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AFN Yukon Region

Last night, the AFN Yukon Honouring Leadership Award Gala welcomed people from across the Yukon and beyond!

The formal Honouring of Former Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations Regional Chiefs is to take place in the New Year, to respect and honour the regional protocols and the passing of the late Elder Paddy Jim. We acknowledge AFN Elder Chuck Hume and former AFN Yukon Regional Chief and Elder Shirley Adamson for helping the event continue in a good and respectful way. Our Emcee’s Victoria Fred and Max Fine Day took us through a very special and honourable evening.

Evening Highlights!
The AFN Yukon Region and Regional Chief honoured former AFN National Chiefs Shawn Atleo, Matthew Coon Come and Georges Erasmus. We acknowledge their commitment to supporting Yukon First Nations and First Nations across the country! Gunalcheésh, Shäwnithan and Mahsi Cho!

Those in attendance were moved by the performances made by Emma Stevens and Diyet van Lieshout and the Love Soldiers

The evening also included the inaugural AFN Yukon Regional Leadership Awards! These awards were established by Regional Chief Kluane Adamek to recognize, honour and acknowledge the incredible contributions made to Yukon First Nations people from our communities. “A Yukon that Leads!”

Thank you to all those who travelled to join us at this very special event! Yukon First Nation Elders, Leadership and Citizens, Yukon elected Officials, Regional Chiefs ORC RoseAnne Archibald, Marlene Lynda Poitras, Denw National Chief Norman Yakeleya. Guests joined us from across the Yukon and from coast to coast to coast!

This evening was made possible by the incredible and AFN Yukon Team; Michelle Friesen, Emily McDougall, James MacDonald and Jacqueline Shorty and Bella Elite Events & Consulting- Katie Johnson and Jessie Stephens - for all their amazing work to put on a very special event!

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners! Thank you to @chonfm for capturing these awards live for those who were listening in the communities!

Emerging Leaders
•Luke Campbell
•Allison Kormendy

Women in Leadership
Lorraine Netro
Tosh Southwick

Language Warrior
• Nakhela Hazel Bunbury

Climate Leader
• Norma Kassi

Lifetime Achievement
•Colleen James
•Dave Joe
•the late Chief Robert Hager
Adeline Webber
•Naa Shâde Héni Sidney

AFN Yukon Honorary Award
•the late Robert Lee Jackson

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It is so important to Regional Chief Adamek and the AFN Yukon Region to support our First Nation and local artists!

• Awards, Lumel Studios Whitehorse, Yukon
• Art on Program Design, ‘Guna’ Megan Jensen - Inland Tlingit Artist
• Art on Award Plaques, Blake Nelson Shaá'koon Lepine
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AFN Yukon Region

The first panel is underway for the AFN Yukon Modern Treaty Forum titled ‘The Milestones to Achieve Modern Treaties’. This panel brings together Indigenous leaders from across Canada to share experiences in achieving modern treaties with the crown. Panel one was was moderated by Robin Bradasch (Kluane First Nation). Panel speakers include Adeline Webber (Teslin Tlingit Council), Dave Joe (Champagane & Aishihik First Nation), Chief Joe Alphonse (Tribal Chairman for the Tsilqot’in National Government) and Former National & Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come (The Grand Council of the Crees).
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AFN Yukon Region

The AFN Yukon Region is excited to be hosting the Modern Treaty Forum today in Whitehorse at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch’än Council.

The Modern Treaties Forum brings together First Nations from across Canada who have negotiated and achieved modern treaties with the Crown and those First Nations who seek to achieve modern treaties through land claims and self-government agreements with the Crown. Our efforts seek to bring together First Nations to exchange their experiences, perspectives and recommendations with an interest to learn from each other and to advance First Nation rights and interests with the Crown.

Former Yukon Regional Chief Shirley Adamson AFN Elder Representative Chuck Hume started the event in a good way by offering an opening prayer, land acknowledgements and sharing reflections on the passing of respected Champagne and Aishihik Elder Paddy Jim. Medicines of subalpine fir, poplar tree ashes and swan feathers were offered by Elder Shirley Adamson for protection and healing for those grieving during this time.

Opening remarks were provided from AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnson, KDFN Councilor Sean Smith, Elder Chuck Hume, MP Larry Bagnell and Premier Sandy Silver. Inspirational and informative key note speeches and panel presentations will be ongoing throughout the day.

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