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Kluane Adamek      

Assembly of First Nations Yukon Regional Chief

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, Regional Chief Adamek 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.

In 2019, she completed her Master of Business 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, Actua, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and the Aboriginal Sport Circle. She has proven experience in both the private and public sectors, holding various roles with Northwestel and Hon. Pauline Frost, Minister of Health and Social Services, Environment and Housing for the Government of the Yukon. Her professional experience also includes serving as an Advisor to former AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. 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.

Regional Chief Adamek currently holds the AFN National Portfolios for Climate Change and the Environment and the Modern Treaties Implementation and co-chairs the Chiefs Committee on Health. She is incredibly passionate about supporting youth and emerging leaders in the North and beyond.


The legacy of matriarchs in the Yukon First Nations
In the Yukon First Nations, women lead; generations of matriarchs have guided and directed the community by forging trade agreements, creating marriage alliances and ensuring business for all. Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek urges others to follow in the legacy of her people by putting more women at the table and encouraging them to seek spaces where their perspectives can create the biggest impact for a better tomorrow.
'Like a big jail': Yukoners reflect on painful residential school legacy ...
Assembly of First Nations Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek released a statement Wednesday in honour of the day. "We feel this legacy of the abuses ...
Watch Yukoners salute the class of 2020 | CBC News
The class of 2020 is "the epitome of [resilience] and leadership," said Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Yukon. "We need you now ...
Yukoners tackle systemic racism in the territory and discuss how to ...
The panelists are Paige Galette, Kluane Adamek and Christopher Tse. The answers have been edited for brevity. How do you define systemic racism?
Yukon First Nations declare climate emergency | CBC News
'Climate change is real,' said Yukon's regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, Kluane Adamek, centre. She spoke at a news conference in Whitehorse on ...

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