OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Kluane Adamek who was appointed by Yukon First Nation Chiefs as the AFN Yukon Interim Regional Chief on January 17, 2018.
"I congratulate Kluane Adamek on her appointment and welcome her to the AFN Executive Committee," said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. "I have known Interim Regional Chief Adamek for many years and I look forward to working together to pursue priorities for First Nations in the Yukon and First Nations across the country. Her strong voice, leadership and dedication to issues like education, the environment, economic development, child and youth development, and governance will help advance our priorities on a national level."
Interim Regional Chief Adamek previously represented Yukon interests at the AFN as the territory's representative to both the AFN Chiefs Committee on Education and the AFN Youth Council. She was the Director of Government Relations for Northwestel, the largest telecommunications company in the North, and has worked for the Yukon Government's cabinet office. Interim Regional Chief Adamek is the founder of Our Voices, a collective of northern Indigenous emerging leaders. In 2017 she was selected to participate in the Governor General's Leadership Conference. Interim Regional Chief Adamek is a citizen of Kluane First Nation.
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SOURCE Assembly of First Nations
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