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Jimmy Johnny wins Gerry Couture Stewardship Award

Jimmy Johnny - a Na-Cho Nyak Dun elder, longtime guide, and outspoken advocate for the land - has won the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award.

The award, including the Gerry Couture Stewardship Medal and a $1000 prize, is given annually to a (preferably curmudgeonly) individual chosen for outstanding personal dedication to natural resource conservation and management in the Yukon.

The purpose of the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award is to foster public awareness of, and appreciation for, the personal dedication required to conserve and manage the Yukon’s natural resources. The donor of the award is inspired by Gerry Couture’s fearlessness and persistence in the face of adversity, and his creativity, innovation, and curmudgeonliness.

Previous winners are listed here.

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