Bertha Allen, Gwich’in, 1934-
She is a life-long activist for social change and the advancement of Aboriginal and northern women. She was President of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women of the Northwest Territories, founding President of the Native Women's Association of the Northwest Territories and former President of the Native Women's Association of Canada. Allen has served on the NWT Constitutional Committee, National Aboriginal Advisory Committee to the RCMP Commissioner, NWT Judicial Appointments Committee, and the Multicultural Advisory Committee to the RCMP. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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