Joe Allen Evyagotailak

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Joe Allen Evyagotailak
MLA for Kugluktuk
In office
2004 – 21 August 2008
Preceded by Donald Havioyak
Succeeded by Peter Taptuna
Personal details
Born July 15, 1953
Kugluktuk, Nunavut
Political party non-partisan
consensus government

Joe Allen Evyagotailak[pronunciation?] was born 15 July 1953 in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada. Evyagotailak was the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the electoral district of Kugluktuk having won the seat in the 2004 Nunavut election.

Evyagotailak is a notable Copper Inuit. On 20 August 2008, Evyagotailak stepped down as the MLA. He stated that he wanted to run for the presidency of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA).[1][2]

Prior to becoming an MLA, in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Evyagotailak was the mayor of Kugluktuk and worked with several local organizations, including the KIA of which he was both vice-president and president.[2]

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  1. ^ MLA for Kugluktuk resigns from the Legislative Assembly
  2. ^ a b Nunavut MLA Evyagotailak resigns to seek KIA leadership