First Nations Programs & Partnerships

Partners in Education
FNPP supports and encourages partnerships with individual First Nations governments & with the Council of Yukon First Nations with the goal of building productive relationships & enhancing First Nations perspectives in Yukon Schools.


Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN)

The Council of Yukon First Nations was formed as the Council for Yukon Indians in 1973 to represent Yukon First Nations in land claims negotiations. In 1995, the organization changed its name to the Council of Yukon First Nations. CYFN is the central political body for the First Nations people of the Yukon.

CYFN has an Education Technician who provides advice and recommendations about educational matters affecting member Yukon First Nations. The mandate of the Education Technician is to advocate for the promotion of Yukon First Nations-based education approaches and communicate First Nations educational needs to governments. The Education Technician also provides support for member First Nations to participate in various processes and share information. The Education Technician works closely with the Chief designated to represent education on behalf of CYFN .

Contact information for the Education Technician:

Jennifer Wykes
2166- 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 4P1
Phone: (867) 393-9239 Fax: (867) 668-6577

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