October 13, 2023
ARCTIC AND NORTHERN POLICY FRAMEWORK LEADERSHIP MEETING
Arctic And Northern Policy Framework Leadership Meeting (Media Update)
On October 13, 2023 in Whitehorse, Yukon, our Tłı̨chǫ leadership met with other Canadian, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous leaders from across Canada’s Arctic and North to discuss issues and challenges facing our people. The meeting was cohosted by Grand Chief Peter Johnston of the Council of Yukon First Nations, Premier Ranj Pillai of the Yukon, and The Honourable Daniel Vandal Federal Minister of Northern Affairs.
Grand Chief Jackson Lafferty, Chief Doreen Arrowmaker, and Chief Adeline Football brought forward critical issues facing our Tłı̨chǫ citizens. Some of these issues included food security, the health and well-being of Tlicho citizens, concerns over poor infrastructure in the north, the rights of self-governing nations and modern treaty holders to be decision makers over their lands and citizens at a territorial, national and international level.