The Commission

Commission Members

Alice McCulley

Alice McCulley

Commission Member

Alice McCulley, a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen, has lived in Dawson City for 15 years and has worked for Yukon Parks and is currently a TH representative on both the Porcupine Caribou Management Board and the Tombstone Territorial Park Management Committee. She is currently employed with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in as a Fish & Wildlife Projects Coordinator, and is co-owner of a small business in Dawson City.

John Flynn

John Flynn

Commission Member

John was born and raised in Dawson City. He manages a successful mining business and is a member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. He has participated in seven Arctic Winter Games as an athlete and coach beginning with the 1974 Games held in Anchorage, Alaska. John has been active in Dawson City and the Yukon as a sport volunteer for over thirty years and was inducted into the Sport Yukon Hall of Fame in 2012.

Angie Joseph-Rear

Angie Joseph-Rear

Commission Member

Angie was active in the self-government process as a Chief, councillor and community member. Her work ensured the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in's land claims agreement reflected the values and aspirations of the Hän people.

Angie was a Hän language teacher and is now the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in's language coordinator. Angie and peers helped others deal with their residential school experience through the K'änächá group. Angie still finds time to enjoy the land.

Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds

Dan has lived in the Dawson area since 1971 and has been an active trapper and outfitter his entire life. He also owns agricultural land near Dawson City and has been producing hay for the community for the past 20 years. For the past 13 years, Dan has been a member on the Dawson District Renewable Resource Council and has worked with Tr'ondek Hwech'in, local trappers, regional biologists and the public on important wildlife habitat issues.

Debbie Nagano

Debbie Nagano

Commission Member

Debbie is a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen and a member of the Wolf Clan. Her family have long made a living off of the land. She has worked for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government for most of her adult life, with a focus on culture and well-being. Debbie is currently the Director of Heritage. She is also a skilled artist.

Lajit dedha’a ts’a lighe tr edaho ay. Respect one another in working together.

Jesse Cooke

Jesse Cooke

Jesse is our newest member being appointed in January 2021. Jesse is an entrepreneur, an educator, a proud father, an avid outdoorsman, and an involved community member. Jesse first moved to Dawson City in 2006 following the completion of undergraduate degrees in Geography, Environmental Studies, and Education. He worked at Robert Service School for several years and eventually started his own transportation and tour business which is celebrating its tenth year of operation in 2021. Jesse is working towards a Masters degree in Sustainable and Environmental Education.

Interviews with Commission Members

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Debbie Nagano

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Dan Reynolds

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Jesse Cooke

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