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Yukon heritage awareness campaign wins national award

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This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon and Council of Yukon First Nations

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An awareness campaign launched earlier this year promoting the value of the Yukon’s heritage resources and what to do with chance finds has been recognized by the National Trust for Canada with a Governors’ Award.

Announced at the National Trust 2022 Conference in Toronto on October 21, the award highlights the successful collaboration between the Government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations and the Yukon Forum Heritage Working Group in the concept and design of Yukon’s Living Heritage campaign. It also recognized the innovative approach to promoting the role individual citizens play as stewards of the territory’s history and cultures.

Launched in the spring of 2022, the Yukon’s Living Heritage campaign gives a user-friendly overview of the importance of historic sites and objects, as well as the regulations protecting them under the Historic Resources Act, Yukon First Nations Heritage acts, and Chapter 13 of the Umbrella Final Agreement and individual Final Agreements.

The campaign provides clear guidance to the public, assisting in the protection and interpretation of sites and objects should you chance find them: leave it in place, take a picture, write a description, record its location (with GPS coordinates if possible), and report the find by phone or email.

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