January 20, 2017 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Nunavik beneficiaries have acclaimed Adamie Delisle Alaku as Vice-President, responsible for Resource Development and have re-elected Andy Pirti as Treasurer of Makivvik. Both Executives are now serving their second three-year term. On December 1, 2016 Makivvik nominations for Vice-President, responsible for Resource Development and Treasurer closed.
Adamie Delisle Alaku said, “I am honoured that Nunavik beneficiaries have vested their trust in me as I have been acclaimed as Vice-President, responsible for Resource Development. I have worked hard the last three years to represent Nunavik on many fronts related to wildlife, our land and sea on a regional, national and international scale. I will continue to work actively in the areas of Inuit knowledge, research, academia in order to safeguard our subsistence harvesting and ultimately our Inuit way of life.”
On January 19, 2017 Nunavik beneficiaries re-elected Andy Pirti as Treasurer with 1409 votes, 68.3% of the votes cast. David Dupuis also ran for Treasurer and received 645 votes, 31.3% of the votes cast. There are 7842 eligible voters, 2063 casted their ballot.
Andy Pirti said, “I am pleased to be re-elected as Treasurer of our ethnic organization mandated to represent and promote the interests of Nunavik. I will continue to manage our heritage funds with improvements in transparency and as promised I will ensure that there are continual increases in the beneficiaries equity. My aim is to improve the lives of Nunavik beneficiaries and give back to the communities, this is always at the forefront of my mind in all the work that I do for Nunavik.”
To see the full results of the Makivvik universal election 2017, please visit our website www.makivik.org. Adamie Delisle Alaku and Andy Pirti will be officially sworn in during the Makivvik annual general meeting on March 20, 2017 in Tasiujaq.