Leaders discuss future collaboration at the Yukon Forum

First Nations Chiefs and Government Ministers pose for a group photo on Friday October 7, 2022 at the Sternwheeler Conference Centre for the third Yukon Forum of 2022.

This is a joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon First Nations governments.

Today Premier Sandy Silver and his Cabinet, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon First Nations Chiefs met in Whitehorse for the third Yukon Forum of the year.

Leaders discussed the evolution of the Yukon Forum and the Joint Priority Action Plan, and ongoing efforts to strengthen collaboration between governments. They also discussed collaborative approaches to the expansion of the Sexualized Assault Response Team to communities, partnerships to advance housing solutions throughout the territory, and the Government of Yukon’s response to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's report on the state of housing for vulnerable Yukoners.

It has been six years since we revitalized the Yukon Forum as part of our government's commitment to building strong government-to-government relationships with Yukon First Nations. The Yukon Forum has been integral to developing collaborative working relationships and ensuring cooperation in governance in the territory between the Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations governments. The vision of our collective leadership, and the hard work of our senior officials, has established a strong foundation to move the territory forward for the benefit of all Yukoners.

Premier Sandy Silver

Collaboration and collective action between the Yukon government and Yukon First Nations are central to the Yukon Forum. As part our continued commitment to the Yukon Forum, Yukon First Nations welcome the opportunity to review and evolve the Joint Priority Action Plan to ensure that the Parties are aligned in our work to advance Yukon First Nations priorities.

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 has met four times a year since signing the Working Together Declaration in January 2017.

Media contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications

Shari-Lynn MacLellan
Communications, Aboriginal Relations

Lael Lund
Communications Manager, Council of Yukon First Nations

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