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Canada, Yukon and Yukon First Nations Governments Meet at the Intergovernmental Forum and Reach Agreement on Implementation of Yukon Environmental Assessment Legislation
December 15, 2017 – Today, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, along with Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon First Nations Chiefs proudly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide governments in implementing the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA).

Government of Yukon and First Nations wrap up fourth Yukon Forum of 2017
December 15, 2017 – Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members and First Nations Chiefs met today for the final Yukon Forum of 2017.

Statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the decision in the Peel regional land use planning case
December 1, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver today issued a statement on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the Peel regional land use planning case.

Government of Yukon completes fall 2017 sitting
November 27, 2017 – Over the past two months, the government tabled several significant pieces of legislation – all of which have been assented to by the Commissioner.

Government of Yukon, Vuntut Gwitchin Government and Gwich’in Tribal Council urge protection of Porcupine caribou herd
November 3, 2017 – Governments urge the protection of Porcupine caribou herd and their calving grounds in the face of commercial development.

Government of Yukon aims to improve the way it involves the public
October 30, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has launched a new website to help Yukoners more easily engage with the territorial government.

Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Regional Chief Mike Smith
October 20, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver released the following statement today.

Premier in Ottawa to present Yukon priorities at national meetings
October 3, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver is in Ottawa to raise important Yukon issues in meetings with the Prime Minister, Federal Ministers, Premiers and national Indigenous organization leaders.

A statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the swearing in of Governor General Julie Payette
October 2, 2017 – The premier has issued a statement regarding the swearing in of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations approve next steps for collaboration on joint priorities
September 29, 2017 – Yukon’s Premier and Cabinet members and First Nations Chiefs met today for this year’s third Yukon Forum. There, the leaders approved an action plan on priorities shared by First Nations and the Government of Yukon.

Legislative agenda set for fall sitting
September 29, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has set the agenda for the fall sitting, which will begin on October 3 at 1 p.m.

People are our number one priority, say territorial Premiers in new vision for sustainable development
September 22, 2017 – Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna today released the Pan-Territorial Vision for Sustainable Development.

Government of Yukon appoints new chair of the Water Board
September 21, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has appointed Piers McDonald as the chair of the Water Board. Mr. McDonald has accepted the position, effective today.

Government of Yukon hosts foreign diplomat tour
September 18, 2017 – Ambassadors and Consuls General arrived in Yukon today.

A strong vision for the North comes out of meetings in Yellowknife
September 1, 2017 – Yukon Premier Sandy Silver is returning from two days of meetings in Yellowknife with fellow northern premiers.

Government of Yukon honours outstanding Yukon youth
August 16, 2017 – Four youth were awarded the Outstanding Youth Achievement Award today.

Yukon completes valuable year as chair of Council of the Federation
July 18, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver has wrapped up Yukon's 2016-17 term as chair of the Council of the Federation, the first territory to chair the council.

A statement from the Government of Yukon for National Aboriginal Day
June 20, 2017 – The premier has issued a statement for National Aboriginal Day.

Premier brings Yukon priorities to Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 – Premier Silver completed a successful trip to Washington, DC as chair of the Council of the Federation.

Yukon premier leads Council of the Federation mission to Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 – Yukon premier to meet key political leaders in the United States next week.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to collaborate on shared priorities
May 26, 2017 – Yukon Forum concludes with agreement on shared priorities for action by the Government of Yukon and First Nations.

Statement from the premier in response to the resignation of the Yukon Water Board chair
May 17, 2017 – The chair of the Yukon Water Board has resigned.

New members appointed to Electoral District Boundaries Commission
May 4, 2017 – The Electoral District Boundaries Commission has five new members, including a new chair and representatives from three political parties.

Government of Yukon extends staking prohibition for Kaska asserted traditional territory
April 28, 2017 – Government of Yukon extends mineral staking prohibition to provide more time to address mineral declarations.

One of Yukon’s longest serving Commissioners dies at age 97
April 14, 2017 – The Government of Yukon marks the passing of James Smith.

Ministers visit Old Crow
April 12, 2017 – Three Yukon government ministers visited Old Crow this week.

Government of Yukon signs on to new Canadian Free Trade Agreement
April 7, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is pleased to join Canada and the provinces and territories in signing the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Successful trip to Ottawa for Yukon premier
March 23, 2017 – Premier visits Ottawa to support First Nations and Yukon interests.

Canada, Yukon and First Nations governments meet at the Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse
March 17, 2017 – Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Yukon premier and First Nations met for an Intergovernmental Forum.

Government of Yukon, First Nations and industry stand together on key issues
March 16, 2017 – Government of Yukon, First Nations and Yukon Chamber of mines confirm united support for federal Bill C-17.

Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon to gather for the Intergovernmental Forum
March 7, 2017 – The Intergovernmental Forum will take place Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 20
March 2, 2017 – Premier Silver has called for the Legislative Assembly to be reconvened.

Premier, ministers and First Nations delegation wrap up successful meetings in Ottawa
February 8, 2017 – The Government of Yukon reaffirms its relationship with First Nations during a series of meetings in Ottawa.

New website compiles information about current research and monitoring in Yukon
February 8, 2017 – The new site compiles research and monitoring initiatives conducted by or in partnership with the Government of Yukon.

Premier and ministers head to Ottawa with First Nations delegation
February 3, 2017 – The government of Yukon is joining with First Nations Chiefs to attend meetings in Ottawa.

Government of Yukon issues temporary staking prohibitions for all of Kaska asserted traditional territory in Yukon
February 1, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has put mineral staking prohibitions in place for the Kaska asserted traditional territory.

Territorial premiers meet to discuss northern policy
January 27, 2017 – The territorial premiers met this week to discuss shared priorities.

Government of Yukon and First Nations sign intergovernmental declaration
January 13, 2017 – The Yukon premier and chiefs have committed to hold four Yukon Forums a year and develop a join action plan for shared priorities.

Premier sets direction for ministers
January 10, 2017 – The letters highlight commitments ministers and their departments have been asked to accomplish.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to meet for Yukon Forum
January 5, 2017 – Government of Yukon and First Nations will meet for a Yukon Forum on January 13.


Pan-Canadian framework on climate change meets Yukon’s unique needs
December 9, 2016 – Government of Yukon signs on to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Framework recognizes Yukon’s unique northern circumstance.

Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa to discuss climate change
December 6, 2016 – Premier Sandy Silver will meet with his counterparts in Ottawa this week.

Nils Clarke nominated for Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
December 6, 2016 – Clarke has practised law in Yukon for over 24 years and has worked as the executive director of the Yukon Legal Services Society since 2000. 

First annual report of the Minto Socio-economic Monitoring Program released
November 18, 2016 – The 2014 annual report for the Minto Socio-Economic monitoring program has been released.

Yukon general election date announced
October 7, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has announced Yukon's general election date.

Yukon government maintains firm stance against carbon tax
October 3, 2016 – A statement from Yukon's premier on the imposition of a carbon tax.

Government of Yukon announces Yukon Leadership Scholarship
September 27, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has announced a new scholarship for young Yukoners.

Children welcome dignitaries to Yukon
September 27, 2016 – Local children associated with three charities will present flowers to the visitors.

Government of Yukon supports Indigenous youth leadership through funding to Our Voices
September 26, 2016 – Our Voices facilitates and creates leadership and development opportunities for Indigenous youth and emerging leaders.

Public viewing locations announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon visit
September 21, 2016 – Yukoners will have the opportunity to participate in community events in Whitehorse or Carcross.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon itinerary unveiled
September 12, 2016 – Yukoners will be able to participate in a number of exciting community events.

Government of Yukon to provide funding for SingleTrack to Success expansion
September 7, 2016 – Funding will support an expansion to other Yukon communities.

Views invited on Order of Yukon
September 2, 2016 – Take the survey to share your views on the new Order of Yukon.

Government of Yukon seeks court’s opinion on water use licence
September 1, 2016 – The legal review would consider a recent decision of the Yukon Water Board.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit two Yukon communities this September
August 22, 2016 – The public will be invited to share in a lively celebration in Whitehorse on September 28.

Five outstanding Yukon youth recognized in awards ceremony
August 19, 2016 – The Yukon government’s Youth Directorate selected the winners for their exceptional community contributions.

Youth invited to Our Voices and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations wellness conference
July 28, 2016 – The five-day event emphasizes leadership and wellness through connecting with the land.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Yukon this fall
July 27, 2016 – Yukon premier welcomes the news that the upcoming Royal Tour will include a stay in Yukon.

Northern premiers confirm united stance against carbon price
July 21, 2016 – Recognizing the significant effect climate change is having on northern communities, territorial premiers reiterated their commitment to address climate change.

Premier Pasloski hosts premiers and national Indigenous leaders in Whitehorse and Haines Junction
July 20, 2016 – Leaders discussed several key topics of mutual importance at National Aboriginal Organizations meeting.

Statement from the premier regarding the attack in Nice
July 15, 2016 – Premier extends condolences for victims of the attack in France.

A statement from Yukon’s premier on the terrorist attacks in Turkey
June 29, 2016 – Premier expresses condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Ataturk international airport.

New award will recognize Yukoners’ achievements
June 28, 2016 – A new award will honour citizens’ exceptional contributions to society.

Government of Yukon flies the rainbow flag in honour of Yukon Pride
June 24, 2016 – Flag will fly through the weekend to coincide with Pride events.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2016 – All Yukoners are encouraged to participate in the celebrations and events planned for National Aboriginal Day.

First meeting of ministers and leaders at new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum
June 10, 2016 – Leaders agreed to establish the framework for a new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum, which will replace the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.

A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision to hear the Peel regional land use planning court case
June 9, 2016 – We remain committed to enhancing our government-to-government relationships and building positive, productive partnerships with First Nations.

Agreement signed between Yukon government, Yukon College and University of Alberta
May 11, 2016 – The agreement will foster educational and research exchange opportunities.

Government of Yukon flies European Union flag
May 9, 2016 – Flag flies to recognize 40 years of Canada-European Union relations.

Western premiers focus on jobs and communities
May 6, 2016 – Premiers conclude meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and highlight areas of common interest.

Western premiers support joint action on wildland fires, floods and drought
May 5, 2016 – Premiers discussed the importance of governments working cooperatively to better prepare for and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters.

Western premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray
May 5, 2016 – The courage and dedication of local citizens and emergency responders was praised by the premiers.

Premier to strengthen ties with western counterparts
May 4, 2016 – The annual Western Premiers’ Conference will be hosted in Vancouver this week.

Yukon government providing assistance to Fort McMurray
May 4, 2016 – Red Cross funding will support emergency aid relief efforts.

Territorial premiers announce key outcomes from Northern Premiers’ Forum
April 29, 2016 – The premiers committed to working together to strengthen engagement with the federal government to ensure long-term, stable and predictable federal funding.

Yukon government supports signing of Paris Agreement on Earth Day
April 22, 2016 – A global response can help lessen the impacts of climate change in Canada’s north.

Northern premiers to meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
April 22, 2016 – Yukon hosts premiers from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for annual Northern Premiers' Forum.

A statement from Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski
April 20, 2016 – Premier congratulates Brian Pallister on his win in Manitoba’s provincial election.

Yukon government and First Nations hold Yukon Forum
April 8, 2016 – The government-to-government meeting provides an opportunity to discuss shared priorities.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the 2016 federal budget
March 23, 2016 – Government working to assess the impact of tax regime and budget changes.

Premier ensures Yukon’s interests are reflected in national declaration
March 3, 2016 – Vancouver Declaration recognizes unique circumstances of northern economy, climate and communities.

A statement from Canada’s territorial premiers on climate change and the North
March 2, 2016 – Premiers bring climate change message to national meetings in Vancouver.

Premier attending national meetings in Vancouver
March 2, 2016 – National meetings will include Indigenous leaders and focus on the economy and climate change.

Canada’s Premiers to Meet on March 2 in Vancouver
February 29, 2016 – Canada’s Premiers will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

A carbon tax is not a solution for Yukon families
February 22, 2016 – A carbon tax would negatively impact Yukoners' quality of life.

Government of Yukon awards funding to 15 groups for projects to support Yukon youth
February 19, 2016 – Young rock climbers, skiers and artists to benefit from funding awarded through the Youth Investment Fund.

Yukon government makes strategic investments in Yukon’s future
February 5, 2016 – A special warrant has been signed to increase funding for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Yukon Days ends in Ottawa
February 4, 2016 – Government promoted Yukon issues and industry in nation's capital.

Yukon organization wins Arctic Inspiration Prize
January 28, 2016 – The Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon was awarded the annual prize last night.

Premier wraps up successful community conversations initiative as budget tour begins
January 27, 2016 – Over the last three months, the premier has listened to a cross-section of Yukoners through small, face-to-face meetings.

Yukon priorities to be highlighted in Ottawa
January 27, 2016 – Premier and ministers to continue setting foundations for Yukon’s long-term economic growth.

Yukon government and First Nations working together to improve clarity and management of mining in Yukon
January 26, 2016 – A protocol and working group have been established to guide discussions on mining.

Yukon government and Kaska Nation sign milestone agreements to advance reconciliation and resource development discussions
January 25, 2016 – Yukon government and Kaska sign agreements on reconciliation and resource development.

Government of Yukon’s Science Strategy released
January 20, 2016 – The strategy sets the government's approach to scientific priorities, research and capacity in the territory.

Premier and ministers want to hear from Yukoners
January 8, 2016 – January to March, the premier and Cabinet ministers will meet with and listen to Yukoners’ thoughts on budget priorities.

Yukoner to learn about Arctic challenges in Emerging Leaders Program
January 5, 2016 – Yukoner journeys through Arctic Norway to learn about northern challenges and potential.