Source:The Government of Yukon (Whitehorse)
Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The Community Services Minister of Canada's Yukon Territory, John Streicker, has announced that the territorial government had made good on its promise to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples".
Last autumn (2015-12-11), the Legislative Assembly of Canada's Yukon Territory unanimously voted to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples, and support efforts at reconciliation and understanding between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people", though Yukon MLAs amended the bill to allow for popular consultation, before it became law.
Yukon thus joins Canada's Northwest Territories, which have observed National Aboriginal Day as a statutory non-working public holiday, for the past 15 years (2001-11-07).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Canada Votes June 21 Public Holiday Extension" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.