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Nomination Period Opens for QIA Election

Press Release

Iqaluit, Nunavut, October 24, 2022 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) today opens the Nomination Period for the Election of President and various community directors.  Nomination papers must be submitted to the CRO by Friday, November 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. local time

The 2022 QIA election is for 9 positions on the Board of Directors:

President – Qikiqtani Region
Community Director – Clyde River
Community Director – Igloolik
Community Director – Iqaluit
Community Director – Kimmirut
Community Director – Pond Inlet
Community Director – Sanikiluaq
Community Director – Sanirajak
Community Director – Kinngait (by-election)

Nomination forms for interested candidates will be available from the Chief Returning Officer (CRO), Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Community Liaison Officers (CLO), Ayaya Marketing and Communications, or from QIA’s website,

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, you are required to provide a criminal record check that is completed within the last three months.  Potential nominees are encouraged to start this process with the RCMP immediately, as your nomination packages will not be accepted without them.

You are an eligible candidate if you: are Inuk, are 16 years of age, have been a resident of the Qikiqtani region for longer than a year, are a resident of the electoral community and have had a criminal record check completed within the last three months.

For more information, please contact:

Monica Ell-Kanayuk                                        Nadia Ciccone
Chief Returning Officer                                  Office of CRO,
Tel: 867-222-5549                                           Ayaya Marketing and Communications
Email: [email protected]                                 Tel: 867-979-1484
Email: [email protected]


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