Resolution No. 2017-07 - Passed by Consensus Fluent Speaker Wages Whereas; Gwich'in language is of paramount, central importance to the culture and governance of the Gwich'in; Whereas; The number of fluent Gwich'in speakers is declining Whereas; Encouraging and rewarding fluent speakers will increase the amount of Gwich'in spoken. Whereas; Gwich'in is the official language of the Vuntut Gwitchin Government Therefore Be It Resolved; 1. That VGG Employees who speak and write fluent Gwich'in and are assessed by a qualified, fluent Gwich'in speaker, receive a wage increase that reflects their skills in the language; 2. That VGG Employees that are consistently logging time to learn Gwich'in also receive a wage increase; 3. That VGG Employees attending Gwichin classes are supported by VGG.