Takhini Elementary School is 1 of 8 Yukon public schools that joined the First Nation School Board when it was established in February 2022, through a series of school-attendance area referenda. The School Board enables Yukon First Nations to assume shared authority with Government of Yukon in the delivery of public-school education in the territory. Board-run schools continue to follow the BC Curriculum, but tailor the programming, lesson delivery and assessments to reflect Yukon First Nations ways of knowing, being and doing.
These schools are for all Yukon students and aim to promote reconciliation by enhancing a Yukon First Nations model that puts the student first, through a strengths-based, community-centered approach. All teachers are welcome at these schools and are supported by the Board to adapt their strengths and thrive within the new pedagogy. The Board aims to authentically work with the community to make student-centered decisions for the up-coming year, utilizing Community Committees and Parent Advisory Committees, that will be established shortly after the board trustees are elected in November.
The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is a separate organization that works closely with the FNSB and will continue to support our school with its Nutrition Program and Education Advocates and other cultural supports. They can be found at www.yfned.ca.