Yukon's Premier, Cabinet members, Council of Yukon First Nation's Grand Chief and Yukon First Nations Chiefs met virtually today for the Yukon Forum.
The meeting focused on how the governments can work together to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders discussed health and social supports, the economy, education, treaty rights, and Yukon's comprehensive reopening strategy, which will be unveiled tomorrow.
Grand Chief Peter Johnston said we are in a different time when it comes to our reality as Yukoners and commended the Yukon Government and Yukon First Nations Chiefs for demonstrating leadership when it is so desperately needed.
Premier Sandy Silver thanked the chiefs for the positive dialogue when dealing with our collective response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Yukon Forum is a meeting of the political leaders of the Government of Yukon, Yukon First Nations governments and the Council of Yukon First Nations. The Yukon Forum meets four times a year.
Throughout the pandemic response there have been regular information sharing calls between the Ministers of Health and Education and Chiefs, First Nations officials and the Chief Medical Officer of Health and officials from the Department of Education Aboriginal Relations and Community Services.