Melaina Sheldon is Inland Tlingit from Teslin, Yukon where she currently resides and works as the Community Arts & Events Coordinator for the Teslin Tlingit Council. Her passion for the arts has lead her to work both literally and figuratively on stage and behind the scenes as actor, playwright, production assistant, event coordinator and dedicated board member. She is a trained facilitator of CHRC’s, The Art of Managing Your Career for Aboriginal Artists and a Jane Glassco Northern Fellow. Melaina recently completed the New Fundamentals: Leadership for the Creative Ecology program at the Banff Centre and has stepped into the role of Artistic Associate with Gwaandak Theatre. She is a board member for the Yukon Arts Centre and is a reference point for the thriving art and cultural sector in the territory. Melaina acknowledges T2L as a vital opportunity for mentorship fostering new relationships and new successes to see her into the future. To all those who have broken trail before her, Gunalchéesh!