CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that the nomination period for mayor will not be extended in Cape Dorset as that is not permitted under the Nunavut Elections Act.
Nominations closed Friday for Nunavut’s Oct. 28 municipal elections for mayors, council and alcohol education committees.
There will be no need to cast a ballot for mayor in four communities as those candidates had no opponents and were consequently acclaimed. Moses Oyukuluk is the new mayor of Arctic Bay, Willie Nakoolak will lead Coral Harbour, Meeka Kiguktak heads up Grise Fiord and Mark Amarualik takes over in Resolute.
In Cape Dorset a decision will have to be made on if and when a byelection for mayor will take place as there were no accepted nominees as of Friday’s deadline.
Residents of Iqaluit will have no shortage of choice for council as 27 people are vying for votes. Other hotly contested council races are shaping up in Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet and Sanikiluaq, with 16 contenders each.
Below is the official list of candidates for mayor followed by those running for council, then those seeking DEA seats and, finally, candidates for alcohol education committees.
Arviat — Alex Ishalook, Bob Leonard, Airo Pameolik
Baker Lake — Richard Aksawnee, Sarah Anirniq, Shawn Attungala, Karen Duval, Kevin Iksiktaaryuk
Cambridge Bay — Pamela Hakongak Gross, Wayne Gregory
Chesterfield Inlet — Barnie Aggark, Jimmy Krako, Simionie Sammurtok
Clyde River — Alan Cormack Sr., Jerry Natanine
Gjoa Haven — Megan Porter, Samson Ameralik
Hall Beach — Jason Kaernerk, Jayko Simonie
Iglulik — Ilisapi Haulli, Joanna Haulli Quassa, Peter Ivalu, Josiah Kadlutsiak, Merlyn Recinos, Matt Teed
Arctic Bay — C. F. Frank May, Olayuk Naqitarvik, Sakiasee Qaunaq, Sheena Qaunaq
Arviat — Amanda Main, Anita Ulimaumi, Annie Amauyak, Darren Price, Doreen Hannak, Elizabeth Issakiark, Gordy Kidlapik, Joe Jr. Savikataaq, Joshua Curley, Juanita King-Kuksuk, Madeline Issakiark, Natasha Komakjuak, Nathan Caskey, Peter Alareak, Tony Phinney, William Tiktaq
Baker Lake — Becky Tootoo, David Owingayak, Francis Iyago, Jason Putumirqtuq, Joedee Joedee, Karen Yip, Lars Qaqqaq, Mary Kreelak, Paula Kigjugalik Hughson, Russell Toolooktook, Susie Aupaluktuq, William Noah Sr.
Rankin Inlet — Danny Kowmuk, Gabriel Karlik, Jason Brown, Justin Merritt, Kelly Clark-Lindell, Lynn Sivatok Rudd, Martha Atuat Hickes, Michael Shouldice, Tommy Makkigak
Resolute — Jon Craig, Saroomie Manik, Susan Salluviniq
Sanikiluaq — Alec Sala, Alex Ippak, Annie Novalinga, Davidee Kowcharlie, Dinah Kittosuk, Emily Kattuk, James Kowcharlie, Joe Arragutainaq, Lucy Appaqaq, Lucy Uppik, Lukasi Apaqqa Anugaa, Mick Appaqaq, Mina Eyaituq, Mina Inuktaluk, Sarah Kudloarok, Suvvaki Kittosuk
Taloyoak — David Nanook, David Totalik, Eva Kootook, Jeannie Ugyuk, Kovalak Kootook, Mark Lyall, Solomon Iqalliyuq, Tommy Aiyout
Whale Cove — Anna Okalik, Dodai Kritterdluk, Gerard Maktar, Jackie Napayok, Leonard Teenar, Lewis Voisey, Marie Okalik, Ryan Kolit, Sam Arualak, Sarah Igviksaq, Sean Nipisar
DISTRICT EDUCATION AUTHORITY CANDIDATES
Apex — June Shappa
Arctic Bay — No candidates posted
Arviat — Alana Kuksuk, Helen Sulurayok, Jacqueline Otuk, Jimmy Main, Laurent Angalik, Sergei Mamgark, Steve England
Baker Lake — Elijah Amarook, Marianne Uqayuittuq, Mary Kreelak, Rebecca Penney, Siobhan Doherty-Iksiktaaryuk
Cambridge Bay — Alan Sim, Angela Gerbrandt, Athlyne Etienne, Brenda Sitatak, Christopher Crooks, Jeannie Evalik, Pam Langan
Cape Dorset — Claude Constantineau, Ejesiak Peter, Ejesiak Zeke Ejesiak, Peter Derek Ottokie, Qavaroak Qatsiya, Rose Rowsell, Taqialuk Nuna, Wakta Joanasie
Chesterfield Inlet — Bernard Jr Putulik, Charlotte Kattegatsiak, David Kattegatsiak, Doriana Sammurtok, Gaetano Scala, Georgina Ipkarnerk, Mark Amarok, Maryann Issaluk, Valerie Ipkarnerk, Yvonne Bedford
Kugaaruk — Adam Krejunark, Alex Ittimangnaq, Athol Ihakkaq, Bonnie Kayaitok, Celina Ningark, Columban Pujuardjok, Derek Ittimangnak, Dolorosa Nartok, Eli Qayutinnuaq, Mark Karlik, Mary Kayasark Kugluktuk — Angele Kuliktana, Barbara Adjun, Barbara Kapakatoak, Darlene Metuituk, Lena Pedersen, Mavis Elias Adjun, Valerie Miyok Naujaat — Asina Angotingoar, Leo Akkuardjuk, Pasqualina Putulik, Romeo Kopak, Rosie Kopak Pangnirtung — Annie Daina Kilabuk, Josephie Nakashuk, Lynn Mike, Mary Rose Kilabuk, Mosesee Qappik Pond Inlet — Michael Peterloosie Qikiqtarjuaq — No candidates posted Rankin Inlet — Albert Netser, Hannah Benoit, Mike Osmond, Rosemary Sandy, Sheila Schweder, Stan Anderson Resolute — Martha Idlout Sanikiluaq — Joe Arragutainaq, Lucy Appaqaq, Lucy Uppik Taloyoak — Alice Quayaut, Elizabeth Aiyout, Jeannie Ugyuk, Martha Quqqiaq Whale Cove — Manu P. Nattar, Molly Okalik, Susie Kritterdluk
ALCOHOL EDUCATION COMMITTEE CANDIDATES
Arctic Bay — No candidates posted
Cape Dorset — Dana Pootoogook, Stephen Lawrence, Tikitoq Kingwatsiak
Chesterfield Inlet — B Jr Putulik, Doriana Sammurtok, Gaetano Scala, Gardner Walters, Jocelyn Simik, Michelle Amarok, Nico Kattegatsiak, Peter Jr Kattegatsiak, Randy Boiteau, Russell Mullins, Yvonne Bedford
Clyde River — No candidates posted
Hall Beach — George Innuksuk, Martha Anguratsiaq, Nagleena Innuksuk, Terry Ulluliyarnat, Veronica Alorut
Iglulik — Andy Akuanuk Attagutalukutuk, Benedicte Uttak, Danny Angilirq, Dominik Agutimarik, Eugene Ipkangnak, Gordon Piugattuk, Ike Haulli, Jenny Attagutsiak, Joanna Haulli Quassa, Kevin Qrunngnut, Laben Kunuk, Lasarus Iqqaqsaq, Lino Aqatsiaq, Lloyd Idlout, Lynn Quassa, Marie Airut, Samuel Ammaaq, Wendi Guillemette
Kimmirut — Karlie Lyta
Naujaat — Alan Robinson, Bernadette Kopak, Blair Aulatjut, Conna Aoak Katokra, Irene Katokra, Joanna Kopak, Leo Akkuardjuk, Rosa Angotialuk, Tulik Richard Angotialuk
Pond Inlet — Ada Pikuyak Ootoovak, Mark Nutarak, Phanuel Enooagak
Qikiqtarjuaq — Adrian Toomasie, Billy Mikoalik, Lillian Audlakiak, Lina Alikatuktuk, Noah Kokseak, Olesie Kownirk
Resolute — John Ralph Alexander, Mark Amarualik, Mathew Nungaq, Nancy Amarualik, Sarah Salluviniq, Susan Salluviniq
Whale Cove — Agatha Ekwalak, Gerard Maktar, Kevin Cooney, Morgan Payne, Prime Taparti, Susie Kritterdluk
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