Melanie Bennett

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Melanie Bennett is the executive director with the Yukon First Nations Education Directorate and is from the Tr'ondёk Hwёch'in First Nation. In her 30 education career, she has served as a First Nation liaison, teacher and administrator in First Nation schools and Ministry operated schools in British Columbia and Yukon. Melanie takes pride in our Yukon First Nations ways of knowing, traditional knowledge and strongly advocates that First Nations culturally relevant learning should happen for students every day in every school. Melanie holds a bachelor of education from Malaspina University and a master of education from University of Northern British Columbia in multidisciplinary leadership.