Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell

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Shadhęl (Champagne) , Yukon

Cultural Presenter

Luke was born in Whitehorse, Yukon and spent most of his childhood between Whitehorse and Shadhęl (where he lives now). Luke is of Tłingit and European ancestry.  Luke is Dakhł’awèdí (Killer whale Clan), following the clan of his mother. Luke graduated from F.H. Collins and was inspired to travel after high school backpacking across Europe with friends. After traveling he attended Yukon College in the General Studies Program and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Events Management Program.  Luke is currently enrolled in the Yukon Native Language Teacher Certificate Program through Yukon College. In 2011 he started working for Champagne and Aishihik First Nation as the Elementary Education Support Worker. In this position he was able to learn about Dän kʼè yè Dákwänjē (Native way and Language). Since then, he has had a passion to continue learning and thrives on any chance to work with elders in order to increasing his speaking skills of Dákwänjē.

Luke volunteers with the Dakwä̀kä̀da dancers, based out of Haines Junction. He is also the Yukon representative for the National Indigenous Youth Council on Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS.  Luke is a trainer for SuicideTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and has trained people all over Yukon.  Luke also volunteers teaching yoga in his hometown of Shadhęl at the potlatch house.