Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Laberge Renewable Resources Council

Department: Environment

Address: 3A Glacier Road, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5S7

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


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 and 16.6.2

Period: January 13, 2002 to present
Type: Advisory


The Ta'an Kwach'an Council nominates 3 people and the Yukon government nominates 3 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:
LaVallee, John   FN Member   08/21/2018   08/29/2021
Jackson, Betsy FN Alternate 07/10/2015 07/09/2020
Anderson, Gail FN Member 08/17/2016 08/16/2021
Mychasiw, Leonard YG Alternate 04/27/2017 12/31/2019
Adamson, Norman FN Member 03/30/2017 03/29/2022
Adamson, Norman   Co-Chair    01/17/2019    07/16/2019 
Giesbrecht, Russ    YG Member    04/27/2017    04/26/2022 
Howarth, Stefan    YG Member    01/17/2019    04/26/2022 
Howarth, Stefan   Co-Chair   01/17/2019    07/16/2019