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Nalaxone Kits Available

NALOXONE KITS NOW AVAILABLE

With the current opioid crisis affecting us all, TKC is taking steps to ensure that Citizens have the tools available to protect themselves and their loved ones against accidental overdoses. Keeping the community safe means having Naloxone Kits readily available. TKC is providing Naloxone Kits to any Citizen who would like to have one. Kits are available, by request, for pick up from our Health building or dropped off by one of our staff. To receive your kit, please contact Julie Smith at 668-3613 ext.405 or email familysupport@taan.ca.

Community Statement on Opioid Epidemic – Chief Amanda Leas

 

TKC Scholarships & Bursary

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

educationsupport@taan.ca.

 

 

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

educationsupport@taan.ca

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:
www.bloodties.ca
www.yukon.ca/change-conversation
www.yukon.cmha.ca

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 training@taan.ca or phone 867-668-3613 ext. 410.

Citizen on the Land Opportunity – January-February 2022

Citizen on the Land Opportunity – January-February 2022

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Lands Resources and Heritage have decided to cancel one of two planned bison hunts for the New Year. A hunting trip, originally set for the week of January 17, open to adult Citizens, 18 and older, has been cancelled.

A second ‘women-specific’ “Citizens on the Land” trip is still scheduled to take place in February. Dates will be set as soon as location is confirmed (**it will be February 5-9th or February 12-16th).  The groups will be travelling by snowmobile, overnighting in winterized tents, and learning on-the-land hunting traditions and survival skills.

No experience is necessary to participate. LRH has winter clothing available if needed, just let us know what items you require.

If you are interested in participating in upcoming trips or want to learn more, please contact Dawn Hansen at (867) 668-3613 ext. 602 or email resources@taan.ca

 If you are interested in participating or want to learn more, please contact Dawn Hansen at (867) 668-3613 ext. 602 or email resources@taan.ca.