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August  21-26, 2022

Dawson City, Yukon

 

Co-sponsored and co-developed with:
Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government

Vuntut Gwitchin Government
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun

 

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Conference Overview

The North Yukon Permafrost Conference is an initiative of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (FNNND), Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government (THG), Vuntut Gwitchin Government (VGG), and the Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA). Held in Dawson City, this unique conference focused on climate change effects in the Traditional Territories of the three partner First Nations including themes of impacts on municipal and linear infrastructure, geohazards, and approaches to adaptation. To allow time for small group discussions and relationship building, the program was unconventional and comprised of keynote presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations, half-day field excursions, and evening public lectures. The event was live-streamed to allow for virtual attendance. The conference program was being developed by a Steering Committee with representatives from the three First Nations and the CPA. 

 

 

Conference Steering Committee

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Erika Tizya-Tramm, Vuntut Gwitchin Government
  • Jim Taggart, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government
  • Katie Fraser, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government
  • Josée Tremblay, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
  • Stephan Walke, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
  • Adrienne Hill, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
  • Lukas Arenson, Canadian Permafrost Association, BGC Engineering Inc.
  • Kumari Karunaratne, Canadian Permafrost Association, Northwest Territories Geological Survey
  • Chris Burn, Canadian Permafrost Association, Carleton University
  • Fiona Nastasi, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government
  • Louis-Philippe Roy, Yukon University
  • Derek Cronmiller, Yukon Geological Survey
  • Peter Morse, Canadian Permafrost Association, Geological Survey of Canada
  • Astrid Schetselaar, Canadian Permafrost Association, Carleton University
  • Emma Stockton, Carleton University, International Permafrost Association
  • Jen Humphries, Canadian Permafrost Association, Aurora Research Institute
  • Barb Fortin, Canadian Permafrost Association, Tetra Tech
 

 

Birds eye view of Dawson City

 

 

Here's a peak at the conference.

 

 

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Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 

 

 

The North Yukon Permafrost Conference is funded by the Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program administered by the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and is made possible by our generous sponsors.

 

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