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Arviat’s Kono Tattuinee wins the presidency of the Kivalliq Inuit Association – Nunatsiaq News

12 December 2019

Incumbent president David Ningeongan finishes in third place

In an election delayed for two days by bad weather, eligible Inuit voters have chosen Kono Tattuinee of Arviat to serve as the new president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association.

Unofficial results posted late on Wednesday, Dec. 11, show Tattuinee took 900 votes to win the position.

Stanley Adjuk finished second with 503 votes.

The incumbent president, David Ningeongan, who has served as KivIA president since 2011, finished well back with 443 votes.

It appears as if economic and business issues, especially KivIA’s Inuit impact and benefit agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., loomed large in this election, as did relationships with KivIA staff.

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