Those coming into the downtown area – either via Robert Service Way or Two Mile Hill – will soon be welcomed in Southern Tutchone, thanks to funding from the Yukon Arts Centre.
At last Monday evening’s council meeting, council was unanimous in approving a budget amendment.
It will see the city accept a donation of $5,000 from the centre to add Southern Tutchone to the welcome signs at the two major roads into the city’s core.
As it was explained in a previous staff report to council: “As part of the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway Legacy Program, the Yukon Arts Centre wishes to donate $5,000 to the City of Whitehorse for the inclusion of Southern Tutchone as part of the welcome to Whitehorse signage at the Robert Service Way and Two Mile Hill plazas.
“This will serve to denote the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.”
The $5,000 will cover the full cost of the signage.
The city would be required to make all the associated purchases and show the expenses to the arts centre.