Vice President Economic Development
Maggie Emudluk was elected Makivik’s Vice-President of Economic Development on January 17, 2019. She was born 12 miles upriver from the current community of Kangiqsualujjuaq in 1961 at the old Hudson’s Bay Company post, and brings to Makivik a lifetime of public service for her community and the Nunavik region as a whole.
Ms. Emudluk went to school in Ottawa, staying at friends of her families outfitting camp which her father operated in the islands off of George River. She then started working, and continuing her education at the local school in Kangiqsualujjuaq as a Secretary and a Receptionist. This lead to being the Centre Director for ten years.
Maggie was then elected as municipal councillor of Kangiqsualujjuaq in 1986, and subsequently elected Mayor in 1993 until 2001. During that time, she also represented the community as a regional councillor for the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), and for many years served as the Vice-Chairperson of KRG. She was elected as KRF Chair in December, 2005 until 2015. She was the first women to lead KRG, and was there when the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau, the Health Board, and the Nunavik Exploration Mining Fund were all created.
In 2003 Maggie received the commemorative medal from the Governor General of Canada. The medial is presented to Canadians in recognition of significant achievement and distinguished service to fellow citizens in their community, or to Canada.
She is married to Jean Leduc, has three children, and eight grandchildren. When time allows, Maggie loves to sew, go out on the land, read, and enjoys ice-fishing.