Minnie Grey

Minnie Grey is from Kangirsuk, Nunavik which is the northern part of the Province of Quebec.

In 1984 she was elected as 3rd vice-president of the Makivik Corporation which is the official organization representing the Inuit of Nunavik which are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Land Claim. She held this office for two terms becoming involved in issues such as self-government as well as being responsible for the Community and Economic Development department of the Corporation.

After leaving Makivik she worked as a consultant in various organization in Nunavik and also became involved in the Inuit Circumpolar conference as the Vice-President for the Canada office and held that office for 6 years.

In July l99l, she became the Executive Director for the Ungava Hospital where she stayed for nine years.  During this time she became the Chairperson of the Nunavik Nutrition and Health Committee which insures that all relevant information related to environment, nutrition, food-borne diseases, human health/wildlife research and nutrition be co-ordinated and disseminated.

She has been a member of the Science Management Committee for the Toxic Substance Research Initiative (Federal) and also was a member of the Advisory committee on the Food Security Project of the GETIC (Laval University).

She held the position of the Executive Director of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services for two year, and in that capacity she was appointed as member to the Inuit Governing Committee under the National Aboriginal Health  Organization.  She also took leadership for the implementation of the Tapiriilirniq process, an initiative of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health to address the issue of suicide.

She sits on the Board of Nasivvik, an ACADRE under Laval University which is a centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environment. As well, she sits as a member on the Institute of Aboriginal Health under the Canadian Institute of Health Research.  She also continues her involvement in international issues by being a member of an  UN Advisory Group to the Inuit Circumpolar Conference.

She is presently working as a chief negotiator for a Nunavik self-government since 2002.

September 2004

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