Council of Yukon First Nations assumes responsibility of Yukon Native Language Centre

March 21, 2018

The Council of Yukon First Nations has assumed responsibility and administration of the Yukon Native Language Centre from the Government of Yukon. A YK release explains that the centre provides services related to training and certifying new Yukon First Nations language teachers, preservation and documentation, and curriculum and learning resource development. The council requested a full transfer of control in light of the critical priority that Yukon First Nations have placed upon the revitalization of their languages. “The centre will now be better positioned to ensure that its programming and services directly support Yukon First Nation language priorities,” said Council Grand Chief Peter Johnston, “CYFN will continue to work with both the federal and territorial governments to advocate for Yukon First Nations languages.” YK | NationTalk