Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk was born in Puvirnituq in Northern Quebec (Nunavik). She holds a BA in Political Science from Concordia University and an MA in Anthropology from Laval University. Lisa was elected as Vice-President of Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) in 2018. She previously represented Makivvik Corporation in several regional, national and international fora, including the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Her experience at the Federation of the Cooperatives of Northern Quebec (FCNQ) for three years also brought a keen awareness of the importance of greater economic and political autonomy in Inuit Nunangat.
Lisa is the co-founder and former president of Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik and a member of the Kativik Environmental Quality Commission (KEQC), as well as part of the Research Team of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. As an anthropologist and writer, she has published several papers and made presentations on housing needs, education and employment, violence and abuse and the justice system in Nunavik. Her fluency in Inuktitut, English and French allows her to communicate easily between different cultures, bringing the Inuit voice to the fore.