By Stewart Burnett Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Kivalliq Inuit Association’s board of directors has dismissed a petition to remove Kono Tattuinee as president of the organization. “The petition provided no evidence, and KIA does not otherwise have any evidence, that suggests the president of KIA acted disloyal and in a manner that did not reflect the objectives of KIA,” stated the organization in a news release issued Oct. 31. The Kangiqliniq Hunters and Trappers Organization (KHTO) started the petition in early October after expressing concern with comments Tattuinee made at the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan meeting in Rankin Inlet. During the meeting, Tattuinee discussed the potential circumstances under which industrial development in caribou calving grounds could take place, saying “the Kivalliq Inuit Association would only
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