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Chair Person

Bert Rose has lived north of 60 since 1965 with a career in education initially as a classroom teacher, later as a school Principal, as the Director of Baffin Divisional Board of Education and as Dean of Arctic College. He worked on staff at the Nunavut Implementation Commission for five years. Bert married Joanne in 1967. They have two children, a daughter in law and two grandsons all presently living in Nunavut. Bert retired in 1999 but has continued to work as a consultant and in various volunteer roles.

Bert Rose was appointed to the Tribunal as Interim Chair Person on September 20, 2008 and appointed Chair on April 16, 2013.

Vice Chair

John Maurice has been a resident of the Arctic since 1975 (Aklavik, Iglulik and Iqaluit). He is a retired teacher (32 years and 65 days with the Governments of NWT and Nunavut) and President and Head Coach of Speed Skating Nunavut. John was a founding member of the Nunavut Teachers’ Association in 1994, the Honorary Toonik in 2010 and Vice Chair of the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal (member since November 2010). Also, he has been a member of the Nunavut Liquor Licensing Board, the Nunavut Labour Standards Board, and the Recreation Committee of the City of Iqaluit. He is married with four children and two grand-daughters.  


Elisapee Karetak's home town is Arviat and she has lived there most of her life. Elisapee built a career in teaching and now teaches at the John Arnalukjuaq High School. It is interesting that she teaches a second generation of students that she taught earlier in my teaching career. Elisapee was a board member of Nunavut Sivuniksavut for 10 years, and as the newest member of the NSRT, she looks forward to learning and contributing to the board as she did with NS.

Elisapee Karetak has been a member of the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal since 2012.


Andre Tautu is retired and has an administration background, as Area Clerk, G.N.W.T, Area Administrator, G.N.W.T., Executive Director, K.I.A., President, K.I.A., Development Officer, Hamlet, S.A.O. Hamlet, Sec/Trea. Education, Constituency Ass't, Nanulik Riding, Shear Minerals- Inuit Qaujimanituqagit Study, Agnico-Eagle - Inuit Qaujimajatuqagit Study Coordinator/Author, Justice of the Peace in Chesterfield Inlet and in for Nunavut. Andre is married with 7 biological children and one adopted. Andre has completed grade 9, Accounting and Administration, Emergency Prepareness Plan and Operations, Mechanic and Electrical.

Andre Tautu has been a member of the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal since August 2011


Meeka Kakudluk was born in Padloping Island. She is a retired teacher (37 years of service) based in Ottawa Ontario.

Meeka Graduated from the Teacher Education Program in Fort Smith N.W.T. in 1976. She has taught grades K-3 in Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq and Iqaluit. She has also served as vice-principal at Joamie School.

Meeka is a graduate of McGill University and is one of the first Inuit to graduate from a Masters program (UPEI) in 2009 with Elisapee Karetak.

Meeka is a single parent, with three children and ten grandchildren.