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 as a citizen and past General Council member of the Teslin Tlingit Council. Recently Pearl was hired in the Executive Office of the Council for Yukon First Nations.
Pearl has extensive experience representing Aboriginal interests within First Nation governments and other organizations, the Government of Yukon, and local environmental and economic development organizations. Among others, she 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, a member on the Dispute Resolution Board, the Constitutional Review Committee for the Teslin Tlingit Council, the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council, past President for the Northern Cultural Expressions Society and she currently sits on the Investment Committee for the Teslin Tlingit Council.
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 last 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.