Yukon NDP Saddened by Passing of Melissa Atkinson

The Yukon NDP family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Melissa Atkinson.

Melissa was a proud Indigenous woman born and raised in Yukon with Han, Kaska Dene and Tlingit roots. She was a member of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation. Melissa was many things to many people: a daughter, a lawyer, an advocate and a friend. She will be missed.

At this time our thoughts are with her family, especially Melissa’s mother Jessie Sidney.