Joining our team of archivists here in the North are….
Bio: Carey Isaak, graduate of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies program has worked in various archival/heritage institutes across Western Canada for the last twenty years. He is currently working for the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) on a one year project to describe and re-house its vast and unique collection of archival material.
Carrey is working on the CYFN fonds with Peggy D’Orsay, Donna Darbyshire and Kaylin Horassi.
Bio: When people ask me where I’m from, I usually respond by asking originally or most recently? For the first time in almost 20 years, the answer to those two questions is the same. I grew up in New Westminster, BC and have worked all over Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Ontario and then I headed back to BC for four months before being hired as the Archivist at CAFN. I am thrilled to add the Yukon Territory to my list of places I’ve lived and being able to put my skills and training to work for the Heritage, Lands and Resources department at CAFN delights me. One of the things my strange and twisty life has provided me is a wide variety of skills and experiences. In addition to holding a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Western University, I also hold a Bachelors in English Literature from Ambrose University and a Diploma in Broadcast Communications – Radio from British Columbia Institute of Technology. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to live and work in Haines Junction, serving CAFN as Archivist and providing information management support.
Nancy will be working at the Da Ku Cultural Centre on CAFN Archives and Records Management for 9 months.
Angela Code: Yukon Native Language Centre
Bio: I am a member of the Sayisi Dene First Nation. I am originally from Tadoule Lake, MB but have lived in Yukon for many years. I am passionate about Indigenous language and culture revitalization. I am excited about starting this new job and am excited for all the amazing, creative projects that will come out of this work.