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an 15, 2015
The newly-elected president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association says he is resigning at the end of the month.
Peter Akkikungnaq was elected last month, beating out Stanley Anablak, Joe Ohokannoak, and Jeannie Ehaloak to take the position. His term was meant to run until December 2018.
Akkikungnaq says he’s leaving the post for personal reasons.
“I’d like to make an apology for making them believe and trusting me to do a job I was supposed to be doing,” he said. “Unfortunately my personal feeling is I’m getting to be a little too old, and I see that and the system is larger than what I thought it would be.”
Paul Emingak, executive director of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, says the executive committee met this week and discussed whether one of the committee members could take on the president’s duties in the interim, but they decided that was unwise given their own workloads.
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