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Handy Dates

July 24-27:
Moosehide Gathering 2014

July 28:
World Hepatitis Day BBQ, movie & discussion @ CSC 5pm

July 30:
Organic Gardening Workshop

Sept 20-21
General Assembly at TH Hall

 

Committees

Contribute your knowledge & experience; honoraria offered.

There are vacancies on the following committees:

TH Post-Secondary Education

TH Justice Advisory

TH Housing

TH Natural Resources Advisory Committee

DCAS Board (TH rep)

Call 993-7136 or click for an application form.

 

 

 

 

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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See You at Moosehide Gathering!

Moosehide Gathering starts Thursday, July 24 and continues until the closing ceremony at noon on Sunday, July 27. There will be a wide range of performers to keep you entertained including Diyet, Cris Derksen, and The Jerry Cans, as well as traditional singing, dancing and drumming from all over the Yukon and Alaska. Join us for evenings of feasts and fiddle-dancing! Take the boat from the dock (near the TH Admin Building) and we'll see you there.

Click for the schedule of events.

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New General Assembly Dates

Please note the next General Assembly will be held on September 20 and 21 at the TH Hall. Please mark your calendars and we'll see you there!

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TH Committees Are Seeking Members! 

 Calling all Citizens interested in contributing to a committee - several positions are available!

Consider a term on the

Also, the Elections Committee will be operating on a short term basis this fall to cover the upcoming TH Council Election. Committee members are remunerated at a rate of $30 per hour of meeting time. 

Most committees only require a few hours per month, but your participation makes all the difference in guiding the decisions that affect everyone. Collect an application form from the main office on Front Street or click here.

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Work Opportunities Partnership Program

The revamped Work Opportunities Partnership Program remains committed to ensuring each participant has the chance to develop the work skills and life skills needed for ongoing employment. This year there is a shift towards a year-round partnership with a mentor, instead of seasonal hiring. Participants are assessed for health and wellness, and will work with staff to secure a work placement and develop their skills.

For further information contact Jack Swieboda at 993-7148, Roxanne Anderson at 993-3025 or Steven Kormendy at 993-3568.

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Peel Legal Case in Whse This Week

Show your support for TH representatives at the Peel Court Case – join us at noon every day this week at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre for a prayer circle. Click here for details and call 993-6768 regarding any questions.

If you are in Whitehorse you can observe the proceedings at the Yukon Law Courts on 2nd Ave. Find the joint news release here. Go here for details on other related activitiesAccess the blog here – including daily reports, photos and podcasts.

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Get Grounded at Tombstone Park

Need some outdoor time? Want to get moving? Join in the new "Get Grounded" program offered through the Health & Social Department. You'll head up to Tombstone Park every second Friday for a guided hike and other activities. Sign up in advance to reserve your spot! Click or call Allison Kormendy at 993-7150 for information.

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Traditional Women's Group Meets

Join us for two Wednesdays a month as we share teachings and wisdom. Meetings are at 7 p.m. at the Community Support Centre with the next meeting being Wednesday, July 9. Click for information and contact Sis Van Bibber at 456-9537 for details.

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Traditional Thursdays are Back!

Join us this Thursday as we launch another season of weekly traditional activities. Click here for information or call Babe Titus at 993-7168.

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Moosehide Gathering 2014 Needs You!

Opportunities are available for volunteering at the Moosehide Gathering over the week of July 21–27, 2014.

Each Gathering relies on the generosity and enthusiasm of our volunteers. There are many volunteer roles available – from set up to take down; from boat driving to food preparation and everything in between. Join us in making Moosehide Gathering 2014 the best one yet!

Please click this link to see the service roles that are available – note: NEW ROLES ADDED!  For information and assistance please contact Amanda Moffatt at 993-7146 or Dexter MacRae at 993-7133  (or toll-free at 1-877-993-3400 ext. 146 or 133).

For general information about Moosehide Gathering, contact Tyla Crowe or Kristen Cook at 993-7159 or toll-free at 1-877-993-3400 ext. 159.

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Heritage Department Updates

Click here to find out what your Heritage Department has been researching, receiving and discovering lately.

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Apply for Post-Secondary Funding Now!

If you are a TH Citizen planning to attend post-secondary studies this fall, make sure you get your funding application in! The "Early Bird" deadline is June 16, to ensure your funding is coordinated by June 30. The final deadline is July 15 for funding coordinated by August 1. For information contact Melissa Atkinson at 993-7111 or toll-free at 1-877-993-3400 ext. 111. Click for an application form.

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TH Trust Seeking Trustee

The TH Trust invites Citizens interested in serving on the Trust to forward their names to the TH Trust Protector, Daryn Leas. Click here for information or contact Daryn at 604-353-2325 or via .

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TH Policy Review Committee

Are you a TH Citizen interested in policy review? Consider joining the TH Policy Review Committee. This committee will meet on an as-needed basis to review TH policies. TH Council is seeking to appoint a minimum of two (2) Citizens to the committee, which shall also include the Executive Director and one elected official. It will be chaired by the Director of Communications and Policy.

Contact Wayne Potoroka at 993-7108 for information. To apply, download an application form here, or call 993-7136, or drop by the office. Closing date is Friday, May 23.

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Changing Your Focus? Join a Committee!

A change of season can bring a change in focus! Maybe you are thinking about focusing more on a cause or issue that means something to you. Consider contributing some time and energy to a TH committee. Share your knowledge, offer guidance, and learn even more about an area that interests you. You'll receive an honorarium for participating. There are seats available on the following committees:

Citizenship – call Jennifer at 993-7101
Post-Secondary Education – call Melissa at 993-7111
Housing – call Dalores at 993-7119
• Justice – call George at 993-7167
• Natural Resources – call Brian at 993-7160

Also, there are vacancies for TH representatives on the DCAS Board and the Robert Service School Council.

Application forms are available at the TH office, online here, or by calling 993-7136.

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Moosehide Gathering 2014

Moosehide Gathering is a celebration of Hän traditions and culture, held every second year at the heritage site of Moosehide village 3km downriver from Dawson City. It’s an inclusive event that brings together people from across Canada, Alaska, and even visitors from overseas. Come share in northern First Nation culture – enjoy performances, guest speakers, feasts, dancing, drumming, singing and more. Artisans among you are invited to bring arts and crafts; musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Catch up with old friends and make new friends. Everyone is welcome at Moosehide Gathering 2014, July 24-27.

  • Interested in helping plan the event? Come to a committee meeting to see how you can be involved. The committee meets at the CSC every second Wednesday at 7pm. The next meeting is on March 19. Hope to see you there!

Contact coordinator Tyla Crowe by or at 867-993-7159.

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March Heritage Updates

Check out the March Heritage Newsletter to read about snowshoe baseball, job opportunities at Dänojà Zho this summer, the Life History Project, learn some new Hän vocabulary, and more!

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TH By-election – Results

Ryan Peterson has been elected to TH Council in the by-election. Click here to see the full results. Click here for a complete list of current councillors and their portfolios.

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TH Heritage Updates

It's February already? That means another edition of the TH Heritage Newsletter. Click here to read more about the Myth and Medium schedule of events, accreditation of youth culture camps, the new addition of Joe Henry snowshoes to the collection, a close encounter with a grizzly bear ... and more!

camp, photos from the moose hunt, a peek into our Collections (with moose as a theme!), World Heritage FAQ, and a fabulous rose hip syrup recipe!

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How to Cut Fish - Instructed in Hän

Click on the link to see a video about how to cut fish, taught in Hän.

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General Assembly & Celebration

Mähsi cho to everyone who came out to the General Assembly and Celebration of 15 Years of Self-Government on the weekend. Stay tuned for information on the spring General Assembly.

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Heritage Newsletter – September

Check out the September Heritage Newsletter to read about Henderson Grandfather finally coming home, the possibility of World Heritage status for the Tr'ondëk/Klondike region, new research into travel routes and navigating the land, and much more!

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Interested in Post-Secondary Education?

Are you a past student or TH-funding recipient? Are you interested in funding issues, application procedures and scholarships?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, you should consider serving on the TH Post-Secondary Education Committee.

Contact Melissa at 993-7111 or click here for more information. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Regional Economic Development

Exciting community-based projects are being implemented as part of our Regional Economic Development Plan. Stay tuned for more information and events.

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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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Interested in Sitting on a Committee?

The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government is looking for citizens to sit on the following two committees: the Health and Social Committee and the Education Trust.

If you're interested in assisting your government on either of these committees or would like more information, please get in touch at .

You can also download a committee application form by clicking here. Completed applications can be emailed to or mailed to Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0.

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