Judy Gingell

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Judy Gingell
Commissioner of the Yukon
In office
June 23, 1995 – October 1, 2000
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
PremierJohn Ostashek
Piers McDonald
Pat Duncan
Preceded byJohn Kenneth McKinnon
Succeeded byJack Cable
Personal details
Born (1946-11-26) November 26, 1946 (age 72)[1]
Moose Lake, Yukon[2]

Judy Gingell, CM (born November 26, 1946[1]) is an aboriginal Canadian politician, who served as Commissioner of the Yukon from 1995 to 2000.

Born in Moose Lake[2] in 1946, Gingell was the founding director of the Yukon Native Brotherhood in 1969. During the 1970s and 1980s, she served on the executive council of the Yukon Indian Women's Association and became a founding director of Northern Native Broadcasting in the Yukon. She was then elected president of the Yukon Indian Development Corporation in 1980. She was also chair of the Council for Yukon Indians from 1989 to May 1995.

She was appointed as the first aboriginal Commissioner on June 23, 1995, and retired in September 2000. She ran in the McIntyre-Takhini riding for the Yukon Liberal Party in the 2002 Yukon general election, but was not elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

In 2009, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for her contributions, over the past four decades, to the promotion and advancement of Aboriginal rights and governance in Yukon".[3]


  1. ^ a b Judy Gingell Archived 2014-03-11 at the Wayback Machine at Archives Canada
  2. ^ a b The Canadian Who's who
  3. ^ "Governor General Announces 57 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. December 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.

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