(INAC press release, 15 January 2010) -- Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Ms. Nellie T. Kusugak to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut. “Ms. Kusugak's years of teaching experience in Nunavut demonstrate her commitment to the future of the territory,” said Minister Strahl. “As Deputy Commissioner she is well placed to further this commitment and work towards a brighter future for all Nunavummiut.” Ms. Kusugak is a professional bilingual teacher with an extensive background in traditional and cultural education, teaching English as a second language and working with community elders. The Commissioner of Nunavut acts in accordance with any written instructions from the Governor in Council or the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. The Deputy Commissioner is called upon to act if the Commissioner is unable to carry out his or her duties. The position was created by the Nunavut Act and the appointment is made by Order-in-Council.
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