|Mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut|
2003 – December 13, 2010
|Preceded by||John Matthews|
|Succeeded by||Madeleine Redfern|
Elisapee Sheutiapik served as mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. She won the mayoral election in 2003, defeating the incumbent mayor John Matthews by 40 votes, and was acclaimed to a second term in 2006. She is also a member in a scholarship selection committee, and owns a coffee shop in Iqaluit.
On 10 September 2008, CBC North reported that Sheutiapik would be taking a leave of absence to run in the upcoming Nunavut election. She ran in Iqaluit West, which had the highest voter turnout at 90.2 per cent, but was defeated by incumbent MLA Paul Okalik by 44 votes. She subsequently returned to the mayor's chair.
On 19 October 2009, Sheutiapik won a third term as mayor of Iqaluit. Her opponent was former city councillor Jim Little, who took 42.3% of the vote as opposed to 57.7% for Sheutiapik. On November 9, 2010, she announced her resignation as mayor effective December 13. She was succeeded by Madeleine Redfern.
Sheutiapik, whose sister Mary Ann was murdered by an abusive relative in 1997, has collaborated with Iqaluit-based rock singer Lucie Idlout on a national project to have cities across Canada name a city street "Angel" as a memorial to Canadian victims of domestic violence. As of November 2008, Angel Streets have been named in Iqaluit and Fredericton.
|2008 Nunavut general election|
|Total Valid Ballots||636||100%|
|Voter Turnout %||Rejected Ballots|
- Iqaluit mayor sets sights on premier's seat. cbc.ca, September 10, 2008.
- Four ministers dumped; Okalik wins squeaker
- Nunavut election 2008: by the numbers
- Sheutiapik re-elected Iqaluit mayor. cbc.ca, October 19, 2009.
- "Iqaluit mayor Sheutiapik resigns". cbc.ca, November 10, 2010.
- "Madeleine Redfern elected Iqaluit mayor". cbc.ca, December 14, 2010.
- "City names street in honour of domestic violence victims", The Daily Gleaner, November 14, 2008.
- "Official Candidates List". Elections Nunavut. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
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