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First Nation self-government in the Yukon

 

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AUGUST CALENDAR

JULY CALENDAR

 

SAVE THE DATES:

August 27-28
General Assembly at TH Farm

Handy Numbers

Housing emergencies:

993-6020

 Business hours and after hours

Main reception:
993-7100

Health & Social Building:
993-7100 ext. 164

H&S Driver
993-3466

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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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TH Trust Luncheon August 26

Join the TH Trust for lunch on Friday, August 26, in the Downtown Hotel Conference Room from 12 noon. Enjoy a meal and find out the latest information on investments.

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August General Assembly at TH Farm

Don't miss this General Assembly, to be held on the land on August 27-28.

The location is TH Farm (formerly Strachan's Farm), which is near Dawson Airport on the Klondike Highway. 

Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.  •  Meetings start 9:30 a.m. 
•  Shuttle service available

Daycare will be available at Tr'inke Zho; please bring your children to Tr'inke Zho before heading out to the GA. There is no daycare available on-site.

Parking is available at TH Hall and Dawson Airport – please use the shuttle service from these locations.

Rides are available from Whitehorse – please call (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 134 before August 22 to make arrangements.

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Interested in Working With Youth?

With some staff members returning to school for the Fall semester, the TH Youth Centre now has vacancies to fill. Check out the job description and if you think you'd be a good fit, we would love to hear from you. Click here for the job advertisement.

Call the Human Resources, Education and Training (HRET) Department if you have any questions, at (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 112.

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NEW DATE for Cranberry Harvest

Join us for a Traditional Thursday excursion to harvest highbush cranberries, on September 8. Click for information.

Call 993-7100 ext. 150 (Capri) or 184 (Jen) for details and to sign up. Hurry – seats are limited.

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Farm-Fresh Veggies at Dänojà Zho

Come down to Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre on Wednesday afternoons and grab some veggies – fresh from the TH Farm! See you there between 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  While you're there, take the opportunity to learn more about our exciting farm school project as it grows and evolves.

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Housing Committee Seeks Members

Are you a TH citizen with an interest in property management and housing issues? Apply your knowledge and experience to the Housing Committee and receive an honorarium for meeting time. Deadline to apply is September 1.

Contact 993-7100 ext. 119 for further information.

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Out-of-Territory School Bursary (K–12)

A school-supply bursary is available for students in K-12 who are out-of-territory. Click here for information and an application form. Deadline is August 15 – don't miss it!

Contact Ashley Bower for information at (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 180 or at cell number 867-993-3723.

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Summer Programs at Dänojà Zho

Come visit Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre this season! Enjoy some great programming – with new ideas and old favourites. Plus the exhibition on reconciliation: Seeds of Change. Whether you are travelling through town or live in Dawson year-round, stop by Dänojà Zho for a friendly visit, and find us on facebook.

Call (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 500 for details.

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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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Clinton Creek Oral History Research Project

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Natural Resources Department will be coordinating a Clinton Creek Oral History Research Project over the coming months.  The abandoned mine’s remediation planning team is interested in talking to TH citizens and non-TH citizens about the Clinton Creek Mine and the Clinton Creek area.  Stay tuned for more information about the Oral History Research Project and upcoming community meetings.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project or having a look at the materials such as engineering reports or videos, please contact Bill Kendrick, Special Projects Coordinator at 993-7100 ext. 106, or by .)

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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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World Heritage Advisory Committee

If you are a Dawson-based TH Citizen with an interest in the process of nominating the Tr'ondëk-Klondike region for World Heritage Site status, the World Heritage Advisory Committee would like to hear from you.

For information click here or contact at 993-7100 ext. 428.

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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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Committee Recruitment

If you have some time and knowledge to share, consider applying to sit on a board, committee, or council. An honorarium is offered as compensation.

  • TH Housing Committee – contact Dalores Roberts at 993-7100 ext. 119
  • TH Justice Committee – contact Krystle Roberts at 993-7100 ext. 167
  • TH Representative (Dawson-based) on the World Heritage Advisory Committee – contact Molly Shore at 993-7100 ext. 428
  • TH Post-Secondary Education Committee – contact Melissa Atkinson at 993-7100 ext. 111.

For an application contact at 993-7100 ext. 136, stop by the main office, or print one from here.

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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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