YFNCT Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members 

YFNCT Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members 

The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) is pleased to announce the addition of a new Executive Director to the team.

Robin Chambers stepped into the role at the end of September. Chambers is a citizen of Kluane First Nation and belongs to the Raven Clan. She was raised in Haines Junction and has lived in Whitehorse for many years, working in the public sector and serving on a number of Boards and committees, including the Kluane National Park Management Board and the Kluane Community Development Limited Partnership.

She carries the traditional name Chusia and inherited her middle name Kluane, both of which are generational. They have provided her with a strong connection to her culture and family history which includes Tlingit, Southern Tutchone, Irish, Scottish and English origins.

“I’m honoured to join the Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association as the Executive Director,” says Chambers. “I’m committed to applying my experience and personal values to promote the development and growth of YFNCT through leadership, representation and opportunities for Indigenous artists, makers and businesses.”

“On behalf of the YFNCT Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Robin in the role as Executive Director,” said Marilyn Jensen, President, YFNCT Board of Directors. “Robin’s experience, passion and strong leadership skills will be invaluable in the continued growth of this organization and the Indigenous arts, culture and tourism industries in the Yukon.”

YFNCT would like to acknowledge and express great appreciation to Katie Johnson, citizen of Kluane First Nation, for leading the team as Interim Executive Director during the last year.

YFNCT is pleased to also introduce the Board of Directors; Marilyn Jensen, President (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Joella Hogan, Vice President (First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun) Albert Drapeau, Treasurer (Selkirk First Nation), and Elizabeth Bosely, Secretary (Teslin Tlingit Council), as well as welcome new Directors Amber Berard-Althouse (Kluane First Nation), Teri-Lee Isaac (Selkirk First Nation) and Shelby Blackjack (Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation) who serve alongside standing Directors Teena Dickson (Chipewyan) and George Bahm (Teslin Tlingit Council).