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May 30, 2024

Change in electoral ridings in Yukon getting mixed reviews

Commission suggests reducing two rural ridings while adding two new ridings in Whitehorse APTN News: The Yukon Electoral District Boundaries Commission’s proposal to change the territory’s electoral ridings is receiving mixed reactions. Earlier this month, the commission submitted an interim report to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The commission is required to review existing electoral districts...

May 16, 2024

Statement from Premier Ranj Pillai on recent meetings with Selkirk First Nation and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation

NationTalk: Premier Ranj Pillai has issued the following statement: “Earlier this week, alongside MLA for Mayo-Tatchun Jeremy Harper, I had the pleasure of connecting with the leadership of Selkirk First Nation and the leadership of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation in their respective communities. During these meetings, Yukon First Nation Chiefs, Council members and I discussed...

February 19, 2024

Leaders meet for first Yukon Forum of 2024

This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon First Nations governments. Premier Ranj Pillai, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Yukon First Nations Chiefs and Government of Yukon Cabinet members met in Whitehorse today for the first Yukon Forum of 2024....

January 15, 2024

Statement from Premier Ranj Pillai on recent meetings with Kluane First Nation, White River First Nation and Carcross/Tagish First Nation

NationTalk: Premier Ranj Pillai has issued the following statement: “This past week I had the pleasure of connecting separately with the government leadership of Kluane First Nation, White River First Nation and Carcross/Tagish First Nation in their respective communities. “At these meetings with Yukon First Nation Chiefs and Council members, we discussed items of common...

December 14, 2023

Yukon’s new chief justice on Indigenous representation and reconciliation in the justice system

Leonard Marchand, named chief justice of Court of Appeal, is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band CBC Indigenous: The Yukon Court of Appeal has a new chief justice.  Leonard Marchand, who is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, was appointed to the role last week.  Marchand was also appointed...

November 20, 2023

Second meeting between leaders of national Indigenous organizations and federal, provincial and territorial ministers of Indigenous Affairs concludes in Ottawa

First Peoples Law Report: OTTAWA, UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON – On November 15th and 16th, 2023, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Arlene Dunn, Minister of Indigenous Affairs for New Brunswick, together, in Ottawa, convened the second meeting between leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Métis...

November 10, 2023

Government of Yukon launches five-year Innovation Strategy to grow innovation, drive investment and diversify the economy

FIRST NATIONS Yukon First Nations’ ground-breaking land claim and self-government process has led to modern treaties and governance within the territory and has acted as a model for Indigenous communities around the world. The Yukon’s fourteen First Nations bring exceptional knowledge and perspectives to innovative endeavours on both Settlement Land and broader Traditional Territories. Yukon...

October 31, 2023

$300K safety pilot program based on Bear Clan Patrol coming to downtown Whitehorse

The Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Alexander street. (File) Photo: Sara Connors/APTN News  APTN News: Yukon government is investing around $300,000 into a new mobile safety pilot project for Whitehorse’s downtown core. The pilot, which will be operated by the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN), aims to address downtown safety concerns after a popular bakery announced...

July 11, 2023

Premiers meeting in Winnipeg starts with discussion with Indigenous leaders

Heather Stefanson, Chair, Council of the Federation, and Premier of Manitoba talks with David Chartrand, Manitoba Metis Federation president, at the Canadian premiers and National Indigenous Organizations meeting in Winnipeg, Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods NationTalk: Canada’s premiers kicked off their annual three-day conference Monday by meeting with Indigenous leaders on issues...

June 28, 2023

What We Heard Report released for the Recommended Dawson Regional Land Use Plan

NationTalk: The Government of Yukon and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government released the What We Heard Report on the Recommended Plan for the Dawson Region. The development of a land use plan for the Dawson region is a significant priority for both the Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. The consultation period ran for 90 days...

May 17, 2023

Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

May 17, 2021

Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs’ Priorities

NationTalk – The Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs recently met as part of their commitment to hold regular meetings and prepare for sharing areas of concern with the newly elected territorial government. Three issues were identified as priorities: DAWSON REGIONAL LAND USE PLAN The Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs have been united in wanting to...

February 14, 2018

45th Anniversary of release of “Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow”

This document is responsible for reshaping relationships between the Governments of Canada, Yukon and Yukon First Nations. Its vision was brought to life through the Umbrella Final Agreement, which was signed 25 years ago this year. The Final and Self-Government Agreements that followed have paved the way for collaboration between governments, and their implementation continues...

March 17, 2017

Federal Meeting on Indigenous Issues

Impacts of INAC split into Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, MMIWC and Child Welfare as well as health concerns of cannabis use, the opioid crisis, First Nation skill development, infrastructure funding for communities, Yukon River salmon, and the Porcupine caribou herd....

January 12, 2016

Response to TRC Calls to Action

Issued detailed responses/updates to all 94 C2A: “Yukon Government’s Deputy Ministers’ Report to the Premier on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report “Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future”. The Yukon government, in conjunction with First Nations, has undertaken many initiatives as part of ongoing operations that are responsive to the 22 themes...

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