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AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek Encourages Yukoners and all Canadians to join National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations

  AFN Regional Chief Kluane Adamek called on Yukoners and all Canadians to participate in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st. National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important occasion to demonstrate respect and appreciation for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation cultures, languages and history, and to recognize their rightful place in this …

AFN Yukon Regional Chief calls on Canadians to stop, reflect, listen and stand with Indigenous Families as the National Inquiry into MMIWG issues its Final Report

    AFN Yukon Regional Chief calls on Canadians to stop, reflect, listen and stand with Indigenous Families as the National Inquiry into MMIWG issues its Final Report Whitehorse, Yukon – (Whitehorse, Yukon) On the day that the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) released their final …

AFN Yukon Regional Chief Supports Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Declaration of State of Emergency on Climate Change

    (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek today re-affirmed her strong support for the recent declaration of a state of emergency on climate change by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, the most northern community in the Yukon. Regional Chief Adamek brought the issue directly to the AFN …

AFN Congratulates the Teslin Tlingit Council in Recent Yukon Supreme Court Ruling Confirming Canada’s Legal Obligations to Modern Treaties

OTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek congratulate the Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) on the recent Yukon Supreme Court decision that affirms Canada’s constitutional obligation to meaningfully and appropriately implement the terms of Modern Treaties, particularly the TTC Final and Self-Government Agreement.   “Self-government agreements have the potential to create a …

Statement from the Regional Chief on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, Regional Chief Kluane Adamek issued the following statement from the celebrations taking place in Kluane First Nation: “I’m thrilled to be in Kluane territory joining the Elders and the community in marking National Indigenous Peoples Day, and celebrating being Kluane First Nation, Southern Tutchone, Tlingit and Dakławeidi. “This National …

Regional Chief Adamek and National Chief Bellegarde Call for Protection of ANWR in Open Letter to U.S. Government

  Assembly of First Nations Interim Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek and National Chief Perry Bellegarde signed the following open letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 marks the final day the bureau is accepting comments from the public as they review allowing sales of oil and gas leases in …

Regional Chief Adamek Encourages Public to Call for Protection of ANWR

For immediate release WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Assembly of First Nations Interim Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek is encouraging the public to stand in solidarity with the Gwich’in and call for full protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska (ANWR), the home of the Porcupine Caribou’s sacred calving grounds. The caribou are a vital …