MLA Don Hutton, volunteer photographer for the Mayo Arts Society :Arts in the Park/Canada Day festivities
Greetings to all the good folks out there in beautiful Mayo-Tatchun.
The spring session of the 34th Legislative Assembly opened on April 20th and it has been a busy and productive time for members of our Liberal caucus. I am very happy that our caucus had the opportunity to make National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday in Yukon. This will allow all Yukon residents to celebrate alongside our First Peoples’ all the amazing history, language, tradition and culture that has enriched our lives in this great territory.
I was pleased to rise in the house to give notice of Motion 17, urging the government to support the Gwitchin people in their efforts to lobby the U.S. Congress to protect the sacred calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. I am happy to report that this motion received unanimous consent in the Legislative Assembly.
It was also a great pleasure for me to rise in the house to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Tantalus Ridge Run in Carmacks – a huge thank you and mussi cho to all those involved in making this such a special annual event!
I look forward to the opportunity to spend some time in all the beautiful Mayo-Tatchun communities from Keno City to Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Pelly and Carmacks this summer. I hope to attend all three Northern Tutchone Annual General Assemblies and look forward to the opportunity to discuss issues with you all.
I want to wish everyone in Mayo-Tatchun a happy and healthy summer break and encourage you all to get out and enjoy our beautiful territory.
MLA for Mayo-Tatchun