Florence Kushniruk

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Florence Kushniruk is the post-secondary program officer at Champagne and Aishihik First Nation's Education Department and sits on the President's Advisory Committee on First Nation Initiatives within Yukon University. She has worked for her First Nation since the age of 12 in many capacities but joined the Education team permanently in October, 2011. Kushniruk completed the business administration certificate program at Yukon College in 2016, but resigned in June 2017 in order to move forward with completing the diploma accreditation program. She returned to work for her First Nation and accepted the post-secondary program officer position in 2019. Florence is passionate about helping students reach goals they thought were unattainable because of their situation, and uses her own experiences to understand, empathize, and support each student.