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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 […]

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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 1312 2 4

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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 […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022 472

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The Yukon NDP and First Nations Wildfire are pushing for cancer coverage for wildland firefighters One cancer survivor says talking to the WCB when he got sick, "wasn’t a good process." The Yukon NDP and Yukon First Nations Wildfire are calling on the government to extend coverage firefighters have for cancer they could get while on the job to include wildland firefighters.   Right now, under the Workers’ Compensation Act, […]

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