First Nations Programs & Partnerships

Yukon First Nations
First Nations people have lived in the Yukon since time immemorial. In fact, evidence of what may be the oldest remains of human habitation of North America has been found in northern Yukon. Yukon First Nations people look to the future and honour their past.

Champagne & Aishihik First Nation



~ Den Cho, Ross River © Brian Ladue

A Kaska artist, Gordon Peter, carved a marble statue that was erected on a site overlooking the community of Ross River in 2010. The statue was named "Dena Cho" or "Big man" after Jack Sterriah who had lived in the area and who was a very big and strong man.