Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm said the new Elders complex in Old Crow will be ‘key infrastructure’ for the community. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

New Old Crow elders complex will be ‘huge’ for community: chief

The ‘Home of the Wise Ones’ will allow Elders to age comfortably in the Old Crow community

 

Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)

Frost challenge to Vuntut Gwitchin election results dismissed

Justice upholds results that elected Annie Blake MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin.

 

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

VGFN reacts to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas leases being suspended

Will continue to seek permanent protection of caribou calving grounds

 

President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking about the coronavirus, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris in the State Dinning Room of the White House on Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C. The administration announced plans Jan. 20 for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge considered sacred by the Gwich’in. (Alex Brandon/AP)

U.S. President Joe Biden halts oil and gas lease sales in ANWR

“Its great to have an ally in the White House”

President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking about the coronavirus, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris in the State Dinning Room of the White House on Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C. The administration announced plans Jan. 20 for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge considered sacred by the Gwich’in. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Two Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation councillors, Esau Schafer and Katriel Villacorta, have resigned, triggering a byelection. (Yukon News file)

UPDATE: VGFN announces byelection date

Two Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation councillors have resigned, triggering a byelection. In…

Two Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation councillors, Esau Schafer and Katriel Villacorta, have resigned, triggering a byelection. (Yukon News file)
An aerial view shows the footprint of a test well drilled in the mid-1980’s on land owned by the Kaktovik Native village corporation within the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. During its sale of land on Jan. 6, the U.S. government only garnered bids for half of the 22 tracts that were listed as available in the refuge’s coastal plain. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

First lease sale for ANWR takes place in Alaska with limited interest

A U.S. lawsuit against the decision to allow the sales is ongoing.

An aerial view shows the footprint of a test well drilled in the mid-1980’s on land owned by the Kaktovik Native village corporation within the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. During its sale of land on Jan. 6, the U.S. government only garnered bids for half of the 22 tracts that were listed as available in the refuge’s coastal plain. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Porcupine caribou graze in the Arctic National Refuge. Scotiabank is the latest of five Canadian banks to reject drilling in ANWR. (Malkolm Boothroyd)

Scotiabank fifth major Canadian bank to reject drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

“Big five” Canadian banks won’t fund oil and gas drilling in the refuge

Porcupine caribou graze in the Arctic National Refuge. Scotiabank is the latest of five Canadian banks to reject drilling in ANWR. (Malkolm Boothroyd)
The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) in Whitehorse on Nov. 12. TD is the third Canadian bank that has decided not to fund development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon government opposes seismic testing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A third bank, TD Canada, has pulled out of funding in the area

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) in Whitehorse on Nov. 12. TD is the third Canadian bank that has decided not to fund development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

U.S. government moves forward on decision for drilling in ANWR despite Gwich’in opposition

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is important caribou and polar bear habitat

Vuntut Gwitchin formally appeals decision in residency requirement case

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has filed its appeal to a Yukon Supreme…

Family, Vuntut Gwitchin government at odds over house moved for elders’ complex

A Vuntut Gwitchin citizen and her daughter say they’ve been mistreated by…

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, citizen both set to appeal residency requirement ruling

VGFN filed an application for an extension while Cindy Dickson filed a notice of appeal

Vuntut Gwitchin councillor submits resignation

Vuntut Gwitchin councillor Cheryl Charlie has submitted her resignation, leaving Chief Dana…

Deputy chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation to resign

Darius Elias was appointed as a councillor in 2019 following VGFN’s 2018 general election

Charter applies to Vuntut Gwitchin, residency requirement not discriminatory, Yukon judge rules

Justice Ron Veale described case as “complex,” with “many cultural, political and legal ramifications”

Gwich’in renew calls for Canadian banks to not finance drilling in ANWR

“They do have a clear understanding of the impacts and the risks so it’s now up to them to take action”

VGFN passing emergency legislation to better screen for travellers entering the community

The move follows the unwelcome arrival of two people from Quebec last week

Lawyers for Canada, the Yukon, say Charter should apply in VGFN residency requirement case

Arguments on the petition from Vuntut Gwitchin citizen Cindy Dickson wrapped up on Feb. 7

Court hears petition challenging Vuntut Gwitchin’s residency requirement for council

The hearing of a Vuntut Gwitchin citizen’s petition against her First Nation…

Low contaminant levels found in Old Crow traditional food study

Residents, though, did have higher lead blood levels than average