“I campaigned on health and healing. And was hoping that we would have unity, and mostly working with the community and the citizens. And accountability and transparency to the citizens. But health and healing mostly.”
– Maria Benoit, nthe new Haa Shaa du Hen
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court last year, soon after the Yukon government gave the green light to Vancouver-based Metallic Minerals Corp.’s project. The quartz exploration project is to happen over 10 years on 52 claims located north of Mayo, Yukon, and within the First Nation’s traditional territory. The problem, according to the First Nation, is that the Yukon government didn’t seem to give much thought to FNNND’s interests or concerns before signing off on the project.
Tantalus Community School in Carmacks, Yukon. The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation says it’s received numerous complaints about the school in recent months and wants to see immediate action from the Yukon government in response. (Anna Desmarais/CBC )
In Forging Ahead: The Yukon’s Continuing Response to COVID-19, Goal 2 is to enhance Yukoners’ wellbeing through mental and physical health.