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.
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.
Founded with the advocacy, commitment and consultation of all 14 Yukon First Nations, our mandate is to support First Nations leaders and to prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Through our nationally recognized Indigenous initiatives and strong partnerships with local First Nations, we emphasize the importance of finding northern solutions to northern problems.
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.
- Walking our path together, an audio podcast exploring our journey towards reconciliation.
- Perspectives series, exploring the past, present and future of Yukon’s unique approach to self-governance and land claims.
- EleV, re-envisioning access to and success in post-secondary education.
- Pathways to success