On Friday, June 28, 2013, the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) passed a resolution declaring their traditional lands to be “frack free” and calling on the Yukon government to prohibit all fracking in the territory.
The resolution reads:
Be it resolved that the Council of First Nations calls on the Yukon Govt. to prohibit fracking in the Yukon and declares our traditional territories to be frack-free.
As reported at Rabble.ca, “The resolution was passed by full consensus of the general assembly of those present.”
The Council of Yukon First Nations is a central political organization that represents eleven of the fourteen First Nation governments in the Yukon on a national and International level.
First Nation governments in the Yukon consist of:
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