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The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council has been in existence since 1975. It was originally formed as the Yukon Indian Women’s Council as an opportunity to have a say in the decision-making process on issues affected by native women in Whitehorse and within Yukon. The first group of women met in Whitehorse at Skookum Jim Friendship Center on January 21, 1974. The women were Lorraine Joe, Margaret Joe, Frances Woolsey, Josephine Muff, Patt Delaney, Kathy Rear, Pat Martin, Maxine Grant, Emma (Kaushee) Harris and Edi Bohmer.