Education

First Nations education

Joint Education Action Plan

IStudents learning about First Nations culturen 2014, the Department of Education signed the 10-year Joint Education Action Plan (JEAP) 2014 – 2024. The plan focuses on ways to improve educational outcomes for First Nations students in Yukon.

JEAP initiatives include:

  • Mandatory Yukon First Nations cultural awareness training for Department of Education staff, including those who work in schools.
  • Mandatory completion of the First Nations 101 course at Yukon College as a condition of hire at the College and the Council of Yukon First Nations.
  • Re-establishment of the First Nations Education Commission.
  • Development of Cultural Includsion Standards in all Schools.
  • More support for First Nations languages.
  • Development of tools to support cultural inclusion in schools.
  • Development of a protocol for engaging with Yukon First Nations on key issues concerning education and matters that affect First Nations students.

JEAP resulted from the 2012 Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on Education Partnerships among Yukon First Nations, Yukon and Canada.

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