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).


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.


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.



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Related News & Events

Events Sep 06, 2019

General Council October 2019

Oct 5

General Council, October 5th and 6th 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Learning Centre in Carcross. Breakfast at 8:30am and meeting is from 9am to 4pm. New; we are now offering time for Community Concerns at the end of each day.  

Events Aug 08, 2019

Kookhittaan Clan Meeting

Aug 21

Kookhittaan Clan Meeting Aug 21 and 22 2019 Aug 21 will be in Whitehorse at the public Library and Aug 22 will be in Carcross in the Governance Boardroom.  

Events Jul 08, 2019

Haa Kusteeyi Celebration 2019

Jul 26


Events Jul 08, 2019

Dahk-Ka youth & Elders Gathering

Jul 25

Dahk-Ka Nation is calling all Youth and Elders to gather at Skookies Camp 

Events Jul 15, 2019

Swearing In Ceremony

Jul 17

Welcoming of the newly elected Haa Shaa du Hen. 11am at the Gazebo followed by a community BBQ at noon.  

News Jul 15, 2019

Lynda Dickson newly elected Haa Shaa du Hen for C/TFN

Lynda Dickson was elected today Haa Shaa du Hen 

Events Jul 08, 2019

Candidates Forum

Jul 10

Community Dinner in Carcross at the Learning Centre (5PM) followed by the ALL CANDIDATES FORUM (6PM) in preparation for the by-election happening on July 15th 2019 

Events Jun 06, 2019


Jun 15

C/TFN GENERAL COUNCIL AT THE LEARNING CENTRE from 9am to 4pm (breakfast will be served at 8:30am)