Da Kų, “Our House” in Southern Tutchone, is a cultural centre that recognizes and celebrates the cultural contributions and way of life of CAFN peoples. The facility is located in Haines Junction on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Settlement Land.
The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement made it possible for the First Nation to acquire a 49 per cent interest in Air North, Yukon’s Airline. This investment provides economic sustainability for the First Nation and its citizens, and a lifeline to Old Crow, Yukon’s only fly-in community.
On May 29, 1993 the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) was signed. It was the first step in the Yukon’s modern land claim settlement process, and acted as the framework for negotiating 11 individual Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements.
The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Final Agreement provided for the development of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on the Whitehorse waterfront. The centre symbolizes Kwanlin Dün’s deep connection to the Yukon River.
As a result of the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA), certain Boards and Committees allow Yukoners to provide input to decision-making. For example, the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) is responsible for assessing impacts of proposed projects throughout the Yukon.