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MAPPING
THE WAY

First Nation self-government in the Yukon

Handy Dates

NOVEMBER
CALENDAR

Aboriginal Veterans Day
November 8 

BYTE WorkshopNovember 9 & 10


Handy Numbers

Housing emergencies:

993-6020

 Business hours and after hours

Main reception:
(toll-free 1-844) 993-7100

Health & Social Building:
993-7100 ext. 164

H&S Driver
993-3466

Help Line for Mental Wellness
1-855-242-3310

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Kentra Tay

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

 

 

 

 

Click the above for a copy of the TH Best Practices for Heritage Resources.

Click the above graphic for a copy of the TH Mining Mandate.

 

Click the graphic above to hear Voices of Vision, a 10-part podcast series on Yukon First Nations Self-Government.

WHAT'S NEW?

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Christmas Dinner in Whitehorse

TH citizens living in Whitehorse.... Please join Council on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 p.m., in the Yukon Inn Fireside Room, for Christmas dinner and festivities. Hope to see you there, and spread the word!

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West Dawson and Sunnydale Draft Zoning

The Yukon Government and TH are holding a public meeting to present the draft zoning regulation for West Dawson and Sunnydale and receive input from the public this Wednesday, December 13, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the TH Hall. A light meal will be served.

If you can't attend but still want to submit comments, contact Tomoko Hagio at 867-393-6340 to find out how.

Background information, including the draft zoning outline, is available at here.

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It's Open House Season!

Celebrate the season by dropping by the TH offices and community support centre on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. and then heading over to the Downtown Hotel for some holiday cheer with the World Heritage Advisory Committee at 4:00 p.m.

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Yukon University

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., you're invited to a feast and chat in the TH Hall regarding the future of Yukon University in Dawson City. Find out what's in store as Yukon College grows into Yukon University. There will be door prizes, including a chainsaw!

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TH 2017 Awards

Do you know someone who deserves a 2017 TH Award? It's not too late to let us know! Download the award-nomination form found here, fill it out, and send it back to us via email or print and drop them off at the TH office before Dec. 8. Help us recognize those who went the extra mile.

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Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Health & Aftercare Fair

The TH Health & Aftercare Fair kicks off Friday, November 24, at 7:00 p.m., at the Cultural Centre, with David Rattray and his presentation on Healing, Addictions & the Brain. Please join us for this open-to-all event!

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Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Health & Aftercare Fair

Join us on November 25, 2017, 1-4 pm, at the TH Hall on Front Street, for the TH Health & Aftercare Fair. This event will bring together the Dawson Community and service providers for a fun, open-to-all event around general health, wellness, and aftercare. There will be free massage and Reiki sessions, smoothie making, Zumba lessons, arts & crats, door prizes, and more.

Join us on November 24, 2017, from 7-9 pm at the Cultural Centre for refreshments and a presentation by David Rattray on healing, addictions, and the brain. And check out the Youth & Family Games Night on November 25, from 7-9 pm, at the TH Hall. Fun for the whole family!

For more information, contact Tanya (993-7100 ext. 165) or Allison (993-7100 ext. 150).

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Aboriginal Veterans' Day

We are honoured to acknowledge and celebrate our Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and other aboriginal veterans with a Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 a.m., at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Everyone welcome. Lest we forget.

Contact Debbie Wight for more information (993-7100 ext. 151).

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First Hunt Feast

Come celebrate the youth who participated in the First Hunt with a feast, Tuesday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m., in the TH Hall. Bring a salad or dessert to share. For more information, contact Ashley Bower-Bramadat at 993-7100 ext. 185.

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Craft Night

Interested in learning how to craft? Want to start a project or complete one you're already begun? Join our group, whose motto is "Get 'er done!"

All are welcome every Monday, starting November 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the TH Community Support Centre. Babe Titus will be on hand to help, assist, and teach. Maybe you've always want to learn to bead, make moccasins, or crochet? This is your chance. Call Babe (993-3139) or Debbie Wight (993-7100 ext. 151) for more information.

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Citizen Information and Input Session

In what ways is Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in leading Economic Development in the region? Help set priority activiteis that should be funded next year. If you are interested in the creation of better local jobs, incomes and business opportunities in the community, then join us for an Information and Input Session in the TH Community Hall, Wednesday, October 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

For more information, contact Edward Whitehouse at 993-3800.

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Opportunity for Indigenous Youth!

Are you interested in learning about climate change? Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge for taking action in your community?  The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research is seeking youth to attend YIC4 – Yukon Indigenous Climate Change Champion Training. The goal is to build young indigenous leaders and Renewable Resources Council members as champions in climate change action. There are two four-day sessions, one to be held November 27-30 and one in summer 2018.  Apply now – deadline for youth applications is October 20.

More Information

Youth Application Form

RRC Application Form

For more information please call 867-668-3393.

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General Assembly & TH Trust Luncheon

Citizens ~ we hope you will join us at the General Assembly. We look forward to productive discussions as we move our government forward. Stay for an evening feast!

New dates: October 14-15, at TH Hall.

Also, the TH Trust Citizens' Information Session held prior to each General Assembly will be held on Friday, October 13, at noon in the Downtown Hotel Conference Room.

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Join us on First Hunt

Calling youth!  Join us for the annual First Hunt Culture Camp on October 19-22 at Cache Creek. Registration forms are due October 13, and there is a gear-check and orientation on October 18 at 3:30 in the TH Hall.

Contact Ashley Bower-Bramadat for information at 993-7100 ext. 185.

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Seeking Moose Meat Donations

Do you have extra wild meat taking up valuable space in your freezer...? Two TH departments are seeking donations of moose meat for feasts and programs, and will gladly take it off your hands. 

Contact Ashley Bower Bramadat, TH Heritage Department, at 993-7100 ext. 185.

Contact Allison Kormendy, TH Health & Social Department, at 993-7100 ext. 150.

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Winter Semester Funding Available

TH Citizens – are you planning to study at a post-secondary institution this winter semester?  Be sure to apply for funding! Click here for an application form.

Contact Melissa Atkinson for information at 993-7100 ext. 111. Deadline to receive applications is November 15.

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World Heritage Nomination

The Tr’ondëk–Klondike World Heritage nomination team is seeking feedback from Yukoners!  It’s a great opportunity to share your thoughts, questions, and support for Dawson City’s World Heritage initiative. Take the awareness survey here – it should take about five minutes. Participants can enter to win a $300 gift certificate from Air North (draw date: November 1).

Contact Molly Shore if you have any questions, comments or concerns: 993-7100 ext. 428.

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October Community Dances

 New Dates: November 2-5.

TH Hall

Join us for a Community Dance ~ with special guests Charyl Charlie and Stan Njootli, and live music with Ben Charlie and Richard Nersyoo.  Fun for everyone – no experience necessary! Admission by donation, with proceeds going to TH Dance Project. Stay tuned for details.

Contact Tiss Clark for information at 993-3157.

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Porcupine Caribou Management Board

TH Chief & Council is seeking to nominate a TH citizen as a TH representative (alternate) on the Porcupine Caribou Management Board (PCMB). The term is for 5 years.  If you have knowledge and experience in wildlife management, and are interested in representing TH on this board, get in touch! Applications close October 15.

Click here for the poster, and contact Fish & Wildlife Branch at 993-7100 ext. 115 of 127 for more information and an application form.

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National Family Week BBQ

Join us for a barbecue to celebrate National Family Week

Thursday, October 5, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at the TH Community Support Centre.

Contact Jen Gibbs for information at 993-7100 ext. 184.

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Notice to TH Harvesters

It’s harvesting season once again and TH Fish and Wildlife is requesting your harvest data. Harvest data is important for TH as a government to exercise rights provided under the Final Agreement and to help us manage our resources in traditional, sustainable ways. Please send us your harvest data and include:

  • Number of fish and/ or wildlife harvested
  • Female/ male?
  • Size/ age/ condition
  • Gear type used
  • Hours of effort
  • General location
  • Any information about change on the land or anything of concern that you’d like to report and have Fish and Wildlife monitor or patrol.

Drop by the office or contact Natasha at 993-7100 ext. 115 or Simon at ext. 127.

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Housing Policy Review

If you missed the July 5 meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Housing Policy, but you are interested in providing your input, please contact the Housing Office as soon as is convenient. Feel free to call or stop by.

For more information contact the Housing Office at 993-7100 ext. 119 or 213.

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Positions Available on Committees

Citizens – consider joining a committee for a two-year term, and sharing your knowledge and energy. An honorarium is offered for meeting time. Currently there are vacancies on the following committees:

Housing

Education

Health & Social

Application forms are available at the Administration Office, or here.

Call 993-7100 ext. 136 or 108 if you have further inquiries.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS – TH ELECTION

Chief:

Roberta JOSEPH 162

Eddie TAYLOR 87

 

Candidates for Councillor

JT TAYLOR 174

Fred TAYLOR 107

Jay FARR 143

Darren BULLEN 151

Babe TITUS 156

Simon NAGANO 183


The elected Chief is Roberta JOSEPH

 

The elected Councillors are JT TAYLOR

                                            Darren BULLEN

                                          Babe TITUS

                                            Simon NAGANO



Authorized by Charles Brunner, Chief Returning Officer

Dawson City, Yukon.

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Employment, Contracts, RFPs

Check our Jobs tab for information on working for Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. You will find permanent and seasonal work, auxiliary-on-call jobs, plus invitations to tender for contracts and requests for proposals.

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Assistance With Dental Travel

Until further notice, NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits) will assist First Nation citizens living in Dawson with travel arrangements to Whitehorse for dental appointments. Note, this is a temporary arrangement.
1. Ask your dental office to forward your appointment confirmation to NIHB.
2. Contact NIHB to arrange travel.
Click here for information. For details please contact Deena Titus at TH Community Support Centre at 993-7100 ext. 164.

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Promoting Local Economic Development

Have you heard of North Yukon READI?

The North Yukon READI (Regional Economic Action Development Initiative) is a partnership between the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Vuntut Gwitchin, Na-cho Nyak Dun, Village of Mayo, Yukon Government, and City of Dawson.

It was developed to supply business-advising services in the North Yukon and to identify and develop targeted strategies and initiatives to promote local economic development.

The front line for services is the newly hired Business & Community Development Advisor, Edward Whitehouse, based out of Dawson City. The North Yukon READI office is located in Suite 4 – 978 2nd Ave., Dawson City (above the CIBC Bank). Edward will be visiting Old Crow and Mayo every six weeks for in-person service, but will also be available through phone and email as needed.

Call 993-3880 or toll-free 1-844-993-7100 ext. 440.

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Applying for Land: A Guide for Citizens

The TH Land and Resources Branch has recently developed a new pamphlet for citizens.

Applying for Land - Information Guide for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Citizens

This guide explains the steps to take for access to Settlement Land for traditional pursuits, residential or commercial use. Feel free to drop by and pick up a copy from the Land and Resources Branch and talk to us about Settlement Land parcels.

For more information, contact Land and Resources Manager, Kay Linley, 993-7100 ext. 160 or Land and Resources Officer James Roberts at 993-7100 ext. 211.

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Moosehide Community Plan

The Heritage Department has been working on a community plan for Moosehide Village. You can access them here.

Moosehide Community Plan

Moosehide Cultural Resources Management Plan

For information contact Lee Whalen at 993-7100 ext. 113.

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TH Citizenship Registrar Services

Citizenship services are available between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, unless otherwise posted.

We are able to assist you with:

  • Citizenship Enrollment Applications with Tr’ondek Hwech’in
  • Citizenship Cards
  • Applications to transfer in or out of Tr’ondek Hwech’in registry group under the Indian Act
  • Status Card Applications and issuance of laminated cards
  • Registration under the Indian Act for Adults and Minors including; Bill C-31, Bill C-3, Custom Adoptions and Newborn Applications.

Please note: this office will be closed on regularly scheduled holidays.

Please come in to schedule an appointment or call 993-7100 ext 143.

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Employment Opportunities

Check our employment page regularly for positions at TH Government and external employers.

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Peel Appeal Decision

The Peel Appeal decision was recently announced. You can read the document here, and read a news release from the First Nations, CPAWS and YCS.

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FNs Seek to Reverse YESAA Amendments

October 14, 2015 - For immediate release:
Whitehorse, Yukon – This morning Self-Governing Yukon First Nations filed a Petition for the Yukon Supreme Court to declare Bill S-6 amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) invalid.

Click here for the full news release. Click here to see the Petition.

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Moving? Keep Us in the Loop!

Citizens, if you move house or leave town temporarily to attend school, please let us know. It's important for us to have your correct address, and it's easy to update. Just call us at 993-7100 or 1-877-993-3400 or .

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Peel Court Ruling

The Peel court case has concluded with Judge Veale ruling in favour of the plaintiffs – meaning, the YG Peel Plan has been quashed and the planning process will return to final consultations on the Final Recommended Plan.

Click here for the joint News Release.

Click here for the summary of the ruling.

Click here for the full ruling.

UPDATE: The Yukon Government is appealing the court decision. Stay tuned for more information.

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TH & YC to Partner on Teaching Farm

Representatives from TH and Yukon College were at Strachan's Farm on Friday, September 19 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for an exciting new joint venture. Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in will partner with Yukon College on a Teaching and Working Farm on TH Traditional Territory with the aim of producing fresh produce and other staples in a sustainable way.

Click to see the Memorandum of Understanding and the map showing the potential sites.

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TH Mining Mandate

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Chief and Council recently approved the TH Mining Mandate, a guide for mining and exploration companies doing business in TH Traditional Territory. The guide, produced by citizens and government representatives on the TH Mining Committee, establishes appropriate lines of communication and TH's expectations when being engaged by resource-industry proponents.

To read the TH Mining Mandate, click here. For more information, call the TH Natural Resources Director at (867) 993-7145.

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Engaging with Yukon First Nations and Communities Guide

The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Na-cho Nyak Dun, and Chamber of Mines have released the Engaging with Yukon First Nations and Communities: A Quick Reference Guide to Effective and Respectful Engagement Practices with Yukon First Nations and Communities. The guide is designed to assist mining, exploration and development companies establish relationships with Yukon First Nations and communities.

Click here for more information and a copy of the guide.

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Aboriginal Mining Guide

Mining is a growing industry in the Klondike. Ensuring lasting benefits for the community and minimizing the environmental impact of this acitivity takes planning. The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in are pleased to have played a role in developing the Aboriginal Mining Guide, a roadmap that assists First Nations and mining companies maximize local benefits and protect the community's qualty of life. You can access it by clicking here.

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