Yak'ê ixhwsatìní ~ It is good to see you ~ Tlingit
We acknowledge, recognize and respect that we live, work and learn within the traditional territories
of 14 Yukon First Nations, the original keepers of this land.
Artist: Vernon Asp
Drum: Represent passing down culture and language
Mountains & River: Represent part of the land, part of the water
Wolf & Crow: Represent the two clans in the Yukon
14 Mini Circles: Represent the fourteen Yukon First Nations
Feathers: Represent the eight Yukon First Nations languages
The First Nations Initiatives (FNI) Branch formally known as First Nation Programs & Partnerships unit, was created by the Public Schools Branch of the Department of Education in August 2006. FNI is dedicated to four goals: building productive relationships with First Nations communities by developing and maintaining partnerships with all stakeholders involved in First Nations education; increasing the amount of First Nations perspectives in Yukon schools by developing First Nations curriculum and resource materials; improving the academic results of First Nations students in the K–12 system by incorporating First Nations education programs in Yukon schools; and providing support to and enhancing First Nations’ efforts to revitalize their languages by offering First Nations language programs in Yukon schools. This must be accomplished through meaningful and productive working relationships with Yukon First Nations governments and the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN).
First Nations Initiatives Staff
Danielle Sheldon, B.Ed
First Nations Junior Policy Analyst
Phone: (867) 332-0647
First Nations Experiential Advisor
Phone: (867) 332-7005