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NTI Appoints Chief Returning Officer and Announces Nomination Period for Election

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (August 8, 2001) James Eetoolook, Acting President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) today announced the appointment of Sandy Kusugak as Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI elections.

We are pleased that Sandy Kusugak has agreed to take on this important role, said Eetoolook. She has considerable experience in running elections and that will be very valuable. We expect things to go very smoothly with Sandy as Chief Returning Officer.

This is an exciting challenge and I’m looking forward to it, said Kusugak, who is based in Rankin Inlet. The Enrolment Lists are in the process of being updated, the dates for Nominations and for the election itself are set and we’ll be ready.

Kusugak, who has previously acted as Returning Officer for Federal, Territorial, Municipal and organizational elections, as well as several referenda, pointed out that the elections for First Vice President and for Vice President of Finance will be held on Monday December 10, 2001.

Nominations will open on Monday October 1, 2001, continued Kusugak and will close on Monday October 15 at 5:00 pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

A By-Election for the position of NTI President will also be held on December 10. The nomination period will be the same as for the other elections.

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For further information:

Alan R. Vigoda
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Iqaluit, NU
Tel: (867) 975-4900
Fax: (867) 975-4943 Paul Irngaut
Executive Liaison & Public Relations Advisor
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Iqaluit, NU
Tel: (867) 975-4900