MMIWG Commemoration Project Coordinator Contract Posting

January 10, 2020

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council invites qualified candidates to apply for this contract position ending March 31, 2021. Price is $48,600.  The purpose of the contract position is to assist the Yukon Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Memorial and Commemoration Project partners and supporters in designing, delivering, and communicating the significance of the Project to family members of...

Outreach Support Circle - Lower Post

December 6, 2019

Open to community members who are interested to learn more about issues of violence and MMIWG, an Outreach Support Circle was delivered in Lower Post, BC on December 3-4, 2019. Approximately 22 participants attended the circle, including YAWC staff and board member, FILU staff, RCMP, and a few community supports/resources and members of the Daylu Dena Council First Nation. Staff...

Yukon Sisters in Spirit Walk & Vigil

October 4, 2019

Every October 4th, YAWC organizes the Yukon Sister in Spirit Walk and Vigil in Whitehorse to raise awareness on MMIWG. Yukon Sisters In Spirit Walk & Vigil Friday, October 4, 2019, from 12 - 2 pm, Whitehorse Join us for a silent walk, prayers, and ceremony in solidarity to raise awareness about the Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people...

MMIWG On-the-Land Healing Camp Sept. 11-17

September 20, 2019

Approximately 30 family members of MMIWG attended the 7 day camp in the beautiful mountain range at Ketza Camp near Ross River on September 11-17, 2019. Kaska Elders and traditional teachings included drumming, dancing, singing, sewing, carving, and healing workshops. A vigil was held on the first day in Ross River to remember and honour a recently murdered woman of...

AGM Notice 2019

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 YAWC You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council. Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019Time: 11 am – 4 pmLocation: Canada Games Centre Boardroom, Whitehorse Proposed Agenda – Welcome – Lunch – Approve 2018 AGM minutes – Report on finances – Report on activities – ElectionsWe’ll provide a hearty lunch and kids’...

Outreach Coordinator Job Posting

June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 YAWC YAWC is hiring a full-time, term position at $35-$37/hr. To receive a job description, please email Claudia Riveros, Executive Director at or visit YuWin or Employment Central. Application deadline is 24 June, 2019.

MMIWG Family Gatherings June 12-15

June 17, 2019

YAWC, in partnership with the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle and Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society hosted private gatherings in Whitehorse and the Brooks Brook camp on June 12-15, 2019. The gatherings were for individuals who testified or family members of those who testified in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The gatherings were well received by...

MMIWG National Inquiry Final Report

June 3, 2019

Today, the final report of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is released in Gatineau, Quebec. YAWC along with many other Yukon representatives are there to witness the closing of a two year process Read more. The final report (2 volumes plus Quebec report) and the supplementary report on Genocide can be found here.

ISETS Coordinator/Office Assistant Job Posting

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019 YAWC YAWC is hiring an ISETS Coordinator/Office Assistant. This is a full time, term position at $30/hr. To receive a job description, please email Claudia Riveros, Executive Director at or visit YuWin or Employment Central. Application deadline is June 12, 2019.

Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council celebrates 35 years

October 26, 2009

Chief Brenda Sam’s fingers point to a picture of two young women proudly standing in front of Ottawa’s Parliament buildings.  “Oh, look,” said Sam, who last Wednesday was at the unveiling of a poster to commemorate 35 years of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council.  She isn’t in the picture herself, but she joined those women in Ottawa to pressure the...