Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm is a proud Yukoner and member of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Overcoming significant odds, Dana has succeeded both personally and professionally balancing real issues with systematic change, but it is his team, people, and communication skills that have helped him to bring people together around solutions. Youth, education, cultural exchange and climate are some of Dana’s passions. Dana speaks internationally on subjects such as: Bridging Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Western Best Practices, Youth Empowerment, and Climate Change and Renewable Energies in the North. VGFN Chief and Council passed a Climate Emergency Declaration, as well as a General Assembly Resolution to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. Dana has ambitious clean energy and climate mitigation plans and aims to have Old Crow at the forefront for Climate Change research and renewable technologies.