Friday, March 23, 2018
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Traditional Territory.

In later year’s men, women and children worked as packers for the many stampeders that ventured over the trail to the gold fields below in Dawson City,Yukon. While the stampeders made their way through Carcross/Tagish First Nation lands, many of the people assisted them to health when ill, gave warm clothing and a hearty meal whenever needed. Respect for the land and water and all it has
to offer is a First Nation’s Tradition, and what all First Nation people are taught, and have been doing for countless generations. Sharing and taking only what you need is also strongly observed. Elders from each clan have the respect of all and receive meat, fish, berries etc. from all First Nation citizens. All aspects of life was conducted by ceremony, for example; preparing to leave, while on the hunt, when the animal is caught and to ensure the animal is respected. These types of ceremonies ensure a successful hunt in the future.

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