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Grafton Njootli

Grafton Njootli, 1978

Yukon Archives, Yukon. Photography Unit records, 90/51 #370

Grafton Njootli

Grafton Njootli born 1947 in Yukon, died 1999 in Yukon; elected 1978 in Old Crow; appointed 1978–1979 Minister, Member Executive Committee; Progressive Conservative, Independent. First aboriginal man elected to Yukon Legislative Assembly and appointed as Minister, Member of Executive Committee.

Sound Clip Summary

July 2, 1977 – Grafton Njootli speaks to the Lysyk Inquiry (the Alaska Highway Pipeline Hearings) in Old Crow. (CBC radio clip)

Yukon Archives, CBC Yukon fonds, CD series 47, CD #0626 and #0627