Bio

Lianne Marie Leda Charlie is a descendant of the Tagé Cho Hudän (Big River People), Northern Tutchone speaking people of the Yukon. She is the granddaughter of Leda Jimmy of Little Salmon River and Big Salmon Charlie of Big Salmon River on her dad’s side and Donna Olsen of Denmark and Benedict Larusson of Iceland on her mother’s side. She was born in Whitehorse, Yukon to her mother, Luanna Larusson, and late father, Peter Charlie. Lianne is a mother, artist and Political Science instructor at Yukon College in Whitehorse, Yukon. She is a PhD Candidate in Indigenous Politics at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. You can see her artwork on Instagram: www.instagram.com/littlesalmonwoman/.