Mayo District Renewable Resources Council

  • About the Mayo District Renewable Resources Council
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Mayo District 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.

    The council’s jurisdiction is the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Traditional Territory which includes the communities of Mayo, Stewart Crossing, Elsa, and Keno City.

    • Authority: First Nation of Nacho Nyäk Dun Final Agreement, Chapter 2.12.0 and 16.6, Renewable Resources Council manual
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial 
    • Requirements: All nominees to the Council, except nominees of the Tetlit Gwich'in, will have lived in the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Traditional Territory for at least 1 year immediately prior to their appointment, and will have long term familiarity with renewable resources in the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun. A Council member may reside temporarily outside of the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun if doing work or studies related to the functions of the Council.
    • Term: 5 years
    • Meetings: first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 pm.
    • Department: Environment
    • Honoraria: Honoraria is paid to members for meetings

  2. Apply to be a member

    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 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse. We're open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: [email protected]
      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 Yukon 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
    • Brent Chapman, member from December 14, 2023, to December 13, 2026
    • John (Jack) Smith, member from October 28, 2021, to June 19, 2024
    • Kadrienne Hummel, member from May 16, 2024, to March 31, 2025
    • Ronalda  Moses, member from June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2028, chair from July 27, 2023, to July 26, 2024
    • Simone MacDonald, member from May 16, 2024, to Decembr 11, 2024
    • Steve Buyck, member from May 16, 2024, to May 15, 2029
    • Troy Johnson, member from May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2029


For questions about the Judicial Council email [email protected] or phone 867-996-2942, or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 2942.