Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

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

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation wants to be carbon neutral by 2030

A resolution was passed on Aug. 10 to start laying the groundwork

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation suspends deputy chief after impaired driving charges

Deputy Chief Cheryl Charlie was charged June 6. Councillor Darius Elias has also been suspended.

Leaders prepare for release of MMIWG final report

The 10th Yukon Forum was hosted on May 30

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has a new caribou coordinator

It’s the first time someone has held the position in roughly 10 years

Vuntut Gwitchin citizen heads to court over council’s residency requirement

Cindy Dickson, a VGFN citizen who lives in Whitehorse, had her nomination forms rejected for the 2018 election

One company is proposing to scout for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A draft environment impact statement isn’t finished so it’s unclear when work would begin, if approved

Early-season chinook salmon numbers on low end of forecast

Preliminary testing suggests that about 71,000 chinook in this year’s run are Canadian-origin

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations sign deal on overlapping traditional territories

Portions of overlapping traditional territories will exclusively be part of either First Nation