Treaty Talk | Brian MacDonald
Listen in as Brian shares about the Government of Yukon’s role in modern treaties, as well as how these agreements recognize rights and include young people in the process.
Treaty Talk | Dave Joe
Hear from Dave on how modern treaties impact youth, why they should get involved, and how they can get started.
The Yukon First Nations COVID Response Team takes on the pandemic through collaboration, advocacy and action
Throughout the pandemic, the team worked with Chiefs and administrative staff in Yukon First Nations. They also worked hard to meet regularly with various branches of the Yukon and federal governments.
Yukon College’s First Nations Governance and Public Administration program
When the first graduates of the First Nations Governance and Public Administration program walked across the stage at Yukon College to receive their certificates in 2013, Tosh Southwick, Director of First Nations Initiatives and Academic and Skill Development at Yukon College, says she felt proud.
Elijah Smith, or Tä Me in Southern Tutchone, was born in Champagne in 1912. In 1973, he led a delegation of Yukon First Nation leaders to Ottawa to present Together Today for our Children Tomorrow to the Prime Minister of Canada, which marked the beginning of modern land claim negotiations in the Yukon.
Kusawa Territorial Park
Kusawa Territorial Park (park in progress) is designated as a Special Management Area in two Land Claim Agreements and is part of three Traditional Territories: Carcross/Tagish, Champagne and Aishihik, and Kwanlin Dün First Nations.
Settlement Land and Traditional Territory
Land ownership and management was a major reason that the Yukon Final and Self-Government Agreements were negotiated. These agreements give direction on who owns the land and how decisions about land are made.
The Tatshenshini River
The Tatshenshini River is designated as a Canadian Heritage River in the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations' Final Agreement.