Government-to-Government Relationships

Since the effective date of the modern Yukon Self-government agreements in the early 1990’s, a new order of government has existed in law in Yukon which establishes First Nation law-making authority and control over various programs and services on settlement land and traditional territory.  Yukon Liberals understand that strong, effective, transparent government-to-government relationships are absolutely necessary in modern Yukon. 

A Yukon Liberal Government will:

  • within 30 days of forming government, have the Premier and Cabinet meet with First Nation Chiefs to establish initial priorities;
  • hold bi-lateral Premier/First Nation Chief meetings as requested;
  • hold a revitalized Yukon Forum up to four times annually as agreed with Yukon Chiefs, and
  • support First Nations governments in bilateral initiatives they have with the Government of Canada.