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. Rebecca fluently speaks Inuktitut and English and enjoys working with people of all ages. She was first elected as President in 2014 and previously served on the Pauktuutit Board as the Vice President and 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 is also active on the international stage. She advised at the Preparatory Meeting in Norway before the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted, travelled to Greenland to discuss education, and is often summoned to the United Nations in New York to discuss Canada’s relationship with Inuit women.
Outside of her work with Pauktuutit, Rebecca has dedicated her life to education and community-based counselling for over 30 years. This included her work in the Department of Education of the Nunavut Government, from which she is now retired. Rebecca is also the co-founder and current Chair of Mianiqsijit, a community-based child sexual abuse and family violence counselling service in Baker Lake. She also has served on many boards and councils, including the National Crime Prevention Council; the Sexual Abuse Coalition of the NWT the NWT Status of Women Council, where she held the position of Vice President; and the Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council, where she served as the first Interim President.
When not representing Pauktuutit on the national stage, Rebecca is often spending time with her grandson and preparing country food.
Anne Curley, Vice President for Pauktuutit, was elected in March 2017. Before Anne was 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.
Anne Curley, North Baffin
Vacant – South Baffin
Rebecca Kudloo, Kivalliq
Vacant – Kitikmeot
Brenda Epoo, Nunavik Hudson Coast
Vacant – Nunavik, Ungava Coast
Gerri Sharpe, Yellowknife
Anita Pokiak, Western Arctic
Charlotte Wolfrey, Nunatsiavut
Malaya Zehr, representing urban Inuit women
Martha Flaherty, Urban
Alyssa Carpenter, Youth
Nancy Mike, Iqaluit
Laura Churchill, Youth