Yukon Heritage Resources Board
Anne Leckie, Chair
Anne Leckie holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Calgary and has worked in Yukon land claims and implementation since the 1980s. She has engaged with First Nations in lands and heritage resource management, including built and intangible heritage projects. For over a decade, Anne served as Director of Lands and Resources and later as Executive Director to the First Nation of Na Cho Nyak Dun. She has also provided consulting services to Yukon First Nations in the area of implementation.
Anne has a passion for Yukon history and was a founding member of the Mayo Historical Society. She is a published academic author and her work also includes chapters in the local Yukon history books Gold and Galena and Heart of the Yukon. Anne has served on a number of Yukon boards, including the Silver Trail Chamber of Commerce, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, the Yukon Water Board, and the Yukon Heritage Resources Board. She is also a recent past Chair of the National Trust for Canada. Anne has lived for over 35 years off-grid at her farm between Stewart Crossing and Mayo, Yukon.
John Firth is an award-winning writer/storyteller who grew up in Dawson City and lives in Whitehorse. He has authored six books on Yukon history and was a contributing writer to five other books. He received the Yukon Commissioner's Award in 1999 for his work in preserving the Yukon's dog mushing history and culture. In 2019 he was presented with a Heritage Award from the Yukon Historical and Museums Association for his ongoing contribution to telling the Yukon story.
Tim Green is a professional engineer and a retired Canadian army signals officer who is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. He has worked for a railway company and a computer manufacturer. He has been an English/French interpreter, technical editor, and project manager. He spent ten years in YG negotiating and managing information technology contracts. He lives in Whitehorse where he is a consultant assisting companies facing editing, writing, and procurement challenges.
Tim spends much time outdoors. He enjoys exploring the use of technology such as lidar, GPS, and geographical information systems to understand and document Yukon history. His recent focus has been mines in the Whitehorse Copper Belt and the White Pass railway north of Carcross. He shares what he learns on websites that he has created and on hikes that he leads.
Ms. McLean is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation with Tlingit and Scottish/German ancestry. Her Chilkat Tlingit family roots reach past the discovery of gold in Yukon. Zena was born in Northern B.C. and raised in Carcross and Whitehorse, Yukon. Retired from a career with Transport Canada, she now works for the Parks Canada Field Unit on the Chilkoot Trail, the trail of her ancestors. Ms. McLean was appointed to the Yukon Heritage Resources Board in 2019 and is also a member of the Yukon Geographic Place Names Board and the Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Board. Zena is passionate about ensuring that Yukon First Nations heritage and culture are preserved within the Yukon territory.
Annette is a long-time Yukon resident who has lived and worked in several of the communities, as well as in Whitehorse. Her heritage is Metis with original family roots in northern Manitoba. Annette holds a degree in Business Administration/Management and continues her studies towards a Masters in Heritage and Cultural Resource Management. After retiring from owning and operating an off-grid tourism business in the Kluane region, Annette now volunteers with Yukon Heritage Resources Board, Yukon Historical & Museums Association, and at Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility. She currently resides in Kaska Territory in the Watson Lake area.
A retired, decorated Military Officer, Red served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years, 12 of those in foreign lands with NATO in Europe and on various UN Peace Missions in the Middle East. He currently resides in Whitehorse. Beside being a board member of YHRB, Red is involved with the Royal Canadian Legion (Whitehorse Branch), a founding member of the Vimy Heritage Housing Society, a member of the Yukon Order of Pioneers and a published author. Upon retirement, Red operated a River Tour boat on the Yukon River for 10 years and was the Manager of a private security firm for eight years.