YC Employees to Participate in First Nation Traditional Activities

Yukon College employees will have the opportunity to participate in First Nation traditional activities at this year�s President�s Lunch/Inservice on August 25th at Yukon College and the Yukon Arts Centre from 8:30 a.m. � 4:00 p.m.

Randall Tetlichi, First Nations Support, will open the day with a prayer and will lead traditional drumming and singing.

�We�re starting the year with this event, but there will be opportunities throughout the school year for staff to build their cultural awareness,� says Tetlichi.

A panel discussion will take place on First Nation World Views including, family, connection to the land, culture and language.

There will be four 45-minute sessions on various First Nation activities including, crafts and hand games in the afternoon.

�This event is another example of how Yukon College continues to work together with all First Nations to foster and build a respectful and collaborative relationship,� says Tosh Southwick, Director of First Nations Initiatives.

Southwick says the event also helps to further develop Yukon College staff�s cultural sensitivity and awareness.

The Annual President�s Day event is an opportunity for staff to reflect on the last school year and gear up for the one ahead.

There will also be presentations of Long Service, Employee Recognition, Retirement and Special Awards.