Indigenous YukonU

 First Nations Initiatives

The First Nation Initiatives department is an arm of the President’s Office within Yukon University dedicated to integrating an understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nation culture, traditions and history.

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 Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. All students are required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

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 First Nations support services

First Nations Support Services assists students seeking information about First Nations funding, and University and community resources. It also offers personal support.

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 Elders on Campus

The Ayamdigut Campus in Whitehorse is honoured to have Yukon First Nations Elders on campus. Elders at YukonU are faculty members who contribute different world views to students, share knowledge and stories, and provide spiritual and wellness support.

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Community. Collaboration. Research.

We're taking great strides towards developing research and innovation in partnership with Yukon First Nations. Yukon University addresses challenges faced by Indigenous governments and connects researchers to Indigenous communities, their problems and their policy interests.

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Indigenization at YukonU

Share your thoughts on how YukonU can improve programs, services, research, spaces and approaches to support First Nations post-secondary educational needs.

Learn more about our Indigenization Strategy

Indigenous Governance Speaker Series

All are welcome to attend our Indigenous Governance Speaker Series. Presented online, via Zoom, Tuesdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm. 

Meet the speakers