High school info nights

Starting High School: Kenädän Ku – House of Learning fire pit May 21, 2024, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For parents/guardians of KDFN students in grades 6 to 8. We will share some tips and tricks to make the transition to high school a positive experience! High School Graduation Info Night: Kenädän Ku – House of…

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Youth Recreation salmon fry release

Hey KDFN! We have been taking care of a group of salmon fry at Youth Recreation through the winter and they will soon be ready to be put into the wild! They will be released afterschool in Wolf Creek on Tuesday, May 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is for ages 6…

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Women’s fitness group

Hey KDFN women!Join us for an 8-week women’s fitness group, starting Wednesday, May 8, 5 p.m. at the multipurpose building.This is for women ages 16 to 30 and includes strength training.For more info or to register, phone Kate at 867-332-6446.

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Drop-in mental wellness counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available five days a week from 1 to 3 p.m. Comes see us on Mondays at 405 Oglivie St. and every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre.

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Weekly KDFN women’s group

KDFN women, Come to the weekly KDFN women’s group – focused on connection, culture, peer support and living in a good way! Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., starting May 8, 2024 405 Ogilvie street. For more info or to arrange rides, contact Jackie: 867-332-5040 or Renee: 867-332-4439.

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Dusk’a Head Start reunion

Dakwänjē Dän nàákwä’a. Celebrate with us! Join us for the Ashea / Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre Alumni Reunion! May 22, 2024, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the KDFN Ball Field. There will be live performances, handgames, glass blowing, bouncy castles, face painting, food, swag, and lots of fun! All are welcome!

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Elders Council Meeting POSTPONED

Attention KDFN Elders! Due to unforeseen circumstances today’s Elders Council Meeting has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, thank you for your understanding. Citizens – if you know an Elder who does not use social media, or who does not have access to the internet, please…

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Happy Health and Wellness Appreciation Week!

Happy Health and Wellness Appreciation Week!The theme this year is “Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow.”This is exactly what the team aims to help with. Supporting people to be their best self.Directly impacting people through care and compassion with individual expertise each person brings to the team and contributes to the positive changes in the health and…

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Youth Council Election

KDFN Citizens ages 14 to 19, Help us select the next Youth Councillor! This is your chance to be involved in your community and help decide who represents you at KDFN. When: Friday May 10, 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Northern Lights Bowling If you need a ride phone Sarina: 867-336-0854. Drinks and light refreshments…

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Dusk’a Creative Space

Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register, phone Claire…

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Mens Gathering

Join us every Thursday for a men’s gathering. 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 Ogilvie St. Hang out, eat good food, and join in on a crib tournament for a chance to win prizes! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687.

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Nā Tän (medicine trail)

Hey KDFN! Join KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Nā Tän (medicine trail). We will connect with the land, teach, learn, and discover the gifts our boreal forest has to offer. Meet at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.…

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Mother’s Day BBQ

Hey KDFN! Join us for a Mother’s Day BBQ! Sunday, May 12, 3 – 6 p.m. at the multi-purpose building, 19 McIntyre Drive. See you there!

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EOI – Project Manager

This project manager will support culturally relevant programs for Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre. Must be able to: Facilitate meetings, discussions, and training/workshops; Work in a team environment; Research, compile, report on data gathered; Speaking or learning Southern Tutchone, Northern Tutchone, Tlingit and Tagish is an asset. For more info, check out the full…

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Get funding for work gear through ISET

Hey KDFN! Did you know you can get funding for work gear if you’re unemployed or underemployed? Learn more about KDFN’s Indigenous Skills, Employment and Training (ISET) work gear program at www.kwanlindun.com/ISET

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KDFN tenants, please update your information

Community Services is hard at work making sure your information is up to date. This is something that may not have been done since you first signed your tenancy agreement. According to the KDFN housing policy, agreements are supposed to be updated yearly. Your rent will not change. Housing liaison support workers are working to…

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Chief Smith represents KDFN at Intergovernmental Leaders’ Forum

Ak’an dzenu shäwthan KDFN! Chief Sean Uyenets’echᶖa Smith is in Gatineau, Quebec this week for the second Intergovernmental Leaders’ Forum. The forum is a meeting with Indigenous leaders, modern treaty holders, self-governing Indigenous governments, and the Prime Minister. As the forum wraps up, Chief Smith will deliver closing remarks with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Chair/CEO Duane…

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Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre Alumni Reunion!

Dakwänjē Dän nàákwä’a. Celebrate with us! Join us for the Ashea / Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre Alumni Reunion! May 22, 2024, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the KDFN Ball Field. There will be live performances, handgames, glass blowing, bouncy castles, face painting, food, swag, and lots of fun! All are welcome!

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Dän K’e Café!

Dzenu shäwthan KDFN, Join us for Dän K’e Café! Stop by the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Drive, for coffee, tea, and chats in Southern Tutchone. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. See you there!

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Construction at Kenädän Kų̀ – House of Learning

Heads up KDFN! There is construction happening outside of Kenädän Kų̀ – House of Learning. Please be careful when entering the building. Due to the work, parking is limited. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you for your understanding.

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The Youth Rec calendar and newsletter for May are now available!

Hey KDFN! The Youth Rec calendar and newsletter for May are now available! Please see the full calendar for our registered program offerings as well as our regular offerings! You can find the calendar here: www.kwanlindun.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Youth-Rec-calendar-May-2024.png Check out the May newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/kdfn/kdfn-youth-recreation-may-newsletter?e=[UNIQID] Want to get our newsletter right to your inbox? Email communications@kdfn.net to…

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High School Graduation Bursary

Hey KDFN! Apply for the KDFN High School Graduation Bursary and Bonus! Are you a KDFN Citizen and student on track to complete your Grade 12 year? Apply now! Find the application form at kwanlindun.com/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12-students/ You can also pick up and return your form at Kenädän Kų̀ – House of Learning. Completed forms can be…

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Ashea / Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre Alumni Reunion

Dakwänjē Dän nàákwä’a. Celebrate with us! Join us for the Ashea / Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre Alumni Reunion! May 22, 2024, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the KDFN Ball Field. There will be live performances, handgames, glass blowing, bouncy castles, face painting, food, swag, and lots of fun! All are welcome!

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KDFN is hiring!

Hey KDFN! KDFN is hiring. We’re seeking to fill the following positions: Human Resources Advisor Implementation Advisor Early Childhood Educator (Level 2 or 3) For more info and to apply, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment  

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KDFN reps needed for guaranteed seats on School Council at four schools

Hey KDFN! KDFN is seeking Expressions of Interest for KDFN Representatives for guaranteed seats on School Council at four schools. KDFN currently has the following guaranteed seats: – 3 on Elijah Smith Elementary School Council – 2 on F. H. Collins Secondary School Council – 1 on Hidden Valley Elementary School Council – 2 on…

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PHOTOS: Hide tanning camp

Ak’an dzenu shäwthan KDFN! There’s still plenty of time to check out this week’s hide tanning camp! Join us everyday until Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Nàkwät’à Kų̀ – Potlatch House. Porcupine quill dying starts at 4 p.m. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, thank you to everyone who has stopped by so…

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Registration is open for Youth Rec PD day and boys club

Dzenu shäwthan KDFN!   Registration is open for the two following Youth Rec programs in May!   May 3 is PD day! We will be taking the kids to Sky High Wilderness Ranch for a day of campfire cooking and outdoor activities. Ages 7 – 12. Meet at the multipurpose building at 9 a.m. Pickup…

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Community Beading will be at the hide tanning camp this week

Hey KDFN! This Thursday’s Community Beading, usually held at the Kashgêk’ building, will be at the hide tanning camp at Nàkwät’à Kų̀ – Potlatch House, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also join us for porcupine quill dying at 4 p.m. each day until Friday. See you there! POSTED: April 24, 2024.

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Join us for family ice fishing day!

Hey KDFN! Join us for family ice fishing day!   Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake).   Dress for the weather and bring your favourite ice fishing chair.   Food provided. Transportation is available, though there are limited spots.   To register email Pricilla.Dawson@kdfn.net

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FREE FOOD at Community Hide Tanning Camp

  Ntl’eo shäwkwathan KDFN! There’s FREE FOOD at this week’s Community Hide Tanning Camp! Come out to Nàkwät’à Kų̀ – Potlatch House to grab a bite to eat and do some hide tanning. The camp is on everyday until Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Construction notice

New homes in McIntyre 22 housing units will be built in McIntyre this construction season. Work will start between late April and early May. Tree clearing has started and is set to be complete by May 1. Homes being built include: 6 duplex units on Murphy Road 4 single detached houses on Macauley Road 3…

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Cory Holway receives award

Congratulations to Cory Holway who won the Yukon Youth Summit Award on April 17 for his exceptional work with his community! Here he is with Elder Jessie Dawson, who nominated him for the award.

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Whitehorse Water-Use Relicensing Project

Ntl’eo shäwkwathan. Good morning KDFN! Share your thoughts on the Whitehorse Water-Use Relicensing Project! You can submit your comments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB). Follow this link and click “Add a comment”- https://yesabregistry.ca/…/7ba99e38-32c6-495a…/activity The deadline to submit your comment is Tuesday, April 30. If you need help with your comment, please…

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Remember to update your address

Hey KDFN! Join us every Thursday for a men’s gathering. 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 Ogilvie St. Hang out, eat good food! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687.

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Dusk’a Creative Space

Hey KDFN, Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register,…

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Community Beading Night

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is community beading night! Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Mens Gathering

Hey KDFN! Join us every Thursday for a men’s gathering. 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 Ogilvie St. Hang out, eat good food, and join in on a crib tournament for a chance to win prizes! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687.

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Dusk’a Creative Space

Hey KDFN, Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register,…

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Community Beading Night

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is community beading night! Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Youth Council Meeting TODAY

Join us at the KDFN Youth Council Meeting TODAY, April 8 at the Canada Games Centre. Help select the next Youth Councillor and play bubble soccer and arrow tag! The meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m., and activities will take place afterward from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. An honorarium is offered to those…

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Water-use relicensing

Ntl’eo shäwkwathan. Good morning KDFN! Share your thoughts on the Whitehorse Water-Use Relicensing Project! You can submit your comments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB). Follow this link and click “Add a comment”- https://yesabregistry.ca/…/7ba99e38-32c6-495a…/activity The deadline to submit your comment is Tuesday, April 30. If you need help with your comment, please…

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KDFN is hiring!

Hey KDFN! KDFN is hiring. We’re seeking to fill the following positions: Early Childhood Educator (Level 2 or 3) Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre – Cultural Director Healthy Babies Healthy Generations Registered Nurse Family Support Caseworker For more info and to apply, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment

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How We Walk with Land and Water Open House

Ntl’eo shäwkwathan KDFN! We have a message to pass on from our friends at How We Walk with Land and Water. Coming Soon! How We Walk with Land and Water invites all Citizens of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Carcross/Tagish First Nation to our Open House Stronger Together – One Family One…

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Drop-in counselling

There will be no drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens today, April 3, 2024. We will return to our regular schedule tomorrow, April 4. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Men’s Gathering

Join us every Thursday for a men’s gathering. 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 Ogilvie St. Hang out, eat good food, and join in on a crib tournament for a chance to win prizes! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687.

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Dusk’a Creative Space

Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register, phone Claire…

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Community Beading Night

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is community beading night! Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Take our Youth survey!

Hey KDFN Youth! Take our Youth survey! Let us know what programming and activities you’d like to see in your community. Find the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJZ2KT8

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Girls Carpentry with Yukon Women in Trades and Technology

Hey KDFN! Registration is now open for Girls Carpentry with Yukon Women in Trades and Technology! This program is open to girls and non-binary Youth ages 9 – 12. Join us every Thursday in April, afterschool until 6 p.m., at Yukonstruct. The group will learn carpentry skills with the end project of making a bench…

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Youth Rec April calendar

Hey KDFN! The Youth Rec April calendar is here! For a larger version, click here. We’ve had some changes to our regular programming. Mondays are now registered for ages 6 – 9 for afterschool, and Friday swimming will now be for ages 8 – 12. To find out about recreation programs, you can visit the…

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Youth Council Meeting

KDFN Youth ages 14 to 19, Join us at the KDFN Youth Council Meeting on Monday, April 8 at the Canada Games Centre. Help select the next Youth Councillor and play bubble soccer and arrow tag! The meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m., and activities will take place afterward from 7:30 to 9:30…

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Mens gathering

Hey KDFN! Join us every Thursday for a men’s gathering. 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 Ogilvie St. Hang out, eat good food, and join in on a crib tournament for a chance to win prizes! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687.

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Lets keep talking – youth event

Hey KDFN Youth! Let’s keep talking! Join us TODAY, Wednesday, March 27, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. Let us know what programming and activities you’d like to see in your community. There will be dinner and prizes! You can also have your voice heard by filling out this survey:…

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Dusk’a creative space

Hey KDFN, Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register,…

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Beading night

Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Elders Council meeting

Don’t forget KDFN! There is an Elders Council meeting this week. Thursday, March 28, 2024 Dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre – Longhouse or attend online via Zoom Register in advance for the zoom link at www.KwanlinDun.com/EldersCouncil2024 For rides, phone Jennifer Burns at 867-633-7800 ext. 138

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World TB Day

March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Q: What is Tuberculosis? A: An airborne infection caused by bacteria, most often affecting the lungs. It is spread when somebody who has the infection coughs, sneezes or spits, and another person inhales their germs. Every year, 10 million people fall ill with tuberculosis. 1,971 active tuberculosis (TB)…

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2024 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament passes

Heads up KDFN! We’ve got a few more weekend adult passes to the 2024 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament to give away! We also still have some Youth and Elder passes. If you’d like a pass, stop by the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Drive, before 4 p.m. Please note: we’ll be away from noon to 1…

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Let’s keep talking! We want to hear from KDFN Youth!

Hey KDFN Youth! Let’s keep talking! Join us Wednesday, March 27, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. Let us know what programming and activities you’d like to see in your community. There will be dinner and prizes! You can also have your voice heard by filling out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJZ2KT8

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Passes to the Native Hockey tournament for KDFN Citizens

***Update: We are all out of adult passes! Hey KDFN! We have some Youth and Elder weekend passes to the 2024 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament to give away. KDFN Citizens can pick up a free pass at the front desk of the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Drive. Passes are available on a first come first…

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KDFN Citizen Jason McKay is off to Junior Nationals

Shout out to KDFN Citizen Jason McKay who is off to Calgary to compete in freestyle skiing at the Junior Nationals. Jason recently took home first place in the U18 male big air competition at the Yukon Freestyle Ski Association Yukon Champs 2024. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, thank you to Jason’s mom for sharing…

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Two Spirit Day

Ak’an dzenu shäwthan KDFN, Today, March 19, is Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ Awareness to Celebration Day (Two-Spirit Day). Many members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies gathered in front of the Yukon Legislative Assembly to witness the raising of the Two-Spirit flag. KDFN Elder Jessie Dawson opened up the event with a prayer. Shä̀w níthän,…

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Learn how to make Hide Tanning Tools with Josh Lesage!

This four day workshop runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 2 to 5 in the wall tent beside Kenädän Kų – House of Learning. To register, contact Claire Strauss: Claire.Strauss@kdfn.net 867-334-6539 *Preference is given to KDFN Citizens for registration.

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Youth Dene games practice

Hey KDFN Youth age 12 and up! Join us for Dene games practice! Every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the multi-purpose building, 19 McIntyre Drive. We’ll work on hand games, snow snake, stick pull, pole push, finger pull, fitness training and more! Come dressed to exercise. Please bring a pair of indoor and…

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Men’s Camp

Join us for a men’s camp at Jackson Lake Healing Camp from April 8 to 12. This camp will focus on land-based connection, gathering, ceremony, and vest making. Register by March 22. For more info and to register, please contact: Winston Smarch – cultural.connections@cyfn.net Julien Imbeau – julien.imbeau@kdfn.net or 867-332-4687 Brian Bunning – brian.bunning@kdfn.net or…

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Drop-in Counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available five days a week from 1 to 3 p.m. Comes see us on Mondays at 405 Oglivie St. and every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre.

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Online rent payments are currently not available

Heads up KDFN tenants! Online rent payments are currently not available. We are working to fix this issue. In the meantime, please pay your rent in person at 77 McClennan Road or phone Community Services at 867-633-7833 to arrange payment. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you for your understanding.

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Post-secondary funding deadline

The deadline to apply for post-secondary school funding for the spring/summer school term is Monday, April 1. For more info, head over to www.kwanlindun.com/education/post-secondary-students/

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Elder Council Meeting

Attention KDFN Elders! Due to unforeseen circumstances the Elders Council Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 13 has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, thank you for your understanding. Citizens – if you know an Elder who does not use social media, or who does not…

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Pre-employment training

Hey KDFN Citizens, Sign up for our Spring pre-employment training! This program will explore: building skills for employment, general trades related work, time management and self-development workshops life skills and time on the land, and will include visits to businesses/job sites and training for work at the Airport Main Runway Expansion project. To sign up…

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Remember to update your address with the registrar!

Remember to update your address with the registrar! Sometimes we need to mail Citizens things, so it’s important we have your mailing address updated. You can update your address on our website here: kwanlindun.com/update-your-address/ Or contact the registrar here: email citizenship@kdfn.net; or phone 867-633-7800, ext. 131

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Mens Gathering

Hey KDFN! Join us every Thursday for a men’s gathering. 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 Ogilvie St. Come hang out and eat good food! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687.

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Dusk’a Creative Space

Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register, phone Claire…

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Community Beading Night

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is community beading night! Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Elders Council meeting

Save the date KDFN! There will be an Elders Council meeting on Thursday, March 28. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. You can attend in person at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre – Longhouse, or attend online via Zoom. Agenda and meeting package details to follow.

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Submit your feedback on KDFN land applications!

Submit your feedback on KDFN land applications! All land applications made to Kwanlin Dün First Nation are open to public input. Any feedback on an application must be received by 5 p.m. on the date set for closure of public input. We post them all on our website here: https://www.kwanlindun.com/her…/public-notice-and-comment/ For more info, contact Neil…

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Whitehorse Water-Use Relicensing Project

Share your thoughts on the Whitehorse Water-Use Relicensing Project! You can submit your comments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB). Follow this link and click “Add a comment”- https://yesabregistry.ca/…/7ba99e38-32c6-495a…/activity The deadline to submit your comment is Tuesday, April 30. If you need help with your comment, please contact Emily McDougall at emily.mcdougall@kdfn.net…

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Drop-in Counselling now available every weekday

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is now available five days a week from 1 to 3 p.m. Comes see us on Mondays at 405 Oglivie St. and every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre.

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Men’s camp at Jackson Lake Healing Camp

Hey KDFN! Join us for a men’s camp at Jackson Lake Healing Camp from April 8 to 12. This camp will focus on land-based connection, gathering, ceremony, and vest making. Register by March 22. For more info and to register, please contact: Winston Smarch – cultural.connections@cyfn.net Julien Imbeau –  julien.imbeau@kdfn.net or 867-332-4687 Brian Bunning –…

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Dusk’a creative space

Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays! Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register, phone Claire…

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Ongoing construction and maintenance contract bids

KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Community Beading Night

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is community beading night! Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Youth Rec ski and snowboard workshop

KDFN Citizens ages 10 to 18, join us for a Ski and snowboard workshop hosted by Icycle Sports! This workshop takes place at the multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Dr., on Thursday, March 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. *Please bring your own downhill skis and snowboards if you have…

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Graduation Bursary

Apply for the KDFN High School Graduation Bursary and Bonus! Are you a KDFN Citizen and student on track to complete your Grade 12 year? Apply now! Find the application form at kwanlindun.com/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12-students/ You can also pick up and return your form at Kenädän Kų̀ – House of Learning. Completed forms can be emailed to…

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Dusk’a creative space

Hey KDFN! Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre is hosting a creative space on Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. – Preference to Dusk’a students’ families, all ages, – Materials available for personal creative projects, – Artistic skill development offered from a cultural lens, – Snacks will be provided. For more info or to register,…

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Trapper workshop

Hey KDFN! Are you interested in trapping? Want to brush up on your knowledge? Join us for a trapper workshop! April 8 to 11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. We’ll cover ethics, regulations, rights and responsibilities, safety and survival, furbearing animal biology and management, First Nations perspectives, fur handling and…

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Men’s Gathering

Join us for our first weekly Men’s Gathering! Starting this Thursday, and continuing on Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., at 405 Ogilvie st. Hang out, eat good food, and join in on a crib tournament for a chance to win prizes! For more info, phone Charles at 867-332-6847 or Julien at 867-332-4687

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Lunch n Learn

Last call, KDFN! The Heritage, Lands and Resources team is hosting a series of Lunch ‘n Learns. Join us Thursday, February 29 for lunch and learn more about managing and developing our land, government grant programs, as well as KDFN’s Final Agreement. Register now! Call: Michele Taylor at 867-633-7800 Ext. 128.

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HLR Project Manager

Hey KDFN! KDFN’s Heritage, Lands and Resources Department is looking to contract a Project Manager & Technical Lead for Yukon Energy Corporation’s Relicensing of the Whitehorse Rapids Generating Station. This is a 12-month contract position. The successful contractor is expected to have experience working with First Nation governments in environmental assessment and permitting processes, particularly…

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Drop-in Counselling

Hey KDFN! Going forward, drop-in mental wellness counselling will take place at 405 Oglivie St. on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. You can still come see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the same times.

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PHOTOS: Meeting with Minster Hadju and MP Hanley

Last week, Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu and Yukon Member of Parliament Brendan Hanley met with KDFN Chief Sean Smith and KDFN staff at Jackson Lake. The group also spent time on the land near Łu Zil Män at Sky High Wilderness Ranch. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you Minister Hadju and…

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Drop-In mental wellness counselling location update!

Drop-In mental wellness counselling location update! Drop-ins on Mondays will now take place at 405 Ogilvie St. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will still take place at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lands act 101

Hey KDFN! Over the next few months we’re answering all of your questions about land. Today, we’re talking about Historical Submissions. Questions? Call: Neil McGrath at 867-335-3695.

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Tomorrow is community beading night!

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is community beading night! Join us at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Teagyn Vallevand – Resident KDFN Artist

KDFN Citizen and artist Teagyn Vallevand was recently a part of the Kluane Lake Artists Residency.  By: Olivia Gatensby You may know Teagyn Vallevand from her many projects around the Yukon, such as her work with Youth For Lateral Kindness – a joint project between herself and Aurora Hardy to address the effects of lateral…

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PHOTOS: Elders tea and bannock

Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone who came out to the Elders tea and bannock at Elijah Smith Elementary School. “It’s amazing. It’s great. I think this is wonderful,” says Gary Bailie as he enjoys a cup of tea. Now that he’s an Elder, he likes to tell people “you don’t…

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Grief and Loss Workshop

Are you grieving a loss in your life? Learn about grief, loss and the mental and emotional impacts of losing a loved one. We’ll discuss: – Indigenous beliefs and ceremonies; – how to grieve in a healthy way; and – what self-care and support looks like. Lunch and snacks provided. For more info and to…

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Possible wolf sighting near McIntyre Drive

Attention KDFN. We’ve heard of a possible wolf sighting near McIntyre Drive. Please stay safe, and watch for wildlife. If you see potentially dangerous wildlife, please call the TIPP line: 1-800-661-0525.

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Southern Tutchone I love you song

Hey KDFN, Check out this special song Cory Holway translated for Valentines day! Turn your sound on to hear the pronunciations. _____ Ä́mą Ä́tà Ä́tsų Ä́tsì Łų̀ kwä̀shäw nik’ets’ídli Łų̀ kwä̀shäw nik’ets’ídli Łų̀ kwä̀shäw nik’ets’ídli Ä́mą Ä́tà Ä́tsų Ä́tsì Łų̀ kwä̀shäw nik’ets’ídli Mom Dad Grandma Grandpa I love you very much I love you very…

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Historical Submissions

Over the next few months we’re answering all of your questions about land. Today, we’re talking about Historical Submissions. Questions? Call: Neil McGrath at 867-335-3695.

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Acupuncture for Citizens

Check out these opportunities for drop-in and registered acupuncture appointments at the Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre! People use acupuncture to regulate stress, alleviate pain, recover from injuries, moderate addictions, and manage chronic conditions. It is widely used to support mental health, menstrual health, pregnancy and postpartum care, sleep, and digestion. Many find it very relaxing…

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Post-secondary tour

We’re taking students on a tour of post-secondary schools in the greater Vancouver area from April 8 to 12, 2024. – Open to KDFN Citizens in Grade 10 – 12. – Limited space available. – KDFN will cover all travel costs. Apply before Wednesday, February 21. For more info or to apply, contact Bryan Laloge:…

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Southern Tutchone phrases of the week

Check out these Southern Tutchone phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. What is he/she doing? – Ye dà’į? He/she is tanning a moose hide. – Kanday dhǜ ädhäw. What are you doing? – Ye dìn’į? I am tanning a hide. – Ädhǜ íthäw. Stay tuned…

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EOI – Jackson Lake Camp Attendants

KDFN is looking for Jackson Lake Camp Attendants. Requirements: – registered KDFN Citizen, – flexible availability, – 19 years old or older. Training and support provided. Please send your expression of interest to: Julien.Imbeau@kdfn.net or phone 867-332-4687

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Elder appreciation luncheon

KDFN is hosting a luncheon to express its appreciation of our Elders who contributed to heritage, and to our book Kwanlin Dün Dă Kwăndur Ghày Ghakwadîndur: Our Story in Our Words February 19, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre – Łu Zil Män (Multipurpose Room) Transport available – please arrange in advance.…

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A closer look at healthy relationships

Let’s take a closer look at healthy relationships and self-esteem through an Indigenous lens. Sign up for the healthy relationships workshop! February 13, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre – Healing Room Discussion will include: – sacred teachings, – communication, – and healthy sex. Lunch and refreshments will be served. To register, please…

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Lands Act 101

Hey KDFN! Over the next few months we’re answering all of your questions about land. Today, we’re talking about KDFN’s Lands Act. Questions? Call: Jimmy Kennedy at 867-334-2746.

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Family Caribou Hair Tufting

Hey KDFN, Come to Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Center on February 15 and 22 to learn how to tuft caribou hair as a family! Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by phone at 867-332-3299

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KDFN Council visits BCIT fish ladder

Hey KDFN! Last week, KDFN Council was in Vancouver for the AME Roundup. While there, they got a chance to visit the fish ladder at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you for the warm welcome.  

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Youth recreation February

Hey KDFN, Youth Rec’s February programming calendar is ready! There have been a few changes to the schedule, so please take some time to have a look. Changes include: After school drop-ins are now running on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. for ages 6 to 12. Cross country skiing will take…

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Youth rec Registration

Registration is open for these Youth Recreation programs: Cross Country Skiing with Knute Johnsgaard Thursdays, February 1 – 29, 3 – 5:45 p.m. at Koyote Ski Hut. Ages 10-12. Equipment provided. Sima Saturdays – February 3 and 17. Ages 10+. Experience required. Swimming Fridays at the CGC – Fridays, 3 – 6:30 p.m. Food will…

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Acupuncture for KDFN Citizens

Check out these opportunities for drop-in and registered acupuncture appointments at the Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre! People use acupuncture to regulate stress, alleviate pain, recover from injuries, moderate addictions, and manage chronic conditions. It is widely used to support mental health, menstrual health, pregnancy and postpartum care, sleep, and digestion. Many find it very relaxing…

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Hide Scraping Workshop

Stop in on January 29 and 30 to learn to scrape and prepare hides for tanning! Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Everybody is welcome to this public event.

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Key Chain Workshop

Hey KDFN! Sign up for the beaded bezel key chain workshop to learn how to make a key chain like the one in the photo below: January 26, 2024, 1 to 4 p.m. Kenädän Ku – House of Learning To sign up, Contact Claire Strauss: 867-334-6539

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Beading Night

Don’t forget, beading night is tomorrow at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Chainsaw Safety

Are you a KDFN Citizen? Do you want to certify, re-certify, or enhance your chainsaw safety skills? Then sign up for this chainsaw safety workshop! To sign up, phone Brian Bunning at: 867-334-5598

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Anonymously report crimes

Crime Stoppers is a safe space to anonymously provide information to the police about crime or potential crime. A reward of up to $2000 is offered to anyone providing information which leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs. Submit a tip by phoning 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting…

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Heritage, Lands and Resources Lunch ‘n Learns

Hey KDFN! The Heritage, Lands and Resources team is hosting a series of Lunch ‘n Learns. Join us for lunch and learn more about managing and developing our land, government grant programs, as well as KDFN’s Final Agreement. Register now! Call: Michele Taylor at 867-633-7800 Ext. 128. Or email: lands@kdfn.net

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Key chain Workshop

Hey KDFN! Sign up for the beaded bezel key chain workshop to learn how to make a key chain like the one in the photo below: January 26, 2024, 1 to 4 p.m. Kenädän Ku – House of Learning To sign up, Contact Claire Strauss: 867-334-6539

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Movie Day TOMORROW

Join us this TOMORROW for another KDFN Movie Day. We’re watching The Boy and the Heron! Saturday, January 20, 1 p.m. Yukon Theatre – 304 Wood St. For KDFN Citizens and family members. Movie admission, medium popcorn, canned pop and candy included! 1 each per person. Limited seats. First come, first served. We cannot take…

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Apply for the KDFN High School Graduation Bursary and Bonus!

Hey KDFN! Apply for the KDFN High School Graduation Bursary and Bonus! Are you a KDFN Citizen and student on track to complete your Grade 12 year? Apply now! Find the application form at kwanlindun.com/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12-students/ You can also pick up and return your form at Kenädän Kų̀ – House of Learning. Completed forms can be…

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Southern Tutchone Phrases of the Week

  Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. What is this? – Ye chʼäw? Itʼs a grayling. – Tʼä̀wa chʼe. Itʼs a jackfish. – Tałe chʼe. Itʼs a lingcod/burbot. – Kwätsų chʼe. Stay tuned for more phrases to learn, coming soon!

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Recover Focused Sharing Circles

Drop in to the recovery focused sharing circles every other Tuesday until February 27. The next one is January 30. 5 to 7:30 p.m. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building) Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support and wisdom. Art Therapy will be woven…

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Vest/shawl making

KDFN Citizens, sign up for vest/shawl making! Tuesdays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. January 30 to March 26. Open to KDFN Citizens. Snacks provided. 2024 graduates and family members are encouraged to participate. To register, contact: pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net.

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KDFN Movie Day

Join us this weekend for another KDFN Movie Day. We’re watching The Boy and the Heron! Saturday, January 20, 1 p.m. Yukon Theatre – 304 Wood St. For KDFN Citizens and family members. Movie admission, medium popcorn, canned pop and candy included! 1 each per person. Limited seats. First come, first served. We cannot take…

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The winners are…

Congratulations to the winners who were randomly drawn from those who sent us their input on the KDFN Beneficiary Trust! The winners are: William McDougall Ray Smith Lynden Calhoun Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to all the KDFN Beneficiaries who took the time to send us their response. Your input is valuable.

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Recovery focused sharing circles

Drop in to the recovery focused sharing circles every other Tuesday, from January 16, to February 27. 5 to 7:30 p.m., 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building). Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support and wisdom. Art Therapy will be woven throughout for those…

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Southern Tutchone language lessons

Sign up for Southern Tutchone Language Lessons! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 3 p.m., January 23 to March 7. Snacks provided. To register, contact Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.Dawson@kdfn.net

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Funding for active transportation projects announced

Yesterday, January 10, 2024, Chief Sean Smith joined MP Brendan Hanley, Minister Richard Mostyn, and Mayor Laura Cabott to announce funding for active transportation projects in the Yukon. The City of Whitehorse will receive funding to make safety improvements and create a new route on McIntyre Drive. This will include curb extensions for pedestrian and…

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Southern Tutchone Phrases of the Week

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations.   What is this? – Ye chʼäw? Itʼs a fish. – Łu chʼe. Itʼs a king salmon. – Gyü chʼe. Itʼs a trout – Mbet chʼe.   Stay tuned for more phrases to learn,…

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Community Beading Night

Going forward, beading nights will take place at the Justice department in the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Dr. Please bring your own projects and supplies. Limited supplies available for those who need them.

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Recovery Focused Sharing Circles

Drop in to the recovery focused sharing circles every other Tuesday, from January 16, to February 27. The next one is January 16. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building) Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support and wisdom. Art Therapy will be woven throughout…

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Caribou hair tufting fundamentals

Hey KDFN, The morning sessions for Caribou hair tufting fundamentals are full. Due to popular demand, we’ve added evening sessions for the same days! Join Sarah Johnston Smith to learn the basics of tufting with caribou hair, and use tools to create floral designs. January 17 and 18, 2024, 5 to 8 p.m. Kenädän Ku…

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Beaded Bezel Key Chain Workshop

Sign up for the beaded bezel key chain workshop to learn how to make a key chain like the one in the photo below. January 26, 2024, 1 to 4 p.m. Kenädän Ku – House of Learning To sign up, Contact Claire Strauss: 867-334-6539

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Update your address with the registrar!

Remember to update your address with the registrar! Sometimes we need to mail Citizens things, so it’s important we have your mailing address updated. You can update your address on our website here: kwanlindun.com/update-your-address/ Or contact the registrar here: email citizenship@kdfn.net; or phone 867-633-7800, ext. 131

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Decolonized Approaches to Trauma

Decolonized Approaches to Trauma – a workshop facilitated by Maisie Smith. January 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre. This workshop covers the effects of trauma in both an Indigenous and Western point of view. Sign up, and join the discussion! Lunch provided. To register, phone: 867-668-7289.

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Bid on contracts

Hey KDFN! KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Medicine Wheel Teachings

Join Maisie Smith on Tuesday, January 9, 12 to 4 p.m. at the Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre to learn the teachings of the medicine wheel and how this tool can be used to maintain balance and support with self-care. Meal provided. Space is limited. For more info or to register, phone 867-668-7289.

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Caribou Hair Tufting Fundamentals

Hey KDFN, Join Sarah Johnston Smith to learn the basics of tufting with caribou hair, and use tools to create floral designs! January 17 and 18, 2024, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kenädän Ku House of Learning Must attend both days. To register, phone Claire Strauss 867-334-6539

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Limited drop-in mental wellness counselling today, January 4

Heads up KDFN! There will be limited drop-in mental wellness counselling today, January 4. We apologize for any inconvenience. We would like to encourage you to stop by Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre today for gentle ear acupuncture with windhorse acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with anxiety, stress, sleep disturbances and chronic pain. Gentle ear acupuncture is…

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Youth Rec programming for January 2024

Hey KDFN! Youth Rec programming starts back up on Monday, January 8. We’ve got some exciting new programs! Check out our calendar for January. We look forward to seeing you at Youth Rec! For a larger version of this calendar, click here. Please sign up for registered activities as space is limited. Registration is now…

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Update your address

Remember to update your address with the registrar! Sometimes we need to mail Citizens things, so it’s important we have your mailing address updated. You can update your address on our website here: kwanlindun.com/update-your-address/ Or contact the registrar here: email citizenship@kdfn.net; or phone 867-633-7800, ext. 131

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We’re looking for people to sit on the KDFN Housing Allocation Committee

Hey KDFN! We’re looking for people to sit on the KDFN Housing Allocation Committee. We need Citizens and non-Citizens. The Housing Allocation Committee is mandated to allocate rental housing units, using criteria outlined in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Rental Housing Policy and the Housing Allocation Committee Terms of Reference. Apply by Friday, January 5.…

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Community Fire TODAY

KDFN Spiritual and Mental Wellness is hosting a community fire at the Kwanlin Koyote Ski Hut today from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be no drop-in mental wellness counselling today, however a counseller will be available at the community fire for those who need. We hope to see you there!

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KDFN Bowling

Join us for a day of free bowling on December 28! Phone Northern Lights Bowling ahead of time to reserve a lane. Each lane accommodates up to 6 people. This is an all ages & family friendly event. Transport and food not provided.

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Imprtant Community Services info

Here is some important info from KDFN Community Services for the holiday break. Phone calls will redirect to on-call staff If the main phone does not redirect you, please phone 867-332-3130. Snow removal Community Services staff will only clear snow from yards for Elders and Citizens with limited mobility during the break. Garbage pickup Community…

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Help name KDFN’s new boat

Hey KDFN! We’ve narrowed down the name options for KDFN’s new boat! Vote for which one you think is best, for a chance to win BC wild smoked salmon and a $50 visa gift card. You can vote for your favourite name here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KLBV7X3 The deadline to vote is January 2, 2023.

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CYFN Regional Health Survey

CYFN is looking for young KDFN Citizens ages 12 to 17 to participate in the Regional Health Survey. Your input is important! Complete the survey, and recieve a $50 prepaid Visa gift card; and enter your name for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch! For more information, phone: 867-334-3553.

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KDFN Movie Day

Join us to watch Illumination’s “Migration” on December 30 at the Yukon Theatre! For KDFN Citizens and family members Movie admission, medium popcorn, canned pop and candy included! (1 each per person) Limited seats. First come, first served. We cannot take reservations. Transportation not included.

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KDFN emergency contact numbers – holidays 2023

UPDATE: Yukon’s Supervised Consumption Site at 6189 – 6th Avenue is open weekdays 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. including statutory holidays over the break. A previous version of this list mailed to Citizens listed the supervised consumption site as open weekdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed statutory holidays).   Hey KDFN! KDFN offices will…

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Kwanlin Dün First Nation purchases Sky High Wilderness Ranch

Kwanlin Dün First Nation purchases Sky High Wilderness Ranch December 18, 2023 Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) has purchased Sky High Wilderness Ranch. The purchase includes the tourism business, the 60 titled acres of land it is on, a large trapline and a grazing lease. KDFN is excited to work with the staff at Sky…

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SMART Recovery

We’re looking for Citizens who are interested in training to lead SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery supports people with substance dependencies to: • Build and maintain motivation • Cope with urges and cravings • Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors • Lead a balanced life For more info, visit smartrecovery.org. KDFN will pay and provide support…

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Craft Fair TODAY

Come by the Kashgêk’ building today from 3 to 6 p.m. to see what crafts KDFN Citizens have to offer at the Pathways Craft Fair. Pick up a holiday present for family and friends!

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Lights of life

Hey KDFN! A Lights of Life tree has been put up in the Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre healing room. Lights of Life is a way to remember our loved ones who’ve passed on. We invite you to stop by and hang a tag on the tree in memory of those you’re missing. You can do…

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Income Support has new contact info

Income Support has new contact info! Call or text KDFN’s Income Support Program at 867-333-9257, or email income.support@kdfn.net You can continue to email staff you already communicate with, but we encourage you to reach out to our new contact info in order to streamline services.

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Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week – December 13

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. Who is this? – Mą chʼäw dazhän? This is an old man. – Dazhän gàlį chʼe. This is an old woman. – Dazhän tsʼäyāna chʼe. This is a teenager. – Dazhän shäna chʼe. Stay…

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Pathways Craft Fair

Come by the Kashgêk’ building on December 15 to see what crafts KDFN Citizens have to offer at the Pathways Craft Fair. Pick up a holiday present for family and friends! If you are a KDFN Citizen and want to sell your crafts at the fair, contact Amanda Calbery: 867-334-5233

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KDFN Bowling day

Join us for a day of free bowling on December 28! Phone Northern Lights Bowling ahead of time to reserve a lane. Each lane accommodates up to 6 people. This is a all ages & family friendly event. Transport and food not provided.

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Update your address

Remember to update your address with the registrar! Sometimes we need to mail Citizens things, so it’s important we have your mailing address updated. You can update your address on our website here: kwanlindun.com/update-your-address/ Or contact the registrar here: email citizenship@kdfn.net; or phone 867-633-7800, ext. 131

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Bid on construction and maintenance contracts at KDFN

KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Community Services office closure

Heads up KDFN! The Community Services office will be closed tomorrow, December 13 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. The Community Services team will be out on the land for a staff event. For housing emergencies, phone 867-633-7833.

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Pathways Drop-in Sewing

Join us every Wednesday for Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights! 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Drop-in Sewing Nights will run until December 13, then continue in the new year. Questions? Phone Jackie Callahan at 867-332-5040. Snacks and refreshments available. See you there!

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Drop-in Mental Wellness

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available four days a week. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lights of life

A Lights of Life tree has been put up in the Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre healing room. Lights of Life is a way to remember our loved ones who’ve passed on. We invite you to stop by and hang a tag on the tree in memory of those you’re missing. You can do so on…

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Phrases of the week – December 7

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. Mą chʼäw? – Who is it? It is a little child. – Dunèna chʼe. It is a child. – Dunèn chʼe. It is a baby. – Bibìa chʼe. Stay tuned for more phrases to…

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Send us your land questions!

Hey KDFN! Over the next few months we’re answering questions about land. From Historical Submissions to traditional use and residential leases, we’re talking about it all. Send us your land questions by email at lands@kdfn.net or call Jimmy Kennedy at 867-334-2746.

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Update your address

Remember to update your address with the registrar! Sometimes we need to mail Citizens things, so it’s important we have your mailing address updated. You can update your address on our website here: kwanlindun.com/update-your-address/ Or contact the registrar here: email citizenship@kdfn.net; or phone 867-633-7800, ext. 131

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Pathways Craft Fair

Come by the Kashgêk’ building on December 15 to see what crafts KDFN Citizens have to offer at the Pathways Craft Fair. Pick up a holiday present for family and friends! If you are a KDFN Citizen and want to sell your crafts at the fair, contact Amanda Calbery: 867-334-5233

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Southern Tutchone lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Drop-in sewing

Join us every Wednesday for Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights! 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Drop-in Sewing Nights will run until December 13, then continue in the new year. Questions? Phone Jackie Callahan at 867-332-5040. Snacks and refreshments available. See you there!

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January income support deadline

Submit your paper work by midnight on December 6 to receive your January Income Support benefits on time. Questions? Reach out to your Income Support Worker.

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PHOTOS: hide tanning tool workshop

Hey KDFN! Check out these photos from last week’s hide tanning tool workshop! Participants learned how to make tools for hide tanning. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone involved!

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Recovery focused sharing circles

Join us for recovery focused sharing circles with certified Canadian counsellor and Art Therapist Cheryl Maguire! Drop in every other Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The next one is December 5. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building). Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support…

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Housing strategy and KDFN Beneficiary trust drop-in

Save the date KDFN! We will be doing community engagement on KDFN’s Housing Strategy and the KDFN Beneficiary Trust. December 6, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and December 7, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. This event will take place at the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Drive. KDFN Citizens can also pick up their holiday gift…

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Southern Tutchone phrases of the week November 30

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. Mą chʼäw? – Who is it? It is a man. – Däkʼàn chʼe. It is a woman. – Äghàjä̀n chʼe. It is a boy. – Däkʼàna chʼe. It is a girl. – Äghàjèla chʼe.…

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Christmas tree decorating photos

We hope everybody who came to the Christmas Tree decorating event at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre had a good time last night! We definitely did. It was wonderful to see people in our community come together to have some holiday fun and spend time socializing. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone…

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Recovery focused sharing circles

Join us for recovery focused sharing circles with certified Canadian counsellor and Art Therapist Cheryl Maguire! Drop in every other Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The next one is December 5. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building). Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support…

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KDFN is hiring

We are hiring! We’re seeking to fill the following positions: • Events Coordinator/Reception • Project Opportunities Coordinator • Director, Finance (closes today at 4:30 p.m.) • Senior Economic Development Advisor (closes today at 4:30 p.m.) For more info and to apply, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment

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Elders council meeting

There will be an Elders Council Meeting tomorrow, November 30, 2023, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Long House. To attend online or view the agenda, visit kwanlindun.com/eldersmeeting2023 For rides, please call Krysta: 867-334-8516

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Men’s Gathering

Join us for a Men’s Gathering focusing on connection, purpose, wellness and self-care. Brought to you by KDFN Justice, Pathways to Empowerment, Health and Wellness, Council of Yukon First Nations, and Damen Bell. Activities include fishing, rabbit snaring, and daily mitten making workshops guided by Ronald Williams. Registration open! To register or for more info,…

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Bid on construction and maintenance contracts

KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Christmas tree decorating

Join us for an evening of Christmas tree decorating! TONIGHT! November 29, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., outside of Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre. Enter a draw to win a Christmas tree. We’ll have a fire, hotdogs, and warm drinks at the wall tent!

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Photos from rabbit snare workshop

Last week, Charles Waugh hosted a workshop on how to set rabbit snares as part of National Addictions Awareness Week. We’re so happy that Citizens have the opportunity to learn these important skills! Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone involved! Photos provided by Charles Waugh.

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Men’s gathering

Join us for a Men’s Gathering focusing on connection, purpose, wellness and self-care. Brought to you by KDFN Justice, Pathways to Empowerment, Health and Wellness, CYFN, and Damen Bell. Activities include fishing, rabbit snaring, and daily mitten making workshops guided by Ronald Williams. Registration open! To register or for more info, phone 867-334-4341, or connect…

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Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone?

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Learn to make tools for hide tanning!

Learn to make tools for hide tanning! November 27 to December 1, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Multipurpose Building Ages 14+. Spaces limited. Youth ages 14-15 must be accompanied by someone aged 16+. To register or for more info, please phone Steven Shorty at 867-334-1004.

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Pathways drop-in sewing nights

Join us every Wednesday for Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights! 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Drop-in Sewing Nights will run until December 13, then continue in the new year. Questions? Phone Jackie Callahan at 867-332-5040. Snacks and refreshments available. See you there!

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PHOTOS: Honouring Identity, Celebrating Self

Hey KDFN! Check out a few photos from the Honouring Identity, Celebrating Self Program! Participants spent time researching their family history last week. Here are some pictures from Yukon Archives and the Carving Shed in Carcross, just a few stops in their fun-filled week. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone involved!

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Canada Goose and Air North Resource Centre

Hey KDFN! We have some info to pass along from Air North. Canada Goose and Air North, Yukon’s Airline are proud to announce their second Resource Centre event – bringing fabric and materials to Indigenous sewers, seamstresses, and parka designers in the Yukon to make their own parka. Saturday, December 2, 3 p.m. Kwanlin Dün…

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Learn to write in Northern Tutchone

Learn the Northern Tutchone alphabet and Learn how to write in Northern Tutchone! December 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kenädän Ku House of Learning Crow room Register before December 1! To register, email Pricilla.Dawson@kdfn.net

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Elders Council meeting Nov 30

There will be an Elders Council Meeting on November 30, 2023, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Long House. To attend online or view the agenda, visit kwanlindun.com/eldersmeeting2023 For rides, please call Krysta: 867-334-8516

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Drum and form line art workshop

KDFN Citizens, Join us for a two part drum and form line art workshop. December 4, 5, 11, 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kenädän Ku House of Learning Crow room Register before December 1! The first part on December 4 and 5 will focus on making drums. In the second part on December 11…

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Christmas tree decorating

Hey KDFN! Join us for an evening of Christmas tree decorating! November 29, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., outside of Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre. Enter a draw to win a Christmas tree. We’ll have a fire, hotdogs, and warm drinks at the wall tent!

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Coyote spotted in McIntyre

Attention KDFN. We’ve heard of a coyote spotted in McIntyre. Please beware of coyotes and stay safe! Some things to consider to maintain maximum safety: Don’t litter or leave food waste or other animal attractants around your yard. Keep a close eye on your pets when letting them outside. To report animal sightings, phone 1-800-661-0525.

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James Johnnie, “the Sun Does Shine.”

Hey KDFN! Join us for a presentation by James Johnnie, “the Sun Does Shine.” This session is part of National Addictions Awareness Week. It will take place at 3 p.m. today, November 23. You can watch the presentation at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning, or at this link: meet.google.com/nsh-oshr-umm  

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Brent Taylor, “Experience, Strength and Hope”

Hey KDFN! Join us for a presentation by Brent Taylor, “Experience, Strength and Hope” This session is part of National Addictions Awareness Week. It will take place at 1 p.m. today, November 23. You can watch the presentation at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning, or at this link: meet.google.com/vmb-jwdq-ddy

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Hide Tanning Tool Workshop

Learn to make tools for hide tanning! November 27 to December 1, 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. Multipurpose Building Ages 14+. Spaces limited. Youth ages 14-15 must be accompanied by someone aged 16+. To register or for more info, please phone Steven Shorty at 867-334-1004.

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Elders Council Meeting

There will be an Elders Council Meeting on November 30, 2023, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Long House. To attend online, click here. For rides, please call Krysta: 867-334-8516

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Youth Rec PD Day Full

Spaces are now full for Youth Recreation on the PD day, November 24. To be put on the waitlist, phone Nadine at 867-332-1744.

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Drum and Form Line Art Workshop

Join us for a two part drum and form line art workshop. December 4, 5, 11, 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kenädän Ku House of Learning Crow room Register before December 1! The first part on December 4 and 5 will focus on making drums. In the second part on December 11 and 12,…

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Learn to write in Northern Tutchone

Learn the Northern Tutchone alphabet and Learn how to write in Northern Tutchone! December 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kenädän Ku House of Learning Crow room. Register before December 1! To register, email Pricilla.Dawson@kdfn.net

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Calling our Spirit Back

Join Rocky Jackson as he shares his story and leads a special healing ceremony for National Addictions Awareness Week. Calling Our Spirit Back – A Healing Ceremony. November 25, 11 a.m., at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre firepit. Everyone welcome. Bring your drum!

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Drop-in handgames TONIGHT!

Hey KDFN! Join us tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for drop-in handgames! Handgames will take place at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre drive. See you there!

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Youth Rec PD day November 24

Hey KDFN! Youth Rec will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 24 for the PD Day. Meals will be provided. Please ensure Youth come with winter clothes. Spaces are limited. To register, please phone Nadine to at 867-332-1744.

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Family dance

Hey KDFN! Join us for a family dance on Thursday, November 23. The dance will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the KDFN Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. There will be music from DJ Case 235 and Vision Quest! This is a dry all ages event. Everyone is welcome! See you there!

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Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program applications open

Hey KDFN! We have some info to pass along from the RCMP. “The Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program (IPTP) offers Canadian Indigenous people, between the ages of 19 and 29, an opportunity to experience a modified three-week Depot training experience within the RCMP at the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan.” Applications are open for the…

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Hide scraping with Steven Shorty

Hey KDFN! Come on out for hide scraping with Steven Shorty! Everyday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until Thursday, November 23. Drop in to the wall tents outside the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. If you have experience, you can volunteer to help. No need to register. Just drop in!

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Recovery Focused Sharing Circles

Join us for recovery focused sharing circles with certified Canadian counsellor and Art Therapist Cheryl Maguire! Drop in every other Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The next one is tomorrow, November 21. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building). Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access…

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Calling our Spirit Back

Join Rocky Jackson as he shares his story and leads a special healing ceremony for National Addictions Awareness Week. Calling Our Spirit Back – A Healing Ceremony. November 25, 11 a.m., at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre firepit. Everyone welcome. Bring your drum!

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Sausage Making Workshop

Join us for a sausage making workshop, hosted by Troy Friday on December 14. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. Spaces limited. To register for the workshop, phone 867-332-1744.

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Pet Clinic Photos

Check out these adorable puppies who went to the One Health Pet Clinic yesterday for a checkup! If you’ve ever lived with a cat or dog, you know that they are more than just pets, they are members of our families. That’s why it’s so important to get them the proper care they need, just…

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Construction and Maintenance Contracts

Hey KDFN! KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Calling Our Spirit Back – A Healing Ceremony

Hey KDFN! Join Rocky Jackson as he shares his story and leads a special healing ceremony for National Addictions Awareness Week. Calling Our Spirit Back – A Healing Ceremony. November 25, 11 a.m., at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre firepit. Everyone welcome. Bring your drum!

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Hide Scraping

Join us for four days of hide scraping on November 20 to 23, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the KDFN Multipurpose Building! Starting on November 20, drop in to the wall tents outside the Multipurpose Building to learn hide scraping from Steven Shorty. If you have experience, you can volunteer to help. No…

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Wood Street Program Presentation

Come to Kenädän Ku House of Learning on November 22 at 5 p.m. to learn about programs offered at the Wood Street Centre! Support will be available for those who want to apply. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend or drop in, please contact Krista Strand: 867-633-8422, ext. 502.

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Transgender Awareness Week

This week, from November 13 to 19, is Transgender Awareness Week. This week leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. It’s a time for all of us to celebrate our trans friends and family, and reflect on how we can lift them up. Now and always, we support our transgender Citizens and…

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights

Join us every Wednesday for Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights! 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Drop-in Sewing Nights will run until December 13, then continue in the new year. Questions? Phone Jackie Callahan at 867-332-5040. Snacks and refreshments available. See you there!

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Honouring Identity, Celebrating Self

We are hosting a workshop for KDFN students in grades 6 to 12 to participate in various activities to identify their family lineage and history. Workshops will be held: • November 20-24, 2023 – Whitehorse and Carcross • February 19-27, 2024 – Whitehorse, Haines and Juneau, Alaska Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Attendance…

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Expression of Interest

We are hosting a workshop for KDFN students in grades 6 to 12 to participate in various activities to identify their family lineage and history. Workshops will be held: • November 20-24, 2023 – Whitehorse and Carcross • February 19-27, 2024 – Whitehorse, Haines and Juneau, Alaska Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Attendance…

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Elders Council Meeting

Save the date! KDFN Elders Council Meeting Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Long House Thursday, November 30, 2023 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information to follow.

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Subscribe to the Newsletter

Want to stay in the know about what’s going on in your First Nation? Subscribe to the Kwanlin Dän Ch′a Weekly email update! Send us your photos of the community! We’d love to feature them. Anything else you’d like to see in the updates? Let us know! To subscribe or share something, email communications@kdfn.net. If…

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CSO Hours

Community Safety Officers (CSOs) are now on their fall and winter hours. You can phone CSOs 7 days a week, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Phone 867-332-9551.

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Phrases of the Week

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Is it snowing?- Yäw níkhyä̀wa? Yes, it is snowing. – Àghāy, yäw níkhyä̀w. No, it is not snowing.- Äjù, äju yäw níkhyä̀w. Is it cold outside? – Chį́ch’a kwä̀k’ǜa? Yes, it is cold outside. – Àghāy, chį́ch’a kwä̀k’ǜ. No, it is not…

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Indigenous Veterans Day

Today, November 8, is Indigenous Veterans Day. On this day, we recognize the Indigenous peoples across Canada who not only served in the military, but who also were historically faced with many challenges in the process of enlisting. Today and every day, we honour the Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who served, and…

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Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights

Hey KDFN! Join us every Wednesday for Pathways Drop-in Sewing Nights! 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Drop-in Sewing Nights will run until December 13, then continue in the new year. Questions? Phone Jackie Callahan at 867-332-5040. Snacks and refreshments available. See you there!

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Expression of Interest – Honouring Identity, Celebrating Self Workshop

Hey KDFN! We are hosting a workshop for KDFN students in grades 6 to 12 to participate in various activities to identify their family lineage and history. Workshops will be held: November 20-24, 2023 – Whitehorse and Carcross February 19-27, 2024 – Whitehorse, Haines and Juneau, Alaska Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Attendance…

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PHOTOS: culture week at Elijah Smith Elementary School

Hey KDFN! This morning, Elijah Smith Elementary School kicked off culture week! KDFN Chief Sean Smith, alongside KDFN Elders Russell Burns, and Grandma May spoke to students about traditional ways of life and listening to your Elders. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone involved. Check out these photos!

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When love hurts, when love heals

When love hurts, when love heals. Join Maisie Smith as she facilitates a workshop on unhealthy and healthy relationships through an Indigenous lens. When: Wednesday, November 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre To register, phone 867-668-7289. Snacks and lunch provided.

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Recovery Focused Sharing Circle TOMORROW

Join us for recovery focused sharing circles with certified Canadian counsellor and Art Therapist Cheryl Maguire! Drop in every other Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The next one is TOMORROW. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building). Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support and…

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Blue Feather Music Festival ticket give away!

Hey KDFN! We have a limited number of adult tickets to the Blue Feather Music Festival to give away! Stop by the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Drive before 4 p.m. today to get one. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis, until we run out. One ticket per person. Posted November 3,…

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Elder Council Meeting

Save the date! KDFN Elders Council Meeting Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Long House Thursday, November 30, 2023 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information to follow

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Recovery focused sharing circle, Tuesday, November 7

Hey KDFN, Join us for recovery focused sharing circles with certified Canadian counsellor and Art Therapist Cheryl Maguire! Drop in every other Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The next one is November 7. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building). Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and…

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Sausage Making Workshop

Join us for one of two sausage making workshops, hosted by Troy Friday on November 2 and December 14. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. There are limited spaces for both dates. To register for one of the workshops, phone 867-332-1744.

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Youth Rec Halloween Tomorrow

Join us for a Halloween celebration tomorrow! There will be food, face paint, a photo booth and a family friendly dance from 5 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. for spooky activities and a haunted tour! All are welcome. Costumes are encouraged!

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PHOTOS: Monster Parade in McIntyre

Hey KDFN! Here are a few photos of the Monster Parade in McIntyre this morning, Monday, October 30, 2023. KDFN staff handed out candy to students from Elijah Smith Elementary School. Monsters, ghouls, and minions were all in attendance.

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GA Photos

Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to all who took time this weekend to attend the General Assembly. Shout out to everybody who worked so hard to make this happen. It was wonderful to see everybody come together.

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EOI for KDFN Youth

Want to learn about audio and video editing, recording, and digitization to help with language documentation and preservation? Reach out to Krista Dempster at krista.dempster@kdfn.net or 867-335-6569 for possible training and job opportunities. No previous experience is needed.

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Monster Parade in McIntyre

Heads up KDFN! If you see monsters in McIntyre, do not be afraid! Elijah Smith Elementary School will be doing a Halloween Monster Parade to Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre today, October 30, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please drive slowly and carefully in the community.

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Register to attend the GA online!

The 2023 KDFN General Assembly starts TODAY and continues the full day TOMORROW, Saturday, October 28. Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. and things kick off at 5 p.m. KDFN Citizens can attend in person at Nàkwät’à Kų Potlatch House or online. To register to attend online, or for updated information, visit: kwanlindun.com/GA-2023 For rides, phone…

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Recreation programming for families attending GA

Hey KDFN! Attending the General Assembly on Saturday, October 28? We have Youth Rec programming during the GA! Ages 6+ can join us at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We’ll have a pancake breakfast and Halloween movie in the morning! Then, we’ll go to the CGC Halloween Spooktacular…

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Youth Rec PD day drop-in for ages 6 – 10

Hey KDFN! Youth Rec will be open tomorrow, October 27 for a PD day drop-in for ages 6 – 10. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building, 19 McIntyre Drive. Questions? Phone Nadine at 867-332-1744.

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Mantracker Game for Youth TOMORROW

We are organizing a game of Mantracker TOMORROW from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for KDFN Youth. Youth under age 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Make sure to dress for the cold weather.

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KDFN is Hiring

KDFN is hiring. We’re seeking to fill the following positions: • Public Buildings and Property Manager • Youth Recreation Support Worker • Jordan’s Principle Navigator For more info and to apply, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment

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Flu and COVID-19 immunization clinic TODAY

Don’t forget KDFN! Today’s Drop-in flu and COVID-19 immunization clinic is at the Kashgêk’ Building, 35 McIntyre Drive, noon – 8 p.m., during the pre-GA tradeshow. Clinics continue Monday through Friday, until November 3, at Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre. Drop-in from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

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Help us name our new boat!

Come to the trade show tomorrow, and help us name our new boat! KDFN’s Heritage, Lands and Resources has a new boat, and we want your help to name it! Come to the pre-General Assembly trade show, and submit your ideas! Please keep all submissions respectful, and related to KDFN. For example: -traditional place names,…

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Great prizes and KDFN swag at the General Assembly!

Hey KDFN Citizens 18 and over! Come participate in the 2023 General Assembly. There are lots of great prizes and KDFN swag to be had! The GA is on the evening of Friday, October 27 and the full day on Saturday, October 28. You can attend in person at Nàkwät’à Kų Potlatch House or online.…

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EOI – Elder Knowledge Holders

We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Elder knowledge holders and speakers who are interested in helping out at schools in the Yukon. If this interests you, please contact Krista Dempster: 867-633-8422, ext. 516

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General Assembly this Friday!

The 2023 KDFN General Assembly is on the evening of Friday, October 27 and continues the full day on Saturday, October 28. KDFN Citizens can attend in person at Nàkwät’à Kų Potlatch House or online. To register to attend online, or for updated information, visit: kwanlindun.com/GA-2023 For rides, phone Floyd Johnston at 867-332-1510 or KDFN…

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EOI – KDFN Artists

KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment Program is looking for KDFN artists who are interested in selling crafts at upcoming holiday craft fairs. If you’re interested, please contact Ames: 867-333-0114

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Mental Wellness Counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available four days a week. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of Kwanlin Dün Dǎ Kwǎndur Ghày Ghàkwadîndur, Our Story in Our Words. Published during the pandemic, we can now come together to acknowledge this achievement. This book is the winner of the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and the 2020 Yukon Heritage Innovation Award.…

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Drop-in flu and COVID-19 immunization clinics

Hey KDFN! Drop-in flu and COVID-19 immunization clinics will take place Monday through Friday, October 23 – November 3, at Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre. Drop-in from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Please note: The clinic on Thursday, October 26, will take place at the Kashgêk’ Building, noon – 8 p.m., during…

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Recovery Focused Sharing Circles

Drop in next week for recovery focused sharing circles with certified Canadian counsellor and Art Therapist Cheryl Maguire! Starting on October 24, Drop in every other Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. 7 O’Brien Rd. (old Justice building) Snacks and refreshments served. The circle is an opportunity to connect, share challenges and gains, and access support…

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2023 General Assembly

The 2023 KDFN General Assembly is on the evening of Friday, October 27 and continues the full day on Saturday, October 28. KDFN Citizens can attend in person at Nàkwät’à Kų Potlatch House or online. To register to attend online, or for updated information, visit: kwanlindun.com/GA-2023 For rides, phone Floyd Johnston at 867-332-1510 or KDFN…

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Gopher Buddies Needed

We’re looking for KDFN Youth ages 10 to 16 to help with the upcoming General Assembly on October 27 and 28. This is a paid opportunity. To sign up, phone Brenda Smith: 236-339-8625

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Firewood Services Needed

Kwanlin Dün First Nation is seeking individuals and businesses interested in joining a call list in to provide wood to KDFN Citizens on a regular basis throughout the year. Wood is delivered directly to homes as we do not have on-site storage. To be considered, you must: -have your own transportation; -have your own tools;…

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EOI – Elder Knowledge Holders and Speakers

We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Elder knowledge holders and speakers who are interested in helping out at schools in the Yukon. If this interests you, please contact Krista Dempster: 867-633-8422, ext. 516 Krista.Dempster@kdfn.net

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. It is fall time – Nùchų̄ kwä̀łè. It is getting cold – Nä̀kwädä̀k’ò. It is snowing outside – Chį́ch’a yäw níkhyä̀w. Is it windy? – Ń-ts’i nįts’ia? Yes, it is windy – Àghāy, ń-ts’i…

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The pre-GA tradeshow is October 26

Hey KDFN! Join us on Thursday, October 26 for the pre-GA tradeshow. The tradeshow will take place at the Kashgêk’ building, 35 McIntyre Drive, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come meet the different KDFN departments and find out what they’re up to! See you there! Please note: You may have received a postcard advertising…

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Stay safe and take care

Hey KDFN! Stay safe and take care. COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses are spreading. Here are some ways you can manage your risk of getting sick and help protect other people in your life: Stay home if you have symptoms. Wash your hands often. Wear a mask if you have symptoms and need to go…

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Youth Rec drop-ins for this week are cancelled

Heads up KDFN! Due to short staff, Youth Rec drop-ins for this week are cancelled. Swimming and Teen night are still on. Sorry for the inconvenience, please phone 867-332-1477 if you have any questions. Posted October 17, 2023.

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Gopher Buddies Needed

We’re looking for KDFN Youth ages 10 to 16 to help with the upcoming General Assembly on October 27 and 28. To sign up, phone Brenda Smith: 236-339-8625

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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2023 General Assembly

The 2023 KDFN General Assembly is on the evening of Friday, October 27 and continues the full day on Saturday, October 28. KDFN Citizens can attend in person at Nàkwät’à Kų Potlatch House or online. To register to attend online, or for updated information, visit: kwanlindun.com/GA-2023 For rides, phone Floyd Johnston at 867-332-1510 or KDFN…

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Drop-in Mental Wellness Counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available four days a week. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Youth Council meeting and movie night

Hey KDFN Youth ages 14 to 19! Join us for a Youth Council meeting and movie night! The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. You’ll be paid honorarium for showing up. Food and refreshments will be available. For rides, phone 867-332-3060.

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Community Beading Nights FULL

Registration for community beading nights guided projects is full, but you can still bring your own project to work on every Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Multi-purpose Building. Ages 18+. If you would like to bring your own project, or to be put on the waitlist for guided projects, please phone Nadine at…

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Gopher Buddies Needed!

We’re looking for KDFN Youth ages 10 to 16 to help with the upcoming General Assembly on October 27 and 28. To sign up, phone Shirley Bien: 867-334-5951

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EOI – Elder Knowledge Holders and Speakers

We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Elder knowledge holders and speakers who are interested in helping out at schools in the Yukon. If this interests you, please contact Krista Dempster: 867-633-8422, ext. 516 Krista.Dempster@kdfn.net

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KDFN is hiring

KDFN is hiring. We’re seeking to fill the following position: • Healthy Babies Healthy Generations Support Worker For more info and to apply, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment

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Firewood Service Needed

Kwanlin Dün First Nation is seeking individuals and businesses interested in joining a call list in to provide wood to KDFN Citizens on a regular basis throughout the year. Wood is delivered directly to homes as we do not have on-site storage. To be considered, you must: • have your own transportation; • have your…

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CSO Fall/Winter Hours

Hey KDFN! Community Safety Officers (CSOs) are now on their fall and winter hours. You can phone CSOs 7 days a week, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Phone 867-332-9551.

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Dropin Counselling CANCELLED Oct 13

Drop-In Mental Wellness Counselling for KDFN Citizens is cancelled this Friday, October 13. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will return to our regular schedule next week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 1 to 3 p.m. at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre.

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Nā Tän (medicine trail)

Join KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment every Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Nā Tän (medicine trail). We will connect with the land, teach, learn, and discover the gifts our boreal forest has to offer. Meet at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. See you…

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Subscribe for the weekly update

Want to stay in the know about what’s going on in your First Nation? Subscribe to the Kwanlin Dän Ch′a Weekly email update! Send us your photos of the community! We’d love to feature them. Anything else you’d like to see in the updates? Let us know! To subscribe or share something, email communications@kdfn.net. If…

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Elder Representative – EOI

We are seeking KDFN Elders who wish to be considered as the Elder Representative on KDFN’s Human Resources selection committee for our recruitment processes. For more info, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment The deadline to submit is October 13. Interested? Submit a letter stating why you are interested in the position to resume@kdfn.net or call 867-633-7800…

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Youth Council meeting and movie night

Hey KDFN Youth ages 14 to 19! Join us for a Youth Council meeting and movie night! The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. You’ll be paid honorarium for showing up. Food and refreshments will be available. For rides, phone 867-332-3060.

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Southern Tutchone Phrases of the Week

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. 1. How is it outside? – Chį́ch’a dä̀kwä̀ch’e? 2. It is sunny outside. – Chį́ch’a sha kų̀lį. 3. It is cloudy outside. – Chį́ch’a k’uk kų̀lį. 4. It is raining outside. – Chį́ch’a shą…

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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School Supply Bursary

The amount of money you could get through KDFN’s school supply bursary has increased from $200 to $500. To be eligible, students must be a KDFN Citizen enrolled in kindergarten to grade 12. Applications for the bursary are open from August 1 to October 15, 2023. Find the application form at https://www.kwanlindun.com/…/kindergarten-to-grade-12… Application forms can…

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Drop-in Counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available four days a week.’ Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Tlingit Learners – EOI

We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Citizens who would like to learn and teach the Tlingit Language. Participants will train under the Paul Creek Curriculum. With this method, you’ll learn Tlingit and how to teach it to other learners. No Tlingit knowledge is needed to get involved. Participants will take part in a…

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Sign up for community beading nights!

Sign up for community beading nights! Every Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., starting October 12 at the Multi-purpose Building. You can join us by registering for one of our guided projects: • Oct 12 – 26, woven beaded earrings • Nov 2 – 23, duffel mitts • Nov 30 – Dec 14, TBD Ages 18+.…

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EOI for KDFN Youth

Hey KDFN Youth! Want to learn about audio and video editing, recording, and digitization to help with language documentation and preservation? Reach out to Krista Dempster at krista.dempster@kdfn.net or 867-335-6569 for possible training and job opportunities. No previous experience is needed.

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KDFN is hiring

KDFN is hiring! We’re seeking to fill the following position: • Healthy Babies Healthy Generations Support Worker For more info and to apply, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment

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Wood Service Needed

Kwanlin Dün First Nation is seeking individuals and businesses interested in joining a call list in to provide wood to KDFN Citizens on a regular basis throughout the year. Wood is delivered directly to homes as we do not have on-site storage. To be considered, you must: • have your own transportation; • have your…

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Youth Council meeting and movie night

Hey KDFN Youth ages 14 to 19! Join us for a Youth Council meeting and movie night! The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. You’ll be paid honorarium for showing up. Food and refreshments will be available. For rides, phone 867-332-3060.

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Nā Tän (medicine trail)

Join KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment every Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Nā Tän (medicine trail). We will connect with the land, teach, learn, and discover the gifts our boreal forest has to offer. Meet at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. See you…

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Ongoing construction opportunities

Hey KDFN! KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons (OCT 3 Cancelled)

Update: class is cancelled tonight, October 3 Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Youth Rec Fall Schedule

Starting October 2, Youth Recreation is excited to move back into drop-in afterschool programming for youth ages 6-10 from 3:05 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the MPB. We will also have some registered programming. Please phone 867-332-1744 to register your child. Daily registration not required for drop-in programs. Fall recreation schedule: • Drop-in: Mondays, Tuesdays,…

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EOI for Youth

Want to learn about audio and video editing, recording, and digitization to help with language documentation and preservation? Reach out to Krista Dempster at krista.dempster@kdfn.net or 867-335-6569 for possible training and job opportunities. No previous experience is needed.

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Drop-in Counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is available four days a week. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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PHOTOS: Yukon Forum

Earlier this week, Chief Sean Smith joined leaders from Yukon First Nations, the Council of Yukon First Nations, and the Government of Yukon for the Yukon Forum.   The Yukon Forum was held over two days at Äłät Nëhëjël, Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Community Hall, in Dawson.   Check out these photos, courtesy of Government of Yukon…

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EOI – Tlingit Educator

We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Citizens who would like to learn and teach the Tlingit Language. Participants will train under the Paul Creek Curriculum. With this method, you’ll learn Tlingit and how to teach it to other learners. No Tlingit knowledge is needed to get involved. Participants will take part in a…

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Lands Plan Survey Deadline TOMORROW

The deadline to take the Lands Plan Survey is tomorrow. You could win 1 of 3 hunting bags! A Lands Plan will help KDFN process Historical Submissions and guide how residential land is developed. The survey will gather more feedback on which lands should be used for homes and how they should be built. Printed…

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CSO Fall/Winter Schedule

Community Safety Officers (CSOs) are now on their fall and winter hours. You can phone CSOs 7 days a week, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Phone 867-332-9551.

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Cannabis Policy Study in the Territories

Hey KDFN! We have some info to pass along about the Cannabis Policy Study in the Territories. Researchers need your help with a survey about cannabis! Check your mailbox for a postcard with the survey link and access code.

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Movie Night at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning

KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment team is hosting a movie night, tonight, 6:30 p.m. at the Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. This event is for Pathways Participants age 19 and up, or anyone else from the community who wants to connect and learn about the program. Food and snacks will be provided. Doors open at 6:15…

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Subscribe to the Kwanlin Dän Ch′a Weekly email update!

Want to stay in the know about what’s going on in your First Nation? Subscribe to the Kwanlin Dän Ch′a Weekly email update! Send us your photos of the community! We’d love to feature them. Anything else you’d like to see in the updates? Let us know! To subscribe or share something, email communications@kdfn.net. If…

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EOI – Elder Representative

We are seeking KDFN Elders who wish to be considered as the Elder Representative on KDFN’s Human Resources selection committee for our recruitment processes. For more info, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment The deadline to submit is October 13. Interested? Submit a letter stating why you are interested in the position to resume@kdfn.net or call 867-633-7800…

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Southern Tutchone Phrases – Week 2

Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. -N-yinzhì dùye? What is your name? -Äyinzhì Pricilla ùye. My name is Pricilla -Uyinzhì dùye? What is his/her name? -Uyinzhì Chase ùye chʼe. His name is Chase Stay tuned for more phrases to learn,…

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Orange Shirt Day ribbon and sewing kit

Drop in to Kenädän Kų House of Learning until this Friday, September 29 to pick up your Orange Shirt Day ribbon and choose an Orange Shirt Day sewing kit. Available while supplies last. Orange shirt pin instructions can be found at: kwanlindun.com/orangeshirtday

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KDFN’s school supply bursary has increased

The amount of money you could get through KDFN’s school supply bursary has increased from $200 to $500. To be eligible, students must be a KDFN Citizen enrolled in kindergarten to grade 12. Applications for the bursary are open from August 1 to October 15, 2023. Find the application form at https://www.kwanlindun.com/…/kindergarten-to-grade-12… Application forms can…

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PHOTOS: Łu Zil Män On-the-Land Gathering

Shä̀w níthän, gùnáłchîsh, mähsi’cho, and thank you to everyone who took the time to join us at the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering on Saturday. Citizens, Elders and guests shared stories, laughter and meaningful campfire conversations about their experiences and connection to the Fish Lake area. It was great to see everyone! Check…

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Movie Night

KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment team is hosting a movie night, Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. This event is for Pathways Participants age 19 and up, or anyone else from the community who wants to connect and learn about the program. Food and snacks will be provided. Doors open…

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Get funding for work gear!

The ISET program is a federal fund that provides financial, educational and employment support to eligible KDFN Citizens who are unemployed or underemployed. You could be eligible if you’re: a KDFN Citizen; or unemployed or underemployed There is no age limit to access ISET funding, however: Individuals who are legally required to attend school (in…

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Job opportunities with Hvactech Systems Inc.

Hey KDFN! We have some info about job opportunities with Hvactech Systems Inc. to pass along. Hvactech Systems Inc. is looking to fill the following positions: Sheetmetal Apprentice Plumbing Apprentice Oil Burner Journeyman Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HVAC/R) Journeyman For more details and to apply, head over to www.yuwin.ca/employers/58707-hvactech-systems-inc

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National Gathering of Elders Name Selection Draw

EDIT September 25, 4:16 p.m. After receiving feedback from Elders, KDFN has decided not to live stream the National Gathering of Elders Name Selection Draw. This is out of respect for privacy. Names will still be drawn. Those selected will be contacted. Any Elders who wish to witness the draw can come to the Kashgêk’…

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Pick up your Orange Shirt Day ribbon and sewing kit

Drop in to Kenädän Kų House of Learning from now until September 29 to pick up your Orange Shirt Day ribbon and choose an Orange Shirt Day sewing kit. Available while supplies last. Orange shirt pin instructions can be found at: kwanlindun.com/orangeshirtday

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Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering TOMORROW

Join us tomorrow, September 23 for the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering. This gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fish Lake, Dianne Smith’s camp – just past the boat launch, near the Bonneville Lakes trailhead. Tell us your thoughts on the Łu Zil Män local area plan and…

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Fishing Education and Ethics Development Online Course

Fishing Education and Ethics Development Online Course. Take this free course to demonstrate your angler stewardship and enhance your Yukon fishing skills. Learn about Yukon fishing regulations, fish ecology, First Nation perspectives and best practices in fish handling. The course is delivered by the Kwanlin Dün First Nation with support from numerous partners. To register…

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Nā Tän (medicine trail)

Join KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment every Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Nā Tän (medicine trail). We will connect with the land, teach, learn, and discover the gifts our boreal forest has to offer. Meet at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. See you…

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EOI – Tlingit teacher

We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Citizens who would like to learn and teach the Tlingit Language. Participants will train under the Paul Creek Curriculum. With this method, you’ll learn Tlingit and how to teach it to other learners. No Tlingit knowledge is needed to get involved. Participants will take part in a…

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Lands Plan Survey

Take the Lands Plan Survey for a chance to win 1 of 3 hunting bags! A Lands Plan will help KDFN process Historical Submissions and guide how residential land is developed. The survey will gather more feedback on which lands should be used for homes and how they should be built. Printed copies of the…

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Movie Night @ Kenädän Kų̀

Hey KDFN! KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment team is hosting a movie night, Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. This event is for Pathways Participants age 19 and up, or anyone else from the community who wants to connect and learn about the program. Food and snacks will be provided.…

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Bid on construction and maintenance contracts at KDFN

Hey KDFN! KDFN has ongoing opportunities for construction and maintenance contracts. We’re inviting experienced contractors to bid on these contracts. To be added to the list of qualified bidders and be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact Community Services at community.service@kdfn.net or 867-633-7833.

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Southern Tutchone Phrases of the Week #1

Hey KDFN, Check out these Southern Tutchone Phrases of the week recorded by Pricilla Dawson! Turn on your sound to hear the pronunciations. Dä̀nnchʼe? How are you? Shä̀w íłį – I am fine Nāshų kʼē dǟnnchʼe? – how about you? Shāshų shä̀w íłį – Me too, Iʼm fine. Dä̀chʼe? – how is he/she? Shä̀w inlį.…

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., starting TODAY, September 19. Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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On the Land Gathering

Join us on September 23 for the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering. This gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fish Lake, Dianne Smith’s camp – just past the boat launch, near the Bonneville Lakes trailhead. Tell us your thoughts on the Łu Zil Män local area plan and…

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Mental Wellness Counselling

Drop-in mental wellness counselling for KDFN Citizens is expanding to four days a week. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering

Join us on September 23 for the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering. This gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fish Lake, Dianne Smith’s camp – just past the boat launch, near the Bonneville Lakes trailhead. Tell us your thoughts on the Łu Zil Män local area plan and…

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Learners Driver Class

Study the rules of the road and work towards earning your learner’s license! Participants are eligible for in-car hours with the instructor (this is a classroom course). Ages 16 and up. Food will be provided. To register, contact Ames: ames.val@kdfn.net or 867-333-0114

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PHOTOS: Back to school BBQ

Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you to everyone who came out to yesterday’s Back to school BBQ! Attendees enjoyed food hot off the grill, chatted with KDFN staff about education, and gathered around the fire to make bannock on a stick. It was wonderful to see you all! Check out these photos!

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EOI – Elder Representative

We are seeking KDFN Elders who wish to be considered as the Elder Representative on KDFN’s Human Resources selection committee for our recruitment processes. For more info, head over to kwanlindun.com/employment The deadline to submit is October 13. Interested? Submit a letter stating why you are interested in the position to resume@kdfn.net or call 867-633-7800…

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Expression of interest: learn and teach the Tlingit language

Hey KDFN! We’re looking for expressions of interest from KDFN Citizens who would like to learn and teach the Tlingit language. Participants will train under the Paul Creek Curriculum. With this method, you’ll learn Tlingit and how to teach it to other learners. No Tlingit knowledge is needed to get involved. Participants will take part…

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Back to School BBQ TODAY

Join us for a Back to School BBQ TODAY, September 13 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The BBQ will take place outside of Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre. Come learn how KDFN can support you on your education journey. Whether you’re just starting school or thinking about post-secondary education, we have something for you!…

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Nā Tän (medicine trail)

Join KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment every Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Nā Tän (medicine trail). We will connect with the land, teach, learn, and discover the gifts our boreal forest has to offer. Meet at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. See you…

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Orange Shirt Day Pins

Drop in to Kenädän Kų House of Learning from now until September 29 to pick up your Orange Shirt Day ribbon and choose an Orange Shirt Day sewing kit. Available while supplies last. Orange shirt pin instructions can be found at: kwanlindun.com/orangeshirtday

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Take the Lands Plan Survey

Take the Lands Plan Survey for a chance to win 1 of 3 hunting bags! A Lands Plan will help KDFN process Historical Submissions and guide how residential land is developed. The survey will gather more feedback on which lands should be used for homes and how they should be built. Printed copies of the…

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Hospitality & tourism training course for First Nation people

Hey KDFN! We have some info to pass along from the Yukon Literacy Coalition. They’re hosting a hospitality & tourism training course for First Nation people interested in the tourism industry. Any KDFN Citizens interested in support to attend this program can contact Pathways to Empowerment. Please phone Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning reception at…

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Drop-in Mental Wellness Counselling

Drop-In Mental Wellness Counselling is available for KDFN Citizens 3 times a week. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre at the following times: • Mondays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Fridays, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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School Supply Bursary

The amount of money you could get through KDFN’s school supply bursary has increased from $200 to $500. To be eligible, students must be a KDFN Citizen enrolled in kindergarten to grade 12. Applications for the bursary are open from August 1 to October 15, 2023. Find the application form at https://www.kwanlindun.com/…/kindergarten-to-grade-12… Application forms can…

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Back to School BBQ Tomorrow

Join us for a Back to School BBQ TOMORROW from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The BBQ will take place outside of Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre. Come learn how KDFN can support you on your education journey. Whether you’re just starting school or thinking about post-secondary education, we have something for you! Come out…

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Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering

Hey KDFN! Join us on September 23 for the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) On-the-Land Gathering. This gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fish Lake, Dianne Smith’s camp – just past the boat launch, near the Bonneville Lakes trailhead. Tell us your thoughts on the Łu Zil Män local area…

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Southern Tutchone Language Lessons

Ever wanted to learn Southern Tutchone? Sign up for language lessons with Pricilla Dawson! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., starting September 19 Kenädän Kų – House of Learning Crow Room Snacks and drinks provided. Please register with Pricilla Dawson: Pricilla.dawson@kdfn.net

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Get funding for work gear

The amount of funding you can get to pay for work gear through KDFN’s Indigenous Skills, Employment and Training (ISET) program has increased! You could be eligible if you’re: • a KDFN Citizen; • unemployed or underemployed; and • starting a new job where you need gear, such as steel-toed shoes, office clothes, jackets, winter…

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Youth Rec schedule for September

EDIT: Registration for Youth Rec afterschool programming for September is now full. In the meantime, we have started a waitlist. Shä̀w níthän, másin cho, gunałchÎsh, and thank you for your interest. ORIGINAL POST: Hey KDFN! Youth Rec is excited to share the afterschool programming schedule for the rest of September. We will be starting with…

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Take the Lands Plan Survey

Take the Lands Plan Survey for a chance to win 1 of 3 hunting bags! A Lands Plan will help KDFN process Historical Submissions and guide how residential land is developed. The survey will gather more feedback on which lands should be used for homes and how they should be built. Printed copies of the…

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Back to School BBQ on September 13

Join us for a Back to School BBQ on September 13 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The BBQ will take place outside of Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre. Come learn how KDFN can support you on your education journey. Whether you’re just starting school or thinking about post-secondary education, we have something for you!…

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Nā Tän (Medicine Trail) Fridays

Join KDFN’s Pathways to Empowerment every Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Nā Tän (medicine trail). We will connect with the land, teach, learn, and discover the gifts our boreal forest has to offer. Meet at Kenädän Kų̀ House of Learning. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. See you…

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Subscribe to the email Newsletter

Want to stay in the know about what’s going on in your First Nation? Subscribe to the Kwanlin Dän Ch′a Weekly email update! Send us your photos of the community! We’d love to feature them. Anything else you’d like to see in the updates? Let us know! To subscribe or share something, email communications@kdfn.net. If…

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Baby Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberries

Check out this recipe from Nats’ekhi Kų̀ Health Centre’s community garden volunteer Rae Mombourquette. On the menu today is baby spinach salad with fresh raspberries. Volunteer at the community garden! The garden is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday and noon to 8 p.m. on weekends.

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Road Work on Macaulay Road

Road work will start on Macaulay Road in the next week or two. The road will be dug up to work on sewer, water, and electrical lines. Work will continue as long as weather permits. Work is expected to start back up next spring. There will be traffic disruptions on Macaulay Road. Crews will work…

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Drop-In Mental Wellness Counselling

Head up KDFN! With the long weekend, this week’s Drop-In Mental Wellness Counselling schedule will look a little different. There will be no drop-in on Monday, September 4. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre on Wednesday, September 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Counselling will also be available on Friday, September…

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Men’s Group September 13 – 15

KDFN is hosting an overnight Men’s Group September 13 – 15 at Jackson Lake Healing Camp. Come together to lift each other up as we learn to love and take care of ourselves in this on-the-land event. Food and transport will be provided. Registration deadline is September 8. To sign up, contact Rob McLean at…

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Drop-In Mental Wellness Counselling schedule for next week

Head up KDFN! With the long weekend, next week’s Drop-In Mental Wellness Counselling schedule will look a little different. There will be no drop-in on Monday, September 4. Come and see us at Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre on Wednesday, September 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Counselling will also be available on Friday, September…

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Youth Rec After School Postponed

Youth Rec afterschool programming is temporarily postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Programing will return at a later date. We’ll let you know as soon as possible. Stay tuned here and on kwanlindun.com for updates.

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