Regional Chief

About the Regional Chief

Kluane Adamek Headshot

Kluane Adamek was sworn in as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief on June 28, 2018, having held the interim position since January 2018. Regional Chief Adamek is committed to working with Yukon First Nation Leadership and communities in bringing forward their priorities and interests forward on the national level, at their direction.

A proud citizen of Kluane First Nation, belongs to the Dakl’aweidi (Killerwhale) Clan. She comes from a diverse background with Tlingit, Southern Tutchone, German and Irish origins. Regional Chief Adamek is fluent in English and French and continues to learn Southern Tutchone and Tlingit.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies from Carleton University in 2009 (Ottawa, Ontario), she returned home to work with Yukon First Nations and local communities in the areas of education, economic development and governance. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business and Administration at Simon Fraser University. Throughout her career she has served on a number of boards and committees including the Yukon College Board of Governors, Kluane Dana Shaw Development Corporation, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and the Aboriginal Sport Circle.

Regional Chief Adamek’s professional experience includes leading education initiatives at the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN), building partnerships with northern communities and all levels of government for Northwestel, and serving as an Advisor to former AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. She has served as Executive Assistant and Advisor to Hon. Pauline Frost, Minister of Health and Social Services, Environment and Housing for the Government of Yukon, and worked with AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.

Regional Chief Adamek is incredibly passionate about supporting youth and emerging leaders in the North and beyond. While pursuing her Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Charitable Foundation, she led and founded “Our Voices,” a collective of northern Indigenous emerging leaders.