Inuit Women Who Work in Nunavik Justice Services

 Inuit Women, Justice, and Social Harmony
Sentinel North Research Chair on Relations with Inuit Societies

In December 2018, ten women gathered at the Education Centre of Puvirnituq (Nunavik) during a 3-day workshop in order to discuss their roles and perspectives in relation to Nunavik justice services. These women were victim support agents, court interpreters and justice committee members. Five of them wanted to share their experience and thought beyond the workshop, and offered a filmed testimony. You can view their testimonies in anytime and for free, from this page.

The objective of their testimonies is to promote their role and their ability in relation to justice and social harmony in contemporary Inuit communities. We must know that, according to the statistical portrait realized by our research Chair in 2019, Inuit women occupied 83% of the 149 positions occupied by Inuit in Nunavik justice services.

This research, called Inuit Women, Justice and Social Harmony, was initiated by the Sentinel North Research Chair on Relations with Inuit Societies (Caroline Hervé, Université Laval) in conjunction with Sapummijiit and Nunavik Justice Committees. It was partly funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The full research report and the statistical portrait are available from our website (


30 September 2019



justice, nunavik, women

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