Category Archives: Politics

Yukon First Nations celebrate 20 years of self-government

AFN regional Chief Mike Smith 2 applause audience Chief Carl Sidney Teslin Tlingit Council 2 Chief Doris Bill of KDNF Chief Kristina Kane of Ta'an Kwach'an Council 2 Chief Steve Smith, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations dancing 1 dancing 2 dancing drummers DSC_0014 elder watches youth dance Four first nations Gifts and recognition girl Grand Chief Ruth Massie of CYFN grandma line dancing MC Judy Gingell nacho Nyak Dun youth - Jerry-Lee Buyck and Eileen Peter 2 next generation 1 Pasloski vest Stanley Njootli Sr. - Deputy Chief Vuntut gwitchin First nation 3

A huge celebration in Whitehorse at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural centre this week. Four First Nations are marking 20 years since negotiation self-government.

Pictured here are some of the Chiefs who spoke as well as the cultural performances.

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New Canadians welcomed in Yukon

New Canadians - gym transformednew canadians - brothers New Canadians - clap new canadians - cramming New Canadians - crowd New Canadians - oath new Canadians - picture taking new Canadians - taking the oath New Canadians - Valera couple Vitold JordanYukon recently held a citizenship ceremony to welcome 128 new Canadians. Most of the new citizens had been waiting years for that moment, and will to continue to live in Yukon.

A very touching moment that makes one appreciate Canadian citizenship.