“Spirit and Intent: The Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement Today and Tomorrow” (SP&I) is a knowledge mobilization project that consists of two phases: Phase 1 (November 2018-May 2019) is the focus of this grant application because it involves community outreach and engagement within the Yukon in the form of workshops and meetings to ascertain what Yukoners (in particular the parties to the agreements along with implementers and youth) want to know about the agreements, the challenges they have experienced and best practices. Phase 2, which will occur following the end of the grant period (May 2019-November 2019) sees this knowledge mobilization project culminate in a two and a half day conference in the Yukon that will bring together and feature original and current day negotiators, government leaders, Elders, youth and local experts – along with professors and students, investors and industry leaders – to explore, examine and explain the Umbrella Final Agreement (the UFA was the framework for negotiating individual Yukon First Nations Final and Self-Government Agreements), and the resulting Yukon First Nations Final and Self-Government Agreements. The lead Yukon-based organizer is Judy Gingell (Kwanlin Dun First Nation) and the applicant and institutional lead is Gabrielle Slowey (York University Robarts Centre). In addition to a focus on education and working in collaboration with Indigenous knowledge holders and Elders in this project, this project and team aims to identify new challenges and share best practices and lessons learned in the process of implementing the terms of the Umbrella Final Agreement.
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