Canada, YK to fund creation of Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre

October 5, 2016

The Canadian and Yukon governments have announced $5.3M in funding to support the second phase of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre. This phase of work will see the creation of new spaces for the Carcross/Tagish community, including designated spaces for Yukon College, youth and Elders, heritage and archives, document management systems, and learning. The centre will be designed to serve as a gathering place for the community and provide community services while creating jobs, promoting skill development, and supporting economic growth. “This joint funding effort is monumental and will provide citizens of our First Nation, as well as the extended community, an opportunity to learn about, share and uphold our language, culture, and traditions,” said Carcross/Tagish First Nation Khà Shâde Héni (Chief) Andy Carvill. The Government of Canada will provide nearly $4M to this project through the Small Communities Fund and the Government of Yukon will contribute up to $1.3M. NationTalk