Jesse Hudson is part of the crow clan of Champagne and Aishihik First Nation, who speak Southern Tutchone and whose traditional territory is in the south-west corner of the Yukon. Her First Nation name is Nitsulla, which means “a woman walking around with her eyes closed” or a very trusting woman. Although she has lived in Whitehorse, Yukon and in Vancouver, BC, the Yukon is where she was born and has always felt like home. While on exchange in China she learned much about living where pollution and government censorship prevail, and is now glad to be back at UBC for her fourth year to study International Relations. Passionate about land claims, environment, aboriginal rights, and all else related to aboriginal social justice, Jesse believes strongly in the power of community and spreading change by starting it locally. Other passions include crafting (beading, sewing, knitting), reading, hiking and playing soccer.
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