Katherine Alexander to run in Pelly-Nisutlin

Katherine Alexander will represent the Yukon Liberal Party in the riding of Pelly-Nisutlin.  Alexander has lived in the Yukon since 1996 and has worked mainly in the non-profit sector, specifically in agencies addressing social justice.

Alexander has a strong connection to the community of Teslin having taught employment skills at the Yukon College Campus in Teslin.

More recently, she worked at the Council of Yukon First Nations as their Senior Health and Social Analyst building relationships with Yukon First Nation communities to build self-determined health, mental wellness, and food security services across the Territory.

Katherine is currently the Director of Policy and Analytics at the newly created Yukon First Nation Education Directorate where she oversees strategies for systemic change in the education system. She manages the implementation of a rural and urban nutritional service for Indigenous children across the territory to receive hot breakfast and lunch at school, along with developing a wrap around service model to provide allied health supports, early childhood education and education based advocacy for Indigenous youth.

She also worked very closely with the Ross River Kaska on community economic development projects. She helped the community access funding for cultural identify programs, traditional parenting development, nutritional services, culture camps. She is deeply committed to the community of Ross River and was honoured for the opportunity to work with them.

Alexander attended the University of Waterloo, and most recently completed a post graduate certificate at the Coady Institute in Women’s Leadership through the Canadian’s Women’s Foundation.

She also studied blacksmithing at Kootenay School of the Arts, after completing the welding program at the Yukon College.

"I’m very happy to welcome Katherine to our team. She has a well-earned reputation as a strong advocate for social justice. Her experience working in the field of education will serve her well across the riding of Pelly-Nisutlin.”

Yukon Liberal Leader, Sandy Silver

“The Liberal Party has demonstrated it values working in partnership with First Nation governments. I believe they are best suited to continue moving forward in partnership with First Nation partners.”

Katherine Alexander, Liberal candidate for Pelly-Nisutlin