Carmacks Renewable Resources Council

  • About the Carmacks Renewable Resources Council
  • Apply to be a member of the Carmacks Renewable Resources Council
  • Current Members
  1. About the Carmacks Renewable Resources Council

    Renewable Resources Councils are a primary instrument for local renewable resources management as set out in the final agreements. Each Renewable Resources Council, acting in the public interest and consistent with their Final Agreement may make recommendations to the Minister, the affected Yukon First Nation, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and the Salmon Sub-Committee on any matter related to conservation of fish and wildlife. Each Renewable Resources Council makes provisions for public involvement in the development of its decisions and its recommendations.

    • Authority: Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation (“LSCFN”) Final Agreement, Chapter 2.12.0 and 16.6.0
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: all nominees to the Council should have resided in the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Traditional Territory for at least 1 year immediately prior to their appointment and should have long term familiarity with renewable resources in the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Traditional Territory. A temporary absence from the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Traditional Territory does not constitute an interruption of residency.
    • Term: 5 years
    • Meetings: second and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Carmacks Renewable resources Council Office
    • Department: Environment
    • Honoraria: $125 per day
  2. Apply to be a member of the Carmacks Renewable Resources Council

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current Members
    • Allen Skookum, First Nations member from August 23, 2017, to August 22, 2022
    • Allen Skookum, co-chair from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
    • Douglas Billy, First Nations alternate member from March 21, 2018, to April 19, 2021
    • Joseph O'Brien, First Nations member from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2023
    • Lorraine Graham, Government og Yukon member from August 23, 2017, to March 31, 2021
    • Ruth Buyck, Government of Yukon member from February 27, 2019, to February 26, 2024
    • Sheila Garvice, Government og Yukon member from April 4, 2018, to April 3, 2021 
    • Sheila Garvice, co-chair from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020
    • Vera Charlie, First Nations member from May 18, 2016, to May 17, 2021


For questions about the Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council email or phone 867-399-4923, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 4923.