General Council

The General Council is the main governing body of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. The General Council is made up of 18 Members. Each clan appoints three representatives and one of the three must be an Elder. Appointments are for four year terms.


The General Council directs the development and implementation of laws and regulations. General Council reviews and approves the annual budget put forward by the Executive Council. General Council provides a forum for Citizens to voice their concerns and opinions, and make decisions about C/TFN laws and procedures. The General Council reviews and approves reports presented by the Executive Council on programs and services offered by C/TFN. General Council also decides what the mandate of the Executive Council will be each year. Decisions at the General Council are made by consensus, but if consensus cannot be reached, resolutions and laws are passed with a vote of seventy-five percent or more. 


Yan Yeidi:
Bernard Calford (Alternate: Anita Moran)
Taku Lovelace Smith (Alternate: Anita Moran)
Gladys Moran (Alternate: Anita Moran)

Colleen James (Alternate: John Smarch)
Francis Neumann (Alternate: Patrick James)
Sheena Johns (Alternate: TBD)

Patricia Huebschwerlen (Alternate: TBD)
Susan James (Alternate: TBD)
Corey Thompson (Alternate: TBD)

Dawn Alesna (Alternate: Tasha Peters)
Joyce Hall (Alternate: Ed Hall)
Maxine Benoit (Alternate: Georgianna Low)

Edna Helm (Alternate: Jean Desmarais)
Lyndsay Amato (Alternate: Angie Dickson)
Kristy Provost (Alternate: Terry Lynn Lesh)

Anne McKay (Alternate: Zena McLean)
Rob Jensen (Alternate: Wesley Barrett)
Corey Edzerza (Alternate: Alfred Smith)