Madeleine Redfern is the former Mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut (2015 - 2019), a position she also held from 2010 to 2012. A native of Iqaluit, Ms. Redfern holds Law degrees from Akitsiraq Law School and the University of Victoria. She was the first Inuit to work as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ms. Redfern’s career spans the fields of public service, law and business, with an established record of working with industry, governments, aboriginal organizations and communities. She has built a wealth of experience in governance, policy, program and service development in Nunavut and across Canada. As the Executive Director of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, Ms. Redfern has explored the legacy and historical effects of federal government policies on the Eastern Arctic Inuit from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Ms. Redfern served as a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Mentor from January 2013 to June 2014. She also hosted a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Future Forums consultation in Iqaluit on October 29th, 2018.