Yukon Chiefs Committee members slam Education Department's slow progress on system shortcomings

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Yukon First Nations representatives painted a bleak picture in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday of efforts to improve public education in the territory in the two-and-a-half years since a federal audit identified major shortcomings in the system. 

Three members of the Yukon Chiefs Committee on Education — chair Dana Tizya-Tramm, chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and technicians Melanie Bennett and Daryn Leas — appeared as witnesses before the assembly’s standing committee on public accounts to answer questions from Yukon politicians.

It was the first of two hearings updating the public on the Yukon government’s progress in addressing recommendations contained in a 2019 report from the Auditor General of Canada on

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