Kwanlin Dün First Nation opens new community hub, the Kashgêk' building

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The Kwanlin Dün First Nation officially opened its new community hub, the Kashgêk’ building, in Whitehorse on Friday.

The building, partly funded by the federal and territorial governments, is located on McIntyre Drive where the former administration building used to be.

It is a representation of the First Nation’s growth, said Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill during the opening ceremony.

“Over the past few years, our government has grown,” she said. “The services we offer to citizens and beneficiaries have expanded greatly. So much so that we outgrew the aging administration [building] that was formerly located on this site.”

The new building is intended to be a gathering space used for community meetings, ceremonies, and more.

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