The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) will host a week-long celebration next month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Together
Today for our Children Tomorrow with daily events and activities.
Most planned activities will take place Feb. 11-18 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, and most will be free of charge.
The document, which was a formal appeal for the start of Yukon land claim negotiations, was presented by Yukon First Nations leaders to then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau in early 1973 in Ottawa.
Throughout the celebration week, community members will be able to explore exhibits from the CYFN’s extensive archives collections, which
will be located throughout the cultural centre.
Guests will be able to participate in a variety of programming and activities offered daily throughout celebration week.
Those will include a Community Art Project led by a Yukon First Nations artist, and workshops led by First Nations artists and knowledge keepers
A daily Speaker Series will be offered featuring a panel of Yukon First Nations leaders, trailblazers and emerging leaders speaking on various
topics related to Together Today for our Children Tomorrow.
Cultural activities and performances will celebrate First Nations culture. Events will include performing artists, cultural performances, language
learning, film screenings and a hand games tournament
The series of planned celebrations will include a gala night performance, a potlatch night, a community feast and dance and an art market and trade show. That will showcase items for sale created by Yukon First Nations artists.
The trade show of Yukon First Nation organizations and businesses will be assembled to provide information about opportunities for Yukon First Nations to engage and participate.