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Premier congratulates Nunavut’s Deputy Commissioner on second term

05 September 2013 

News Release

For Immediate Release

Premier congratulates Nunavut’s Deputy Commissioner on second term

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT (September 5, 2013) – Premier Eva Aariak congratulates Nellie Kusugak of Rankin Inlet on her second term as Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut. Kusugak was sworn-in today as Nunavut’s Deputy Commissioner.

"I am pleased the Commissioner of Nunavut will continue to be supported in her duties by a Deputy position in the Kivalliq region," said Premier Aariak. "I want to congratulate and wish her good luck during the next three years."

Nellie Kusugak has been a teacher for almost 20 years and has a wide background in both cultural and traditional education. As a 1996 graduate with the Nunavut Teacher Education Program, she received the Highest Academic Achievement. Among her many accomplishments, she has received a certificate in Native and Northern Education from McGill University; held a number of memberships in professional associations; and, stayed actively involved in community activities and volunteer work in her hometown of Rankin Inlet. The Deputy Commissioner holds the position for a three-year term.

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