First Nations

Water healing ceremony on bank of Yukon River, early morning Aug. 7 (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Ceremony at Yukon River seeks salmon’s return

When you haul water from a stream to drink it, you keep it clean, say those gathered for ceremony

 

A new conservancy in northern B.C. is adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (Courtesy BC Parks)

Ice Mountain Lands near Telegraph Creek, B.C., granted conservancy protection

The conservancy is the first step in a multi-year Tahltan Stewardship Initiative

 

Victoria Gold Corp. has contributed $1 million to the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun after six months of production at the Eagle Gold Mine. (Submitted/Victoria Gold Corp.)

Victoria Gold contributes $1 million to First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun

Victoria Gold signed a Comprehensive Cooperation and Benefits Agreement in 2011

 

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

First Nation language library launched

National Aboriginal Language Day celebrated

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation filed a petition on March 8 against subdividing land in their territory, in defence of the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. (Sheila Kyikavichik/Yukon News file)

First Nations lawsuits highlight planning and consultation tensions, experts say

Two Supreme Court petitions demand better consultation from the Yukon government

The Carcross/Tagish First Nation filed a petition on March 8 against subdividing land in their territory, in defence of the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. (Sheila Kyikavichik/Yukon News file)

Teslin Tlingit filmmaker accepted into national IndigiDocs program

The training is a customized program for Indigenous documentary filmmakers.

The Old Crow health centre, constructed in the 1970s, is slated for a rebuild that will be completed in 2023. (Submitted/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
The Old Crow health centre, constructed in the 1970s, is slated for a rebuild that will be completed in 2023. (Submitted/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. Johnston and Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced changes to the implementation of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy on March 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Third phase added to procurement policy implementation

Additional time added to prep for two provisions

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. Johnston and Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced changes to the implementation of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy on March 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Beadwork and boots being sold by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association. A survey from StatsCan reveals the number of Indigenous people who make handmade crafts. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Survey reveals number of Yukoners who speak Indigenous languages

Yukon is behind Nunavut and Northwest Territories when it comes to language retention

Beadwork and boots being sold by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association. A survey from StatsCan reveals the number of Indigenous people who make handmade crafts. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A woman walks through the greenhouse at the Na-Cho Nyk Dun First Nation Farm. (Facebook)

Na-Cho Nyak Dun farm wins Arctic Inspiration Prize

Funds could be used to open a new abattoir and commercial kitchen

A woman walks through the greenhouse at the Na-Cho Nyk Dun First Nation Farm. (Facebook)

Teslin Tlingit Council elects chief, deputy chief

Teslin Tlingit Council citizens have elected Eric Morris as the new Naa Sháade Háni

Group of B.C. First Nations announce mutual support of travel, hunting restrictions

Group of B.C. First Nations announce mutual support of travel, hunting restrictions…

New e-book presents comprehensive, modern overview of Yukon First Nations history

ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon’s First Peoples is free online

Elijah Smith considered for $5 bill

First Nations leader was instrumental in land claims negotiations, reconciliation, supporters say

YFNCT launching online store featuring work of Indigenous artists in the Yukon

The store, expected to launch this month, is meant to help offset the impacts of COVID-19 on sales

Kwanlin Dün, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council asking people to refrain from using settlement lands

“…We don’t want to prohibit people, but at the same time, we need our land to take a rest”

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in schedule byelection for chief

The byelection to select the next Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in chief will happen on…

Recount confirms Charlie elected chief of Liard First Nation, Morgan threatens legal action

Recount held July 6 narrowed the margin between Stephen Charlie and George Morgan to just four votes

Recount planned following Carcross/Tagish First Nation’s close election for chief

Lynda Dickson received 109 votes, with runner up Danny Cresswell just five votes behind

Newly-elected Liard First Nation chief accuses YG of interfering with election

Stephen Charlie says YG’s announcement days before election endorsed previous chief