Antoinette Halvorsen, an Athabascan Gwich’in was born and raised in Gwichyaa Zhee (Fort Yukon). She is the Executive Coordinator for Minto Development Corporation.
She was the former mayor of Fort Yukon; a tribal council member; an LSAC member; and a tribal court judge. As a tribal court Judge, they implemented one of many tribal courts, which is now very strong, and focused on keeping our children in their native homes. She also volunteers for numerous community events. Such as spring carnivals, Christmas programs, school programs, traditional dance instructor, and the 4th of July.
She moved to Fairbanks 16 years ago, where she met her husband James, they love living a traditional lifestyle fishing, hunting, and picking berries. She volunteers on her own, helps people in need, brings food and water to homeless people, and gives rides when needed. She loves spreading awareness to others, regarding the people that are missing, always be careful of your surroundings.
She has been blessed with 11 beautiful children and 10 grandchildren.
She hopes to bring her positive attitude and caring for our Native and American Indians that were taken too soon from us and help survivors of Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse to the Board of Directors and to continue to build our partnerships and honor our traditional ways.