Indigenous self-government in Yukon holds lessons for all of Canada – IRPP

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Indigenous self-government in Yukon holds lessons for all of Canada – IRPP

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202147 Views

Few know the story of Yukon’s journey toward self-government. But if Canada is serious about reconciliation, it should take notes on the process.

June 28, 2021

The Yukon government and a committee of First Nations chiefs reached a significant milestone early this summer. On June 3, 2021, they struck an agreement to establish a First Nations School Board, which will allow First Nations communities in the territory to assume greater authority and control over how children are educated and responsibility for the eventual operation of local schools.

“We are excited to be on the doorstep of creating a Yukon First Nations School Board, which will provide Yukon First Nations with greater control, authority and responsibility over the education of their citizens and support self-determination,” said Dana Tizya-Tramm, chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, one of the signatories to the agreement, and chair of the Chiefs Committee on Education.

Read More: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/june-2021/indigenous-self-government-in-yukon-holds-lessons-for-all-of-canada/

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