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Press Release

Kuujjuaq, Nunavik-December 11, 2012 –   The President of the Makivvik Corporation has sent his congratulations to Cathy Towtongie for her re-election as the President of Nunavut Tungavik Inc.

Jobie Tukkiapik says Nunavut Inuit have made their decision for the top job in the region.

“I’m looking forward to working with the NTI President on many issues facing our people in Nunavik and Nunavut,” says Mr Tukkiapik. He added,” social and economic ties between our regions is a good one and I want to ensure we build on that and make it stronger.”

The Makivvik President was in Nunavut last month meeting with Kivaliq’s Sakku Investments in Rankin Inlet and Qikiqtani  Inuit Association in Iqaluit.

Tukkiapik has plans to call Towtongie soon to discuss mutual interests in the Arctic.

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For more information contact:

William Tagoona
Senior Communications Officer
wtagoona@makivik.org
819-964-2925

Makivvik is the development corporation mandated to manage the heritage funds of the Inuit of Nunavik provided for in the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivvik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth by providing assistance for the creation of Inuit-operated businesses in Nunavik. Makivvik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.

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