Dawn Tremblay was born in Fort Simpson and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in Political Science and French. After returning home, Dawn sought out northern focused educational opportunities. First, she completed a certificate in Circumpolar Studies online through the University of the Arctic. Next, she became involved with the Dechinta Bush University. Dawn is passionate about the benefits of land-based learning and the intergenerational learning atmosphere offered at Dechinta. All of these opportunities have enabled Dawn to increase her knowledge and interest in northern governance, language revitalization, cultural activities, political development, and wellness. Professionally, Dawn has spent the past five years working for Ecology North, an environmental non-profit. She also can be seen around town volunteering for different sport organizations.
Dawn enjoys laughing with her son, going for walks with the Dog, and skating on frozen lakes.