FOR RELEASE: March 1, 2017
CYFN hosts second Yukon First Nation Choice School Visioning Session
Whitehorse, Yukon – The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) will host the second Yukon First Nation Choice School Visioning Session starting March 1st in Whitehorse.
Continuing from the first session held earlier this year, Yukon First Nations will examine how other models in Canada are structured as well as opportunities and options for a First Nation education system here in Yukon. This session will explore the history, evolution and major milestones of the British Columbia First Nation education model.
“Ensuring that Yukon First Nation students succeed in the education system is very important for our future,” said CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, “Providing a learning environment that is culturally relevant and inspiring to our youth, based on our histories, is essential in achieving this goal.”
This event will include presentations by the First Nation Education Steering Committee in British Columbia and the Yukon Francophone School Board.
Communications, Council of Yukon First Nations
Media please note: This is a closed meeting. All media inquiries for interviews will be coordinated through the CYFN Communications.