Originally from Tuktoyaktuk, Campbell says living and working in the hamlet has given her experience of life in an isolated community and the challenges that come with it, such as the cost of living, housing shortages, educational barriers, and environmental impacts.
“My home community of Tuktoyaktuk has had a huge impact on who I have become today,” she stated in her announcement, posted to Facebook on Friday.
Campbell says she was an elected councillor with the hamlet and has served as the Inuvialuit representative for the National Inuit Youth Council. She is currently an economic development officer in Inuvik for the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment.
Campbell has diplomas in recreational leadership and business administration from Aurora College and a bachelor of management from the University of Lethbridge, she said.
She stated her education and work experience, including work with the territoral and federal governments as well as private sector and non-profit organizations, has prepared her to run in the October 1 election.
“I was instilled with valuable morals from many respected elders and community leaders,” she stated. “I have always had a passion to stand for my beliefs; the past, present, and rising issues.”
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