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Handy Dates

March Calendar

Feb. 28 - Mar. 1
General Assembly

March 11
Clinton Creek Mine Remediation update

March 13
Deadline to apply for Adäka Festival

 

Handy Numbers

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

Main reception:
993-7100

Health & Social Building:
993-7100 ext. 164

Click here for more.

 

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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Clinton Creek Mine Remediation Project

All Dawson residents are invited to a community meeting about the Clinton Creek Mine Remediation Project. It will be co-hosted by the TH, Yukon and Canadian Governments, and held at the TH Community Hall on Wednesday, March 11, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner and refreshments will be served.

  • See a half-hour video "Beyond the 40 Mile" from the 1970s about the mine (and maybe see some familiar faces!)
  • Get an update on the mine site reclamation process
  • Learn about the results of a study on the effects of asbestos on fish
  • Learn about the potential remediation options for the mine site and next steps.

For more information call 993-7100 ext. 106.

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Chief Isaac Inc. Information Session

Join Chief Isaac Inc. Management and Staff at a Citizens' Information Session this Friday, February 27, at the Oddfellows' Hall from 4–7 p.m. Find out the latest updates from CII Property Management, Security and Camp Services, Kluane Freight Lines, Hän Construction, the Downtown Hotel, Mackenzie Petroleum and more. Then stick around for radio bingo afterwards! Click here for details.

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TH Trust Citizens' Information Session

Remember to come out to the TH Trust Citizens' Information Session this Friday at noon at the Downtown Hotel Conference Room. Lunch will be served.

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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Artists: Register Now for Adäka Festival!

Visual artists and performing artists are invited to apply to participate in the annual Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse this summer! This festival brings Yukon First Nations artists together with Aboriginal artists from across Canada and around the world to share and celebrate their creativity and culture with local, national and international audiences. The festival will be held from June 26 – July 2, and the deadline to apply is March 13. Click the links below for more details.

Adaka website

Application form

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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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Wellness Week

Are you a local teacher with something to share about health and wellness? If you're interested in helping out at our Wellness Week, in March, please contact Allison at 993-7100 ext. 150. If you're interested in participating, get in touch, too, or fill out a registration form (see below). Registration is limited and closes Froday, Feb. 13, at 3:00 p.m.

Wellness Week Poster

Wellness Week Registration Form

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Election Rules – Community Consultation

The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Implementation Department will be seeking citizen input starting in January 2015 in preparation for drafting election legislation. There are several issues to consider and we are hoping citizens will come out to share their thoughts. Consultations will be held in Whitehorse and Dawson.

Dawson City: Thursday, January 15, from 5:30 p.m. in the Natural Resources Conference Room. Dinner will be served.

Whitehorse: Tuesday, January 20, from 5:30 p.m. at the Yukon Inn. Dinner will be served.

Information

Discussion document

2011 Election Rules document

Election Rules notes

For further information and to share your thoughts and comments please contact Monina Wittfoth at 993-7100 ext. 157 or toll-free at 1-877-993-3400 ext. 157 or via .

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Peel Appeal Public Meeting Jan. 15

With YG's decision to appeal the court ruling about the Peel Plan, a public meeting will be held to help clarify the path forward. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the Beringia Centre in Whitehorse. It will be live-streamed for those unable to attend, and can be viewed at Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre – doors open at 7 p.m. Click here for information about the meeting. Click here for more information about the case and appeal.

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General Assembly Feb. 28–March 1

Mark your calendars: the next General Assembly will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1. Look out for the packages in your mail during February.

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Request for Proposals - Communications

Are you interested in developing a communications strategy – including marketing and engagement plan – for the proposed Tr'ondëk-Klondike World Heritage site? Click here for details and contact Evelyn Pollock at Across the River Consulting at 993-2306 for further information.

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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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