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National Inuit Organization Opens Nomination Period for Presidential Election

July 20, 2015

Election of the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will take place on September 17, 2015, in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, following ITK’s Annual General Meeting, which begins on September 16.

Inuit at least 18 years of age may be nominated by the designated Member Representative of the following organizations: Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Makivik Corporation or the Nunatsiavut Government; or may submit a Candidate Application Form.

Applicants must provide a cover letter that outlines their experience in a leadership role, knowledge of issues important to Inuit as well as a description of what they would like to achieve as ITK President, and secure the signatures of 20 Inuit, aged 18 or older, who support the candidacy. The package must also include a passport-quality photo and a cheque for $200 made payable to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

Candidates will be given a 10-minute opportunity to address Members and Delegates during the ITK annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay, and are encouraged to deliver their remarks in person. ITK is unable to provide financial support for candidate travel and accommodation; however, candidates who are unable to attend in person may deliver their remarks by telephone.

The deadline for nominations is August 17, 2015, at 7 pm EDT. Rules and procedures for the election, and the Candidate Application Form are available at

ITK, formerly Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, is the national voice of 60,000 Inuit living in 53 communities throughout Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories. Inuit call this vast region Inuit Nunangat. Founded in 1971 ITK promotes the interests of Inuit on a wide variety of environmental, social, cultural and political issues at the national level.

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