Traditional Knowledge, Language and Culture

First Nations make enormous contributions to Yukon based on their history in the territory.  Revitalizing, maintaining and celebrating First Nations knowledge, language and culture are core to a modern Yukon.

A Yukon Liberal government will:

  • establish National Aboriginal Day as a Yukon statutory holiday;
  • support Yukon First Nations in establishing and administering archives of traditional knowledge;
  • market First Nations arts and culture initiatives in partnership with Yukon First Nations;
  • incorporate First Nations’ culture into the Standing Orders, customs, and practices of the Legislature;
  • in consultation with First Nations and First Nation Heritage Centres, establish an Indigenous Fine Arts Program, and
  • work with linguistic experts and First Nations to develop, preserve and enhance traditional knowledge, First Nation languages, and First Nation culture.