NunatuKavut postpones 2020 general election
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, March 23, 2020 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced that the election of a new Governing Council will be postponed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Voting is now scheduled to take place on November 2, 2020.
The latest public health directives around COVID-19 include practicing social distancing and staying-at-home, where possible. This would have significant impacts on carrying out an extensive and democratic election process.
The health and well-being of NunatuKavut members is the top priority of NCC. NCC will work to ensure that its upcoming general election process is safe, democratic and effective.
NCC’s current President and Council will remain in office until the election. The opening of the Chief Elections Office will be delayed until further notice.
- 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.
Kelly Broomfield, Director of Communications, 709-280-5965