Johnny Abel

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Johnny Abel
MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin
In office
1992–1995
Preceded by Norma Kassi
Succeeded by Esau Schafer
Personal details
Born January 1, 1947
Old Crow, Yukon
Died October 13, 1995(1995-10-13) (aged 48)
Yukon, Canada
Political party Yukon Party
Occupation band councillor

Johnny W. Abel (January 1, 1947 – October 13, 1995) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Vuntut Gwitchin in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1992 until his death in 1995. He was a member of the Yukon Party.[1][2][3]

He served as chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation from 1978 to 1984.[2]

Abel drowned in a canoeing accident[4][5] in 1995.

The film Arctic Son was inspired by a meeting between Andrew Walton and Johnny Abel.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Credits". Arctic Son. PBS. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  3. ^ [2]
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  5. ^ "Vuntut Gwichin". Yukon Votes 2006 (CBC News). 2006. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  6. ^ "Film Description". Arctic Son. PBS. Retrieved 2009-12-18.