Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations meet for first Yukon Forum of the year

Joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations

Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members and First Nations Chiefs met today for the first Yukon Forum of 2018.

At today’s meeting the leaders discussed important shared priorities including procurement, infrastructure funding, education and health and wellness. They also reviewed progress being made under the Joint Priority Action Plan, including the completion of an agreement that clarifies how resource royalties are shared under Chapter 23 of the Final Agreements.

Through the Yukon Forum we are looking at long-standing issues with new eyes and seeking innovative and collaborative solutions together. The resource royalty sharing implementation agreement is just one tangible example of how we can advance reconciliation when we work together on the interpretation and implementation of the Final Agreements.

Premier Sandy Silver

The Yukon Forum continues to provide a venue for government-to-government discussions on important issues that impact Yukon First Nations.

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 that occurs four times a year.

  • In September 2017, the leaders approved a Joint Action Plan and established working groups to make progress on shared priorities.

Contact 

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Shari-Lynn MacLellan
Communications, Aboriginal Relations, Executive Council Office
867-455-2811
Shari-Lynn.MacLellan@gov.yk.ca

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

News release #: 
18-099