The Yukon Heritage Resources Board (YHRB) is comprised of ten members from throughout the Yukon who operate in the public interest. The Council of Yukon First Nations nominates five appointees and the Yukon government nominates five, with the concurrence of the government of Canada for one of the selections. All of them are appointed by the Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture for three-year terms.
YHRB was established in 1995 under the terms of the Yukon First Nation Final Agreement. Its duties and responsibilities are outlined in the UFA (Chapter 13) and the Yukon Historic Resources Act (Part 1, Section 4). Under the UFA, the Board may make recommendations to the Minister and to Yukon First Nations regarding the management of Moveable Heritage Resources and Heritage Sites. YHRB may also be asked to make determinations pursuant to UFA 188.8.131.52 (ownership of contested heritage resources) and 13.3.6 (management of ethnographic objects and palaeontological or archaeological objects).
The Umbrella Final Agreement Implementation Plan states the Mandate as follows:
"A Yukon Heritage Resources Board ("the Board") shall be established as of the effective date of Settlement Legislation to make recommendations respecting the management of Moveable Heritage Resources and Heritage Sites to the Minister of Tourism (
Ian Burnett is acting Director of Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture until October, 2008 and assists the Board as the
Phone: (867) 668-7150
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