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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com - ext. 8230
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
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.