News and Updates

 

View Champagne and Aishihik First Nations government news releases here, listed from newest to oldest.

Business Supports – It’s Tax time!

Join us for a tax seminar for small businesses. Contact lmckinnon@cafn.ca to sign up!

Wellness Supports

CAFN has many supports and counselling services available. We encourage those who may be struggling to reach out. Community ...

2024 By-election Results

Notice to Citizens: Land Applications

Chief & Council Community Meetings

For more details and zoom link specifics please visit cafn.ca/events.

CAFN Lands Committee

CAFN is seeking one Member-at-Large to sit on the CAFN Lands Committee.  The Lands Committee reviews applications and leases of CAFN ...

Electronic Voting Process

Please visit: 2024 By-Election | CAFN Notice of Election Call for Nominations

Grant of Poll

Please visit: 2024 By-Election | CAFN Notice of Election Call for Nominations

Yukon Salmon Sub Committee

CAFN is seeking CAFN Citizens to be nominated to sit as Members on the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee - Yukon River Drainage Basin.  The ...

Sha Shäw Corporation

CAFN is seeking One Youth Citizen to sit as director on the Sha Shäw Community Corporation. Youth representative- minimum age is 19 years to meet Corporate Bylaws.

Champagne Aishihik Trust Board

Champagne Aishihik Trust Board Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is seeking one (1) Citizen to sit on the Champagne ...

Äshèyi Community Advisory Committee

CAFN is seeking SIX CAFN CITIZENS (four Members-at-Large, one Elder and one Youth member) to sit on the newly established Äshèyi Community Advisory Committee.

Champagne Road Meeting, Info and Feedback

Submit your feedback by filling out this form: Champagne Access Road feedback form Email: brittany.cross@yukon.ca

FNSB and SECS Community Committee Calendar

The First Nation School Board and the SECS Community Committee would like to hear from you about next year's school ...

Making Peace Inside Me

Making Peace Inside Me - 14 Days of healing with Andy Nieman, BSW, RSW March 5 - 18, 2024 from 9:30 am -2:30 pm daily at the ...

CANCELLED – Special GA in Champagne

YÚK’E – Winter 2023/2024 Newsletter

Mini Micro Grants for Citizens

Holiday Schedules and Emergency Contacts

Holiday Schedules and Emergency Contacts

On-Call Community Wellness Emergency Line - 867.333.4477

Fall 2023 Newsletter

The Fall 2023 Dàkwäni (What People Are Saying) Newsletter is here! Read on for updates on what is happening at CAFN!

Call for Applicants – CAFN Assistant Trappers

Notice to CAFN Assistant Trappers Call for Applicants – Open Competition to all interested

Media Release – Yukon Residential Schools and Missing Children Project Findings

Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction, Yukon Territory) – The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Chief and Council would like to acknowledge the recent findings of the Yukon Residential Schools and Missing Children Project. The release of the archival research and ground-penetrating radar findings serves as a heavy reminder of the painful history that First Nations people endured for generations.

Bus Service to Dá kų Cultural Centre – September 30

Transportation available for Citizens to Dá kų Cultural Centre from Whitehorse, Takhini, Champagne, Canyon and Haines Junction on Saturday, September 30th. Call 867-634-5162 to reserve your seat.

CAFN mourns the loss of Councillor Michael “Mickey” Beattie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2023 Statement mourning the loss of Councillor Michael “Mickey” Beattie   Dakwäkäda ...

Emergency Wellness Resources

Please do not hesitate in reaching out if you need support.

Counselling Support for CAFN Citizens

Counselling support services are available to Citizens who are not currently employed through CAFN. Provided by Northern Focus.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver’s Pardon Me Program

Pardon Me is a FREE nationwide program, funded by Public Safety Canada, that supports individuals in applying for a Record Suspension, formerly called a Pardon.

Alsek River Salmon Update from August 31, 2023

Information collected by current Alsek River salmon monitoring projects will be used to assess fishery management measures in effect and inform decisions beyond August 15, 2023.

Media Release – CAFN mourns the loss of Elder Harold Kane

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2023 Statement mourning the loss of Elder Harold Kane Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction, Yukon ...

Bus Service for CAFN Council and Äshäw/Elders Senate Review Meeting

Service from Takhini, Kwanlin/Whitehorse, Tthe Yänlin/Canyon and Dakwäkäda/Haines Junction, September 29. Call 634-5162 to book your seat.

Bus Service for Friday, September 1

Bus service notice to Citizens for Friday September 1st. For Whitehorse/Takhini service call 634-5162, for Haines Junction/Canyon call 687-9914 to book your seat.

Takhini Bridge fire (XY-019) remains under control

Takhini Bridge fire (XY-019) remains under control

Notice to Citizens Takhini River Subdivision Residents and other CAFN Citizens may have noticed that the Takhini ...

Media Release – St. Elias School Community Committee Agreement Signed

The First Nation School Board and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) government are pleased to announce that the territory’s first Community Committee Agreement was signed on July 23, 2023 at CAFN’s General Assembly.

Extended Deadline – Dän K’è̀ Kwänje Ghäkenīdän Program

EXTENDED DEADLINE! NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM CAFN CITIZENS TO AUGUST 28, 2023! Please see the attached PDF poster for the Dän ...

Vehicle Removal and Recycling

Property Services is excited to announce that our Department will be removing and recycling more end-of-life vehicles this month. This ...

Notice – Civil Air Search and Rescue Association Operating out of Breaburn

Notice to Citizens - The Whitehorse Zone of the Yukon's portion of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association will be conducting search exercises northwest of Aishihik Lake August 4th.

Kwandür Assistance Needed

Elder assistance is needed for kwandür storytelling, and for guidance Dän Ts'än Nännji Community Wellness Program.

Alsek River Salmon Update

Here is the most recent update for salmon on the Alsek River from Thursday, July 27th, 2023. As of June 18, there has been a total of 194 Chinook and 19 Sockeye that have passed through the video counter on the Klukshu River. As of June 18, there has been a total of 5 Sockeye that have passed through Village Creek.

Communication Survey

Fill out this quick survey for the chance to win one of 5 $200 Visa gift cards!

General Assembly Survey

At the 2022 General Assembly (GA), a resolution was passed to review and update the GA Procedures. This survey is the first step in that review process and is intended to gather CAFN Citizen feedback on areas of focus and options for revising the GA Procedures.

On June 23, 2023 Da Kų Nän Ts’étthèt “Our House is Waking Up the Land” Dance Festival will once again open to the public. A special 30th Anniversary Exhibit for the Dakwäkäda Dancers will also be opening at this time. Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is happy to invite everyone to come together again and celebrate each other.

CAFN Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Signing Land Claims Agreements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2023 Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) – Today Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) celebrates ...

COVID-19 Update – Kwätsi Dän plan complete and no longer in effect

On May 18, 2023 Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Council passed a resolution ending use of the Kwätsi Dän (We work) COVID-19 recovery plan. Kwätsi Dän COVID-19 safety measures are no longer in effect at CAFN.

YUKON WATER BOARD: Public comment period for MN21-029 has begun

The deadline for submitting comments to the Water Board is June 14, 2023 at 4:00pm.

LOG HOUSE BUILDING – TERM TRAINING PROJECT

We are seeking CAFN citizens to join two highly-experienced log building instructors in this training project to construct an energy efficient log home. Participants are required to have some skills in carpentry or log home construction. They must be in good physical condition & able to lift up to 25kg. Knowledge & experience working with light duty tools & machinery (saws, drills, etc.) is required. They must be available for the entire duration.

Post-Secondary Info Sessions – Whitehorse

Do you have questions about post-secondary education? Florence Kushniruk, Post-Secondary Program Officer, will be at the Whitehorse office April 21 & 28, May 19 & 26 and in TBD dates in June to help!

Kwätsi Dän COVID-19 safety measures updated February 27, 2023

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is updating our response to COVID-19 due to increased cases in all communities and ...

Statement from Dän nätthe äda K’úkhįá – Chief Barb Joe

March 1, 2023 Dear Citizens and Community Members: In difficult times our people come together to heal, to support each other ...

Dän K’è̀ Kwänje Ghäkenīdän – We Are Learning Our Native Language Program

Accepting applications through April 28, 2023. Initial intake for CAFN citizens. For questions, links to the zoom sessions, and more information on the application process, please contact Erin, at epauls@cafn.ca or 867-334-3427

Takhini Residents Meeting with Chief & Council

Takhini Residents Meeting with Chief & Council. March 6, 2023. 6:00pm at Takhini Hall. Dinner will be served.