Hon. Jeanie Dendys, Mountainview MLA
Minister of Tourism and Culture, Minister responsible for Women’s Directorate and Minister Responsible for Yukon Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board
Jeanie Dendys was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of November 7, 2016.
For the past seven years Dendys was director of justice for Kwanlin Dün First Nation. Jeanie provided guidance in the Yukon Policing Review and participated in the review of Yukon Corrections as a Yukon First Nation advisor. She served four years as the Yukon representative to the RCMP Commissioner’s First Nation Policing Advisory Board. She also served as a Kwanlin Dün First Nation representative on the Yukon Public Safety Committee and Mental Wellness Strategy - First Nation partnership committee.
She is president of the Yukon Indian Hockey Association and part of the Tahltan Health and Social Services Authority. Dendys volunteers locally and with her home nation in organizing cultural events and ceremonies.
The first-time MLA is born and raised in Yukon and of Tahltan First Nation and Norwegian ancestry. She has two sons.
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