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    Sandy Silver interview April 8, 2022 CHONfm

Month: March 2022

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City of Whitehorse to implement public awareness campaign on taxi safety

City of Whitehorse to implement public awareness campaign on taxi safety A recent report shows Indigenous women are experiencing a higher severity of violence in cabs but the city says they are “not necessarily looking at demographics in isolation.” The city of Whitehorse says they will implement a public awareness campaign on taxi safety following a report that found women are experiencing violence in cabs and Indigenous women are being […]

todayMarch 30, 2022 144

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Lynda Dickson resigns as chief of Carcoss/Tagish First Nation 

Lynda Dickson resigns as chief of Carcoss/Tagish First Nation  Dickson has cited medical reasons as the cause for resignation. Lynda Dickson has resigned as chief (Haa Shaa du Hen) of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.   The executive council received her resignation letter last Friday.   Carcoss/Tagish First Nation tells CHONfm that Dickson resigned “due to medical reasons.”   Dickson is a born and raised Yukoner from the Ishkahittaan Clan. She started […]

todayMarch 29, 2022 89

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Kaska driver recounts highway attack

Kaska driver recounts highway attack “It was a life and death situation,” said Tom Stewart. Kaska driver Tom Stewart pilots the Watson Lake Shuttle and Freight charter bus to Whitehorse and back three times a week. It is a routine trip for him but the journey on March 16 was anything but normal.   As he was returning from the capitol city, Stewart rounded a corner near kilometer 1046 on […]

todayMarch 23, 2022 5998

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70 percent of recent opioid deaths in the Yukon have been First Nations citizens

70 percent of recent opioid deaths in the Yukon have been First Nations citizens Heather Neumann was in her twenties. Myranda Charlie was in her thirties. Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizen Guna - Megan Jensen, of the Dahk’laweidi (Killer Whale) clan remembers her cousin Heather Neumann as a fighter, harder worker, shining star, and a kind, loving soul.   “I grew up with her,” Jensen told CHONfm.   “I have a […]

todayMarch 21, 2022 1355 2 4

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Former councillor Dylan Loblaw is the new chief of the Ross River Dena Council

Former councillor Dylan Loblaw is the new chief of the Ross River Dena Council “It feels good. It feels great,” says Loblaw. The Ross River Dena Council has a new chief.   Former councillor Dylan Loblaw took the top job from Jack Caesar – who was first voted in back in 2015 - by getting 64 votes in Monday night’s election.   “Our people and our community have spoken,” Loblaw […]

todayMarch 16, 2022 160

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Indigenous youth graduate from first ever Warrior Program

Indigenous youth graduate from first ever Warrior Program “It definitely boosted my confidence level,” says one participant. Over the weekend, 10 Indigenous youth graduated from Yukon First Nation Wildfire’s first ever Warrior Program.   The program aims to teach young people general employment skills and help them overcome barriers to getting a job.   The Warrior Program helps participants set up basic life necessities like photo IDs, bank accounts, and […]

todayMarch 14, 2022 579

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RCMP takes packages of fentanyl off the street

RCMP takes packages of fentanyl off the street Three drug dealers were arrested in 24 hours.  The RCMP say that last week they arrested three drug dealers within 24 hours, one of which had fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.   On March 3 the police pulled over a vehicle after they saw a drug deal go down. They then searched the car and the two males inside. One of […]

todayMarch 10, 2022 1394 1

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Dozens rally outside Whitehorse city hall demanding improved taxi safety

Dozens rally outside Whitehorse city hall demanding improved taxi safety A recent report found that Indigenous women are facing more violence in cabs. Viola Papequash drummed as dozens of people with signs in hand gathered outside of Whitehorse City Hall this afternoon to mark international women’s day and urge the city to take action towards improving taxi safety.   The rally comes just a few months after the release of […]

todayMarch 8, 2022 153 2 2

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Yukon University aiming to make summer camps more accessible to Indigenous families

Yukon University aiming to make summer camps more accessible to Indigenous families Some are facing barriers to entry like poor internet access. Yukon University is taking steps to make it easier for Indigenous youth to access summer camps.   Department Head of Continuing Studies at YukonU, Dan Anton, says that their Youth Moving Mountains Summer Camps usually fill up pretty quickly, leaving some unable to secure a spot. So, now […]

todayMarch 4, 2022 151



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