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The Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal 

The Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal makes decisions about discrimination and harassment under the Act. Tribunal Members are appointed for a four year term. As of 2018, the Members are:

The Tribunal Members are appointed to evaluate and hear cases brought before the Tribunal. Tribunal Members are to be independent of their appointers (the Government of Nunavut) and impartial (without favour to anyone) in all proceedings before the Tribunal.

Tribunal Members are supported by Human Rights Tribunal staff in Coral Harbour. Tribunal staff provide support and information to the public and are available to help anyone who thinks they might be the victim of discrimination or harassment.

The Tribunal does not investigate claims of discrimination or harassment. Instead, the Tribunal functions like a court and decides whether or not discrimination or harassment occurred based on the evidence presented by the parties.


Rosie Tanuyak-Ell
Executive Director 


Rosie Tanuyak-Ell was raised in Chesterfield Inlet. Rosie and her family moved to Coral Harbour in 1996. In the summer of 1999, she began working for the GN as the Income Support worker. Rosie commenced working with the Tribunal in March of 2006. She has found the experience thus far worthwhile as she finds it interesting dealing with cross cultural individuals and agencies.

Leo Angootealuk
Human Rights Officer


Leo Angootealuk has been a Human Rights Officer since March of 2006. Prior to joining the Tribunal Leo worked at the Sakku School in Coral Harbour as a student support worker.

Tribunal Members

Maureen Doherty


Maureen Doherty is Chair of the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal and was appointed as a member in 2014. Ms. Doherty served on the Steering Committee for the creation of the Nunavut Human Rights Act. She is employed as the Chair of Health and Wellness Programs at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit. She holds a Masters of Education. Her experience includes being a Justice of the Peace in Nunavut and Executive Director of Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council. Ms. Doherty has been a resident of Nunavut since 1983.

Ookalik Curley


Ookalik Curley was born in Iqaluit and now lives in Igloolik, Nunavut. She has been with the Government of Nunavut for 15 years and was an employee of the Municipality of Iqaluit for over 8 years. She is a graduate of Churchill Vocational Centre and received her Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from Stitt Feld Handy Group and the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. She has been a member of various non-profit organizations in Iqaluit, including the Tukisigiarvik Society. She is currently a member of the Nunavut Labour Standards Board.

Stephen Mansell


Stephen Mansell is the Director of the University of Saskatchewan Nunavut Law Program. Prior to joining the Law Program Stephen worked for the Government of Nunavut Department of Justice in a variety of legal and policy roles. Stephen has significant experience in relation to legal and government issues in Nunavut and Canada’s North. Prior to his work with the Government of Nunavut, Stephen practiced law in Yellowknife.

Stephen is past president of both the Law Society of Nunavut and the Nunavut Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and is the current Nunavut representative on the Canadian Bar Association National Board of Directors. He has also served as a board member for the Nunavut Legal Services Board and as a member of the Nunavut Judicial Advisory Committee. Stephen has also served as an Iqaluit City Councillor and Chair of the Iqaluit Public Safety and Finance committees.

Stephen lives in Iqaluit with his wife Theresa and their two young daughters.


Jasmine Elisapi Redfern


Jasmine Elisapi Redfern is mother of two and a student in the Nunavut Law Program with the University of Saskatchewan. Before going back to school, Jasmine spent 10 years working in social policy and programming with non-profit and Indigenous organizations. Jasmine's focus has often been on health issues for Indigenous women and youth and LGBTQ2S communities. Jasmine's past work has included Assistant Director of Social and Cultural Development at Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Aboriginal Program Coordinator at YouthCO, Vice-President of Embrace Life Council, and founding member of the National Indigenous Young Women's Council. Jasmine has received training in interest-based mediation and is interested in alternative dispute resolution processes.