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Handy Dates

March Calendar

March 31
Deadline to apply: TH alternate on PCMB

April 1
Deadline for Post-Secondary Funding

April 2
Deadline to apply: Housing Committee & DCAS

April 9
Deadline to apply: Election Review Committee

April 9
Chief & Council Meeting

April 10-13
Youth Spring Camp Cache Creek

April 12-16
Elders' Spring Camp Cache Creek

April 13
Deadline to apply: TH Alternate on DDRRC

April 23
Chief & Council Meeting

 

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Housing emergencies:
NEW:  993-6020
Business hours and after hours

Main reception:
993-7100

Health & Social Building:
993-7100 ext. 164

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Kentra Tay

Winter 2014-2015

 

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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Coming to Elders' Spring Camp?

The Elders' Sping Camp will be held from Sunday, April 12, until Thursday, April 16, at Cache Creek on the Dempster Highway. Click here for the poster and please be sure to let us know if you would like to attend, so organizers can be well prepared. Call 993-7100 ext. 137 or 139.

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Kentra Tay – 2015 Spring Edition

Click here for the spring newsletter and find out what has been going on at TH lately.

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The Great Tr'ondëk-Klondike Photo Contest

The contest is now closed, but you can see all the photo entries and keep up to date with the World Heritage Status nomination project at Tr'ondëk-Klondike Facebook.

Congratulations to Sonny Parker, who was the winner in all three categories:
1. sense of place
2. people and culture
3. activities and traditions.

Click here for details.

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Housing Committee Seeking Members

The Housing Committee plays a vital role in the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Housing Program. The Housing Committee meets monthly or as needed, and works with the Housing team to administer the tenancy agreements fairly. Having more voices on this committee will ensure a variety of perspectives. An honorarium is offered. Click here or call the TH Housing Manager at 993-7100 ext. 119 for more information. Applications close on Thursday, April 2.

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Seeking TH Representation on the PCMB

If you have knowledge and experience regarding caribou management, the Porcupine Caribou Management Board (PCMB) may be the board for you. TH Council is seeking to nominate an alternate TH representative to the PCMB. Contact TH Fish and Wildlife Branch at 993-7100 ext. 127 or 115 for further information. Go here for an application form or pick one up from the main TH office building. For details about the PCMB visit the PCMB website. Applications close on Tuesday, March 31.

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Apply to Dawson City Arts Society Board

If you would like to contribute to the evolution of the arts and culture scene in Dawson City, consider sitting as a TH representative on the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) Board of Directors. For information about the board and its functions, call 993-5005. For an application form go here or pick one up at the main office building. Deadline to apply is Thursday, April 2. Submit your scanned application or drop it off to TH Communications in the main office building.

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Request for Board Members

The Council of Yukon First Nations is requesting applications from Yukon First Nation citizens for nominations on the following boards and committees:

  • Judicial Council (one seat)
  • Crime Prevention and Victim Services Board Trust (one seat)
  • Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee (one seat)
  • Yukon College Board of Governance (one seat)

Please visit www.cyfn.ca for application forms and details, or call Wendy Risby at 867-393-9204.

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TH Trust Seeking Directors for Boards

The TH Trust is looking to appoint two directors to the board of Kilrich Industries Ltd. and two directors to the Yukon Inn Trust. If interested, or to find out more information, please contact .

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Seeking Moosehide Committee Members

Are you looking for a great chance to make a big difference for an incredible place?

TH is seeking citizens interested in sitting on the short-term Moosehide Community Plan Advisory Committee. For more information, click below or contact Deb (993-7100 ext. 114) or Lee (993-7100 ext. 113). Deadline for applications is Feb. 27.

More info here!

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TH Award Winners for 2014

The annual TH Awards were presented at the Christmas Community Dinner last month. Congratulations to all nominees and recipients.

Elder of the Year: Peggy Kormendy
Honourable Mention: Victor Henry and Percy Henry

Youth of the Year: Kalilah Olson
Honourable Mention: Jennifer Mierau

Citizen of the Year: Jim Bob Titus
Honourable Mention: Rachel Olson

Volunteer of the Year: Karen Farr
Honourable Mention: Victor Henry

Employee of the Year: Dalores Roberts
Honourable Mention: Carmen Roberts and Deena Titus

Special Award for Service to the Community: Dawson Rangers

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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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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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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 Trena Raven at 993-7100 ext. 149.

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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 993-7100 ext. 136, or drop by the office.

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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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