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NTI Announces President for a Day Contest Winner

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that Arviat resident Vayda Kaviok, a Grade 12 student at enrolled at the John Arnalukjuak High School, won the President for a Day Contest.

As the winner of the contest, Kaviok and a chaperone will fly to Iqaluit for Nunavut Day. Kaviok will deliver her winning speech during the Nunavut Day festivities and will assist Towtongie in presiding over the Iqaluit celebrations.

NTI launched the contest earlier this year as part of the festivities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement on July 9, 2013.

“I was very impressed by Vayda’s speech and I look forward to hearing her present it on Nunavut Day,” said Towtongie. “It is inspirational to read the writing of a young person who is so knowledgeable about the history of the NLCA. The movement behind the NLCA was started by young Inuit and it is young people like Vayda who will continue the efforts to get the land claim implemented.”

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