Emily McDougall, Climate Change Coordinator
Emily McDougall is a born and raised Yukoner, based in her hometown of 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 Grandmother, Virginia Lindsay (nee Slim) was born and raised at the Upper Village of Lake Laberge (Tàa’an Män). Her Great-Grandfather, Frank Slim (Tsenedhata), was a famous Yukon Riverboat Captain and her Great-Great-Uncle, Chief Jim Boss (Kishxóot), 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 fulfilled her role as the AFN Yukon Regional Climate Change Coordinator for over two years. Her main roles include liaising with the AFN National Environment Sector, sharing climate information with Yukon First Nations (YFN’s) communities, supporting Regional Chief Adamek as the National Portfolio holder for Environment & Climate Change, and serving as the technical representative on the AFN Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment (ACE). Highlights of Emily’s role include exciting partner projects such as the YFN’s Climate Action Fellowship and the YFN’s Climate Vision & Action Plan (Strategy).
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