Jen Jones & Yukon First Nation Health & Social Development Commission University of Guelph, PhD Candidate

After completing an undergraduate degree in Geography and Women's Studies at Queen's University, Jen travelled north and has made it her home for over 20 years. Jen completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is now in the early stages of her PhD at the University of Guelph. Her work seeks to conceptualize, for use in the routine assessment of a mine development, the impacts of colonialism and assimilation policies on Indigenous health and well-being.


The Yukon First Nation Health & Social Development Commission was formed in 1992 in response to a resolution passed at the CYFN Annual General Assembly.  The Commission was established as a permanent advisory and advocacy group and acts as an advisory body with a membership that represented all Yukon First Nations.



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Plenary Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   1:30-1:40