Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Yukon Geographic Place Names Board
The Yukon Geographical Place Names Board (YGPNB) meets at least twice per year to decide upon proposed place names.  The YGPNB reviews geographical name submissions and makes recommendations on whether or not an application should be approved. The recommendations are based on careful research and consultation with the people in the area where a name is being considered.  Once a new name has been approved, it is forwarded to the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Yukon First Nations may name or rename geographical features on their settlement lands via this process.

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