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NTI Appoints Sandy Kusugak as Elections Commissioner

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(February 6, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today announced that Sandy Kusugak was appointed by the NTI Board of Directors to serve as Elections Commissioner for the NTI Elections to be held March 18, 2008.

The term of the NTI Elections Commissioner is Feb. 5 – May 4, 2008. In her role, Kusugak will review and investigate any complaint of violation of NTI Elections’ rules, and make recommendations to the NTI Board of Directors as to the appropriate remedy or penalty.

Kusugak brings extensive elections experience to the role of Elections Commissioner. She currently serves with Elections Nunavut as the Chief Electoral officer, and has played a key role in the Government of Nunavut’s elections for several years.

When voters head to the polls next month, they will elect a President for a four-year term and a Vice-President of Finance for a two-year term. Nomination Period for candidates runs Feb. 4 – 19 at 5 p.m. local time. Nomination forms are available from Itorcheak, or from NTI’s website.

Eligible candidates and voters must be Canadian citizens, at least 16 years of age and be enrolled or eligible to enroll under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

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