Yukon college attempts to bridge gap between prosperity, resource development

Many aboriginal communities are wrestling with industries who want to exploit the resources on traditional territories.

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Many aboriginal communities are wrestling with industries who want to exploit the resources on traditional territories.

The promise of jobs and cash often runs up against environmental protection and the compromise of sovereignty.

The latest front in this struggle is the Yukon, a place the Harper government as singled out for its resource riches.

APTN’s Shirley Mclean reports from Whitehorse where a local college could soon help Aboriginal People take advantage of any opportunities.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.