Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations meet for First Yukon Forum of 2020

Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations meet for First Yukon Forum of 2020

Joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon First Nations governments

Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members, Council of Yukon First Nations' Grand Chief and Yukon First Nations Chiefs met today at the Nàkwät’à Kų̀ Potlatch House in Whitehorse for the first Yukon Forum of 2020.

Leaders received an update from the Yukon Advisory Committee on a Yukon Strategy in response to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Yukon has made significant progress in developing its response and is working in partnership with Yukon families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and survivors.

Leaders also discussed Yukon Forum progress to date and how to set the focus for Yukon Forums so innovation, collaboration and reconciliation drive the process of implementing shared strategies and solutions. 

Yukon Forum is a valuable opportunity for constructive dialogue on issues of importance to all Yukoners. The implementation of the Joint Priority Action plan exemplifies our strong relationships and commitment to work collaboratively across governments. Today’s agenda created space to discuss how we can continue to use these meetings effectively to advance our shared priorities together.

Premier Sandy Silver

After several years of positive discussions and collaborations facilitated by the Yukon Forum process, Yukon First Nations are ready for action. We look forward to continuing the hard work of implementing the Joint Action Plan that will ultimately improve the lives of our citizens.

Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston

Quick facts 
  • The Yukon Forum is a meeting of the political leaders of the Government of Yukon, Yukon First Nations governments and the Council of Yukon First Nations.

  • The Yukon Forum meets four times a year.

  • This is the 13th Yukon Forum meeting since signing the Working Together Declaration in January 2017.


Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications

Markie-May Bailie
Aboriginal Relations, Executive Council Office

Juliann Fraser
Communications, Council of Yukon First Nations
867-393-9200 ext.: 9223

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