next three years.

Napartuk won with 31 per cent of the vote. He received 291 votes, Sammy Koneak 236 votes, Mary Johannes 199 votes and Mary Annanack-Saunders 19 votes.

Napartuk, who speaks Inuttitut, French and English fluently, has also worked at the Kativik Regional Government where he was director of the recreation department.

Other new faces among the region’s newly-elected mayors include Hilda Snowball, the new mayor of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Snowball, who at 25 is now the youngest mayor in the region, received an 80 per cent majority from voters in her Ungava Bay community.

In Kangirsuk, Mary Nassak-Annahatak also won the mayoralty, receiving more than 80 per cent of the votes cast.

The turn-out varied between a low of 44.7 per cent in Kuujjuaq and more than 60 per cent in other communities for the region’s municipal elections.

The list of elected candidates are highlighted in bold for each community:

Kangiqsualujjuaq
Mayor
Kitty Annanack
Tommy Stanley Annanack
Hilda Snowball
Councillors
Betsy Annanack
Daniel Annanack
Johnny Sam Annanack
Maggie Sandy Annanack
Vinnie Baron
Jessie Angnatuk
Lucas A. Etok
Nancy Etok
Willie Etok
Annie Hubloo Etok
Maggie Emudluk
Pasha Lynn Keelan
Sophie Keelan
Dalasie Morgan-Karpik
Norman Snowball
Sammy Snowball
Minnie Snowball-Etok

Kuujjuaq
Mayor
Nancy Annanack-Saunders
Mary Johannes
Sammy Koneak
Tunu Napartuk
Councillors
Johnny Ned Adams
George Berthe

Sammy Duncan
Pamela Duncan-Kleist
Claude Gadbois
Willie Gordon
Martha Greig
Steven Kleist
Susie Koneak
Madge Pomerleau
Lawrence (Larry) Shea
Bobby Snowball Sr.
Jennifer Watkins-Munick

 

Tasiujaq
special election for mayor, Nov. 16
Councillors
Charlotte Angnatuk
Alice Berthe
Pasha Berthe
Maggie G. Cain
Mary Cain

Elisapie Kritik
Moses Munick


Aupaluk
Mayor
David Angutinguak
David Lucassie
Johnny Oovaut
Edward Saluarsiak
Councillors
Special election for additional councillors, Nov. 16
Mary Angutinguak
Louisa Grey Eetook
Annie Kulula
Mary Saluarsiak
Alacie Thomassiah

Kangirsuk
Mayor
Minnie Abraham
Mary Nassak Annahatak
Councillors
Lucy Carrier
Marcusie Eetook
Etua Nassak
Joseph Nassak
Jeannie Nungak
Leena Nungak

Adamie Thomassie
Mary Thomassie
Susie Thomassie
Willie Thomassie

 

Quaqtaq
Mayor
Eva Deer by acclamation
Councillors
Eva Angnatuk
Daisy Arnatuk

Tommy Arnatuk
Eva Aupaluk
Peter Aupaluk
Jusipi Keleutak
Charlie Okpik
Daniel Oovaut
Louisa Oovaut
Sheila Ningiuruvik

Christina Putulik
Maggie Tooma

 

Kangiqsujuaq
Mayor
Bernard Dean Adams
Alasie Arngak
Aquuyaq Qisiiq
Councillors
Jaani Arnaituq Sr.
Charlie Arngak
Marie Agnes Erayuk Uqittuq
Minnie Nappaaluk
Mary A. Pilurtuut
Dora Tertiluk
Mark Tertiluk
Jimmy Uqittuq

 

Salluit
Mayor
Qalingo Angutigirk
George Kakayuk
Johnny K. Papigatok
Paulusie Saviadjuk
Lukasie Usuituayuk
Councillors
Eva Audlaluk
Adamie A. Kadjulik
Ealla Kaittaq
Joanasie Owpaluk
Elashuk Pauyungie
Pita Pinguartuq

Annie T. Saviadjuk
Amaamak Saviakjuk
William J. Smith
Mosusie Tayara
Elisapie Yuliusie

 

Ivujivik
special election for mayor and councillors, Nov. 16
Councillors
Peter Iyaituk
Saira Kanarjuak
Annie Luuku

 

Akulivik
Mayor
Adamie Alayco
Markusi Anautak
Henry Quissa
Mark Qumak
Councillors
Lucassie Alayco
Solomonie Alayco

Eli Aullaluk
Nellie Aullaluk
Elisapi Makimmak
Sakiriasi Nappatuk
Alacie Qaqutuk

Johnny Qaqutuk
Jusipi Qaqutuk
Maggie Qinuajuak
Daniellie Qinuajuak
Maggie Qullialuk
David Uppik

 

Puvirnituq
Mayor
Aisara Kenuajuak by acclamation
Councillors
Levi Amarualik
Paulusi Angiyou
Lucy Qalingo Aupalu

Simon Mukimmuk
Muncy Novalinga
Simon Illutak Novalinga

Eliyassie Sallualuk
Elisapi Tookalak
Elisapi Uitanga

 

Inukjuak
Mayor
Peter Inukpuk
Sarollie Weetaluktuk
Councillors
Lucassie Echalook
Bobby Epoo
Danielie Inukpuk
Siasi S. Irqumia
Pauloosie J. Kasudluak

Jobie Kutchaka
Charlie Nowkawalk
Adamie Padlayat

Noah Pov
Jackie Williams

 

Umiujaq
Mayor
Louisa Tookalook
Charlie Tooktoo
Councillors
Alicia Aragutak
Jobie Crow
Mina Esperon Tookalook
Willie Kumarluk
Alec Niviaxie

Simon Tookalook
Billie Tooktoo

 

Kuujjuaraapik
Mayor
Rio Diaz
Lucassie Inukpuk
Peter Papiarluk
Councillors
Allan Brown
Rhoda Cookie
Lydia Esperon
Mary Hannah Angatookalook
Anthony Ittoshat
Parsa Kitishimik
Lizzie Niviaxie

Levi Shauk
Samson Tooktoo

 

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