QIA releases unofficial list of candidates for Dec. 10 election
Official list to come Nov. 8 after 72-hour feedback period on candidates' eligibility
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced Nov. 5 its unofficial list of candidates for its Dec. 10 elections.
The organization received two nominations for secretary-treasurer and nine names for community director positions in Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Grise Fiord, Qikiqtarjuaq and Resolute Bay,
The official list of candidates will be announced on Nov. 8.
Any Nunavut land claims agreement beneficiary in the Baffin region who believes that a candidate is not eligible to be a candidate “may, within 72 hours, advise the Chief Returning Officer in writing outlining the reasons for that belief,” the QIA said in a Nov. 5 news release.
The chief returning officer for the QIA election is Navarana Beveridge.
The unofficial list of candidates:
• Joe Attagutaluk
• Paul Irngaut
Community Director, Arctic Bay
• Levi Barnabas
• Emma Oyukuluk
• Andrew Taqtu
Community Director, Cape Dorset
• Olayuk Akesuk
• Eegeesiak Peter
Community Director, Grise Fiord
• Larry Audlaluk
Community Director, Qikiqtarjuaq
• Stevie Aulaqiaq
• Toomasie Newkingnak
Community Director, Resolute Bay
• Paul Amagoalik