Education

First Nations education

First Nations education

First Nations orientation with new teachersAll students benefit from understanding First Nations perspectives. To ensure that these perspectives are incorporated into Yukon school culture, curriculum and programs, we established the First Nations Programs and Partnerships (FNPP) Unit.

FNPP works on:

  • Building productive relationships with First Nations communities.
  • Increasing the amount of First Nations perspectives in Yukon schools.
  • Improving the academic results of First Nations students in the K – 12 system.
  • Enhancing First Nations’ efforts to revitalize their languages.

Education agreements with Yukon First Nations

FNPP works with individual First Nations to determine how they prefer to work with us to develop school programs.

Formal education agreements have been signed between the Yukon government and some individual First Nations. These agreements have resulted in the development of curriculum and programs in the traditional territories of those First Nations.

For example, through our agreement with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, we have accredited three cultural camps: First Hunt, First Fish and Spring Camp.

For more information about the First Nations Programs and Partnerships, visit www.yesnet.yk.ca/firstnations/.

Legacy of residential schools

Many Yukon First Nations students and their families continue to be affected by the legacy of residential schools. Recognizing these effects helps us to better meet the needs of these students and to support them to succeed in their studies.

Learning about the history and impact of residential schools is important for all Canadians. We encourage you to visit the website of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for more information.

Contact First Nations Programs and Partnerships Unit

1000 Lewes Boulevard
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
867-456-6752 or 1-800-661-0408 extension 6752
Ruby.Grant@gov.yk.ca