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Marilyn is Inland Tlingit and Tagish Khwáan from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. She was born and raised in the Yukon. While she has worked in many different settings, Marilyn has consistently focused on one mission: the empowerment and growth of Indigenous communities.

Marilyn is an expert communicator and facilitator. She understands the profound challenges that Indigenous leaders, staff and citizens face as they work to govern their nations. Her commitment is to develop and share the best possible approaches to achieving strength and sustainability within families, workplaces and communities. Marilyn is a deeply positive person who connects with people through storytelling and sharing the beauty of her culture and identity. She believes that with a little faith and a lot of expresso coffee, anything is possible!


Marilyn is the descendent of many renowned Yukon Indigenous elders who envisioned and worked to achieve self-determination and wellness for their people. She is the founder and leader behind the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers.

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