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 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.  

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 

Events Feb 08, 2019

Tlingit Valentines Cards

Feb 12

Join the Heritage/Language team on Tuesday February 12th from 10am to 3:30pm to make a Tlingit Valentines Day Card. At the Learning Centre.  

Events Feb 05, 2019

Calendula Salve Making

Feb 7

Calendula Salve making with Donna Wolfe at the Learning Centre - 10AM 

Events Dec 14, 2018

Christmas Tlingit Card Workshop

Dec 18

December 18 from 9am to 3pm at the Learning Centre 

Events Sep 19, 2018

Still Standing Special Screening

Sep 25

Still Standing special screening with Jonny Harris