Born in Inuvik and raised in Aklavik, Bobbie Jo Greenland Morgan has mixed ancestry including Gwich’in, Dene, Inuvialuit and Scottish. She identifies closely with her Gwich’in roots which includes Ehdiitat, Vuntut, Gwichya and Tetlit Gwich’in. Husband Wyatt Morgan originates from the Trondek Hwechin First Nation of Dawson City, Yukon and together they have one daughter, Elisha, who is 7. Bobbie Jo holds a diploma from Yukon College in First Nations Management Studies (1997), and attended the First Nations University of Canada in 2000 in the Environmental Science Program. She then entered the Circumpolar Young Leaders Internship Program in Copenhagen Denmark for 6 months and worked directly on issues facing indigenous people in the Arctic.
Bobbie Jo worked for a variety of organizations including public and aboriginal governments, gaining experience with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Beaufort-Delta Education Council, the Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board, the Mackenzie Gas Project and the Yukon Government. She served the Hamlet of Aklavik as an elected council member and has sat on various boards and committees including Gwich’in Council International, Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board, GNWT Income Support Appeal Board, GNWT Education Renewal Communication Advisory, Porcupine Caribou Management Board, and the GTC Education and Training Committee.
When not in the office, Bobbie Jo enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, camping, picking berries, and being out on the beautiful land we are so fortunate to have.