QIA welcomes new Board Members to first meeting of 2023
On January 20th, QIA welcomed the Board of Directors to Iqaluit for the first meeting of the year.
This was also the first meeting for newly elected members of the board, Peter Ivalu (Igloolik), Davidee Qavvik (Sanikiluaq), Solomon Allurut (Sanirajak), Joshua Katsak (Pond Inlet), and Martha Jaw (Kinngait), who was elected in a by-election replacing her late-husband and will serve a two year term.
During the Board of Directors meeting Levi Barnabas was chosen to fill the role of Vice-President. Jeremy Tunraluk was chosen as Secretary Treasure. Joining them on the executive committee we’re Tommy Akavak and Charlie Qamuatuq as Members-At-Large.
Welcome and Meet the new QIA Board Members! QIA also thanks all outgoing members for their service and dedication to Qikiqtani Inuit.
Peter Ivalu – Igloolik
Before joining the board of directors, Peter Ivalu was the Mayor of Igloolik between 2012 – 2020. He brings plenty of program knowledge along with him as he was the Chair of the Igloolik Mary River Project Group. Peter holds high school and college degrees.
Peter knows there is lots of work to be done for the Qikiqtani region and looks forward to representing Inuit in his community and region.
Davidee Qavvik – Sanikiluaq
Davidee joins the board from Sanikiluaq, where he is a fuel truck driver for the Mitiq Co-operative. He’s held positions with the local housing authority and the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq and wasalso involved with the Kinngaaluk Parks Committee. In his spare time Davidee enjoys, hunting, fishing, and music.
Solomon Allurut – Sanirajaq
Solomon Allurut is currently enjoying a semi-retirement. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, he was the Regional Director for Human Resources with the Government of Nunavut, and Manager of the Igloolik Housing Authority. Solomon enjoys getting involved with community activities, volunteering with various organizations, and hunting.
Solomon is excited to join the board because he knows so much is going on right now.
Joshua Katsak – Pond Inlet
Before joining the board of directors, Joshua Katsak was the mayor of Pond Inlet between 2015-2017, he also held a Hamlet Council position. He has also served his community as a volunteer fire fighter for seven years and was Chair of the Local Education Committee. Joshua has his journeyman certificate and is enjoying his retirement after a 31-year career as a boiler mechanic for the Hamlet and Government of Nunavut.
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and spending time on the land.
Martha Jaw – Kinngait
Since the early 90’s, Martha has been employed as a Community Health Representative with the Government of Nunavut. Martha is also a Pastor at the Full Gospel Church having been ordained in 1984. Family life is important to Martha, and she loves spending time at home with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.