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Elijah Smith Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow
On February 14, 1973, the Yukon Native Brotherhood, led by Elijah Smith, along with a delegation of Yukon First Nation leaders, presented Together Today for our Children Tomorrow: A Statement of...
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Negotiating the Yukon First Nation land claim and self-government agreements took a long time, and implementing them is an ongoing process. Marilyn Jensen, M.A., Yukon College Indigenous Governance...
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This video series was developed by Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon and the Council of Yukon First Nations in 1997.  It will guide you on a four-part journey though the history of Yukon land claims...
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Yukon is Mapping the Way with Yukon First Nation Self-Government Yukon is at the forefront of Aboriginal land claims and self-government in Canada. Eleven of the territory’s 14 First Nations have...
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This video was created by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The purpose of this video is to provide viewers with an overview of Yukon First Nations land claims and self-government...
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Everyone has a role to play in implementing land claims and self-government. Daryn Leas, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen I think a lot of the people I work with, the people I interact with my age, have...
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Land claims negotiation took hard work by many important leaders. Marilyn Jensen, M.A., Yukon College Indigenous Governance Instructor, & Founder of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers Well, I think self-...
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Land claims negotiation took hard work by many important leaders. Marilyn Jensen, M.A., Yukon College Indigenous Governance Instructor, & Founder of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers Our leaders and...
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Since the land claim and self-government agreements were signed, people have noticed some powerful changes. Frances Oles, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations citizen For me, it’s united people...
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All Yukoners benefit from the Agreements. Daryn Leas, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen The UFA and the Final Agreements have benefited all Yukoners. We see Yukoners, whether you’re First Nation or not,...
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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...
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The Umbrella Final Agreement was signed in 1993. Today, 11 Yukon First Nations have Final and Self-Government Agreements. Pauline Frost, Former Senior Official, Vuntut Gwitchin Government The...
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Steve Smith, Chief, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Before Land Claims and Self-Government With more people and activity in the territory, Yukon First Nations realized that something had to be done to protect their land and way of life, and to make...
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In 1973, Yukon First Nation leaders presented Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow to the Prime Minister Pierre of Canada. This document became the basis for negotiating Yukon First Nation land...