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

News Apr 01, 2019

Removal of Khà Shâde Héni Andy Carvill and by-election called

At a reconvened General Council that happened this past weekend (March 30th & 31st, 2019) at the Learning Centre, it was decided by consensus from all 6 clans that Andy Carvill needed to be removed as Khà Shâde Héni.  

News Feb 08, 2019

Maria Benoit new Deputy Haa Shaa du Hen

Maria Benoit was appointed Deputy Haa Shaa du Hen (our woman leader/Chief) yesterday by Executive Council 

News Jan 28, 2019

C/TFN Kha Shade Heni suspended by General Council

Press Release edited by Executive Council this morning was sent out to the press today to announce the suspension of Kha Shade Heni Carvill 

Events Notice Jan 23, 2019

General Council January 2019

Jan 26

General Council January 26 & 27 2019 For Citizens only! Breakfast starts at 8:30am 

Events Nov 19, 2018

C/TFN Christmas Dinner in Whitehorse

Dec 19

Wednesday, December 19th 2018 The Annual Carcross/Tagish Christmas Dinner in Whitehorse. 5:30 PM at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Dinner will be Followed by a VIsit from Santa!!! Please confirm your Child's visit with Santa in advance. Call Marlene Parsons at 867-689-7467 or For C/TFN Citizens, Staff, family & Friends!  

Events Oct 16, 2018

Halloween Party

Oct 31

Halloween Party at the Learning Centre From Noon to 4:30pm  Pumpkin carving contest and best costume contest Games! All ages Welcome! snacks will be provided!  

Events Sep 25, 2018

Community Dinners

Oct 4

October 4th in Carcross at the Learning Centre - 5pm * October 11th in Whitehorse at Nakwadaku - 5pm * October 18th in Tagish at the community Centre - 5pm 

Events Sep 19, 2018

General Council

Sep 29

September 29 & 30, 2018 at the Learning Centre in Carcross