Yukon is Leading the Way

Yukon is Leading the Way

Yukon is Leading the Way

Yukon is home to almost half of all comprehensive land claim and self-government agreements in Canada.

Peter Johnston, Grand Chief, Council of Yukon First Nations

Yukon is the cutting edge when it comes to self-government agreements across the world.

Daryn Leas, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen

Absolutely, I believe that Yukon First Nations are leaders when it comes to self-governance, when it comes to land claims.

Marilyn Jensen, M.A., Yukon College Indigenous Governance Instructor, & Founder of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Our agreements, are really the high water mark.

Daryn Leas, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen

People have noticed that our people are doing well, that there is a clear vision of where we want to go.

Marilyn Jensen, M.A., Yukon College Indigenous Governance Instructor, & Founder of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

We don’t just have municipal power as governments. Our governments are equal to Yukon, and some say Canada.

Daryn Leas, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen

We’re on a path that is pragmatic, it’s results oriented, it’s really about creating a better future for our kids, about transforming our communities, about creating economic wealth. I work for other communities across Canada, and I always say look at the North, you know, that’s where the solutions are. It’s a beacon of light for other communities to look at as an example.