Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Sandy Silver has lived in Dawson City since 1998. Prior to his election to the legislative assembly in 2011, he led the mathematics department at Robert Service School in Dawson City. He also volunteered for countless community organizations and events. Premier Silver was an active and involved educator in the First Nations community. He supervised practicums for the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program and was involved with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Justice department and the restorative justice process. He is a dedicated participant in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Moosehide Gatherings.