Joint statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week
At Yukon University, we stand together, in grief and sorrow with Residential School Survivors, their families and communities, to condemn the practices of genocide, racism, discrimination and hatred.
We commit to our own learning and unlearning journey to understand the legacy of residential schools and on-going trauma experienced by Survivors and their families, so that we will never again stand for the practice of taking children from loving homes, families and communities, stripping children of their languages, their heritage, their dignity, their rights and exposing them to violence in their learning environments.
Dr. Lesley Brown
President & Vice-Chancellor
Gä̀gala-ƛ̓iƛ̓ətko (Nadia Joe)
Associate Vice-President, Reconciliation
Supports available at YukonU
Employees: Visit My Family Assistance Program on MyYukonU for more details or contact our two Employee Assistance Program providers directly at Nimco and Associates 867 668 3277 or 867 668 6059 / Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) 1 800 667 0993 fseap.bc.ca (Password: 2bwell).
Supports beyond YukonU
- Indian Residential Crisis Line: 1 866 925 4419
- CMHA Yukon Reach Out Support Line: 1 844 533 3030
- Yukon Rapid Access Counselling supports: 1 866 456 3838 or 867 456 3838
- CYFN Mental Health and Cultural Support Counselors: 867 393 9200 ext. 9254
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line: 1 855 242 3310
- Crisis Services Canada (national, 24/7): 1 833 456 4566, or text 45645