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First Nation self-government in the Yukon

Handy Dates

FEBRUARY CALENDAR

JANUARY CALENDAR

February 9 & 23
Chief & Council Meetings

February 14
Elders' Council Meeting

General Assembly
March 11-12

 

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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NOTICE OF TH GENERAL ELECTION

Nominations now open

There will be an election for TH Chief and Councillors this spring. Click for the Notice of Election.

Nomination forms are available from the TH Administration Reception and the Chief Returning Officer.

Nomination Day: March 2

Advance Poll: April 13

Election Day: April 20

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

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CYFN Nominations to Boards & Committees

The Council of Yukon First Nations nominates and, or, appoints many First Nation citizens to boards and committees. These boards and committees were implemented to assist Yukon First Nations in achieving various initiatives under the UFA. CYFN is calling for First Nation citizens to apply to sit on the

  • Yukon College Board of Governors
  • Education Appeal Tribunal
  • Training Policy Committee
  • Teacher Certification Board
  • Yukon Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees
  • YESAB
  • Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee

Interested? Click here for information. Deadline to apply is March 3.

For further details please contact Wendy Risby at CYFN at 867-393-9204

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Information & Feedback Session

West Dawson & Sunnydale Development Regulation

Join YG and TH at a public meeting regarding Area Development Regulation for the West Dawson and Sunnydale Local Area Plan, on Wednesday, February 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at TH Hall.

For information call  Bill Kendrick at TH at 867-993-7100 ext. 106, or Renée Mayes at YG Land Planning Branch at 867-393-7043.

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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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"Handle With Care" Parents' Program

Handle With Care is a program for parents and caregivers of children ranging in age age from newborn up to six years old. It's designed to support the social and emotional development and well-being of your children through use of activities, games and discussions. The program will run on Tuesday evenings through February, and is offered through The Child Development Centre and TH Family Services Program. Click here for the poster.

For information and to register for *Handle With Care*, please contact Sue at 993-3028 or Jen at 993-7100 ext. 184.

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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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Citizen Input on Elections Legislation

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Implementation Department is seeking citizen input for developing legislation regarding Elections. Do you have comments, thoughts, opinions or suggestions about the way TH Elections are undertaken? Discuss your ideas with our Implementation staff: at 993-7100 (or toll-free 1-877-993-3400) ext. 157 or at ext. 143. Alternatively, feel free to drop your ideas into the Comments Box located in the main reception area of the TH Administration building.

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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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