Gwich’in Grandmother Ordained in Anglican Church

Mabel Brown in her church vestments, and Gwich'in slippers. (Photo Courtesy of Mabel Brown/Facebook).

A Gwich’in Grandmother is taking another step in her faith journey. Mabel Brown says she feels blessed to become a deacon in the Anglican Church, and will serve in Inuvik and some of the outlying communities of the Beaufort Delta.

“Because it’s a one time thing. It’s special and meaningful for Indigenous people and I’m so thankful women are being called into positions now,” Brown told CKLB.

Brown has been active in the Anglican church for years, and most recently was a lay minister. Now as a deacon she is excited that she will be able to marry couples in the church.

A church flyer on tonight’s celebration. (Facebook)

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Josh Campbell
Start your morning with the Splash on Denendeh Sunrise from 7:30-8:30am. Campbell was trained and mentored by longtime CKLB host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Prior to hosting the morning show and filling in on the Saturday Request Show, he had stints in the Yukon on CKRW the Rush, CBC North in Yellowknife, and began his broadcasting career at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving North he was born and raised on the banks of the Tobique River, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet First Nation.