June is Indigenous History Month
The time has come to tell our story: YANSI's 50'th Anniversary History Book
YANSI was founded in 1972 - the Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians - YANSI - was founded in 1972 to give voice to Indigenous people who had lost their Indian Status under Canada's Indian Act. YANSI became a powerful organization, advocating with federal, territorial and private sector agencies to improve lives and restore dignity to members. YANSI "Locals" from all communities elected representatives to sit on the YANSI Executive.
Finding Our Faces
Book and History Project
As a way to document the history of the Whitehorse Indian Mission School, we brought survivors together to identify the people in the pictures then compiled this into a book.
The Department of Education purchased these books to use in grade 5 curriculum.
Books are available free of charge for Whitehorse Indian Mission School survivors and their descendents or may be purchased for $25 through our office or Mac's Fireweed.
Indigenous Women's Capacity Building
For the last several years, WAWC has received funds to be able to support the capacity development of its board and membership. In the fall of 2019 two members were able to attend the Indigenous Women's Leadership Summit in Vancouver, BC. After this event a workshop was held for the WAWC board and membership to share some of the learnings.