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    Sandy Silver interview April 8, 2022 CHONfm

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LGBTQ2S+ safe spaces could soon be mandatory in Yukon schools

LGBTQ2S+ safe spaces could soon be mandatory in Yukon schools “Having a GSA in a school can improve the mental health of youth,” said one student. Lou Morningstar of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation is a gender fluid grade 12 student at Porter Creek Secondary School in Whitehorse.   Morningstar is member of their school’s Gay Sexuality Alliance (GSA).   “My experience has been a positive one. It’s a very welcoming […]

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The government of Yukon says a pilot program to hire more Indigenous employees hasn’t increased representation in the public service

The government of Yukon says a pilot program to hire more Indigenous employees hasn’t increased representation in the public service The program is being extended to meet the representation goal of 22 percent.   The government of Yukon says they are extending their efforts to hire more Indigenous employees after attempts ended in a slight decrease in First Nations workers.   According to a press release, the government has hired […]

todayApril 5, 2022 122

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Pope Francis apologizes for “cultural genocide” in the residential school system

Pope Francis apologizes for “cultural genocide” in the residential school system The apology comes on the last day of meetings at the Vatican between the Pope and Indigenous delegates from Canada. Pope Francis has apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system.   Indigenous delegates who have been at the Vatican all week in meetings with the Pope said they have been deeply moved by the apology. […]

todayApril 1, 2022 65

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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 124

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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 69

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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 5958

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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 1310 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 145

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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 […]

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