PSA: Qikiqtani Inuit Association election results

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

EVENT:  Qikiqtani Inuit Association election results

Iqaluit, Nunavut – December 13, 2016 –The results from yesterday’s Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) elections have been announced.

The top position in the running in this election of vice president went to Olayuk Akesuk from Cape Dorset (Biography attached).

Olayuk Akesuk 1962
Larry Audlaluk 1558


The list of elected officials in other QIA positions include:


Joe Attagutaluk (Acclaimed) 


Community Director, Arctic Bay

Levi Barnabas 103

Moses Koonoo 41

Jeremy Tunraluk 73


Community Director, Cape Dorset

Mathew S. Jaw 132

Tikitoq Kingwatsiak 6

Simigak Suvega 95


Community Director, Grise Fiord

Liza Ningiuk (Acclaimed)  


Community Director, Qikiqtarjuaq

Harry Alookie 80

Loasie Audlakiak 29

Stevie Aulaqiaq 62

Jaloo Kooneeliusie 13

Adrian Toomasie 16


Community Director, Pangnirtung

Peter Evvik 221

Lasalosie Ishulutak 87


Community Director, Resolute Bay

Paul Amagoalik 25

Martha Idlout 11

Mavis Manik 14


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Chief Returning Officer

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Biography for new QIA Vice-President: Olayuk Akesuk

Olayuk Akesuk was born and raised in Cape Dorset where he now resides with his children and grandchildren. Throughout his life Akesuk has been passionate about hunting and providing country food for his family a passion that speaks to his deep commitment to traditional Inuit culture and values.

Olayuk has been involved in politics since the creation of the territory in 1999 and has always worked hard to help Inuit in the Qikiqtani region maximize opportunities for advancement.