Official List of Candidates

Official List of Candidates

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Official List of Candidates


Iqaluit, Nunavut – November 7, 2022 – Notice is hereby given to the Members of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) of the Official List of Candidates for President and various Community Directors. After 72 hours, there were no withdrawals or contestations from the unofficial list released on Friday.


The Official Candidates are:


Olayuk Akesuk

Paul Okalik


Community Directors:


Clyde River

Inutiq Iqaqrialu

Mike Jaypoody

Billy Palluq

Neve Paniloo

Jaysie Tigullaraq



Peter Ivalu

Louis Tapardjuk



Steven Polee Lucassie

Madeline Redfern



Tommy Akavak – Acclaimed


Pond Inlet

Joshua Katsak

Katherina Lucy Pudluk



Moses Appaqaq

Davidee Qavvik



Solomon Allurut

David Curley

Priscilla Curley

Jopie Kaernerk

Mary Kuppaq

Abraham Qammaniq



Kinngait (by-election)

Martha Jaw

Adamie Nuna

Pitseolak Padluq

Ejetsiak Zeke Ejetsiak


All positions carry a four-year term, except for the Community Director in Kinngait, which is a two-year term by-election to fill a vacancy.


To be eligible to vote you must be an Inuk enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, be at least 16 years old on December 12, 2022 and have regularly resided in the Qikiqtani Region for longer than one year.


For more information, please contact:


Monica Ell-Kanayuk

Chief Returning Officer

Tel: 867-222-5549



Nadia Ciccone

Office of the CRO

Ayaya Marketing and Communications

Tel: 867-979-1484


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