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Olayuk Akesuk holds onto QIA presidency

By David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter NUNATSIAQ NEWS Olayuk Akesuk will remain as the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s president after defeating Paul Okalik with 61.2 per cent of the vote in Monday’s election, according to a QIA news statement. Akesuk has been with QIA for 13 years in different capacities and has served as president since the fall of 2021, when he took over from P.J. Akeeagok. Akeeagok resigned as president of QIA to run for a seat in the legislative assembly. He won that seat and is now the territory’s premier. “I’m looking forward to the next four years. It’s something that is not easy, but I’ll do my very best to represent our region,” Akesuk said in an interview with Nunatsiaq News. He has also served as QIA’s

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