By Jeff Pelletier Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The mayor of Akulivik is frustrated over a lack of snowmobiles for sale at the community’s co-op store. Like other northern communities, the people of Akulivik need snowmobiles in the winter for transportation, fishing and hunting, said Mayor Eli Angiyou. Last summer, though, the Akulivik Co-op did not receive a shipment of snowmobiles during the sealift. “Everybody should know that we’re not being treated very well right now,” Angiyou said. Part of the reason he’s upset over the lack of snowmobiles relates to profit sharing, co-op members benefit from after a year of good business at the co-op. Co-op members receive an end-of-year dividend based on good sales throughout the year. Without a stock, people needing new snowmobiles will have to buy elsewhere
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