Grief and Gratitude Community Event

A time to come together to remember, celebrate, and hold each other up.

The Council of Yukon First Nations invites you to join us as we honour loved ones lost during the pandemic. We also gather to show our gratitude to the frontline workers and community members who helped keep us safe. Family friendly event.

Location change

Due to cold weather, today’s Grief and Gratitude Community Event has moved to an indoor location. It will now take place at Decora at #7 Roundell Road. There will be fire keepers, Elders, cultural supports, entertainment, food and beverages. The event will still be streamed live on the CYFN and Northwestel Community TV Facebook pages. 

Saturday, March 11, 12 – 4pm
Decora at #7 Roundell Road, Whitehorse
Acknowledging Grief Ceremony

12:00 – 12:30
Gathering of Guests

Acknowledging Grief Ceremony – Welcome

Elders – Opening Prayer

12:50 – 1:15
Guest Speakers

1:15 – 2:00
Fire Ceremony

Procession to Celebration Event

Gratitude Ceremony

2:00 – 3:30
Celebration Ceremony – Local Entertainment and Activities

Closing Ceremony Remarks

3:45 – 4:00
Elders – Closing Prayers

We want to acknowledge our grief and that the Grief and Gratitude event is emotional. There are support workers at the ceremony to help you move through your grief if you need someone to talk with. If you’re joining us from a community you can call the Hope for Wellness support line which is a national program staffed by Indigenous counsellors at  1-855-242-3310 it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.