Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
November 30, 2015

Yukon government and Kwanlin Dün First Nation sign intergovernmental accord to advance shared priorities

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski and Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill have signed an intergovernmental accord that outlines the governments’ plans for collaboration on land development, community safety, capacity development, education and justice initiatives.

“As governments we share many common goals,” Pasloski said. “We want to ensure that our communities are safe, healthy and thriving. This intergovernmental accord outlines our shared priorities and commits us to working together as governments to advance these important initiatives.”

The priorities identified in the accord include the development of an education memorandum of understanding; collaboration on the feasibility of a campground development; consideration of a specific joint residential and recreational lot development; provision of emergency management training; exploration of options to expand land-based programming offered at the Jackson Lake Healing Centre; and collaboration on health, family and children’s services, and community safety issues.

“This accord formalizes cooperation and collaboration on initiatives that are important to Kwanlin Dün citizens and all Yukoners; priorities such as community safety, health, justice and education are included,” Bill said. “Working together on common goals is not only an efficient use of our limited resources, but also builds understanding, respect and trust between our governments.”

Intergovernmental accords are a practical way for governments to collaborate on areas of mutual importance, reduce duplication and take action to improve services to the public.

“I’m confident that this accord will build upon and formalize our existing collaborative initiatives and result in improved services for Kwanlin Dün citizens and all Yukoners,” Pasloski added.

Learn more:

Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Government of Yukon accord 

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca 

Shari-Lynn MacLellan
Communications, Aboriginal Relations
867-667-8724
shari-lynn.maclellan@gov.yk.ca

Marie-Louise Boylan
Communications manager, Kwanlin Dün First Nation
867-633-7835
marie-louise.boylan@kdfn.net


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