Global Dignity Canada – Chair, Yukon and Northwest Territories
Kluane Adamek is a citizen of Kluane First Nation. Her Tlingit and Southern Tutchone ancestry can be traced in the Yukon and Alaska for many generations. She is fluent in English and French and continues to learn her traditional languages. She is from the Dakł’aweidi – Killer Whale Clan, falling under the Wolf and Eagle moieties.
After completing her BA Degree from Carleton University in 2009, she returned home to work with Yukon First Nations and local communities in the areas of education, economic development, governance and child and youth development. She has worked with numerous local, regional and national organizations and governments. She served as Advisor to former Assembly of First National Chief National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, and has since began a new role at Northwestel as Director of Government Relations and based at home in the Yukon.
She dances traditionally and is a member of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, an Inland Tlingit Dance Group. It is important for her to stay connected and involved with her communities and youth; she is a member of the Yukon College Board of Governors, and recently Co-founded the group Our Voices- Yukon First Nation Emerging who support Indigenous youth in the Yukon connect and build healthy networks; develop their leadership skills, create opportunities through cultural revitalization and life promotion. This newly developed group hosted their first ever youth gathering in 2014 and their work continues to inspire and motivate young people to make positive choices! This year the 2nd Youth Gathering in the Yukon is to take place in July 2015 with the theme Strength with Circle focused on wellness!