Great connections made yesterday at the Council of Yukon First Nations Annual General Assembly on the traditional territories of Selkirk First Nation! It's always great to join together to discuss important regional issues and successes!Regional Chief Kluane Adamek shared several updates, including AFN National Updates, updates on various AFN Portfolios including: • #ClimateChange & #Environment 🌎• #WaterStewardship💦• #ModernTreaties 📜• The AFN Management Committee • Preparation for next week's AFN Annual General Assembly 🪶• The AFN National #Youth Council 🤝🏽• Regional Updates on the 2022-2024 AFN Yukon Strategic Plan and advancement of the YFN #ClimateAction work!#ayukonthatleads #NorthernLeadership #FirstNationsLeadership ... See MoreSee Less
TW: contains references to grounds searches of former residential institutions. Please contact The Residential School Survivors Society toll-free 1 (800) 721-0066 or 24hr Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419 if you require emotional support or assistance.“On behalf of the AFN Yukon Region, I would like to express great admiration and gratitude for Elders Adeline Webber and Judy Gignell, whose leadership and advocacy on the Chooutla Working Group ensures that Yukon First Nations families and communities have a strong presence in conversations about history, truth and reconciliation in this country. The work of the Chooutla Working Group is so important in honouring those Yukon First Nation children who never came home, and I raise my hands to these Elders, and all those sharing the truths that Yukon First Nations and their families have known for generations" - Regional Chief Kluane Adamek The Chooutla Working Group is working to shed light on the stories of those who didn’t return from residential institutions located in the Yukon, including research of school and church records, and collecting stories and first-hand accounts from survivors. Later this summer, ground-penetrating radar will be used to search the site of the former Chooutla Residential School near Carcross.#EveryChildMatters #TruthBeforeReconciliation... See MoreSee Less
The Residential School Burial Sites Committee in Yukon identified 42 students who may have died at the former residential school in Carmacks. That's 22 more than were identified by the Truth and Recon...
Adäka kicks off in two days! Have you registered for a workshop yet? Some ideas!📌 Indigenous participants can join the Intermediate Beading Earrings workshop with Tracey Simpson on Thursday, June 30 at 11am📌 Try your hand at Caribou / Moose Hair Fur Dyeing with Carmen Miller on Friday, July 1 at 12:30pm📌 Many more workshops to choose from below!Register for workshops here: bit.ly/3aHoEDD.Not currently featured on our workshop schedule is drop-in mural painting! Come help Northern Tutchone artist, Lianne Marie Leda Charlie, and Tlingit youth artist, Teya Rear, paint a mural. The mural image depicts Tutchone-speaking people helping each other as imagined by Dianne Smith, Kwanlin Dūn First Nation Elder. The mural will hang in CIRNAC's Client Services Office at the Elijah Smith Building on Main Street. ... See MoreSee Less