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Pearl Callaghan
Position:
Council Member (Chair) - Council of Yukon First Nations Nominee

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Appointed August 28th, 2013 and nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations. Reappointed August 28th, 2016 for a second 3-year term.

Pearl brings a valuable and varied skill set to the Council. She is a citizen of the Teslin Tlingit Council (TCC) and has participated on the TTC General Council, the TTC Constitutional Review Committee, the TTC Investment Committee, and currently sits on the TTC Justice Council. Among others, Pearl has been part of the First Nations Environmental Steering Committee, the Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council, the Yukon Anniversaries Commission, the Yukon First Nations Tourism Association, Indian and Northern Affairs National Sustainable Development Working Group, the Dispute Resolution Board, the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council. Pearl currently sits on the Board of the Northern Cultural Expressions Society and participates where she can with the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) organization.


Pearl has extensive experience representing aboriginal interests and working with First Nation governments, the Council of Yukon First Nations, the Government of Yukon, and local environmental and economic development organizations. She was also the Executive Director for the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board for over five years and she then went on to serve as the Renewable Resources Manager for the Teslin Tlingit Council for six years. She demonstrated Operations Leadership skills in her position with the Alaska Highway Aboriginal Pipeline Coalition from September 2008- March 2013.


Her education includes an Environmental Science and Renewable Resource Management from Lethbridge Community College, first year Business Management from Malaspina College and a number of small courses focusing on Aboriginal leadership, Final and Self Government Agreements, Land Claims implementation Plans, negotiations, communications, and conflict management.