Shakat Journal Editor, Paige Hopkins sits down with Yukon Regional Assembly of First Nations Chief, Kluane Adamek. With her 1st term underway as Chief, Paige tries to get to know her, her position on leadership in the North as well as her roles in the Assembly of First Nations.
The Millennial Town Hall (MTH) was established by the Youth of Today Society; Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council, in 2018. The mission was and is to promote peer-to-peer discussions on issues that impact youth, on a daily basis, and to encourage an honest and meaningful conversation with Yukon politicians and decision makers. The Town Hall is an all inclusive event open to ALL Yukon millennials between the ages of 15-30.
As the face of the Council of Yukon First Nations, Peter Johnston strives to balance the serious side of his work with lighter moments. “We have to take the time to celebrate not only our achievements but also celebrate our time together as First Nation people,” says CYFN’s Grand Chief. Johnston turns his eye to the next generation. In a world with more open lines of communication, First Nation youth must rise up and take a leadership role in Canada’s future, he says. And for any youth who want to chat with him, Johnston is available to provide mentorship. Johnston turns his eye to the next generation. In a world with more open lines of communication, First Nation youth must rise up and take a leadership role in Canada’s future, he says. And for any youth who want to chat with him, Johnston is available to provide mentorship.
On Monday, October 15th, Kane was re-elected to serve another term, which will last for three years. Of the 397 eligible voters who make up the First Nation, only 223 cast their ballots. This means that voter turnout for the election was only 56%. Of those votes, Kane received 123, more than half of the votes cast.
One the morning of Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, leaders and elders from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council met with a delegation representing the Maori people, an indigenous tribe from New Zealand.
June 5th, 2018. The Youth of Today Society in downtown Whitehorse is packed tightly with youth from around town. Some are representatives of other youth centres such as B.Y.T.E., while others are here to have their say on a number of youth issues.
By day, the town of Whitehorse is coated in a layer of something resembling beauty. The snow falls, covering the environment in its lovingly crafted flakes. Gainfully employed citizens commute to and from their jobs, breathing in the crisp air and enjoying it while it lasts, before eventually being safely ensconced within a comfortably-heated building, one they know will always be there to shelter them from the environment, from harm.