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Handy Dates

April 23:
Wednesday Harvesting

April 24-27:
Youth Spring Camp

May 6:
RSS Council application deadline

May 15:
Post-Secondary Scholarship Deadline

June 7:
Annual Moosehide Graveyard Cleaning

July 24-27:
Moosehide Gathering 2014

 

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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This is a Big Deal ...

If you're in Whitehorse this Thursday, April 17, consider attending the 2013 Yukon Heritage Awards at the Yukon Archives, where our very own Heritage Department will be receiving a Lifetime Heritage Achievement Award from the Yukon Historical & Museums Association. (Doors open at 5:30 pm; the event begins at 6:00 pm.) Join us if you can, and congratulations to the TH Heritage Department!

Click here for more info.

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Welcome, Caribou Legs!

Help us welcome Caribou Legs to our community as he reaches the halfway point in his run to save the Peel Watershed.

Join us this Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 pm, in the TH Community Hall, for supper and a chance to pass along our encouragement to Brad "Caribou Legs" Firth as he makes his way to Whitehorse with a message to Protect the Peel.

Click here for more information.

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Robert Service School Council

We're looking for TH citizens interested in making a difference and sitting as one of two guaranteed TH representatives on the Robert Service School Council. If you have a passion for education and makign a difference, please consider this important opportunity.

Contact Ashley Doiron (993-7161) for more information; applications due May 6. Click here for more info.

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High School Graduation Bursary

Applications for a high school graduation bursary are accepted each year. Click here for a request form. Please submit your request to the TH Education Department before April 31.

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Planting Party!

Spring is good, the air is fresh, and it's the perfect time to continue with planting and transplanting for your summer garden. Join us for our next two planting and transplanting parties, hosted by Lynn Rear and Katie English, on April 9 and 16, at 4 pm, at the Health and Social Building.

For more information contact Lynn Rear (993-6444; 867-332-1053) or Katie English (993-7168). Happy seeding!

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Commemorative Bowl

TH will be gifted a Commemorative Bowl to honour the former students/residents of St. Paul's Hostel.

Join us in the TH Hall, March 31, 5:30–7:00 pm, for supper and to discuss how best to respect and honour former students and their families when the bowl arrives.

Click here for more info.

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TH Mining Career Fair

Is a career in mining right for you? Find out during the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Mining Career Fair, Thursday, April 3, in the TH Community Hall. The all-day event is your chance to explore the many opportunities in mining as we all as win some great door prizes. Click here for more information or call Katie at 993-7149. 

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Enduring Power of Attorney Webinar

Join us for a special webinar—About Enduring Power of Attorney—presented by the Yukon Legal Public Education at the Community Support Centre, Wednesday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited, so contact Chris at 993-7151 if you plan to attend.

Click here for more information.

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A friendly reminder ...

The Monday, March 24, Community Luncheon has been moved to the Community Support Centre. See you there!

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Food Addictions Workshop

Is your relationship with food getting in the way of the life you want? Join us for a special Nutrition Workshop this Friday, Mar. 21, from noon until 1:00 pm, at the CSC. Imbalces in your physical, spiritual, emotional or mental self may be affecting your health and relationship with food. How is it affecting yours?

Contact Allison at 993-7150 for more information.

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Important Information Session

Join us for an information session at the Community Support Centre, Apr. 2, 2–4 pm and 5:30–7:30 pm (dinner provided) for residential-school survivors regarding using personal credits for education and language and culture projects.

Contact Jen Nunan at 993-7165 for more details.

Post-secondary Funding Applications Due

Are you a TH Citizen planning to attend post-secondary studies this summer? Funding applications are due on April 1. Click here or contact Melissa Atkinson for information at 993-7111 or toll free at 1-877-993-3400 ext. 111.  Application forms are available here.

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Blood Pressure Check-in

The Dawson Hospital Community Nurses will be at the Community Support Centre this Wednesday, March 12, from 1–2:30 p.m., to check your blood pressure and answer any questions you might have. Drop in—everyone welcome! For more information, contact Allison at 993-7150.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Competition

The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government is hosting a Youth Entrepreneurship Competition for all youth aged from 12-18. From March 10-15 young entrepreneurs will face the challenge of bringing their business ideas to market! Keep your eyes and ears open for various new products and services that will be available next week. For more information contact Lisa Anderson at 993-7143 or Dan Beaulieu at 993-3011.

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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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Committees Seeking New Members

Are you interested in serving on the

Now is the time to get involved! Honoraria offered in recognition of your time and contribution. Click here for an application form and return it to TH Administration, and call 993-7136 for more information. 

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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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Boards & Committees

Several positions are currently available:

  • RCMP's YFN Police Advisory Committee - alternate (extended)
  • Housing Committee – two citizens and one youth member (extended)
  • DCAS Governance Board – one seat (extended)

For an application form please contact Clare Devenish at 867-993-7136 or print one from here.

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Seeking First Nation Writers

Popular weekly newspaper What's Up Yukon is looking for First Nation writers to cover Aboriginal arts, artists, cultural events, fund-raisers, successful social programs, profiles and more. If you are interested in doing an occasional article or a regular column that focuses on arts, lifestyle and/or culture, please contact What's Up Yukon editor via email: Tamara (at) WhatsUpYukon (dot) com.

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Ladies' Night at the CSC

Ladies! Be part of Ladies' Night at the Community Support Centre every Thursday from 6pm - 8pm.

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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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