OTTAWA, March 27, 2023 – At our February 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Iqaluit, NU, the Pauktuutit Board of Directors was elected. On March 9, the newly formed Board of Directors met virtually to elect the Executive Committee. Pauktuutit is pleased to announce the following changes to our Board of Directors.

Gerri Sharpe from Yellowknife, NWT, was re-elected and will continue as President. Nancy Etok from Nunavik-Ungava remains in her role as Vice-President. Returning executive member, Charlotte Wolfrey from Nunatsiavut, was elected as the Secretary-Treasurer, a position that she previously held.

“I am excited to continue as President and appreciate the confidence of the board in re-electing me.  I am also enthusiastic about the work ahead with the new and existing board members come this year and next,” says President Sharpe.

We are excited to continue with our current Board members,

  • Martha Flaherty as the Urban, South-East representative
  • Paige Kimiksana-Kreps as the Urban, Youth representative
  • Esther Aglukark-Powell representing Kivalliq

The following are new board members:

  • Catherine Mitsuk representing Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • Sara Idlout representing Nunavik, Hudson
  • Lois (Looee) Mike representing Qikiqtani South
  • Josephine Tucktoo representing Kitikmeot
  • Kourtney Wolkie representing Inuvialuit
  • Lillian Lundrigan as the Urban, South-West representative

President Sharpe stated, “On behalf of the Board, we extend our gratitude to the outgoing Board members; Malaya Zehr who served as Secretary-Treasurer, Nancy Mike from Iqaluit, Brenda Epoo from Nunavik, Hudson, Alyssa Carpenter as a Youth representative of Inuit Nunangat and Geela Manniapik from Qikiqtani South.”


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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is the national non-profit organization representing all Inuit women in Canada. Its mission is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, and to encourage their participation in community, regional and national concerns in relation to social, cultural, and economic development.