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Handy Dates

Oct 22
Dawson Regional Land Use Plan – Citizen meeting @ CSC

Oct 23
RSS Cultural Fair @ Dänojà Zho

Oct 29
Swearing-in of new Chief & Council

Oct 31
Deadline for post-secondary funding

Oct 31
TH Trust Luncheon @ Downtown Hotel

Nov 1 & 2
General Assembly

Dec 11
Chief & Council meeting Whse 12pm
&
Xmas feast in Whse 6pm

Dec 13
Last Minute Xmas Bazaar

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

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. Earlier that day please join us for our quarterly Chief & Council meeting in Whitehorse at 12 noon and also in the Fireside Room.

If you're in Dawson, the local Christmas Community Feast will be held on Saturday, December 20. Times and location TBA. For more information please contact Council Administrator Andrea Moses at 993-7100 ext. 140 or toll-free 1-877-993-3400 ext. 140.

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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New Council to be Sworn In

Join us on Wednesday, October 29, at TH Hall as our new Chief and Council are sworn in. Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 5 p.m. with supper at 5:30 p.m. and the swearing-in ceremony at 6 p.m. Council will then meet at 6:30 p.m. For further information please contact Council Administrator Andrea Moses at 993-7100 ext. 140.

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Citizen Meeting – Dawson Land Use Plan

The TH Natural Resources Department is coordinating TH input on the Dawson Regional Land Use Plan. Join them at the TH Community Support Centre from 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 to hear the latest and have your say.

The Dawson Region is a large area around Dawson City and the Yukon River. It reaches east to include Tombstone Park, reaches north to areas south of Fishing Branch, and reaches south to areas near the White River and Stewart River. It reaches west to include TH Traditional Territory all the way over to the Alaska border.

The Commission, consisting of 6 people – 3 nominated by TH, and 3 by Yukon Government – produced 5 alternative maps for the public earlier this year and received feedback from various governments including TH, organizations, industry groups and individuals. The Commission is now deciding on their Draft Plan and how they are going to designate land areas and whether or not they are going to have additional protected areas or new land use designations.

For further information please contact Bill Kendrick at 993-7100 ext. 106.

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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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New General Assembly Dates

The General Assembly will be held on the weekend of November 1 & 2. These dates were selected to avoid conflict with the TH election process and to allow citizens to harvest. Please mark it on your calendar and we will see you there! For more information contact Amanda Taylor at 993-7100 ext. 134, and keep an eye open for the GA package in the mail in October. 

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TH Trust Luncheon

The TH Trust will be holding a luncheon at the Downtown Hotel Conference Room on Friday, October 31 at 12 noon. Find out how the investments are performing and being managed.

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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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TH First Hunt – October 17-20

Learn all about caribou hunting while enjoying Dempster Highway country! Interested youth aged 12 and over should obtain a registration form from the Youth Centre, RSS CELCs, the Heritage Department office, or here, and apply by October 10. Families and Elders are invited to join in. It's from October 17 to 20 at Cache Creek (km 130). Orientation is at the Youth Centre at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15. Please contact Jen Laliberte for more information at 993-7100 ext. 153 or via .

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Post-Secondary Funding Deadline Oct. 31

Are you a TH Citizen planning to study at a post-secondary institute this winter semester? Remember to apply for funding before October 31! Contact Melissa Atkinson at 993-7100 ext. 111 for information. Application forms are available here.

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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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Notice of Election for TH Chief & Council

Notice of a general election for Chief and four (4) councillors.

  • Nominations close Thursday, September 4 at 4 p.m. Click for nomination forms: Chief or Councillor.
  • Regular polls to be held on October 6 in Dawson and Whitehorse.
  • Advance polls to be held September 29 in Dawson and Whitehorse.

Click here for a special ballot application form.

For further information contact Chief Returning Officer Crystal Trudeau at 867-334-0072 or via .

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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. 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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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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