The presentation of Together Today for our Children Tomorrow to Prime Minister Trudeau on February 14, 1973 by Yukon First Nations Chiefs and leaders set the course for Yukon First Nations land claims and self-government.
The collective and trailblazing movement included all Yukon First Nations and is a highly praised model for self-determination that has influenced Indigenous peoples across Canada and around the world. The document, its creation and enduring legacy represent an historically significant event to be celebrated and shared for the benefit of Canadians and all Yukoners.
To honour our 50th anniversary, the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) is planning a week of celebrations in February 2023. These CYFN-led and Yukon First Nation-focused celebrations truly honour the journey and the stories of the leaders whose vision and determination have had an unprecedented and immeasurable impact on the lives of Yukon First Nations and Yukoners alike.
With a diversity of programming planned and a commitment to supporting Yukon First Nations, this year of celebrations will be a true reflection of collaboration and relationship-building that we have nurtured over the past 50 years.