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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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Ross River Dena Council announces candidates in upcoming election

Ross River Dena Council announces candidates in upcoming election There are some familiar names on the list. The Ross River Dena Council has announced the candidates in the running to form the new chief and council.   In the race for chief is incumbent Jack Caesar, who was first elected in 2015, and current councillor Dylan Loblaw. They will be running against Teddy Charlie, Gordon Dick, Marie Eshleman, and Clifford […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 221

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New agreement between Yukon First Nations Wildfire and government builds on relationship of reconciliation

New agreement between Yukon First Nations Wildfire and government builds on relationship of reconciliation Yukon First Nations Wildfire founding member Frederick Koe says the agreement is “monumental.” Yukon First Nations Wildfire has entered a new three-year agreement with the government of Yukon’s wildland fire management branch.   The plan was to hold an in person signing ceremony to make the unit crew services agreement official, but out of COVID caution, […]

todayFebruary 24, 2022 132

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Ross River Dena Council sets election date

Ross River Dena Council sets election date Those who want to throw their hat in the ring have until next Wednesday to submit their nomination. The Ross River Dena Council is holding an election for chief and four councillors.   Candidates must be on the voters list and have an understanding of how the First Nation as well as the federal and territorial governments work and their policies.   Those […]

todayFebruary 23, 2022 76

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CYFN holds gathering to “call the salmon back”

CYFN holds gathering to "call the salmon back" The salmon population in the Yukon has been tapering off for the past few years.   Earlier this week the Council of Yukon First Nations held a ceremony to revitalize the territory’s declining salmon population.   Dubbed the “Yukon Salmon Ceremony and Gathering – Calling the Salmon Back,” the two-day event kicked off on Monday and featured a sharing ceremony, songs, stories, […]

todayFebruary 23, 2022 281

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Vuntut Gwitchin Government not extending their Community Emergency Act

Vuntut Gwitchin Government not extending their Community Emergency Act People visiting Old Crow no longer need permission from council.   In a social media post, the Vuntut Gwitchin Government says that after considering the COVID-19 situation in Old Crow, they will not be renewing their Community Emergency Act.   That means people traveling to and from Old Crow will no longer need permission from council and rapid testing is not […]

todayFebruary 21, 2022 48

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Story of historic Yukon Indigenous group to be penned

Story of historic Yukon Indigenous group to be penned “What we were trying to do, was ensure we had a voice,” says former president of the Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians. A new undertaking is aiming to document the history of the Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians.   The Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle has received funding from the Yukon Community Development Fund for an oral history project.   The group […]

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