It’s hard to believe that I am now well into my second term as KIA President. It was a great honour to be re-elected in November 2018. This has been an incredible experience so far and I am deeply grateful for the support provided to me from across the Kitikmeot region. With the guidance of our people, from our youth to our elders, I hope to achieve some very important and long-lasting things for Kitikmeot Inuit over the remaining years of my 2nd term.
As KIA President, I am privileged to lead a great team. KIA has a strong Board of Directors who guide our organization with vision and wisdom. Our board members are not shy to let me know their thoughts and they let me know when they think we are not going in the right direction.
The staff of KIA also deserve recognition for their service. We are a small team of barely 30 employees, but we are accomplishing a lot for such a small organization. I’m proud of the work that we are doing on behalf of our membership, whether it is negotiating IIBAs, delivering employment training, or organizing cultural activities. As the smallest region in Nunavut, and the one farthest from Iqaluit’s decision-makers, we must work extra hard to ensure that our region’s issues are being heard. Our efforts appear to be working, and in several important areas, KIA is viewed as a leader, not just in the north, but across the country. Let’s keeping working together to build the future that we want for ourselves, our families and our communities!
Stanley Anablak, President
Kitikmeot Inuit Association