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New Vuntut Gwitchin chief and council to be sworn in today – CBC

31-year-old Dana Tizya-Tramm was elected chief of the First Nation in November

Jan 11, 2019

Dana Tizya-Tramm will be sworn in today as chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon.

The former councillor and president of Youth of the Peel was elected chief in November. At 31, he is believed to be the youngest chief the First Nation has ever had.

He said that a key goal for him as leader is empowering young Indigenous people.

“I think it’s a very important time and place and space that we’re in,” he told CBC, after his election in November.

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