Roddy Blackjack

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Roddy Blackjack (c. 1927 – death announced on May 2, 2013) was a Canadian elder and former Chief of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation of the Yukon Territory. He also served as an executive elder of the Council of Yukon First Nations and "elder in residence" at Yukon College.[1]

Blackjack is considered an early architect of the Yukon Land Claims agreement.[1] In 1973, Blackjack traveled to Ottawa as part of a delegation of Yukon First Nation leaders.[1] He presented Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau with documents and other paperwork which would form the basis for the eventual Yukon Land Claims agreement.[1]

Blackjack died in early May 2013 at the age of 86. His death was announced on May 2, 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Elder who helped start Yukon land claim process dies at 8". CBC News. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-12.