Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a Champagne and Aishihik First Nations citizen, is a well-respected academic with multiple advanced degrees in microbiology and geography and is currently working towards a PhD regarding Indigenous Land Use Planning.
She holds degrees from the University of Northern British Columbia and University of Victoria. She is a Jane Glassco Northern Fellow and a recipient of the prestigious 2017 Vanier Scholarship.
With her business, Subarctic Research & Strategy, Joe-Strack is currently leading development of a progressive Land Use Plan for her First Nation’s Traditional Territory – which will contribute to the Yukon-wide regional land planning process. She is concurrently applying this experience towards a PhD in Sustainability & Environment with the University of Saskatchewan.
Daqualama was born and currently lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory with her husband and two young children.