FOR RELEASE – February 8, 2016
Premier, ministers and First Nations delegation wrap up successful meetings in Ottawa
Following three days of productive meetings in Ottawa, the premier, ministers and First Nations chiefs are heading back to Yukon.
The meetings, part of the annual Yukon Days, were a chance for Government of Yukon Cabinet members to have First Nations chiefs at the table with federal ministers and at Monday night’s reception.
“These meetings showed that the Government of Yukon is committed to building a strong relationship with First Nations governments based on reconciliation and collaboration. We were able to provide a unified voice for all Yukoners in our meetings with federal counterparts.”
–Yukon Premier Sandy Silver
“Yukon First Nations had the opportunity to meet numerous Ministers, jointly with Yukon government to discuss issues that are important to First Nations and all Yukoners. We look forward to further developing our presence in Ottawa.”
–Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston
• The meetings were with federal ministers Dominic Leblanc (Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), Catherine McKenna (Environment and Climate Change), Amarjeet Sohi (Infrastructure and Communities), Bardish Chagger (Small Business and Tourism), Patty Hajdu (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), Maryam Monsef (Status of Women), Carla Qualtrough (Sport and Persons with Disabilities), Ralph Goodale (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), Bill Morneau (Finance), Jane Philpott (Health), Jim Carr (Natural Resources) and Scott Brison (President of the Treasury Board).
Communications, Council of Yukon First Nations
Communications, Executive Council Office
Read more: http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/17-032.html