MLA Jeanie Dendys speaking at National Aboriginal Day
Dear Mountainview residents,
I hope you are enjoying our beautiful Yukon summer with family and friends. The spring session of the Legislative Assembly was a very busy and productive time for our Liberal caucus, and I am proud to share what our caucus has been accomplishing.
This spring, I was honoured to work with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in my role as Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate. The commission hosted their first Community Hearings in the Yukon, and they will return again as they were not able to hear all of the stories. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all families who shared at the hearings. I am honoured and humbled by your bravery and courage. Our caucus stands with you.
In my role as Minister of Tourism and Culture, I am thrilled to be a part of exciting Canada 150 events, the Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary, and the many Yukon festivals and cultural events taking place over the summer months. You can find me at events across the Yukon, including the Yukon River Quest, Haa Kusteeyi Celebration, Solider Summit and Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary, Arts in the Park, Hank Karr Book Launch, and visiting Historic Sites.
Our Liberal caucus worked hard to see June 21st, National Aboriginal Day, become a statutory holiday. It was a pleasure to celebrate this meaningful day that honours the culture and traditions of Indigenous people. I celebrated at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, with prayer, song and dance.
This summer I am looking forward to spending time in our community, knocking on doors and hearing from you. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns I can help you with.
Enjoy your summer!
MLA for Mountainview