Board of Directors

Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan | Grand Chief

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.

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Jordan Peterson | Deputy Chief

Jordan Peterson was raised in Aklavik by parents Terry and William Peterson. His maternal (Mothers) grandparents are Astrid and James McDonald and paternal (Fathers) grandparents are Mable and Frederick Peterson. Jordan has Gwich’in, Inuvialuit, Scottish and Swedish ancestry. During his upbringing he was primarily raised in a Gwich’in environment, although he is proud of all of his ethnic roots Jordan connects most with his Gwich’in background.

Jordan has really dedicated his life to his communities and has worked for the Gwich’in Tribal Council as a Community Development Officer before being elected as Vice President. He works with Gwich’in youth and Youth from the north through his role as a Co-Chair for Our Voices which is a Indigenous emerging leaders collective which promotes, encourages and implements work for young Indigenous people in the north.

Jordan is currently a Jane Glassco Fellow and encourages anyone looking to understand public policy in Canada to ensure that they apply. Being able to have more Indigenous people understanding how to shape and create policy will ensure that our voices are being heard at the most critical places in our organizations and governments. Jordan has also been apart of a number of boards in Inuvik and as a youth representative for Gwich’in Council International. He has lived and worked all over Western Canada in a number of industries but found his true calling when given the chance to be able to work for and with his people.

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Leslie P. Blake | Director

Eliza Firth | Director

Wilbert Firth | Director

Gladys Edwards | Director

Andrew Charlie | Director

Grace Blake | Director

Anna May McLeod | Director

Barry Greenland | Director

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