The Government of Canada, through the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, helps connect Canadians with our shared history. Each designation under the National Program of Historical Commemoration makes a unique contribution to the tapestry of stories that make up our past and collectively contribute to our identity.
Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the appointment of Ms. Rae Mombourquette as the Yukon representative for the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC).
Ms. Mombourquette, a Tlinglit Acadian citizen of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, is an Indigenous researcher specializing in Yukon First Nations heritage co-management and Yukon First Nations Self-Government Final Agreement Chapter 13 Heritage implementation. Since her graduation from Thompson Rivers University in 2009, she has worked in Whitehorse in various capacities, including over 12 years of experience working in the Yukon heritage field.
Created in 1919, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada advises the Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the national significance of persons, places, and events that have marked history in Canada. Parks Canada supports the Board’s work with professional and administrative services, including the conduct of historical and archaeological research needed for evaluating applications.
Together, Parks Canada and the Board ensure that subjects of national historic significance are recognized and these important stories are shared with Canadians under the National Program of Historical Commemoration.