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With implementing their Final and Self-Government Agreements, Yukon First Nation governments are also working towards becoming self-sustaining. With this in mind, many First Nations have created arms-length First Nation development corporations.
Yukon Heritage Resources Board
Heritage and culture are important to all Yukoners, and the Yukon First Nation Final Agreements affirm their significance to our governments and communities. The Yukon Heritage Resources Board was created by Chapter 13 of the Final Agreements to help facilitate heritage management and stewardship in the Yukon.
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre - Return Home to the Yukon River
The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Final Agreement provided for the development of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on the Whitehorse waterfront. This represents Kwanlin Dün’s return to the Yukon River, the First Nation’s traditional home.
Carcross/Tagish First Nation finds strength in economic development
Self-determination shines through in the brightly painted Carcross Commons retail village that brings visitors to the community. Culture is lived and shared in the Carving Shed that is part of the Commons. Empowerment infuses the Tiny Homes project that teaches life and carpentry skills to Citizens.
Council of Yukon First Nations - Supporting Self-Government Success
The Council of Yukon First Nations has a long and proud history of providing leadership and advocacy on common Yukon First Nation priorities and in working with the governments of Yukon and Canada.
Trailblazers: The Yukon Agreements are charting a path to reconciliation
For Robin Bradasch, a citizen of the Kluane First Nation, the word reconciliation carries a lot of meaning and has for a long time. In Yukon, 11 Yukon First Nations have signed land claim and self-government agreements with the governments of Yukon and Canada. These agreements are negotiated settlements around how Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and governments will live and work together in...
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.