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Handy Dates

Nov 18
Harvest Feast @ TH Hall

Nov 18 & 19
Mini Mukluk Tree Ornament workshop @ DZCC

NEW DATE Nov 19
Youth Council meeting @ Youth Centre

Nov 27
Chief & Council meeting @ NR Conference Room

Dec 1
Soup Kitchen returns!

Dec 4
TH Open House 1-4pm

Dec 10
Chief & Council meeting Whse 6pm 

Dec 11
Xmas dinner in Whse 6pm

Dec 13
Last Minute Xmas Bazaar

Dec 16
Elders' Council meeting

Dec 18
Turkey Bingo!

Dec 20
Xmas Feast in Dawson

 

Handy Numbers

Housing emergencies:

After hours, weekends – 993-3738

Business hours – 993-3708 or 993-3613

Main reception:
993-7100

Health & Social Building:
993-7100 ext. 164

Click here for more.

 

Committees

Contribute your knowledge & experience; honoraria offered.

There are vacancies on the following committees:

TH Post-Secondary Education

TH Housing

TH Natural Resources Advisory Committee

DCAS Board (TH rep)

Call 993-7100 ext. 136 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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Christmas Dates for your Calendar

  • TH Open House – December 4
    The TH Open House will be held on Thurday, December 4 from 1–4 p.m. Come down to our offices and the Community Support Centre, say hello and enjoy some snacks and refreshments.
  • Whitehorse Christmas Feast – December 11
    If you're a citizen in Whitehorse, join us at the Yukon Inn (Fireside Room) for a Christmas Feast at 6 p.m. on December 11. The day before (December 10), you can join us for our quarterly Chief & Council meeting in Whitehorse at 6 p.m. also in the Fireside Room.
  • Turkey Bingo – December 18
    Join us at the CSC for the annual Turkey Bingo on December 18 from 2–4 p.m. Contact Chris Clarke at 993-7100 ext. 151.
  • Dawson Christmas Feast – December 20
    If you're in Dawson, the local Christmas Community Feast will be held on Saturday, December 20
    , from 6 p.m. at the Roberts Service School Gym. For more information please contact Council Administrator Andrea Moses at 993-7100 ext. 140 or toll-free 1-877-993-3400 ext. 140.
  • Last Minute Christmas Bazaar – December 13
    And don't forget the Last Minute Christmas Bazaar! It's at the TH Hall on December 13 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. To book a table please contact Marion at 993-7100 ext. 166. Proceeds go towards Moosehide Gathering 2016.

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Do You Require Help With Snow Removal?

The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Housing Department is compiling a snow removal list for the 2014-15 winter season. The snow removal is for driveways and fuel tanks. If you are unable to remove the snow yourself and would like to request help, please contact the Housing Department to be added to the list. Call 993-7100 ext. 119.

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Save Our YESAA

Changes to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) will have a significant impact.  Click here for information.  

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Winter Reminder

As we head into colder times, please ensure your water bleeders are turned on. If you live in TH Housing and require help, call 993-7100 ext. 119. We're happy to assist.

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Renewable Resources Council Opportunity

TH Citizens – if you are interested in renewable resources, you are invited to apply as a TH nominee on the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council. For information about the Renewable Resources Council please contact DDRRC at 993-6976. To apply as a TH nominee please contact TH Communications at 993-7100 ext. 136.

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First Nations Health Program in Dawson

You're invited to offer your input

Help shape the First Nations Health Programming and Services offered at Dawson City Community Hospital  by providing your input to Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) representative Connor Whitehouse, who is in town until November 21.

First Nations Health Programs have been part of health care in Whitehorse for more than 20 years, offering advocacy, health system navigation, inpterpreters, and cultural programs including traditional food and medicines. YHC recognizes that individual communities have unique needs, and would like to hear from local community members about what they would like to see in Dawson.

Please contact Connor Whitehouse at 867-393-8780 or 867-393-8750 before November 21.

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TH Election Results

The elections results are as follows:

Chief
Roberta Joseph

Councillors
Ryan Peterson
Darren T. Bullen
Simon Nagano
Selina Procee

Full breakdown of the vote for Chief

Full breakdown of the vote for Councillors

Mähsi cho for your patience. For any inquiries please contact Chief Returning Officer, Crystal Trudeau, at 867-334-0072.

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Hot off the Press! Kentra Tay Newsletter

Read about what's going on at TH in your Fall 2014 edition of the Kentra Tay Newsletter. (This includes the October edition of the Heritage Newsletter.) Enjoy!

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If you missed the Forum...

If you couldn't make it to the Candidates' Forum, not to worry. It's recorded and available online. If you're a citizen, send an or call (993-7100 ext. 108) and we'll send you the link.

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Changes to TH Phone Numbers

Our phone numbers have changed. From now on, simply dial our general number, 993-7100, plus the extension of the person you would like to reach. Their extension number is the last three digits of their former direct-dial number.

For example, if a number was previously 993-7136, you would now dial 993-7100, then extension 136. If you are calling toll-free from out of town, nothing has changed; you can continue to call the toll-free number at 1-877-993-3400 plus the extension number of the person you'd like to reach. Note this only applies to phone numbers that end in 7-1-x-x. Other numbers remain the same.

Mähsi cho for your patience as we make the transition to this new system.

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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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Traditional Women's Group Takes Break

The Traditional Women's Group meetings are cancelled until further notice owing to the harvesting season. Organizers anticipate that meetings will start up again for the winter! Stay tuned and call 456-9537 for further information. 

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Subsistence Chum Salmon Fishery Open

The chum salmon fishery is open for subsistence fishers, from August 25. For information please contact TH Fish & Wildlife at 993-7100 ext. 127 or ext. 115.

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Committees Recruitment

Now is your chance to be part of a committee! Offer your perspective on issues that matter.

Consider a term on the Post-secondary Education Committee, the Health and Social Committee, the Housing Committee or the Policy Review Committee. For more information you can call 993-7100 to contact the department that administers the committee:

  • for Education contact Melissa Atkinson at ext. 111,
  • for Health and Social contact Trena Raven at ext. 149,
  • for Housing contact Dalores Roberts at ext. 119,
  • for Policy Review contact Wayne Potoroka at ext. 108.

Drop by the office to pick up an application form, or click here, print it out, fill it in, and return it to TH Communications via fax (867-993-6553), by , by mail to PO Box 599, Dawson Y0B 1G0, or in person. 

If you have any questions, please call 993-7100 ext. 136.

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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. In this program there is a year-round partnership with a mentor. 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.

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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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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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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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