NunatuKavut Governing Council Executive Committee Appointed
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, November 9, 2020 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) appointed the Executive Committee of the new Governing Council, which will be in place for the duration of their four-year term. The election took place at the Governing Council’s inaugural meeting on October 24 and 25, 2020.
President Todd Russell chairs the Executive Committee and will be joined by Central/Northern Labrador Councillor Jim Holwell as Vice President and Bolsters Rock to Spear Point Councillor Boyce Turnbull as the Executive Member-at-Large. This Committee makes decisions on time sensitive matters in between Council meetings.
The NunatuKavut Governing Council looks forward to engaging with members at the upcoming Annual General Assembly (AGA), which is scheduled for February 5 and 6, 2021. NCC will release further details in the coming weeks on how the AGA will roll out, which will ensure adherence to the latest COVID-19 public health measures. The health and well-being of NunatuKavut Inuit is the top priority of NCC.
- NCC is the representative governing body for approximately 6,000 Inuit who reside primarily in south and central Labrador.
- NunatuKavut means “Our Ancient Land” in Inuttitut and is the traditional territory of the Inuit who belong to this territory.
- In July 2018, NCC entered into talks with the Government of Canada on the Recognition of its Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination (RIRSD). In September 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed.
- For further information on NCC, please visit www.nunatukavut.ca. Please also join in the conversation at Facebook.com/nunatukavut and Twitter @nunatukavut.
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