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Former Akulivik mayor Eli Aullaluk dies at 74 – Nunatsiaq News

Aug 10, 2023

Aullaluk remembered as honest and outspoken community leader

Former Akulivik mayor Eli Aullaluk is being remembered as an unapologetically honest and loving man.

The 74-year-old died Aug. 2 in a drowning.

“We lost a great man,” says Muncy Novalinga, a long-time coworker and friend of Aullaluk. “Unfortunately, his calling is to go home now, to be with his family.”

Novalinga and Aullaluk were colleagues during both of their terms as mayors of Akulivik. When Aullaluk was at the helm, Novalinga was a councillor, and vice-versa.

When they worked together, they shared a common goal: community interest, says Novalinga. They focused on community development through activities for the youth and the elders.

“He was a great colleague,” Novalinga said. “Eli contributed a lot to the region.”

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