Lands, Resources and Heritage

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May 2021

Cemetery spring clean up – volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming community cleanup of the TKC Cemetery at Lake Laberge. Interested Citizens who are available to help on Saturday May 15, 2021 are being asked to please contact Anne-Marie Miller, TKC Heritage Technician at (867) 668-3613 ext. 608 or email heritage@taan.ca. Transportation can be arranged, and beverages and snacks will be provided.

 

ICE BREAKUP REMINDER – STAY SAFE!

With a rapid spring thaw in effect, LRH would like to remind everyone to be extra careful on the ice during spring breakup. Ice thickness should be at least 10 centimeters (4 inches) to safely support one person. Due to record high snowfalls, TKC’s LRH Department would like to remind Citizens that fast-moving rivers and lakes such as the Yukon River and Lake Laberge freeze and melt at different rates and are even more unpredictable with heavy snow cover. We encourage Citizens to stay off the ice. For more information on current conditions, please contact TKC Wildlife Monitors Andre Eckert-Maret or Shawna Tizya at (867) 668-3613 ext. 611.

 

January 2021

Care and Respect

Dear Yukoner,

Due to COVID-19 regulations, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (TKC)  lands staff continue to record a significant increase in the number of people utilizing Settlement Lands for recreational purposes. Because Whitehorse serves as a busy hub for Yukoners, the First Nation government is concerned about the negative impacts further use will have on these important areas. Please click here for more information.