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C/TFN Constitution with December 2011 Amendments all signatures

Objectives

The Objectives of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation people in adopting this Constitution are to establish a government which shall: 

  • provide a unified voice for the Carcross/Tagish First Nation people and adhere to a system of government prescribed by this Constitution to ensure equality and unity of the Carcross/Tagish people;
  • strengthen and revitalizethe traditional clan system of the Carcross/Tagish people; 
  • model integrity and respect in all functions of government for the benefit and protection of its people;
  • provide responsible government including fiscal accountability and responsibility; 
  • establish laws and policies consistent with the customs and traditions of the Carcross/Tagish people to foster the unity of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation;
  • provide law and policy for the use, management, administration, regulation and development of the land and resources of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation; 
  • manage and administer the finances and assets of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation including any and all benefits realized from any land claims settlement; 
  • accept a trust responsibility for those Carcross/Tagish people requiring protection;
  • support and represent the interests of the Carcross/Tagish people in all areas of responsibility in local, territorial, national and international forums;
  • negotiate land claims agreements with other orders of governments and ensure the implementation of those agreements;
  • safeguard the territories of the Carcross/Tagish people as their heritage in perpetuity; and
  • carry out other functions and responsibilities required to achieve the objectives of this Constitution.