Heritage, Lands & Natural Resources

The HLNR Department represents the "Spiritual" portion of the Medicine Wheel. This Department is responsible for monitoring, protecting, and responsibly managing all C/TFN lands, habitats, fish, wildlife, and culture for present and future generations.

Environmental Monitors patrol the Traditional Territory and respond to request or enquiries about activities on Settlement Land and Traditional Territory in Yukon and British Columbia. The staff is always working toward improving land management through the use of legislation, policies, leasing, mapping, and land use planning. All requests - including spot land applications, agricultural developments, lease applications, mining and exploration requests, water, forestry, and land use - go to the Land Management Board (LMB) for recommendations, comments, or actions.

The HLNR Department also fosters traditional activities by operating a language program, as well as carving, artist support, and many other activities.


The Heritage, Lands and Natural Resources Department is mandated to safeguard the environment, health and aboriginal rights of our people; to continue to conserve and protect our culture and traditions; to develop and maintain our natural resources and to strengthen our people, our community and stewarding practices for present and future generations.


The HLNR Department is responsible for developing and maintaining culturally responsible programs and services that enhance and assert values and principles intrinsic to our culture, lands and resources management.




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Related News & Events

Events May 16, 2019

Devil's Club Workshop

May 16

Join Donna Wolfe and learn how to prep devil's club, make salve and also learn how to jar soap berries. At the C/TFN Farm 10-4:30pm 

Events May 01, 2019

Meet the Maasai

May 9

Meet the Maasai (from north Tanzania, east Africa) during their study tour to develop relationships with Canadian First Nations and representing the Enguserosambu Forest Trust. Meet with 3 Representatives; Samwel Nangiria Taresero, Nalaimuta Oletutayo Makeseni and Mark Leshao Talash at the Learning Centre in Carcross on May 9 & 10 from 10am to 4:30pm  

News May 07, 2019

A unique international Indigenous collaboration: Carcross/Tagish First Nation (Yukon Territory, Canada) and the Maasai (North Tanzania, East Africa)

On May 9th and 10th 2019, a Maasai delegation “Loita” from the Ngorongoro District of Northern Tanzania will be visiting the Traditional Territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation during a study tour of two weeks in Western Canada to develop relationships with Canadian First Nations and representing the Enguserosambu Forest Trust. 

Events Mar 28, 2019

How We Walk With Land & Water

Apr 28

Join us to Celebrate Spring and Land at the Sunday Family Festival on April 28 and for Discussion and stories of the Southern Lakes (Indigenous Land Relationship Planning) on Monday April 29 ALL AT THE Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.  

Events Apr 18, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19

Annual Easter Egg Hunt happening April 19th at noon. There will be a BBQ, kids bring your own Easter Basket! Everyone Welcome!  

News Events Mar 08, 2019

Tlingit Language Classes

Mar 11

Tlingit language classes at the Learning Centre Every Monday & Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm for info : or 867-821-4251 ext. 8207 EVERYONE WELCOME!!! 

Events Feb 21, 2019

Raspberry Jam Workshop

Feb 28

Join Donna Wolfe at the Learning Centre and learn how to make Raspberry Jam 

Events Feb 21, 2019

Soap Making Workshop

Feb 21

Join Donna Wolfe in a soap making workshop 10am at the Learning Centre