Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Laberge Renewable Resources Council

Department: Environment

Address: 101 Copper Road, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2Z7

Email: labergerrc@northwestel.net | Phone: 867-393-3940


Mandate

Renewable Resources Councils are a primary instrument for local renewable resources management as set out in the final agreements. Each Renewable Resources Council, acting in the public interest and consistent with their Final Agreement may make recommendations to the Minister, the affected Yukon First Nation, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and the Salmon Sub-Committee on any matter related to conservation of fish and wildlife. Each Renewable Resources Council makes provisions for public involvement in the development of its decisions and its recommendations.

The Council’s jurisdiction is the Ta’an Kwach’an Council Traditional Territory which includes the city of Whitehorse.

Authority: Ta’an Kwach’an Council Final Agreement, Chapter 2.12.2.3 and 16.6.2

Period: January 13, 2002 to present
Type: Advisory


Membership

The Ta'an Kwach'an Council and Kwanlin Dun First Nation each nominate 2 people and the Yukon government nominates 4 people. Each group also nominates 1 alternate member. The Minister of Environment appoints members and alternates and the Chair is chosen by the members and appointed by the Minister.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: All nominees must have resided in the Ta'an Kwach'an Council Traditional Territory or the Kwanlin Dun First Nation Traditional Territory for at least 1 year immediately prior to their appointment. Nominees should have long term familiarity with renewable resources in the Traditional Territory in which they reside. A temporary absence from Ta’an Kwach’an Council Traditional Territory or Kwanlin Dun First Nation Traditional Territory does not constitute an interruption of residency.

Term: 5 years for members and alternate members.

Meetings: Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. for 3—4 hours.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Jackson, Betsy FN Alternate Member 07/10/2015 07/09/2020
Anderson, Gail FN Member 08/17/2016 08/16/2021
Anderson, Gail   C-Chair    06/08/2017    03/31/2018
Smith, Andrew YG Member 04/27/2017 09/30/2018
Mychasiw, Leonard YG Alternate Member 04/27/2017 12/31/2019
Adamson, Norman FN Member 03/30/2017 03/29/2022
Harvey, Gordon Jr    FN Member    08/30/2016    08/29/2021 
Giesbrecht, Russ    YG Member    04/27/2017    04/26/2022 
Giesbrecht, Russ    Co-Chair   06/08/2017   03/31/2018 
Howart, Stephan    YG Member    04/27/2017    04/26/2022