We hope that you have found this volume to be a useful and engaging entry point to the study of Indigenous histories and cultures in Yukon. We have skimmed the surface of many fascinating and complicated topics and have provided references for you to delve deeper into the subjects that most interest you.

As we have attempted to illustrate, the histories of Indigenous cultures in Yukon are ones of persistence and change, and these themes continue in contemporary Yukon Indigenous society. For instance, one outstanding issue from the topics we have discussed is the fact that not all of the Indigenous communities in Yukon have at time of publication signed a Final Agreement. Time will tell how these will play out as compared to those First Nations who have been signatories since the beginning of the process.

Research in Yukon is ongoing; researchers who have been welcomed in the territory continue to come back to work in collaboration with communities and a new generation of researchers are following in their footsteps to continue this tradition of community-based research. This includes Indigenous community members who are also researchers within the disciplines of anthropology and history. We hope that future researchers in Yukon and elsewhere will look to Yukon as a model for best practices in collaborative anthropology and history. We look forward to the future and all of the new research to come.


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ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples Copyright © 2020 by Victoria Elena Castillo; Christine Schreyer; and Tosh Southwick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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