The Yukon Native Brotherhood was founded in the Yukon in 1968 when First Nations people throughout Canada were finding a common voice and working toward recognition of their rights. In 1969, the White Paper gave momentum to the Indian Movement as First Nations people joined forces to fight a common enemy.
By 1973, the YNB had initiated a strong grassroots movement to secure a land claims settlement for the Yukon. The claim was founded on the principle that aboriginal rights still existed in the Yukon Territory and that the Government of Canada had a longstanding obligation to negotiate a treaty with the aboriginal peoples of the Yukon. The presentation of Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow marked the beginning of a long and arduous struggle for a land claims settlement for Yukon First Nations peoples.