Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon is made up of the traditional territory of 14 First Nations. Each First Nation possesses both shared and individual heritage and cultures, languages, and systems of governance. Whether you belong to a Yukon First Nation or not, it is important to learn the history of the Yukon, to understand the current realities and acknowledge that we all have a role in the implementation of the land claims and self-government agreements.

To work towards this goal, Yukon University is requiring that all staff and students achieve core competency in the basic knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

If you are a student taking one of the programs or courses listed below you do not need to complete this training.

At some point you can expect to interact with Yukon First Nation people or First Nation governments. Taking this course will help in many ways: your career path, personal growth, and understanding the area that you live in.

For students and employees of YukonU only, please enrol in the YFN 101 course in MoodleContact the IT Help Desk if you need support accessing Moodle.

Programs that meet the Yukon First Nations core competency
School of Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance
  • Circumpolar Studies Degree
  • First Nations Governance and Public Administration Certificate
  • General Studies Certificate
  • Heritage and Culture Certificate
  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Liberal Arts Diploma
  • Northern First Nations Studies Diploma
  • Northern Justice and Criminology Diploma
  • Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies Diploma
  • Northern Studies Diploma
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Diploma
School of Science
  • Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences Degree
  • Northern Science (ENCS stream) Diploma
  • Renewable Resource Management Diploma
  • Northern Science Diploma
  • Science Certificate
School of Health Education and Human Services
  • Community Education and Employment Support
  • Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
  • Early Learning and Child Care Diploma
  • Social Work degree
  • YNTEP Degree

Programs that require an elective

School of Academic and Skill Development
  • University Access Pathways certificate (HIST 040)
  • Science Certificate

Programs that require a workshop, online course, or challenge exam

School of Health Education and Human Services
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate
  • Practical Nurse Diploma
School of Business and Leadership
  • Aviation Management Diploma
  • Business Administration Certificate
  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Business Administration Bachelor's Degree
  • Culinary Arts Certificate
  • Multimedia Communication Certificate
  • Office Administration Certificate
Centre for Northern Innovation and Mining
  • Carpentry Pre-Employment Certificate
  • Electrical Pre-Employment Certificate
  • Heavy Equipment Tech Certificate
  • Oil Burner Mechanic Certificate
  • Welding Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Earth Sciences Certificate
  • Earth Sciences Diploma
SOVA (Dawson)
  • Visual Arts

If your program is not included above then you are not required to complete the core competency in order to graduate.

Note that only degree, diploma, and certificate courses have this requirement.

Courses that meet the Yukon First Nations Core Competency
By selecting one of these courses as an elective you will meet the competency.
ANTH 140 Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology
ANTH 220 People and Cultures of the Subarctic
CRIM 219 Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice
ELCC 100 Cultural Competencies in Early Learning and Child Care
FNGA 100 Introduction to Indigenous Governance
FNGA 101 Governance and Land Claims
FNST 100 Introduction to First Nations Studies
FNST 140 Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
HIST 140/040 History of Yukon First Nations and Self-Government
HIST 220 History of the Canadian North
NOST 202 Social History of the North
NS 200 Science Course that cross references with HIST 140
PHIL 230 Bridging Knowledges
SOCI 104 Social Problems
WGST 202 Women in Indigenous Societies