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Ellen Bruce, C.M., D.D.

Old Crow, Yukon [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on October 25, 1990; Invested on April 17, 1991

The spiritual leader of Old Crow and the North's first native woman to be ordained an Anglican minister, she has sustained and promoted the cultural integrity of the Vuntut Gwitchin for over 50 years, helping them adapt from camp life to community life. She s a strong and holy woman to has a powerful impact on natives and non-natives alike.

Deceased on October 16, 2010