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AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek calls for accountability from the federal government following the passing of the motion titled Action Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

  Whitehorse, Yukon – AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek has released the below statement following the House of Commons passing of Action Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples “I was pleased to see the House of Commons vote in favour of a motion brought forward by the Federal NDP opposition titled Action Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous …

AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek’s Statement on the Discovery of the Remains of 215 Indigenous Children at Kamloops Indian Residential School

Whitehorse, Yukon – The AFN Yukon Region stands in solidarity with those mourning the 215 children who were discovered late last week at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. “I have been reflecting the loss of 215 young souls whose bodies have been discovered at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, and I weep for Kukpi7 …

AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek congratulates Vuntut Gwich’in Elder Lorraine Netro for receiving the Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize.

May 20, 2021   AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek congratulates Vuntut Gwich’in Elder Lorraine Netro for receiving the Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize.   Whitehorse, Yukon – Congratulations to Vuntut Gwich’in Elder Lorraine Netro for receiving the prestigious Glen Davis Conservation Prize! The Prize honours individuals who are advocates for environmental protection and conservation …

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek Statement on the 2021 Federal Budget

Date: April 21, 2021 Whitehorse, Yukon – AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek released the below statement following Monday’s announcement of the 2021 Federal Budget. Download [PDF]: Regional Chief Kluane Adamek Statement on the 2021 Federal Budget  

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling On Carbon Pricing Legislation

  March 26, 2021   ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS WELCOMES SUPREME COURT RULING ON CARBON PRICING LEGISLATION   (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes yesterday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, urging all levels of government to respect First Nations rights, title, …

Youth Climate Action Fellowship Initiates Programming for Newly-Appointed Youth Fellows

  FOR RELEASE Tuesday, March 16, 2021   Youth Climate Action Fellowship Initiates Programming for Newly-Appointed Youth Fellows   WHITEHORSE – The Yukon First Nations Climate Action Fellowship announced that programming is underway for 14 First Nations youth that were selected to participate in a 20-month fellowship. Building upon the Yukon First Nations Climate Change …

The Government of Canada establishes a Net-Zero Advisory Board, includes Yukon Regional Chief Adamek

AFN Yukon Regional Office Regional Chief Kluane Adamek February 25, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government of Canada establishes a Net-Zero Advisory Board, includes Yukon Regional Chief Adamek Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek and the AFN Yukon Region welcome the federal government’s recent announcement to establish a Net-Zero Advisory Body to advance …

2020 AFN Yukon Leadership Award Winners Announced

AFN Yukon Regional Office February 15, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020 AFN YUKON LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Whitehorse, Yukon – The AFN Yukon Region Award Selection Committee, including the AFN Yukon Women, Youth and Knowledge Keeper Council members, acknowledges all those who were nominated for the 2020 Annual Yukon Regional Leadership Awards and is proud …