Bobbi Rose Koe vilzhii, Teetl’it Gwich’in ihtii, Shitsuu Kat Rosemary chan ts’at Dorothy Alexie giinlii, Shitsii kat Abraham Koe chan ts’at Robert Alexie Sr giinlii.
Bobbi Rose Koe is Teetl’it Gwich’in (meaning People of the headwaters) raised in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories. Now residing on the land & home of the Kwanlin Dun and Ta’an Kwäch’än Territory in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Bobbi Rose is always learning and loves to teach with anyone who wants to learn. This is the way she was raised. To continue to share what we have when we can, where we can.
Once, while attending a meeting about the Peel Watershed with her grandfathers, Robert and Abraham, Bobbi Rose was encouraged by them to speak up, especially for the people who live out on the land – animals, fish, water, air and the future generations. Since then, she’s been advocating for environmental issues, especially concerning the Peel River Watershed & Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
In 2015, Bobbi paddled the Wind River with CPAWS Yukon and four other youth. Inspired by the journey, she and her fellow paddlers created Youth of the Peel Society. It is a nonprofit organization committed to hosting canoe trips in the Peel Watershed and sharing on-the-land experiences with other youth. Bobbi Rose believes every youth should experience being out on the land, spending time with their elders and learning as much as they can.
Bobbi is known for her stories, her laughter, her passion and care for each and every person she meets, especially making sure her clients are well taken off.
In May of 2021, Bobbi Rose launched Dinjii Zhuh Adventures with the respect, love and permission of her elders. One of the first Gwich’in women to launch an outdoor adventure company, she is very proud and dedicated to make every trip unique and customized for DZA’s guests.