Whitehorse, Yukon June 28th, 2013

”Today the Council of Yukon First Nations passed the following resolution:

“Be it resolved that the Council of First Nations calls on the Yukon Govt. to prohibit fracking in the Yukon and declares our traditional territories to be frack-free.”

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun –Mayo Band submitted the resolution and it was seconded by the Ta’an Kwäch’än -Whitehorse-Lake Labarge First Nation.

The resolution was passed by full consensus of the general assembly of those present.

CBCNorth‘s @YukonPhilippe posted the following Tweets on the subject:

“Council of Yukon First Nations passes unanimous resolution, calls on #Yukon government to prohibit #fracking. #cbcnorth

“Our territories frack free” declares resolution signed by 9 Yukon #aboriginal self-governments. #fracking#cbcnorth”

CBC North finally publishes it’s story:

Yukon First Nations declare territory is ‘frack free’
Resolution passed unanimously at annual general assembly
Posted: Jul 3, 2013 6:51 AM CT
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2013 7:46 AM CT

George Lessard

George Lessard

George has worked in Northern media and the education sector while living in Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec), Arviat, (Nunavut); Inuvik, Forth Smith and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) since 1982...