First Nations female pilot, operators of cultural museum win Yukon innovation awards


Inductees into the innovative hub called Yukonstruct – Hall of Innovators – include Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) citizen Shadunjen van Kampen, the first Indigenous woman in Yukon to earn her single-engine commercial pilot license.

Also included is Little Salmon/Carmacks member Meta Williams, who co-owns interpretive camp and traditional museum Kwaday dun Kenji (Long Ago Peoples Place) with her partner and CAFN citizen Harold Johnson.

Reporter / Whitehorse

Sara Connors is originally from Nova Scotia and has a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax. After graduation she worked in South Korea for two years as an English Language teacher and freelance journalist. After she returned home in 2019 she worked behind the scenes at CTV Atlantic in Halifax before joining APTN's Yukon bureau in July 2020.

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