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Governance

The Governance Department represents the centre of the medicine wheel: the self, the will, the volition.

The Governance Department is responsible for implementing the final and self-government agreements, including ongoing negotiation, legislation, and policy development. This Department also supports the governing bodies of C/TFN: General Council, Executive Council, Elders Council, Justice Council, Family Council and Youth Council. Clan development and support, along with citizenship and registry, is primarily managed through Governance.

Governance is also the main liaison to other governments (First Nations, Territorial, Federal) and organizations (Council of Yukon First Nations, Assembly of First Nations, etc).

Mission

The Governance office shall bring inspiration and innovation to Carcross/Tagish First Nation and be a model of excellence in Self Government; providing safe, progressive and well-planned governing services delivered in a respectful manner reflective of our core values: selflessness, honour, respect, courage, integrity, knowledge, compassion and honesty.

The Governance office shall assist C/TFN Citizens in attaining and maintaining a higher standard of government services and opportunities which will provide equal benefits and possibilities for a balanced community.

By overseeing the main mission of Carcross/Tagish First Nation set by our Elders, the Governance office is the pulse to the organization by maintaining a balanced structure of the government.

Vision

To have a transparent, accountable government with well informed Citizens and Clans. To offer opportunities and services to C/TFN Citizens by ensuring a well balanced lifestyle for the generations to come.

The Fairness Coordinator

Similar to an Ombudsperson, the Fairness Coordinator is an advocate for fairness, who can assist Citizens, Employees and concerned community members with their complaints about the C/TFN Government. The Fairness Coordinator does not replace any C/TFN decision maker, service delivery or appeal process, but can work with individuals if they believe they have not been treated fairly after raising a complaint. If you have a complaint but are unsure of what to do, the following flow chat shows you what the proper steps to take are.

I have a Complaint! What do I do?

On August 1, 2019, the C/TFN Executive Council passed the Fairness Policy. This Policy provides direction to the Fairness Coordinator, establishes the independence of the office and describes how complaints or statements of concern will be handled.

Fairness Policy

What kinds of complaints can the Fairness Coordinator support you with?

C/TFN Government Administration Concerns Yes
C/TFN Boards, Committees, or Councils Concerns Yes
Community or Clan Concerns No
Carcross / Tagish Management Corporation Concerns No
Human Rights Complaints No
Child & Youth Advocate Complaints No

The following guide can help you craft your complaint in a style that will get you the most effective outcome for your concern.  

Get Yourself Heard

Note: Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, the Fairness Coordinator has suspended drop-in and in-person meetings. Your complaint is important. Please contact 867-332-5988 or fairness@ctfn.ca to speak to the Fairness Coordinator about your complaint.

All meetings and investigations undertaken by the Fairness Coordinator are confidential.

You are also welcome to complete an Intake Form and use it to guide your conversation with the Fairness Coordinator.

Fairness Coordinator Office Intake Form

Registry

Having updated addresses will assist C/TFN in registering new members, allow people to vote in the upcoming election, and/or receive other information. -Please contact Karyn Atlin to provide your new address or make any updates: karyn.atlin@ctfn.ca -  ext. 8230

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Related News & Events

News Events May 18, 2020

Notice of a Vote

Jun 30

General Election for Haa Shaa du Hen (Chief) Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Candidates for Haa Shaa du Hen (Chief) Lynda Dickson, Geraldine James, Peggy Dubeau, Jerry James, Danny Cresswell, Robert Wally, George Shephard  

News Events May 30, 2020

Haa Shaa Du Hen (Chief)

Jun 6

VIRTUAL ELECTION PUBLIC FORUM. This online forum will provide the election candidates an opportunity to share their platforms with C/TFN citizens.  

News Events Jun 05, 2020

Joint Guidelines for Visitors

Jun 5

This pandemic has certainly caused a pause – a re-thinking about what is important to our community. We know that the beauty of the scenery, trails and beaches attract people from all over the Yukon. Please follow the safe six practices and Yukon guidelines on responsible travel to Yukon communities. Although the Chief Medical Officer of Health has lifted his recommendation for ‘essential travel only to Yukon communities’, he also stated that community wishes need to be respected in regards to visitation. The Covid-19 pandemic poses a rapidly changing situation that may need to be adjusted at any time. Please understand that the health and safety of local residents is paramount.  

News Events May 06, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Emergency Financial Support

May 6

(Gift Cards for C/TFN Citizens over 18) 

News Events Notice May 05, 2020

Lets take care of our Elders

May 5

Call your Elders regularly... 

News Events May 01, 2020

Notice of Election Writ Carcross/Tagish First Nation

May 1

An Election will be held for: One (1) Haa Shaa du Hen (Chief) Election Day – Tuesday, June 30th, 2020  

News Events May 01, 2020

Call for Nominations - CARCROSS/TAGISH FIRST NATION ELECTION 2020

May 1

An election will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. for position of: One (1) Haa Shaa du Hen (Chief) Nominations Close: Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 4 p.m.