Qajaq Robinson

Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Commissioner Robinson is a graduate of the University of Victoria, Akitsiraq Law Program.  Born in Iqaluit and raised in Igloolik, Commissioner Robinson is a strong Northern advocate, who is fluent in Inuktitut and English. She articled at Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik (Nunavut Legal Aid), clerked with judges of the Nunavut Court of Justice under then-Chief Justice Madame Justice Beverley Browne, and then became a Crown prosecutor who worked the circuit court in Nunavut for four years. Prior to her appointment Commissioner Robinson was legal counsel to the Specific Claims Tribunal, travelling to First Nations communities across Canada. Prior to her term with the Tribunal, she was an Associate with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa, Ontario, doing a variety of work throughout the northern parts of the provinces and in the territories.