First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun
Kadrienne Hummel was raised in Mayo and is a member of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun. She grew up gardening and hunting with her family and is happiest when outdoors and working with her hands. Kadrienne is currently accepted into the Northern Science and Conservation program at YukonU. She is also on the Yukon Government's Youth Panel for Climate Change. In 2019 Kadrienne took part in a canoe trip with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) on the Beaver River Watershed, which was deeply influential in her journey. There, she learned a lot about herself and the power of First Nations’ ways of viewing the world. The trip also demonstrated the power and happiness that can be brought among our people by healing with the land and thus, sprouted her passion for climate advocacy. Kadrienne looks forward to bringing an open-minded and compassionate perspective to this Fellowship and is excited to connect with like-minded young people that want to bring about change. She wants to show youth in small communities that it’s possible to step up and have their voices heard.