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MAPPING
THE WAY

First Nation self-government in the Yukon

Handy Dates

APRIL CALENDAR

MARCH CALENDAR

April 3
Funding deadline for summer studies

April 11
Elders' Council Meeting

April 12
Candidates' Forum

April 13
Chief & Council Meeting

April 13
Advance Poll

April 20
Election Day

April 27
Chief & Council Meeting

 

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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Lateral Kindness Workshop

TH Citizens are invited to join a citizens' Lateral Kindness Workshop, hosted by Marilyn Jensen and THomas Shephere, this April 29 & 30, in the TH Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register, call Deena Titus or Debbie Wight at 993-7100 ext. 164 or 151. Lunch is provided; there will also be snacks and door prizes. See you there! 

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OFFICIAL RESULTS – TH GENERAL 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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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – TH GENERAL 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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GRANT OF POLL – TH GENERAL ELECTION

Public notice is hereby given to Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in electors that a poll has been granted to elect one (1) chief and four (4) councillors to Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Council.

Candidates for Chief:

Roberta JOSEPH

Eddie TAYLOR

Candidates for Councillor

JT TAYLOR

Roy JOHNSON Withdrawn

Fred TAYLOR

Lisa ANDERSON Withdrawn

Clara VAN BIBBER Withdrawn

Jay FARR

Darren BULLEN

Babe TITUS

Simon NAGANO

Grant of Poll

Notice of Election

Nomination Day: March 2

Advance Poll: April 13

Election Day: April 20

Electors may vote by special ballot before polling day. Special ballots will be mailed to electors outside of Dawson.

Application for Special Ballot

For all inquiries please contact Chief Returning Officer, Charles Brunner, at 867-689-5490 or .

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All Candidates Forum – April 12

Candidates running in the upcoming TH Election will be participating in a Forum at TH Hall on Wednesday, April 12. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the Forum will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  Online viewing will be available; please contact us for the link.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For information about the Forum contact TH Communications at (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 108.

For all inquiries about the TH Election contact the Chief Returning Officer at 867-689-5490.

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Attention High School Graduates

Are you a TH citizen graduating from high school in 2017? You can apply for a High School Bursary – application deadline is May 10.

Application form

Information letter

For information please contact TH Education at 867-993-3723.

Also, if you'd like to attent the First Nations Graduation ceremony in Whitehorse, please complete the registration form and return it to the graduation coordinators at YFNGraduation@gmail.com. In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, a student must be of Aboriginal, Inuit or Metis ancestry. In addition to this all students must be completing their grade 12 year with an academic grade 12 (Dogwood Diploma), Adult Graduation or Leaving School Certificate. Information is available here

For more information about the First Nations Graduation ceremony please call 867-336-1230 or 867-335-1927.

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Committee Seats Available

TH Citizens – do you have an interest in post-secondary education, community wellness, or housing and property? Join a committee and participate; share your knowledge and experience, and help guide important decisions.

  • Housing Committee (one citizen and one youth).
    For information contact the Housing Office at 993-7100 ext. 119.
  • Education Committee (two citizens).
    For information contact the Employment & Training Officer at 993-7100 ext. 111.
  • Health & Social Committee (citizen or Elder, and youth).
    For more information contact the Community Support Centre at 993-7100 ext. 164 or 150.

Application forms are available here or from the main TH Government office. Return your application via , or mail (PO Box 599, Dawson YT  Y0B 1G0), or drop it off at the main office on Front Street.

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Dawson Renewable Resources Council

TH Council is seeking to nominate one member and one alternate, to sit on the Dawson District Renewable Resource Council.

Renewable Resources Councils (RRCs) are a voice for local community members in managing renewable resources, such as fish, wildlife, habitat and forestry matters, specific to their traditional territory. RRCs provide strong input into planning and regulation by the territorial, federal and First Nations governments. RRCs also play an important advisory role to the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board by raising awareness of specific issues and providing local and traditional information. Terms are three years. Click for information.

Contact TH Fish & Wildlife for information at 993-7100 ext. 115. Click here for an application form or drop by TH Fish & Wildlife or TH Communications. Application deadline is April 5, 2017.

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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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A Stat. Holiday for Aboriginal Day?

The Yukon Government is exploring the idea of making National Aboriginal Day a Yukon statutory holiday. They are currently seeking public input regarding the benefits and implications of a new public holiday on June 21. Take the survey here.

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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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