Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations present shared priorities to Government of Canada
This is a joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations.
Yukon Days meetings have concluded between the Government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations, several Yukon First Nations Chiefs and federal Ministers in Ottawa.
This year’s trilateral meetings were an opportunity to present priorities shared by the Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations governments early in the mandate of the newly appointed federal cabinet. The themes for this year’s discussions included First Nations language revitalization, child welfare, education and community safety.
Yukon continues to be at the forefront of advancing reconciliation in this country. With a new federal government in place, there are many opportunities to continue this good work and collaborate on important initiatives. Meeting with federal Ministers along side Yukon First Nations Chiefs reflects our commitment to respectful government-to-government relationships and allows us to present a unified voice for the benefit of all Yukoners.
Yukon Days is an important opportunity for Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon to communicate our common priorities directly to key ministers in Ottawa. We look forward to working with the newly-elected federal government and strengthening our collaborative relationship.
Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston
- The Yukon delegation included Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Johnston, Kluane First Nation Chief Dickson, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief Tizya-Tramm, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Chief Smith, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Deputy Chief Kushniruk, Teslin Tlingit Council Councillor Aucoin, Teslin Tlingit Council Councillor Douville, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Councillor Charlie, Council of Yukon First Nations Youth Councillor Morrison, Premier Silver, and Ministers Frost and McPhee.
- Members of the Yukon delegation met with Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Bennett, Indigenous Services Minister Miller, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Blair, and Northern Affairs Minister Vandal.
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