Chapter 4 – Yukon First Nations’ Relationship with Newcomers

Chapter 4 Activity

Yukon First Nations Manifesto on Pipeline Development

Northern First Nations have sometimes been criticized for being inconsistent or self-contradictory in their approach to large-scale development projects. During the 1970s, it was often argued that oil and gas development would have a negative impact on Yukon First Nations. What, if any, were the benefits of such development in this period?


It is the present day. You are a Yukon First Nation citizen. A large private oil and gas company would like to build a pipeline through your community. What costs and/or benefits do you see for your people? What demands do you have for the oil and gas company if you allow them to build the pipeline? What concerns do you have? Do you allow them to build?


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