Two candidates will vie to become president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit region in the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, at the election later on this year.
On October 6, incumbent Johannes Lampe of Nain will go against Andrea Webb/Tuglavina of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The election was supposed to go ahead in May, but was postponed because of COVID-19.
Nunatsiavut’s population of 2560 is spread out between five communities along the Atlantic coast: Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville and Rigolet. But beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement are eligible to vote no matter where they live.
People can vote in any of the Nunatsiavut’s five communities, or in the Labrador communities of North West River and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Or if they live elsewhere in Canada, they can vote by mail-in ballet.
Innuttut debate September 29
A candidates’ debate in Innuttut, the Inuit-language dialect in Nunatsiavut, will take place on September 29, the Nunatsiavut Government said in a news release.
Advance polls will take place on September 29.
Write to Eilis Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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