Emily McDougall, Climate Change Coordinator

Emily McDougall is a born and raised Yukoner, currently based out of her hometown in Whitehorse. She is a proud member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and belongs to the Wolf Clan (Agunda). Her Indigenous background is Southern Tutchone and Tlingit on her maternal side.

Emily’s family has been living in the Yukon for over seven generations. Her great grandfather, Frank Slim (Tsenedhata), was a famous Yukon Riverboat Captain and her great great uncle, Chief Jim Boss (Kishwoot), was an instrumental leader in Yukon Land Claims Agreements.

Emily graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. She has spent the last several years working as an adventure guide with her family’s wilderness tourism company and has experience working in the field of environmental consulting. Emily has worked with local organizations (Northern Cultural Expressions Society) in supporting back to the land initiatives for indigenous youth.

Emily is currently fulfilling the role as the AFN Yukon Regional Climate Change Coordinator. She is excited to join the AFN team and is looking forward to connecting with everyone, to gaining new experience and to sharing knowledge.

Shawnithan (Thank You)!