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Culturally Responsive Teaching for Yukon First Nations

The Culturally Responsive Teaching Project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC Canada) and provides the research outcomes and teacher resources to inform teachers' practice in teaching responsively to the learning aspirations of their community.

Documents available:

Our Stories About Teaching and Learning (booklet)

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Yukon First Nation Settings (academic paper)

Education Overview

The TH Education Program ensures students learn about and make healthy life choices, while also being immersed in activities and outings that promote Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in language and culture.

We manage TH education programs and services for Kindergarten to Grade 12 by engaging with the federal and territorial education departments, working with other TH departments, liaising with Robert Service School (RSS) staff, advocating for students and parents/guardians, and ensuring TH representation in RSS through the Community Education Liaison Coordinators (CELCs). TH CELCs play an important role in improving the educational and personal well-being of TH students by conveying creativity and receptiveness to the needs of the students and school environment and through investigating, evaluating and promoting education programs, cultural initiatives, projects, events, and supports for identified needs.

TH Bursaries

Students must be registered TH citizens to qualify for bursaries. If your child is not yet a registered TH citizen, please contact Citizenship Registrar at 1-867-993-7100  (toll-free 1-844-993-7100) ext. 143 or .

High School Graduation Bursary

This bursary recognizes the accomplishments of TH citizens who are graduating from high school and it assists with graduation related costs. Application forms are available here, and you can submit your request to the TH Education Department by May 15, 2018.

If you plan to attend the annual Yukon First Nations graduation ceremony in Whitehorse, please contact the graduation coordinators at . 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

School Supply Bursary

This bursary assists in the purchase of school supplies for registered Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin citizens attending grades K – 12. Click here for an application form and submit your request to the TH Education Department by September 15, 2017.

Please note that this year we will begin processing all applications on August 1, 2017.


Ashley Doiron, Education Manager

867-993-7100 ext. 161

Tanja Westland - CELC (K–Grade 6) 

At RSS: 993-5435
Cell: 993-3723

Clare Devenish - CELC (Grade 7–12)
Starting Oct. 18

At RSS: 993-5435
Cell: 993-3723

Alexa Mitchell - Education Support Worker (K-12)

At RSS: 993-5435
Cell: 993-3723


Robert Service School:

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