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Language Steering Committee Update

The KFN Language Steering Committee would like to hear your thoughts about some of the draft directions they are exploring as part of developing a Language Department and programming.  The Committee will be hosting a series of meetings in Burwash, Whitehorse, and over Zoom between November 1st and 3rd. 

In Burwash on the 1st, please join us in the Elder’s Lounge at 2 pm. 
Also in Burwash on the 2nd, please join us at 9 AM in the Elder’s Lounge and at noon in Jacquot Hall. 
Light refreshments will be served. 

On November 3rd, please join us at the KFN office in Whitehorse between 10 am and 3:30.  There will be a Zoom-only option on Wednesday the 2nd at 7 pm. 

Two youth-focused events will be hosted: one in Burwash on the 1st and one in Whitehorse on the 3rd, both at 7 pm with in-person and Zoom options.  All participants will be eligible to win a $200 gift card. 

There will also be an online survey open between Oct 31st and Nov 6th; all completed survey respondents will be given a $25 gift card.  Watch Facebook and look for posters with details including Zoom and online survey links. 

Dakʼanútà jèʼ I hope you look after yourself.

Call for Directors

Call for Board of Directors

The Tutchone Heritage Society is seeking to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors.

The Criteria:

  • You are a KFN Citizen.
  • You are passionate and dedicated to our language and culture.
  • You will contribute in a positive and meaningful way to championing the growth and development of language projects the THS is currently working on.

Send your letter of intent via email to: by September 27, 2022

Tutchone Heritage Society AGM

September 17, 2022
2 – 4PM in the Youth Elders Room in the Jacquot Hall


  • Minutes 2021 AGM
  • Financials
  • Filing 2021/22
  • New Directors/Officers
  • By Laws – New Societies Act
  • Reports on
    • Paul Creek Curriculum Textbook development
    • Administration

KFN Citizens are encouraged to attend.

Boat Launch Facility Open House

YG and KFN will be holding an open house from 1-5pm on Monday, September 12 at Jacquot Hall to review the options developed for a new boat launch facility.

Covid Protocol to be followed, and testing is required prior to entering the Hall.

For more information contact:  Frank Andersen, Lands Manager Phone: 867-689-3815  email:

Our Language Is In Our Hands

Why KFN is developing a language Department and what we heard so far:

Let us know what you think at one of the following engagement options

Monday Aug 29

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Afternoon drop-in tea
Elder’s Lounge

Tuesday Aug 30
Burwash + ZOOM

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Morning drop-in coffee
Elder’s Lounge

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Community Lunch
Jacquot Hall

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday Aug 31
Whitehorse + ZOOM
KFN Whitehorse Office

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Morning drop-in coffee

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon drop-in tea

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pizza Lunch

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Yukon Geological Survey

Yukon Geological Survey (YGS) plans to undertake a helicopter based geophysical survey from August 19-21 at several sites in the Burwash area. They will fly to the site, shut down the machine and set up monitoring equipment to take geophysical measurements. They will then return the next day to remove the equipment. Also, YGS plans to land on Jacquot Island to collect a rock sample as part of this survey work. Maps showing the site locations for the geophysical monitoring and landing sites on Jacquot Island can be found on the KFN website and Facebook page.