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Carcross/Tagish First Nation has a government structure based on a system of six clans organized into to groups or moieties.

Carcross/Tagish First Nation has a government structure based on a system of six clans organized into to groups or moieties. 

Carcross/Tagish First Nation has a government structure based on a system of six clans organized into to groups or moieties. The following clans fall under the Crow Moiety: Dèshîtàn (Split Tail Beaver), Gaanaxteidí (Raven), Kukkittan (Crow), Ishkitaan (Frog). Under the Wolf Moiety are the Dakh’lawêdi (Killer whale) and the Yen yèdí (Eagle). Each of these clans plays an important role in modern Carcross-Tagish First Nation governance.
Marilyn Jensen, or Yadultin, is of Dakka Tlingit and Tagish Kwáan ancestry from the Dak'laweidi Clan (killer whale) clan which falls under the eagle moiety. She explains how they clan system works in this short video.


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