TKC Scholarships & Bursary



All required documentation in the application package must be submitted for applications to be considered. If you require assistance completing your applications, please contact the Education Support Worker (ESW) at 668-3613 ext. 401 or email



Applications can be completed online. Once saved you can print and submit in person, or send electronically via fax or email to:


Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Citizen Development Department

Attention: Education Support Worker 117 Industrial Road

Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2T8 Phone: (867) 668-3613 ext. 401

Fax: (867) 667-4295

Community Statement on Yukon Opioid Crisis

Community Statement on Yukon Opioid Crisis

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council would like to express our deep condolences for the recent tragic losses in Yukon. We grieve with the families and are here to support you. Since our new year began, these drug-related losses are now increasing at an alarming rate right in our backyards. We have lost young ones, citizens, members of our community to the tainted drugs that now fill our streets. Our whole community in Yukon is hurting. The opioid crisis must be at the forefront of this territory’s priorities, as we cannot lose another member of our community.

We are asking everyone to rise-up and take a strong stance against these criminals who are bringing these illicit drugs into our territory only to take advantage of some of our most vulnerable. We have a serious drug issue in Yukon, and we cannot turn our heads. The statistics are troubling and break our hearts. We must come together and address this head on – as governments, non-profit organizations, RCMP, citizens of our community. We need to work together to get these drugs out of our territory and to help those at risk.

Drug use does not “clock out” at a convenient hour, nor should the supports put in place to keep our citizens safe.

We must show our love and support for all those who are suffering and help ensure they know what supports are in place in a time of need. Educate your loved ones on the resources available to help people who are using or thinking of using. We need to share this information with them, help them to get what they need, and always give them our love and attention.

As we face yet another health emergency, let us come together, support one another, love one another and ensure we can all live safe and healthy lives. It is our strength, endurance, and our love that will help us to hold each other up.

In solidarity,
Chief Amanda Leas

More information is available at:

Our Condolences: Alice McGuire

Our Condolences: Alice McGuire

Our Condolences: Alice McGuire

It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Ta’an Kwäch’än Citizen Alice McGuire who passed away on December 9, 2021. Alice Pamela McGuire (nee Cletheroe) was born on April 1, 1935, and was a member of the Jenny Lebarge Family.

Alice served as the first Aboriginal Female Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly (1978 to 1982) and went on to become an integral member of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Elder’s Council.

Her dedication and passion for preserving our government’s history will be appreciated for years to come. Her kindness, passion, and strength for building community unity will be forever missed.

On behalf of TKC Council, our hearts are full at this difficult time. We offer our deepest condolences to Alice’s family and sympathy to all in our community who share with us this loss.

-Chief Amanda Leas

Alice McGuire

New Whistle Bend School Opportunities for TKC and KDF Citizens

Open Invitation to TKC Citizens

Ketza Construction, Duncan’s Ltd. and Klondike Welding want to hire TKC and KDFN Citizens for the development of the new Whistle Bend School.

Employment Opportunities

Ketza Construction

  1. Project Coordinator Trainee at the New Whistle Bend School
    2. First Nations Liaison for the New Whistle Bend School Construction

Duncan’s Ltd.

  1. Plumber

Klondike Welding Ltd.

  1. Welder
  2. Apprentice
  3. Labourer
  4. Ironworker
  5. Painters/Sandblaster


For a copy of the job descriptions or for assistance preparing your cover letter and resume, please contact Barb Crawford at or phone 867-668-3613 ext. 410.