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Area of Expertise: Politics
"Canada wouldn’t exist without our land. Canada actually is not sustainable without those rural resources; without forestry, without mining, without fisheries. It is those resources that you’re taking from our regions and then you’re not investing back in our communities. We need to change that."
Madeleine Redfern is an Inuk businessperson and mayor of Iqaluit. She was the first Inuk to be given a Supreme Court of Canada clerkship. An advocate for transformative initiatives, Madeleine has been involved in a wide range of community organizations and was the executive director of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.