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Handy Dates

JUNE CALENDAR

June 16
Tombstone Tuesdays begin

June 26–July 2
Adäka Cultural Festival Whse

July 10
Organic Greenhouse Tour @ noon

July 13-17
First Fish Culture Camp

 

Handy Numbers

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

Spring 2015

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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TH Trust Disbursement Committee

If you are interested in helping guide how the TH Trust distributes earnings from investments, consider joining the Disbursement Committee. TH Council is seeking to appoint

  • one Elder
  • one Youth member
  • two Citizens-at-large

to research and develop a disbursement policy that advises TH Trust on the

  • use of disbursements for government programs
  • proportion of payments to Trust beneficiaries, and
  • the best use of monies distributed from the TH Trust.

For information about the committee please contact Wayne Potoroka at 993-7100 ext. 108.

For an application form call 993-7100 ext 136, , click here, or visit TH Communications in the main office.

Applications close Friday, July 24.

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First Fish Culture Camp

This year's First Fish Culture Camp will be held from July 13 until July 17 at Moosehide Village. Youth aged 12 and older are eligible to participate and we hope you will join us! Registration forms are available at the TH Youth Centre or TH Fish & Wildlife and here.

For more information please click here or contact the Youth Centre at 993-7100 ext. 129 (Ricky) or ext. 182 (Alexa) or Fish and Wildlife at 993-7100 ext. 115 (Natasha) or 127 (Ryan).

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Tombstone Tuesdays Return

Tombstone Tuesdays begin for the summer on June 16, with seasonal activities and harvesting running until late August. It's a great way to get out to the land and enjoy some good company. The calendar is flexible but tentatively is as follows:

  • June 16 Young rhubarb collecting
  • June 23 Beading get-together
  • June 30 Plants as medicine
  • July 7 Fireweed and rose-petal jelly-making
  • July 14 Grayling fishing
  • July 21 Soap berry collecting, and making Indian icecream
  • July 28 Small game hunting (TBC)
  • August 4 Blueberry and cloudberry picking
  • August 11 Cranberry picking
  • August 18 Bear root collecting
  • August 25 Last day celebration cake and Indian bingo!

Meet at the Health and Social Building at 10:00 a.m for a ride, or call Chris at 993-7100 ext. 151 to arrange a pick-up.

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Volunteer for Moosehide Fundraising

The Moosehide Gathering organizing committee needs help in fundraising this summer!  If you can lend a hand, they'd love to hear from you. Click here for this season's events and contact the Kormendy sisters for more information and to sign up; Shauna at 993-7100 ext. 112 or Allison at ext. 150.

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Employment Opportunities

Check our employment page regularly for the latest in summer positions, plus other year-round full-time positions at TH Government and external employers such as Chief Isaac Inc. in Dawson and Northerm in Whitehorse.

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Citizenship & Status: Who to Contact

For inquiries concerning TH Citizenship and Enrolment, please contact Amanda Taylor at ext. 134 or Lisa Anderson at ext. 143. Mähsi cho for your patience as we transition this role.

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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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A Community Plan for Moosehide?

Citizens, join us on Thursday evening for a presentation and discussion about the future of Moosehide village. It's at 5:30 p.m. at the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Hall. Click here or contact Lee Whalen for more information at 993-7100 ext. 113.

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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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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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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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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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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 & 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 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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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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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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