Pelly-Nisutlin

George Bahm

George is an educator, trapper, entrepreneur, and former medivac and bush pilot. He has a deep connection to the land and works tirelessly to champion language and culture. He spent two decades as a pilot flying bush planes and medivac flights. A wilderness guiding background led George to a career in Experiential Education. He currently works for the Yukon Government Department of Education where he is the First Nations Experiential Advisor at the First Nations Initiatives division. He recently concluded a contract at Yukon Native Language Centre where he worked as a Community Languages Coordinator. In 2017 George was named Aboriginal Employee of the Year by the Yukon Government.
 
He operates his family trap line on the south Canol Road every weekend in the winter months and co-owns Wild Yukon Furs with his wife, Vanessa Aegirsdottir, promoting the use of Indigenous-sourced furs around the world. George has been performing with the Dakhka Khwaan dance group for the past eight years which he says is a powerful way for him to stay connected to his culture.

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