January 21, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Final results of the Makivik Executive election held on January 16, 2020, for the position of Corporate Treasurer have been announced. The winner is George Berthe, who returns to Makivik after being our Corporate Secretary from 1998-2010.
Final Results for 16/16 polls:
George Berthe – 925
Andy Pirti – 857
Raymond Mikpegak – 453
Spoiled Ballots – 16
Makivik thanks our outgoing Treasurer Andy Pirti for his very effective direction over the past two terms, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.
Voter turnout was low. There were 8742 eligible voters. 2242 Inuit beneficiaries cast ballots resulting in 25.64% voter turnout. Makivik encourages Inuit to turn out and vote for their representatives in future elections.
Makivik is the land claims organization mandated to manage the heritage funds of the Inuit of Nunavik provided for under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivik’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. Makivik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.