Affected First Nations and Yukon Gov. met in Late Jan. to set consultation plan on concluding Peel Watershed Land Use Plan.
The Chief of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation says she is pleased that the government and affected First Nations have restarted discussions on concluding the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan, follow the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in December, which places the process back to the Final Recommended Plan. In late January, the government and First Nations agreed to create a liaison committee and develop a joint consultation plan to concluding the Land Use Plan within 12 month. Chief Roberta Joseph says she is confident the Peel plan can be concluded within a year. She spoke to reporter Dan Jones about the most recent discussions.