WHITEHORSE, YT— Future City starts with a question – how can we make our city more sustainable? For the first time, Yukon College invited local youth in grades six to eight to share their curiosity and creativity around the topic.
Kwanlin (Whitehorse, Yukon) - Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Yukon College are partnering on a new 21-week Interpretive Guiding course called Dän Dákeyi Uyenjì. The Southern Tutchone name means ‘that person knows our country’ and reflects the land-based nature of the program.
Unlike a typical classroom environment, the program is based in a wall tent on Yukon College’s Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse with regular backcountry excursions on the land in the CAFN Traditional Territory.
The Yukon University Act has officially passed Third Reading during the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Once it has received assent and come into force, the Act will set the legal framework for a university in Yukon — Canada's first university north of 60.