On behalf of the Government of Yukon and my Cabinet colleagues, I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies on the passing of Yukon Elder Stephen Frost Sr.
Mr. Frost was an active and knowledgeable member of his community and a respected Vuntut Gwitchin Elder.
Born in Old Crow and raised mostly in the Bluefish River area, Mr. Frost lived a full and meaningful life. His strong beliefs that the land and animals must be protected for future generations will have a profound and long lasting impact in the community and across the north. His outgoing nature and love for storytelling will be missed deeply.
Mr. Frost’s dedication to his work at the community health centre, maintaining the local airstrip and his passion in the fight against climate change, are only some examples of his endless commitment to ensuring the health and safety of the Gwitchin people, land and wildlife.
He generously shared his knowledge with so many. His contributions to his family, community this territory and the Gwitchin people will continue to be felt for many generations.
We have lost a legend and our thoughts are with Elder Frost’s family and his entire community.