The Training Policy Committee (TPC) believes Yukon First Nations have an inherent right to self-govern. We are dedicated to empowering Yukon First Nations, through training, research and access to relevant tools, to rebuild their vibrant nations.
We have a new 2022-2024 strategic plan, which outlines our Goals, as well as the Mission, Vision, Values, and Mandate.
1. Perspective: we embody Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being.
2. Visibility: we lift up communities by being part of the community.
3. Wellness: we prioritize funding, championing, and managing projects that benefit YFNs and citizens and their overall wellbeing.
4. Growth: we believe safe, healthy, and adaptable work environments lead to sustainable and productive organizational growth.
The TPC supports capacity building initiatives that develop knowledge, capabilities and skills to enable (directly or indirectly) the implementation of Yukon First Nations’ Final Agreements and Self-Government Agreements.
We do this by:
· Providing funding support to training initiatives as determined by Yukon First Nations;
· Initiating, championing, or coordinating capacity-building initiatives to support implementation of Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements; and
· Building a cache of knowledge, expertise, and resources to support Yukon First Nations to
develop capabilities and skills.
Note: These activities may be directed towards both Yukon First Nations governments and/or Citizens, including those who have not completed treaties. TPC activities will primarily be directed towards the Yukon First Nations with Final and Self-Government Agreements, and may also benefit those who have not completed agreements.
Yukon First Nations citizens and governments have achieved their self-government goals.
TPC values the diversity, experience, traditions and culture of all of its members, staff and clients.
TPC is receptive and responsive to new ideas and innovative approaches to building capacity with Yukon First Nations beneficiaries.
TPC follows through on its mandate and operates in a transparent manner that ensures beneficiaries, Yukon First Nations and the Parties to the UFA are informed of our activities.
The long-term training interests of future generations of beneficiaries guide TPC’s decisions and
TPC works closely with others and fosters connections among our partners.
The TPC’s mandate as outlined in Chapter 28 of the UFA, in Section 28.7.4, is as follows:
28.7.4 The Committee shall:
126.96.36.199 Establish training programs for Yukon First Nation people;
188.8.131.52 Develop a training plan which addresses matters identified in the implementation plans;
184.108.40.206 Develop a work plan to be included in the UFA implementation plan;
220.127.116.11 Develop guidelines for expenditure of money from the Trust;
18.104.22.168 Expend money in the Trust in accordance with the approved work plan;
22.214.171.124 Prepare an annual report for the parties to the UFA;
126.96.36.199 Establish consultative arrangements between Government and Yukon First Nations to ensure effective and economical integration of existing programs with new programs established by the training plan.
The Yukon Indian Peoples Training Trust (YIPTT) was established in Chapter 28, section 6:
28.6.0 Training Trust
28.6.1 A Training Trust shall be established by the parties to the UFA and include the objectives set
out in 28.6.4.
28.6.3 The members of the TPC shall serve as the Trustees.
The TPC logo is a blooming flower which moves from small to large, signifying the steps in moving an idea from a thought into reality. It represents the historic continuum from past to present to future, as well as a step by step, self-determined path forward. The 14 ‘petals’ represent the 14 Yukon First Nations.
Why is reconciliation so important?
Reconciliation aims to acknowledge and overcome the atrocities of the past and build and revitalize relationships between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. We all benefit from reconciliation.
What does reconciliation look like?
Reconciliation begins with oneself and then extends into our families, relationships, workplaces and eventually into our communities (Reconciliation Canada). The TPC believes all Canadians have a responsibility to take action in the name of reconciliation, but it is up to each individual, organization and government to decide what role it will play.
The TPC has been working on reconciliation since its inception in the mid-1990s. Starting with a Committee composed of representatives from all three parties (Yukon First Nations, Federal, and Territorial), in essence, everything the TPC does is in the name of reconciliation.
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 Calls to Action which offer ways to redress the damage caused by the legacy of residential school. To read the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ Calls to Action click here. To learn more about reconciliation visit Reconciliation Canada’s website.