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Anniversary of “Together Today for our Children Tomorrow” marked by making YFN School Board officially official

Anniversary of “Together Today for our Children Tomorrow” marked by making YFN School Board officially official After a referendum vote, the board was established late last month, but now the formal documents have been signed. Exactly 49 years to the day after “Together Today for our Children Tomorrow” was presented to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Chiefs Committee on Education and Minister of Education Jeanie McLean came together to […]

todayFebruary 14, 2022 248

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KDFN starting northern Canada’s first residential managed alcohol program

KDFN starting northern Canada’s first residential managed alcohol program “We want to save lives,” says KDFN Chief Doris Bill. Kwanlin Dün First Nation is starting the first residential managed alcohol program in northern Canada through a new supported living residence called Sarah’s House.   The home will house eight men as permanent residents and help them with stabilizing their drinking patterns, eliminating the need for binge drinking, and decreasing their […]

todayFebruary 11, 2022 375

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COVID-19 support money coming for Yukon businesses as Omicron wave reaches “critical moment”

COVID-19 support money coming for Yukon businesses as Omicron wave reaches “critical moment” “It’s going to help out but it’s not a lot of money,” says one bar general manager This morning the Yukon’s Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai announced new supports to help Yukon businesses through the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Under the Tourism Non-Accommodation Sector Supplement program, bars and restaurants will be eligible for […]

todayFebruary 10, 2022 73

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Two more Yukoners lost to COVID-19

Two more Yukoners lost to COVID-19 The latest deaths are in addition to two reported last week. Two Yukoners have lost their lives from COVID-19, bringing the territory’s pandemic death toll to 20.   Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced the deaths yesterday afternoon in a press release.   “I am saddened to announce these COVID-19 deaths in the Yukon and express my condolences to the […]

todayFebruary 8, 2022 112

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First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun wants development on their Traditional Territory stopped

First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun wants development on their traditional territory stopped Thousands of mining claims have been given up in the Peel Watershed. Last week, the government of Yukon announced that seven companies have given up over 5,000 of the more than 7,000 mining claims in conservation areas identified in the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan that was approved in August 2019.   The Newmont Corporation, a […]

todayFebruary 7, 2022 227

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Robert Munsch books to be translated to Yukon First Nation languages

Robert Munsch books to be translated to Yukon First Nation languages 20 titles in four languages means 80 books are in the works. Kids all over the Yukon will soon be able to read 20 titles by renowned children’s author Robert Munsch in Tlingit, Southern Tutchone, Kaska and Northern Tutchone.   Some of the books include “The Paper Bag Princess,” “Love You Forever,” “Blackflies,” and “Bear for Breakfast.”   The […]

todayFebruary 4, 2022 307

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“Arctic Song” by Inuit artist Germaine Arnattaujuq premiering at Yukon film fest

“Arctic Song” by Inuit artist Germaine Arnattaujuq premiering at Yukon film fest The Available Light Film Festival has been celebrating Indigenous creators for 20 years. The animated short film “Arctic Song” by prolific Yellowknife based Inuit artist Germaine Arnattaujuq will be making its northern premiere at the 20th Available light film festival in Whitehorse.   “I’m very happy,” says Arnattaujuq.   “Hopefully people will like it,” she adds.   “Arctic […]

todayFebruary 4, 2022 181

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The Yukon is set to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, though nothing is set in stone

The Yukon is set to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, though nothing is set in stone  Yukoners may soon be able to gather with more than two households.  With the number of active cases of COVID-19 declining as the country deals with the Omicron wave of pandemic, the Yukon is beginning to ease some public health restrictions – pending case counts staying low and people following guidelines.   Premier Sandy Silver […]

todayFebruary 3, 2022 64

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“Momentous occasion in history” Yukon First Nation School Board set to come to fruition

“Momentous occasion in history” Yukon First Nation School Board set to come to fruition  The fight to improve education for First Nations students goes back decades. It looks like the Yukon First Nation School Board is becoming reality.   The unofficial results from Elections Yukon - tallied last night - show that seven out of the eight school attendance areas participating in the referendum have voted to join the board. […]

todayJanuary 28, 2022 438



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