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Marilyn Jensen

Director, Yukon / ITAC

Yadultin & Dūsts’ā̀dle, is Inland Tlingit/Tagish Khwáan from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation; belonging to the Dakhl’aweidí Clan under theTagish Keét Hít (Killerwhale House) in the Southern Yukon Territory. She presently serves as President of the Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association. She has taught First Nation Governance at Yukon College and works closely with many Indigenous communities as a consultant focusing on Indigenous self-determination. She continues to teach engaging workshops for Government on indigenous history, land claims, self-government for 20 years and for numerous First Nation Governments and organizations.

Marilyn Jensen

Marilyn leads a traditional dance group; the Dakhká Khwaán Dancers, recipients of the National Indigenous Tourism Award and nominated for an Indigenous Music Award in 2018. Marilyn was honoured by the Governor General of Canada as a recipient of the Polar Medal for Cultural Reclamation. She has earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alaska and a M.A. in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria.

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