In July and August 2022, the AFN Yukon engaged Yukon First Nations to hear their perspectives and priorities on community safety. We supported the inaugural Indigenous Community Safety Summit, hosted on the traditional territories of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council in Whitehorse, Yukon from August 2-4, 2022. We also published an online survey to hear Yukon First Nations perspectives on community safety, policing, and justice. The feedback and perspectives we heard through this engagement are being shared with the national AFN Secretariat to help guide their advocacy on the federal First Nations policing legislation and the Indigenous Justice Strategy. Click here to learn more about these AFN efforts
This document summarizes the findings and recommendations of our policing and justice engagement. It covers perspectives shared in the region about First Nations community safety, policing, and justice. Opportunities and recommendations for actions to enhance community safety in the Yukon are also included.
Our final report describes themes we heard throughout our engagement with Yukon First Nations. Recommendations for enhancing community safety are included, and based off what we heard from Yukon First Nations at the Indigenous Community Safety and in our survey. This report was sent to the national AFN and federal government officials.