The Council of Commissioners announces the appointment of the new director general of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq

2018 | 03 | 27
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Montreal, Qc. (March 27, 2018) – The Council of Commissioners of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq is glad to announce the appointment of Ms. Harriet Keleutak to the position of Director General. Ms. Keleutak will take up her duties on April 16, 2018.

The recruitment process was managed by the external agency Higgings Executive Search Services. The selection committee was formed of five Commissioners: Mr. Robert Watt (Kuujjuaq), Ms. Alicie Nalukturuk (Inukjuak), Mr. Anthony Ittoshat (Kuujjuaraapik), Ms. Sarah Aloupa (Quaqtaq) and Ms. Jessica Arngaq (Kangiqsujuaq).

Biography: Ms. Harriet Keleutak

Over the past 20 years, Ms. Keleutak has worked extensively on the area of education. She held a number of different positions with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, where she was Secretary General from 2005 to 2017. An experienced translator and a seasoned workshop facilitator, Ms. Keleutak worked closely with Nunavik elders to develop Inuktitut terminology used today in the school board’s curriculum and educational programs. Ms. Keleutak brings an extensive network of Inuit and First Nations leaders at the community, regional, provincial and national levels, which she maintained and developed through years of active personal and professional engagement on a broad range of Indigenous issues, including education.

In 2017, and up until her appointment to the position of Director General with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, Ms. Keleutak worked as Corporate Administrator for the Makivik Corporation.

About us:

Kativik Ilisarniliriniq was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA). Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of educational services to all Nunavik residents. Under the JBNQA, the school board also acts as an institution with unique powers and jurisdiction geared towards the protection and development of the Inuit language, culture, and way of life, through the delivery of tailored educational services and programs. The education programs developed by the school board are offered in all schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. The school board operates 17 primary and secondary schools as well as 5 adult education centres and a pre-college facility. More information can be found at:

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Jade Duchesneau-Bernier
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