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**Application deadline extended to May 15, 2022 or until filled**

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) is seeking an engaged, self-motivated individual to join our team as Community Relations Officer, focusing on strengthening YHMA’s relationships with its members and other stakeholders, building partnerships, enhancing the Yukon heritage community network, and raising the profile of YHMA, the historic properties we manage, and the greater Yukon heritage community with the public.

Yukon by Yukoners: Pleistocene to Present

October 1, 2022
Live-streamed and in person at Whitehorse
Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Deadline for Proposals: May 31, 2022

Pecha kucha translates as “the sound of conversation” or “chit-chat” in Japanese.

WHITEHORSE, YT - The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the 38th annual Yukon Heritage Awards ceremony, during which five awards will be presented to a total of eight individuals and organizations. On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Yukoners are invited to attend the ceremony in person at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre or livestreamed on the YHMA Facebook page. The event will commence at 7 pm; doors at the Beringia Centre will open at 6:45.

Yukon by Yukoners: Pleistocene to Present

Late Fall 2022
Live-streamed and in person at Tagish, Haines Junction, Dawson, and Whitehorse
Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Deadline for Proposals: April 30, 2022

Today, October 21, 2021, the Yukon Historical and Museums Association sent the following letter to the Honourable John Streicker, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, and to City of Whitehorse Mayor and Council regarding the so-called Purple Cabin at Sixth Avenue and Lambert Street in Whitehorse. This heritage building is at risk after the leaseholder was ordered to vacate the property.

"Dear Minister Streicker, Mayor and Council,

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association reached out to City of Whitehorse mayoral and councilor candidates with a series of questions relating to heritage and invited them to share their responses by Monday morning, October 18. The replies we’ve received are shared below, presented in the same order as found on the City of Whitehorse's official list of candidates. Candidates who did not respond are not listed.

Extended Intake Deadline: Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 5 pm PDT

Get funding for training projects starting November 1, 2021 or later - apply to Yukon Heritage Training Fund by Thursday, October 21 at 5 pm PDT! To review the complete HTF Policy and access application materials, click here

YHMA participated in Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon's (VBY) Whitehorse mayoral candidate forum on October 6. During this event, we submitted a question to candidates regarding the City of Whitehorse's Heritage Management Plan and Heritage Advisory Committee. Although there was not enough time for the candidates to answer all the submitted questions, VBY followed up with candidates and collected responses to YHMA's question, shared below.

On September 2, the Yukon Historical and Museums Association, along with the Canadian Museums Association and 10 other provincial and territorial museums associations, issued an open letter urging all party leaders to prioritize our sector. The letter included a short questionnaire asking the political parties to share their vision for Canada’s museums by September 13.

Do you read our e-bulletin, follow our FaceBook page, or are at all interested in what YHMA does? We want to hear from you!

Filling out our 5-minute survey would be immensely helpful for us, which you can find here. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHMA2021)