Rights tribunal goes to Coral Harbour
Nunavut’s new human rights tribunal will be located in Coral Harbour, premier and justice minister Paul Okalik announced this past Friday.
The new chair of the tribunal will be Gela Oolayou Pitsiulak, originally of Kimmirut and now living in Iqaluit. Sue Cooper of Iqaluit will be vice-chair.
Tribunal members include Louise Haulli of Igloolik, Aime Ahegona of Kugluktuk and Robert Tookoome, originally from Baker Lake and now living in Iqaluit. Marion Love is interim executive director.
The human rights tribunal stems from the Nunavut Human Rights Act passed in the legislature one year ago.
Members of the tribunal will balance Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit with Canadian laws to make sure that everyone is treated equally in Nunavut. The tribunal will mediate conflicts involving harassment or discrimination, and may also educate the public about their rights.
To contact the tribunal, call 1-800-413-6478.