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First Nation self-government in the Yukon

 

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July 28-31
Moosehide Gathering

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Housing emergencies:

993-6020

 Business hours and after hours

Main reception:
993-7100

Health & Social Building:
993-7100 ext. 164

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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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Elections Act Survey - UPDATE

TH Implementation Department wishes to thank everyone who sent in their surveys and are pleased to announce the winner of the iPad Mini...  Congratulations and mähsi cho to Norman Warville.

TH citizens – the Implementation Department wants to hear your opinion! Please complete the survey about the proposed Elections Act and issues surrounding conflicts of interest, and go in the draw to win an iPad mini. The survey and introductory letter have been mailed out to citizens; if you don't receive it soon please contact Monina Wittfoth at (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 157.

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Be Part of Moosehide Gathering!

Check out the wide variety of service roles available at Moosehide Gathering 2016! Take this opportunity to be involved in this special cultural celebration! Click here for a look at the volunteer options.

The Gathering will take place at Moosehide Village from July 28-31 and everyone is welcome. For information on the Gathering in general, call (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 205.

For information about volunteering at the Gathering, call TH Human Resources, Education and Training (HRET) at (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 146.

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Coffee Gold Project Update

Join Chief Roberta Joseph and the Advisory Committee for an update on Kaminak's Coffee Gold Project.  It's at Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 p.m.

For information contact Andrea Moses, Council Administrator at 993-7100 ext. 140.

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Sign up for First Fish 2016!

First Fish will be held on July 11–15 at Moosehide village! It's a camp open to youth aged between 12 and 18 years. Owing to the decline of chinook salmon and community desire to preserve chinook stock as much as possible, we will be using chum salmon this year.

Deadline for registration is July 6, with a gear check on Friday, July 8.

Got questions? Call 993-7100 ext. 129 (Ricky), ext. 182 (Alexa), ext. 115 (Natasha), or ext. 127 (Ryan).

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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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Application Assistance – NIB Trust Fund

The National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund (NIB Trust Fund) is accepting applications for education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation and knowledge building.

Application forms are available from the TH CSC Reception or online here.  For assistance filling out the application, please contact Deena Titus to make an appointment; appointments available on Monday, June 13; Saturday, June 18; and Wednesday, June 22.

Call 993-7100 ext. 164.

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Apply for Student Funding

If you are a TH citizen planning to study at a post-secondary institution this fall, now is the time to apply for funding. To get everything set up well in advance, meet the "earlybird" deadline on June 15.  Otherwise, the regular deadline is July 15.

For information click here or contact Melissa Atkinson at (toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext. 111.

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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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Aboriginal Head Start Graduation

Join us as we celebrate the end of the school year for our Aboriginal Head Start students. The ceremony will be held at Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4Click here for information and call Kyrie at 993-5927 if you have any questions.

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CYFN Grand Chief Nominations

Nominations are open for the position of Grand Chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN). Nominations close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Click here and contact Crystal Trudeau at 867-334-0072 for information.

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Moosehide Gathering Special Meeting

Join organizers at a special meeting about Moosehide Gathering 2016. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at TH Hall from 5:30 p.m.

Call 993-7100 ext. 207 for information.

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Porcupine Caribou Management Board

If you are a TH citizen interested in caribou management, there is a seat available on the Porcupine Caribou Management Board (PCMB) for a representative nominated by TH Council. Ther term would be for five (5) years. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an application.

Contact TH Fish & Wildlife for information about what is involved in the Board, and contact TH Communications for an application form.

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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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Seeking Input for Coffee Gold Project

The proposed Coffee Gold Project, owned by Kaminak Gold Corporation, is a proposed open pit, heap leach gold mining project located south of Dawson City.

The proposed access for the project is a 214km access road from the Klondike Highway turn-off 15km east of Dawson City, utilizing and upgrading existing roads such as Hunker, Sulphur and Barker where possible, and requiring some new road construction to connect portions of existing isolated road.

Kaminak has engaged Hemmera to assist in producing their YESAB Project Proposal; Hemmera is engaging TH citizens to

  • gain a better understanding of the local traditional economy and traditional foods;
  • hear about any concerns and/or comments; and
  • share project information.

Citizens are invited to complete a survey either online, by phone, by mail, or in person.

Please contact TH–Coffee Gold Liaison Officer at 993-7100 ext. 158.

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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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