Lianne Marie Leda Charlie
is a descendant of the Tagé Cho Hudän (Big River People), Northern Tutchone speaking people of the Yukon. She is the granddaughter of Leda Jimmy of Little Salmon River and Big Salmon Charlie of Big Salmon River on her dad’s side and Donna Olsen of Denmark and Benjamin Larusson of Iceland on her mother’s side. She was born in Whitehorse, Yukon to her mother, Luanna Larusson, and late father, Peter Charlie. Lianne is a Political Science instructor at Yukon College in Whitehorse, Yukon, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Indigenous Politics at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. Lianne’s work is also on display on Instagram.