Michèle Audette

Former Native Women’s Association of Canada president and Innu leader

  • Senator Michèle Audette, whose father was Québécois and mother was Innu, was one of the five commissioners appointed to conduct the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  • Senator Audette, who hails from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, was elected president of Quebec Native Women in 1998 when she was just 27, then became associate deputy minister to the Secrétariat à la condition féminine of Quebec six years later. She returned to lead Quebec Native Women from 2010 to 2012, before serving as president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada from 2012 to 2015.

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