PRESS RELEASE: Election of a new Commissioner in Umiujaq

PRESS RELEASE: Election of a new Commissioner in Umiujaq

PRESS RELEASE

Election of a new Commissioner in Umiujaq

Montreal, Qc. (November 30, 2016) – In June 2016 Emily Lucy Tookalook resigned from her position as Commissioner for Umiujaq. She is replaced by Eva Niviaxie, who was elected by the residents of Umiujaq. Eva took her oath of office on October 18th, 2016, at the opening of the Commissioners Council meeting held in Puvirnituq.

The members of the Kativik School Board's Council of Commissioners are:

·      KSB President, Executive Committee member and Commissioner for Inukjuak: Alicie Nalukturuk

·      KSB Vice-President, Executive Committee member and Commissioner for Kuujjuaraapik: Peter Papyarluk

·      Executive Committee member and Commissioner for Aupaluk: Martin Scott

·      Executive Committee member and Commissioner for Puvirnituq: Sarah Baulne

·      Kativik Regional Government representative and Executive Committee member: Mary Pilurtuut

·      Commissioner for Kangiqsualujjuaq: Jean Leduc

·      Commissioner for Kuujjuaq: Willis Tagoona

·      Commissioner for Tasiujaq: Pasha Berthe

·      Commissioner for Kangirsuk: Sarah A. Grey

·      Commissioner for Quaqtaq: Pallaya Ezekiel

·      Commissioner for Kangiqsujuaq: Jessica Arngak

·      Commissioner for Salluit: Kakkiniq Naluiyuk

·      Commissioner for Umiujaq: Eva Niviaxie

·      Commissioner for Ivujivik: Saira Kanarjuak

·      Commissioner for Akulivik: Marcusie Qinuajuaq

About us:

The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of academic services to the Nunavik population. Education programs developed by the KSB are offered in schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. The school board operates 17 primary and secondary schools as well as 5 adult education centres. More information at: www.kativik.qc.ca

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For information, please contact:

Jade Duchesneau-Bernier

Communications Coordinator

(514) 482-8220

publicrelations@kativik.qc.ca

The new Umiujaq Commissioner, Eva Niviaxie. Photo: Jade Duchesneau-Bernier (KSB)