Jeremy Harper is a member of Selkirk First Nation and currently lives in Carmacks. He has worked in recreation with Selkirk First Nation for over 20 years; being the Recreation Coordinator for the last 7. He currently serves as a Wolf Councillor, and is in his third term as an elected leader with the First Nation and has also been on the board of the Selkirk Development Corporation for the past nine and a half years.
Since being elected to the Selkirk First Nation government, Harper has worked to help his First
Nation move forward in the right direction. Most recently, that has involved building and
maintaining good working relationships with organizations and companies in order to ensure
adequate water systems are in place, training and jobs are secured for citizens as well as
building housing in Pelly so that more First Nation members could live in the community.
As the Recreation Coordinator, Harper promotes healthy living through recreation in his
community. He continues to support and lead youth in many ways. He has been both a hockey
and swimming coach and has attended the North American Indigenous Games as both an
athlete and coach. Harper is also a Canadian Ranger and has been since 2007.
Harper will work to be the voice for the people of the riding. He believes collaboration is key to
making sure Yukoners are getting the best possible services from their governments. He also
believes there is a need for more wellness and health supports and will make it a priority to
push for health care improvements for rural Yukoners.
Traditional ways of life are important to Harper. He feels strongly about sharing all he has with
his family and his community. He values the time he can spend on the land, hunting and fishing
to provide for his family. When he isn’t busy with one of his many roles with the First Nation,
Harper enjoys being on the land, exploring the beautiful territory that is his home.
He is putting his name forward in this election because the wants to continue the good work
the Liberal team has accomplished over the past four and a half years. He knows there is more
to be done and will work hard to make sure the people of Mayo-Tatchun are well represented
at the territorial level.