Ka Nuxh Andy Carvill was born in Whitehorse Yukon. Andy is of Tlingit, Northern Tutchone and English ancestry. Andy is from the Daklaweidi Clan of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Andy has been married for over thirty years and has two daughters.
As a Citizen who has lived in Carcross his entire life, Andy understands the importance of valuing our Elders and Youth. Andy was raised by his grandmother Margaret Breton (Carvill Jim). As with other children and youth in the community, Andy would go around the community and help Elders and families. Everyone did this and Andy was no exception. He believes that during these times of sharing, coupled with his personal experiences as a non status Yukon First Nations man, then gaining his Status later in life has shaped his passion for the protection of Aboriginal Title and Rights.
Andy has extensive experience in community, regional, central and national First Nations politics:
Andy is passionate about economic and community development. From 2011 to date, Andy has shifted his focus to industry and business. He started Carvill Contracting in 2013. His business employed 8 Citizens and 3 non-Citizens in 2015. Andy has served on the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation and is President of Yukon Indian Development Corporation. Andy is stimulating the local economy and workforce through his commitment to hire citizens, and creating opportunities for new workers and individuals seeking entry-level experience here in the community.
Andy considers himself a “grass roots” person. In 2016, he gained employed with C/TFN as Men’s Group Coordinator; and continues to operate his business. Andy lives a substance free lifestyle and promotes community-healing processes. Throughout Andy’s life, ceremony has been a constant. All of these early lessons and teachings continue to inform his decisions today.
Andy is a member of C/TFN’s Family Council, under the Family Act. Andy is excited to be a part of this culturally relevant legislation since 2015. Andy takes this role very seriously. The council is committed to Clan based, culturally relevant approaches to healing and wellness.