On June 23, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the appointment of a distinguished Canadian to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC):

 

Rae Mombourquette, Yukon

Rae Mombourquette is a Tlingit Acadian citizen of Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse, Yukon. She is a granddaughter of the Big Salmon Northern Tutchone people and great-granddaughter of the Marsh Lake Tagish Kwan.

Ms. Mombourquette is an Indigenous researcher specializing in Yukon First Nations heritage co‑management and Yukon First Nations Self-Government Final Agreement Chapter 13 Heritage implementation.

She has a B.A. in Canadian Studies from Thompson Rivers University and a certificate in Indigenous Women in Community Leadership from the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University.

Ms. Mombourquette has over 12 years of experience working in the Yukon Heritage field, and is passionate about promoting and preserving all aspects of Canadian history.

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