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Yukon Famous

People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.

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  • Jerry Alfred musician
  • Pierre Francis De Marigny Berton author, journalist
  • Dawson Charlie (Kaa goox) tagish first nation, co-discoverer of gold in yukon territory
  • John Firth author
  • Carol Geddes filmmaker
  • Judy Gingell politician, founding director yukon native brotherhood
  • Janelle Hardy artist
  • Louise Hardy politician
  • Skookum Jim Mason (Keish) co-discoverer of gold in yukon territory
  • Tahmoh Penikett actor
  • Sahneuti gwich'in first nation chief, fur trader
  • Robert William Service poet, "bard of the yukon" (born in England)
  • Dennis Shorty artist, carver
  • Geraldine Van Bibber politician
  • Greg Wiltjer basketball player
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.