Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
October 13, 2017

Yukon hosts Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit

Delegates from across Canada are in Whitehorse from October 13–15 for the national Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit.

The meeting kicks off tonight with a meet and greet jointly hosted by the Government of Yukon and the Council of Yukon First Nations. Minister of Community Services John Streicker and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston will be in attendance.

The summit will include workshops focused on increasing Aboriginal participation in sport. The summit also includes cultural activities and networking opportunities, giving participants the chance to make connections in Yukon and across the country.

Quotes

“I’m so proud that the Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit is being held in Yukon. We are committed to working with sport groups in a collaborative manner to have a positive impact on the lives of Aboriginal people in Yukon. I look forward to the positive results of this meeting.”

–Minister of Community Services John Streicker

“Over the years, Aboriginal sports has played an integral role in the wellness, heart and spirit of our people. This is a chance for us to celebrate our shared values; promote awareness and understanding; and strengthen the relationships that tie us together.”

–Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle president Gordon Reed

Quick facts

  • This is the first time the Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit has been held in Yukon.
  • Special guests include Olympic gold medal winner Alwyn Morris and the All Nations Dance Group.

Contact:

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

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-332-1237
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca

News Release #17-218