Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
The 4th Annual Community BBQ
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4-7pm
Da Ku will be hosting a community BBQ to celebrate another wonderful visitor season in Haines Junction. Come for the burgers, stay for the door prizes!
Kohklux Map Event
On the weekend of October 19th Champagne and Aishihik First Nations will be hosting an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Kohklux map. Drawn in 1869 by the Tlingit Chief Kohklux, this rare archival document is one of the few examples of indigenous map making in a northern context. It is especially important to Champagne and Aishihik because it is the oldest map of dákeyi (our traditional territory). A program is being developed to share the story behind the map as well as family and community stories related to the period of the indigenous-controlled fur trade - and generally celebrate the Dan (Southern Tutchone) - Tlingit connection in our history.
Please put this event on your calendar for the weekend of October 19th at Da Kų Cultural Centre and watch for more details!
Notice of By-Election
A by-election will be held for one (1) councillor.
By-election day will be Monday, October 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Nominations to Run for Office
Nomination forms can be picked up at the CAFN Administration Office in either Haines Junction or Whitehorse or downloaded from the CAFN website (cafn.ca). The forms are also available from the Chief Returning Officer. All nomination forms for candidates must be filed by 4:30 pm on Monday, September 23, 2019 with the Chief Returning Officer for the candidate to be eligible to run for office.
Citizens are responsible to confirm that their name is on the Voters List. To verify, please contact:
Enrollment, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. Telephone: 867-634-4200 ext 235. E-mail:
HOW CAN I VOTE? Citizens have three voting options –voting on By-election Day, voting in the traveling
advanced poll voting, or voting with a mail in ballot.
Voting on Election Day.
Votes may be cast at any of these three locations between 11AM and
8PM on October 28, 2019:
Voting in the traveling advanced poll. This will be held on October 15th, 2019:
Voting by mail-in ballot. Only electors who do not live near a polling station will be sent a
mail-in ballot package. Citizens with a mailing address of Whitehorse, Haines Junction or
Champagne will not be sent a mail-in ballot package, unless they complete an Application to
Vote by Mail form and provide it to the Chief Returning Officer.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTING? Contact the Chief Returning Officer, Norman
Eady, at CAFNbyelection2019@gmail.com or by phone at 867-332-7444.
Cole Pauls is overjoyed to share the first leg of his #DakwäkãdaWarriors Book Tour!! The world premiere of the Dakwäkãda Warriors GN will be on October 4th at the Daku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction YT! Dinner at 5pm, followed by a performance from the Dakwäkãda Dancers and Artist Talk!
The second launch is October 5th at @titanwhitehorse 7-9pm.
Third and final date in the Yukon is Dawson City, October 11th at the @klondikeart Ballroom!
When he returns to Vancouver, he is having an artist talk & art show at @luckyscomics Oct 17th 7-9pm!
His originals will be on display from the 17th to 20th of October; @vancouverartbookfair weekend!!! Which he is also tabling at. Really looking forward to all these events!! More to dates & cities to be announced...
Yukon Education: Rural Experiential Model (REM)
The Thrift Shop in the basement of the log church starts again for the season, this Thursday from 2-6 pm.
Healthy Families Yukon: Open House in Haines Junction
Come and do some fun crafts with your littles ones, have a snack and find out more at the the Health Families program in Haines Junction!!
When: Wednesday, September 11
Where: Healing House
Edie Berard: 667-8788
Jeanelle Julien: 393-7083
Bully-Proof your Brain and Body
A group coaching program for youth between 5 and 10 years old and their trusted caregivers.
3 hours to:
This program is being offered in Haines Junction by Angie Charlebois, certified professional coach and Havening Techniques Practitioner. September 16, 23 and 30 at 5:30 pm at the Haines Junction Campus of Yukon College. Register by Friday, September 13. . If you’re interested, call or text 332-0010.
Community Workshop: Yukon’s 40 Developmental Assets to positive youth development
Learn about Assets – Spread the Word – Strengthen Community
Find about how you can be an Asset Builder for Yukon youth!
October 29 from 6-8pm
Da Ku Cultural Centre
Who should attend?
People who are about youth, their future and the well-being of their community.
Snacks and refreshments provided!
For more information:
Youth Development Coordinator, Sarah Swinimer @456-5523
Northern Lights Festival
Kluane National Park & Reserve is hosting the annual Northern Nights Festival September 20 & 21 at Kathleen Lake- loads of activities including art and night sky photography workshops - sign up for those now! More info here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/…/kluane/activ/nuits-nordique-northern…
Arts and Culture
Haines Junction Library
Story hour takes place at the Haines Junction Library on Fridays from 10-11 am for kids 2-5 years old and their grown-ups!
Home Routes Concerts
We’ve got the first copy of the draft schedule for the 13th Annual National Concert Series: Home Routes. A big thank you to the gracious hosts/organizers who open up their living rooms to bring live music to your community. Home Routes concerts are hosted in over 150 communities across Canada. This model of arts production makes it feasible for professional musicians to reach communities throughout the country. They return home with new connections, lifelong friends, money in their pockets, recordings sold, and usually want to sign up for another tour.
Haines Junction dates and performers (draft):
Sat Oct 19 - Kerji Stephens & Justin Lacroix, MB
Thurs Nov 14 - Campbell D. Woods, ON
Sun Feb 2 - Early Spirit, BC
Sat Feb 29 - Betse & Clarke, MO
Sun Mar 29 - Rick Fines, ON
Tues Apr 28 - The Schotts, ON
Update on the Cari-brew Fundraiser
From August 19 to 26 – The Village Bakery hosted a CARI-BREW Week, donating $1 from each coffee purchased to help CPAWS Yukon protect the Porcupine caribou herd! They were able to raise $1,188 for CPAWS Yukon who will be putting those funds toward protecting the Porcupine caribou herd!
The Village Bakery will be open until and including September 15th and will be blowing out over-stocked items daily until then. We want to sincerely thank each and every person that supported us this season, it has been the best one yet!
The Porcupine caribou herd migrates over 4,000 kilometres across northern Yukon, Alaska and NWT — the longest journey of any land mammal on earth. Caribou give birth to their calves on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, called Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit by the Gwich’in, the Sacred Place Where Life Begins.
In December of 2017 the U.S. Government opened the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas development. Drilling in the calving grounds could force caribou to give birth in areas with more predators, more noxious insects and poorer vegetation. Drilling could have serious consequences for the health of the herd and the Gwich’in communities that rely on the caribou.
CPAWS Yukon is working with the Vuntut Gwitchin to defend the Porcupine caribou herd. We’re calling on Canadian banks to withhold funding from companies that would drill in the Arctic Refuge. We’re closely watching the environmental review of drilling in the Arctic Refuge, to make sure the U.S. Government complies with its environmental laws.
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the CBC Community Reporter for Dakwäkäda-Haines Junction (Kari Johnston) speaks on CBC morning radio show at around 8:20 am. Tune in at 103.5 FM.