|Mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut|
2003 – December 13, 2010
|Preceded by||John Matthews|
|Succeeded by||Madeleine Redfern|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
|Assumed office |
October 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Paul Okalik|
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.
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.
In the 2017 Nunavut territorial election, Sheutiapik again faced off against Okalik in the riding of Iqaluit-Sinaa. This time, she won with 44.8% of the vote, defeating him with 237 votes to 150, as well as two other candidates.
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 2014, cities that have named Angel Streets as part of the campaign included St. John's, Edmonton, Regina, Fredericton, Yellowknife and Kamloops.
|2008 Nunavut general election|
|Total Valid Ballots||636||100%|
|Voter Turnout %||Rejected Ballots|
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- "Paul Okalik, Monica Ell out as Elisapee Sheutiapik, Adam Arreak Lightstone take Iqaluit seats". CBC North, October 30, 2017.
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- "New faces, and a record number of women, will make up Nunavut's next legislature". CBC North, October 30, 2017.
- "City names street in honour of domestic violence victims". The Daily Gleaner. November 14, 2008. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011.
- Peter Varga, "Former Iqaluit mayor promises to revive Angel Street anti-violence campaign". Nunatsiaq News, October 17, 2014.