MISSION STATEMENT OF NA-CHO NYAK DUN

The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun is committed to ensuring that its citizens receive equal access to educational opportunities and outcomes in accordance with their needs. This includes support for those at risk, the upgrading of basic skills, vocational training and formal education. As well, the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun is committed to promoting traditional forms of education and learning as equal alternatives to current methods.

OBJECTIVE
The objective of the NND Education & Training Department is to support Na-Cho Nyak Dun Citizens to gain access to be reintroduced into the workforce by obtaining training with the qualifications and skills needed to pursue individual careers; and to contribute to the achievement of Self Government and economic self-reliance.

WHO QUALIFIES?
You have to be a registered NND Status or Beneficiary, you can be employed or unemployed.  A copy of your status card for proof or letter from enrollment, as a NND Beneficiary, must be provided with your application.

HOW TO APPLY
You can apply in person, or contact us by E-mail, you can get an application from our office. For information, please contact our office.  You will be notified within 3 to 5 days of your receipt, whether your application has been approved or disapproved.

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING

– Application form for NND Post Secondary Education or Application Form for Community Training;
– Copy of your Status card or verification from NND Enrollment Department;
– A letter of acceptance from your education institution;
– Latest transcript is required with Application;
– Program outline of the courses, you would like to take; and
– All your personal information is required, all files are keep confidential.

If you have an email address we can email forms to you or you can download from our website.

Post Secondary Application Deadlines 2017

Post Secondary Application Deadlines 2018

WHO IS IN THE DEPARTMENT AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

MANAGER OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, YOUTH AND DAYCARE

In June of 2006 the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, adopted a new organization chart to develop a new department to have Education, Heritage, youth and Daycare under one Director.  My name is Roberta Hager, I am Northern Tutchone from the Wolf Clan and started working in the department as of August 2006.  I am responsible to oversee and direct programs.  I work on proposal, report writing and do presentation to the Annual Assemblies and to Chief and council on matters related to this department.  We have lots of initiatives happening.  Yukon College has created a Presidents Advisory Committee, to consult with First Nation on what training is important to the First Nation.

The Yukon First Nation Advisory Committee meeting 4 times a year to go over Education issues that deal with K4 to grade 12, they have currently developed a Grade 5 Governance Manual and have start the pilot project, First Nations 12 is also being done this year.  The First Nations curriculum have been working on developing booklets that reflect First Nation citizens and culture.  A new document has been develop on Students succeeding and accomplishing their dreams. This will assist the Department of Education to move forward with First Nation as part of the process.  I also sit on the School Council, attend monthly meetings to review the school plan and to ensure that NND’s culture is incorporated into the school system.  We would like to have more elders work with us to work in the school and on culture activities.  If you’re interested in attending any meetings, please let me know.  Mussi Cho

You can contact the Manager of Education:
Phone: (867) 996-2265, Ext. 136
Fax:    (867) 996-2028
Email:  educationdirector@nndfn.com

NND ASETS, NND POST SECONDARY AND COMMUNITY TRAINING

Teri Buyck is the NND Post Secondary Education/ASETS Coordinator. Teri is responsible for Student applications,  community training and ensures that all documentation are included.  Requests are forwarded to the Director for review and then monthly allocation set out in the NND Education Policy.  Every August the applications for school supplies is available on NND website, this is a subsidy for parents to assistance with supplies.  Process request for graduates from high school and post secondary students.  Reports monthly to Director. Teri has to liaison with HRDC, Social Assistance, Finance and Personnel Officer.

The Post Secondary Program is governed by Post Secondary Education Policy, adopted June 17, 2008 and by the NND Constitution.

You can contact the ASETS Coordinator at:
Phone: (867) 996-2265 Ext. 137
Fax:    (867) 996-2028
E-mail: educate@nndfn.com

COMMUNITY EDUCATION LIAISION COORDINATOR

Joanne Buyck is the CELC for the First Nation of NND,  the CELC is responsible for liaisoning between JVC Administrator and JVC teachers, NND parents and the First Nation Education Director.  Assisting the teachers with culture activities and forms.  Attend meetings concerning students and parents.  Informing the Education Director of any policies changes within JVC.  Coordinate yearly events on behalf of the NND Education Dept.  Assist school staff with parent/teacher interviews. Ensure that the Education Department has stats and enrollment list for students for NND for school supplies.  Provide food for learning, snacks for the students at JVC.

If you have any concerns with your child’s education, please contact the teacher first, if you are not content with the results, contact the Principal, and then school council.

You can contact the CELC at:
Phone: (867) 996-2804
Fax:    (867) 996-2116
E-mail: celc@nndfn.com

Y0UTH & RECREATION COORDINATOR

The First Nation is seeking assistant with program for youth or after school project, if you are interested, please submit your name to the Education office.

Florence Pilon, The Youth & Recreation Co-odinator, will be responsible to coordinate the Youth Council, hold regular meetings at least once a month, assist the youth with fundraising events, host workshops or recreational activities.  Work with Heritage and Culture to ensure youth are getting the traditional knowledge of Northern Tutchone.

You can contact the Youth Coordinator at:
Phone: (867) 996-2551
Fax:    (867) 996-2552
E-mail: youth@nndfn.com

YTG Culture Inclusion Funding

The First Nation will receive about $10,000.00 a school year, to promote NND history & culture in the school.  We also have funding to sponsor an Elder to spend a day in school or if you have a traditional project you would like an elder to help you with. Please submit the form to the NND CELC, Joanne Buyck at the School.

So if any NND Citizens have an interesting project, please contact me if you need more information.

Association of Yukon School Councils, Boards & Committees
AYSCBC OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Victoria Gold/NND CBA Scholarship Program
2017 Victoria Gold/NND CBA Scholarship Program Form

2017-18 Winter Semester Victoria Gold Scholarship Recipients.PDF

2018 First Nation Grad Information
2018 First Nation Grad Information Letter
2018 FN Grad Registration Form

2016 – 2017 JVC School Council Meeting Dates

November 10 2016 JV Clark Newsletter

CYFN Summary of 1st Visioning Conference – Presentation Power point

2017/2018 School Council Meetings
School Council 2017-2018 Meeting Dates.pdf

School Council September 12th 2017 minutes.pdf
School Council October 10th Agenda.pdf

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Click here to see Training Opportunities Oct 2016 – Feb 2018

Spring/Summer 2018 Course Catalogue
Spring/Summer 2018 Course Catalogue.PDF

Documents

NND Post Secondary Policy Oct 5 2015
NND Education Dept Citizen Info Booklet
FNNND Post Secondary Application Form Oct 5 2015
FNNND Post Secondary Continuing Student Form (2017)
Youth Student Recreation Fund Policy
Staff Training Form
Client Info Form ASETS Feb 2011
EI Referral
Grad Request Form, May 2011
Youth Recreation Form – June 2012
Community Training Form – June 2012
School Supplies Application
JV Clark School Supply List

ACES Application 2012
CHAOS 9 Application 2012
CHAOS 10 Application 2012
ES 12/13
FACES 2012
MAD Application 2012
OPES Application 2012
PASE Application 2012

http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/pdf/2008 – 2009 Department of Education Annual Report

Our Staff

Anita McGinty
Daycare Coordinator – Telephone: (867) 996-2190

Florence Pilon
Youth – Telephone: (867) 996-2265, ext. 129

Josephine Hager
Youth Assistant – Telephone: (867) 867-996-2265, ext. 128

Roberta Hager
Education, Youth, & Daycare Manager – Telephone: (867) 996-2265, ext. 136

PSE ASETS Coordinator
PSE/ASETS Coordinator – Telephone: (867) 996-2265, ext. 137