Betty Lucas is a fierce, independent Na-Cho Nyak Dun Elder armed with generations of knowledge passed down to her.

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Mapping the Way celebrates and raises awareness about the Yukon's modern treaties – the Final and Self-Government Agreements. Read stories on the negotiation and implementation of the Agreements and the people and events that helped map the way to a new governance landscape for all Yukoners.
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Economic opportunities
Development corporations
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
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.
Ron Chambers
Ron Chambers
Ron Chambers has served five terms on the Yukon Heritage Resources Board, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and commitment to his role as a Board member.
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
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.
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation infuses its values into everything it takes part in.
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.
Da Ku Cultural Centre Picture
Da Kų Cultural Centre celebrates Champagne and Aishihik First Nations culture and connection to the land
The Da Kų Cultural Centre is a prime example of the realization of self-government.
Council of Yukon First Nations
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.
Elders and youth joined Yukon government and First Nation leaders at the Yukon Forum in January 2017. This Forum between the Yukon and First Nations governments was focused on reconciliation, collaboration and building a strong relationship between the Yukon and First Nation governments.
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...
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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.