Yukon First Nations

Alberta First Nations are seen on the Canada Day Reflection Walk hosted by the Lorne Mountain Community Association at the community centre off Annie Lake Road. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Walk through Canada’s Indigenous traditional territories at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre

The Lorne Mountain Community Association set up a Canada Day Reflection Walk through the country’s Indigenous traditional territories. It will remain up through August

 

The Prevention of Violence against Aboriginal Women Fund, administered through the Government of Yukon Women’s Directorate, has divided $200,000 between six organizations to help prevent violence against Indigenous women. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Six Yukon organizations funded to help prevent violence against Indigenous women, girls

A total of $200,000 will be divided between the six community organizations and their projects

 

Whitehorse courthouse interior on April 6, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

CYFN launches pilot program for community impact statements

First Nations will receive support developing statements after major crimes

Whitehorse courthouse interior on April 6, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon government commits to financing examination of residential school sites

“We’re going to let the communities give us direction.”

Premier Sandy Silver and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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Vuntut Gwichin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm chairs the committee of chiefs who signed an agreement with the Yukon Government, announced June 3 approving the creation of a new First Nation School Board.

Yukon government, First Nation chiefs agree to launch First Nation School Board

A framework agreement will open doors for Indigenous-focused education

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Vuntut Gwichin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm chairs the committee of chiefs who signed an agreement with the Yukon Government, announced June 3 approving the creation of a new First Nation School Board.
Lorraine Netro (centre) is seen with Sophia Linklater Flather and Dana Tizya-Tramm (now chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) in 2017 when they travelled from Old Crow to Washington, D.C. to speak out about the potential drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Netro has been recognized for her years of work to protect ANWR, being awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Lorraine Netro awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize

The prize has been a five-year joint project between CPAWS and WWF-Canada

Lorraine Netro (centre) is seen with Sophia Linklater Flather and Dana Tizya-Tramm (now chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) in 2017 when they travelled from Old Crow to Washington, D.C. to speak out about the potential drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Netro has been recognized for her years of work to protect ANWR, being awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
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View of Dawson City.

New proposal submitted to make Tr’ondëk-Klondike region a world heritage site

The proposal focuses on the impact of colonialization before and after the Gold Rush

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
View of Dawson City.
Vuntut Gwitchin chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the other Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Roberta Joseph and Simon Mervyn met to dicuss areas of concern. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Three issues identified in Northern First Nations Chiefs meeting

The Dawson Regional Land Use Plan, oil and gas activity, and drugs and alcohol were identified as three priority issues for the three Northern First Nations Chiefs

Vuntut Gwitchin chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the other Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Roberta Joseph and Simon Mervyn met to dicuss areas of concern. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Maura Forrest/Yukon News File photos from Beaver Creek White River First Nation

Bessie Chassé elected as new chief of White River First Nation

“I was happy that the membership saw that I was ready for this position.”

Maura Forrest/Yukon News File photos from Beaver Creek White River First Nation
The Yukon government and the Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce have signed a letter of understanding under the territory’s new procurement policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

First Nation business registry planned under new procurement system

Letter of understanding signals plans to develop registry, boost procurement opportunities

The Yukon government and the Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce have signed a letter of understanding under the territory’s new procurement policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A view of Dawson City from West Dawson. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in government is planning to build a youth transition house in the city. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Youth shelter for Dawson City in preliminary planning stages

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have put out a call for public feedback on the project

A view of Dawson City from West Dawson. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in government is planning to build a youth transition house in the city. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Liard First Nation signage in Watson Lake on June 26, 2020. Members of Liard First Nation will have new opportunities for heavy equipment operator training under a new agreement from the Yukon Resource Gateway Program. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)

Resource Gateway project will include training for Liard First Nation members

Training began last week for eight students at Yukon University and the Silvertip Mine.

Liard First Nation signage in Watson Lake on June 26, 2020. Members of Liard First Nation will have new opportunities for heavy equipment operator training under a new agreement from the Yukon Resource Gateway Program. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)
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The Yukon government and Kluane First Nation have begun the process of building a new school in Burwash Landing.
Maura Forrest/Yukon News file
The Yukon government and Kluane First Nation have begun the process of building a new school in Burwash Landing.
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver talks to media on March 5, 2020. The Yukon government said Jan. 25 that it is disappointed in a decision by the federal government to send the Kudz Ze Kayah mining project back to the drawing board. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Territorial and federal governments at odds over Kudz Ze Kayah mine project

The federal government, backed by Liard First Nation, sent the proposal back to the screening stage

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver talks to media on March 5, 2020. The Yukon government said Jan. 25 that it is disappointed in a decision by the federal government to send the Kudz Ze Kayah mining project back to the drawing board. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon First Nation Education Directorate members Bill Bennett, community engagement coordinator and Mobile Therapeutic Unit team lead, left, and Katherine Alexander, director of policy and analytics, speak to the News about the Mobile Therapeutic Unit that will provide education and health support to students in the communities. (yfned.ca)

Mobile Therapeutic Unit will bring education, health support to Indigenous rural students

The mobile unit will begin travelling to communities in the coming weeks

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate members Bill Bennett, community engagement coordinator and Mobile Therapeutic Unit team lead, left, and Katherine Alexander, director of policy and analytics, speak to the News about the Mobile Therapeutic Unit that will provide education and health support to students in the communities. (yfned.ca)
The Liard First Nation is preparing to enter negotiations for self-governance with the territorial and federal governments. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)

Liard First Nation preparing to enter self-governance negotiations with Yukon, federal governments

Chief Stephen Charlie seeking an agreement separate from “dead end” UFA

The Liard First Nation is preparing to enter negotiations for self-governance with the territorial and federal governments. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)
The 16-foot birch bark canoe David Johnny Sr. built from scratch using locally foraged birch, spruce and bear grease. Johnny said the process of building the canoe brought back memories of his childhood living off the land. (Submitted)

‘You’ve got to be prepared’: former chief constructs birch bark canoe

David Johnny Sr. is reclaiming self-sufficiency and traditional craftsmanship

The 16-foot birch bark canoe David Johnny Sr. built from scratch using locally foraged birch, spruce and bear grease. Johnny said the process of building the canoe brought back memories of his childhood living off the land. (Submitted)
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)
With the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy now approved and set to come into effect in the new year, a series of tutorials are being offered by the Procurement Support Centre through January and February about the new measures coming into effect. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Tutorials to focus on Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy

With the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy now approved and set to…

With the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy now approved and set to come into effect in the new year, a series of tutorials are being offered by the Procurement Support Centre through January and February about the new measures coming into effect. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)