Within minutes of the announcement that Joe Savikataaq would be Nunavut’s new premier, reaction to the political changes in Nunavut started to appear via news releases and on social media.
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Early June 15, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association added its congratulations to Savikataaq on his appointment.
“We have a strong working relationship with the Government of Nunavut on important initiatives and programs that impact Qikiqtani Inuit,” QIA president P.J. Akeeagok said in a news release. “I look forward to collaborating with Premier Savikataaq.”
The QIA also thanked Quassa for his many years of service to Nunavummiut.
“We hope to build on our relationship with him as he continues his service as the Igloolik MLA,” Akeeagok said.