Claudette Trudeau is an Anishinabe-kwe (Ojibwa), Mukwa dodem (Bear Clan), a member of the Serpent River First Nation and a first-generation Indian Residential School survivor. Claudette earned a B.A. in Sociology and has thirty years experience working in the Canadian federal government, including Employment Canada, Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada, specializing in Indigenous policy, statistics and research. She is currently with Natural Resources Canada as a policy advisor at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Claudette takes pride in supporting a more inclusive and collaborative approach on Indigenous perspectives in her policy work.