YFN 101, First Nations Initiatives Instructors

 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.Tosh is the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation, First Nation Initiatives (FNI) at Yukon College. Prior to joining Yukon College in 2008 as director of First Nations Initiatives, she worked in Governance, Education, Human Resources and Health for various First Nation Governments and organizations. Tosh has served as youth councilor and Deputy Chief for her First Nation, is an active member of Kluane First Nation Development Corporation, and is currently chair of the Yukon First Nations Education Commission and the Training Policy Commission.   Tosh holds a MEd. with UBC and a BA Honors in Psychology from the University of Victoria.
Davida Wood,  Director of First Nations Initiatives, is a citizen of the Teslin Tlingit Council. She belongs to the crow moiety and Kùkhhittàn clan. She first joined the College in 2011 as a facilitator in First Nations Initiatives. Davida Wood has been an integral part of the development and facilitation of the Yukon First Nations core competency at Yukon College and YFN 101 workshop —from the initial conversations with the 14 Yukon First Nations to the sought-after workshop it is now. Davida holds a Bachelor of Education from University of Regina and Yukon College. Prior to joining Yukon College, she worked for the Self Government Secretariat at the Council of Yukon First Nations. Wood currently serves as a general council member of her First Nation and as the appointed clan representative on the Teslin Education and Training committee.  
Jenilee Cook, Facilitator for First Nations Initiatives, starter her journey in Haines Junction, a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation’s Agunda (Wolf) Clan. The grandchild to Bessie and Jack Allen, and daughter to Virginia Allen and Jim Cook, Jeni has spent most of her life in the Yukon, moving to Whitehorse to build a life and raise her two lovely children.
For her first career, Jeni became a Hairstylist through MC College in Edmonton, later achieving her Red Seal Journeyman. After mastering this first industry, Jeni decided to shift her life in a different direction, enrolling in the Office Administration Program with the Yukon College. Graduating in 2014, she took up an administrative role in a very high energy Yukon Government work environment. It wasn’t until starting work with the amazing First Nations Initiatives office that she finally finding her calling engaging in the discourse surrounding First Nations right, and Truth and Reconciliation. She takes pride and honor that she is able to follow her interests in her First Nation ancestry by becoming a facilitator with First Nations Initiatives and is excited to continue on this path of gaining knowledge and becoming part of the Yukon College family.

Right Use of Power, A Wellness Day, and Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Instructor

Juliette Anglehart Zedda is a mental health and addiction counsellor, a psychosomatic and expressive arts therapist, and a Yoga teacher. She has a BA in Cultural Studies and Eastern Philosophy; MA in Counselling Psychology; and Certification in Yoga, Communication, Psychosomatic and Expressive Arts Therapies. Juliette has a private counselling practice and yoga practice in Whitehorse.Juliette has developed and delivers “A Wellness Day”, a 1-day course, which provides participants with an introduction to various approaches to self-care. A Wellness Day is offered through the NISJ to the public.   Juliette also delivers “Ethics: Right Use of Power”, for the NISJ.  She was trained by the Right Use of Power Institute.

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) Instructor

Nataschaa Chatterton MA, SEP, RP-CRA, has been working in the fields of trauma transformation and conflict resolution for the past fifteen years. She has worked and lived throughout British Columbia and the Yukon, within rural Indigenous communities as a Trauma Counsellor. Her approach is founded in the belief that trauma is an energy form seeking to be resolved so the body and spirit can find balance and harmony, supporting life to be lived to its fullest. She has spent many years designing and facilitating land based healing camps, acknowledging this vital connection for healing. She teaches trauma and conflict courses across the Yukon for the National organizations CTRI and Achieve. She is also a part of the Trauma based Crisis Response team and facilitator for the Healing Complex Trauma program with the First Nations Health Authority in BC. With extensive studies in developmental trauma resolution from a nervous system based approach, attachment based therapies, grief counselling, restorative circle practices, mediation and energetic healing. She has a Masters in Conflict Resolution, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and is trained in Emotionally Focused and Internal Family Systems therapies; studying with both Peter Levine and Gabor Mate. She is completing her second Master’s in Counselling Psychology. She lives in Haines Junction, Yukon working with numerous First Nations and is a Health Canada Service Provider.