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Together Today for our Children Tomorrow.

"This settlement is for our children, and our children's children, for many generations to come. All our programs and the guarantee we seek in our settlement are to protect them from a repeat of today's problems in the future. You cannot talk to us about a bright new tomorrow when so many of our people are cold, hungry and unemployed. A bright new tomorrow is what we feel we can build when we get a fair and just settlement"

Together Today for our Children Tomorrow1973

In 1973, a delegation of Yukon First Nations Chiefs presented Together Today for our Children Tomorrow: A Statement of Grievances and an Approach to Settlement by Yukon Indian People to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and started a modern treaty negotiation process in the territory.

It took three decades, but in 1993 the historic Umbrella Final Agreement was signed. It provides the template to negotiate individual land claim or “Final Agreements” for every Yukon First Nation.

Yukon is home to approximately half of all comprehensive land claim and Self-Government Agreements in Canada. Eleven of Yukon’s 14 First Nations have Final and Self-Government Agreements. These are modern treaties, which means the federal Indian Act does not apply to them. 


Stuff you should know

- 11 of Yukon’s 14 First Nations have Final and Self-Government Agreements. These are modern treaties, which means the federal Indian Act does not apply to them.

- Yukon is home to approximately half of all comprehensive land claim and Self-Government Agreements in Canada

Points of Interest

Learning Centre

The Community Learning Centre is major project for Carcross Tagish First Nation and will be a place where they can share their culture and hold community activities...

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Clans

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

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Johnny Johns

By the 1930s, he was known as one of the top guides in the world and people from around the world came to the Yukon to hunt with him.

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