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Judy Gingell

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Prime Minister  Jean Chretien
Role  Politician
Name  Judy Gingell
Succeeded by  Jack Cable

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Premier  John Ostashek Piers McDonald Pat Duncan
Born  November 26, 1946 (age 69) Moose Lake, Yukon (1946-11-26)

Preceded by  John Kenneth McKinnon

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Judy Gingell, CM (b. November 26, 1946) is an aboriginal Canadian politician, who served as Commissioner of the Yukon from 1995 to 2000.

Born in Moose Lake in 1946, Gingell was the founding director of the Yukon Native Brotherhood in 1969. During the 1970s and 1980s, she served on the executive council of the Yukon Indian Women's Association and became a founding director of Northern Native Broadcasting in the Yukon. She was then elected president of the Yukon Indian Development Corporation in 1980. She was also chair of the Council for Yukon Indians from 1989 to May 1995.

She was appointed as the first aboriginal Commissioner on June 23, 1995, and retired in September 2000. She ran in the McIntyre-Takhini riding for the Yukon Liberal Party in the 2002 Yukon general election, but was not elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

In 2009, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for her contributions, over the past four decades, to the promotion and advancement of Aboriginal rights and governance in Yukon".

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Judy Gingell Wikipedia


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