Regional Chief Election 2021

AFN – Yukon Regional Chief Election


The Yukon Regional Chief is elected every three calendar years at the AFN Yukon First Nations Annual Summit, which this year is scheduled to be held on November 16, 2021, at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center. Participation by remote communication will also be available for those unable to attend in person.


Call for Nominations


The Electoral Officer is responsible to call for nominations 35 calendar days prior to the date of the election. Once the election process is underway Yukon First Nation individuals who are qualified and nominated and confirm their interest to be a candidate are required to file their nomination forms with the Electoral Officer no later than 21 calendar days prior to the date of the election.


An Election for the Yukon Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations will take place on 17 November 2021


Candidates must be:

  • At Least 19 Years of Age
  • A citizen, member or beneficiary of a Yukon First Nation; and
  • Nominated by 3 Yukon First Nation Chiefs.

All Nominations must be submitted in the required forms to the Electoral Officer by no later than 4:00 PM on 27 October 2021.

For more information or to receive a nomination package, please contact B. Bruce Warnsby, Electoral Officer, at or by phone at 867-334-8456.

More information can be found at

Unit 204 – 105 Titanium Way, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0E7 | T. 867-456-2369 | F. 867-668-6577 | |


Oversight and administration of the Election Process


The Electoral Officer, responsible for the nomination and election process, is appointed by Yukon First Nation Chiefs. The Electoral Officer’s primary responsibilities are set out in section 2 of the Election Rules.


The Election Oversight Committee, responsible to work with the Electoral officer and ensure that the election rules are upheld, is established by Yukon First Nation Chiefs, in accordance with section 3 of the Election Rules. The Election Oversight Committee consists of three elected Yukon First Nation leaders. Section 5 of the election rules provides that an AFN Yukon staff member is to be available to provide administrative support to the election process.


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