Board of Directors 2018-2020
Rebecca Kudloo is the President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada. She was born on the land outside Iglulik, Nunavut, and now lives in Baker Lake, Nunavut. She was first elected as President in 2014 and previously served as the regional director for the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. As president, she represents Pauktuutit on the Board of Directors of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada.
Rebecca has dedicated her life to education and community-based counselling for 25 years. Previously, she sat on the National Crime Prevention Council, was involved in the Sexual Abuse Coalition of the NWT, held the position of Vice President of the NWT Status of Women Council, and was the first Interim President of Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council. Rebecca is also the co-founder and current Chair of Mianiqsijit, a community-based child sexual abuse and family violence counseling service in Baker Lake, Nunavut. Rebecca Kudloo worked in the Department of Education of the Nunavut Government for more than 25 years and is now retired.
Vice PresidentAnne Curley, Vice President for Pauktuutit, was elected in March 2017. Before Anne was been elected to the Pauktuutit Executive, she served as a Regional Director for Pauktuutit representing the Qikiqtani (South) for several years. Anne was born and raised in Igloolik, a traditional Inuit community in Nunavut.
After completing high school, she decided to go to Hall Beach where she met the love of her life. Anne also has five beautiful children. Anne’s dedication to helping Inuit people in the region has taken her to work for Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik Legal Services, where she has been a proud, long serving employee.
Charlotte Wolfrey (Pottle) was born on the land in the Rigolet area. Charlotte’s Inuit heritage is very important to her she still practices her culture and lives from the animals and plants around her community. She moved away at age 11 to go to residential school and lived away from home until 1980. Charlotte is most proud of being a wife, a mom to her four children and a grandmother to her grandchildren.
Charlotte is known mostly throughout Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada for her work in advocacy for the rights of women and children as well as her dedication to speaking against family violence. Charlotte has always been involved in politics, especially at a community and regional level, serving many years on the Community Council and Labrador Inuit Association. She was AngajukKak (Mayor) of the community of Rigolet for five years and held many positions in management before running for AngajukKak.
Charlotte has served on regional, provincial, national and international committees, including Canadian Inuit Circumpolar Health Society, Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women and many local/regional groups and organizations. She has held a variety of senior management positions in health care and in municipal administration.
Charlotte was given the honour of receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, and in 2011 she was named Pauktuutit’s Inuit Woman of the Year. In 2012, Charlotte was selected as an Honorable Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Currently, Charlotte is working for Nunatsiavut Government as the Status of Women Coordinator and sits on Pauktuutit’s Board of Directors as the Nunatsiavut Director and Secretary Treasurer. Charlotte is also a member of the National Family Advisory Circle that gives advice to the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls.
Geela Maniapik, South Baffin
Rebecca Kudloo, Kivalliq
Christine Porter, Kitikmeot
Leena Metuq, Nunavik, Hudson Coast
Pasha Arngak, Nunavik, Ungava Coast
Angela Hovak Johnston, Yellowknife
Anita Pokiak, Western Arctic
Charlotte Wolfrey, Nunatsiavut
Billie-Jo Barnes, Urban
Martha Flaherty, Urban
Alyssa Carpenter, Youth
Parniga Akeeagok, Iqaluit