Bio

Tosh Southwick belongs to the wolf moiety and is a Citizen of Kluane First Nation. She grew up in a small northern community and is the mother to three children and the auntie to many more. She is the Director of First Nation Initiatives (FNI) and the School of Academic Skill Development at Yukon College. The FNI office is tasked with integrating an understanding of First Nations and with ensuring that Yukon College is meeting the education and training needs of of the 14 Yukon First Nations. Prior to joining Yukon College Tosh has worked in Governance, Education, Human Resources and Health for various First Nation Governments and organizations. She has also served as youth councilor and Deputy Chief for her First Nation. She currently sits as the chair of the Yukon First Nations Education Commission, the Training Policy Committee and is an active member of Kluane First Nation Development Corporations. Tosh acquired her B.A. with honours in Psychology from the University of Victoria and is currently doing a Masters with the University of British Columbia.