Joint Committee on Climate Action Annual Report to the National Chief and the Prime Minister – 2020
AFNYukon / August 17, 2021
Whitehorse, Yukon – Whitehorse, Yukon – The global pandemic has impacted the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Not only has this altered how the Joint Committee on Climate Action (JCCA or ‘the Committee’) operates, but it has also changed how the committee thinks about climate change and its relation to systemic inequities. COVID has both exposed structural vulnerabilities within our healthcare system facing First Nations and other racialized communities and has also shown how collaboration between governments – First Nations and federal alike – can advance tangible progress. Partnerships can be a catalyst for change, bringing together knowledge, resources, and capacity towards shared goals and outcomes. The JCCA sees important parallels from this pandemic with our commitment to advance joint climate action, grounded in partnership and meaningful recognition of First Nations’ governance, rights, and leadership. Implicit in this recognition is the commitment to upholding and protecting the inherent, Treaty, and constitutionally protected rights of First Nations.
AFN Yukon acknowledges Vuntut Gwitchin Elder Lorraine Netro’s opening prayer on Page 4 of the Annual Report and extends gratitude for her continual guidance and important contributions to the work of the JCCA.
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