First Nations Programs & Partnerships

Yukon First Nations
First Nations people have lived in the Yukon since time immemorial. In fact, evidence of what may be the oldest remains of human habitation of North America has been found in northern Yukon. Yukon First Nations people look to the future and honour their past.

Ta'an Kwäch'än First Nation


~ Chief Jim Boss, Ta'an Kwäch'än Council, © Ta'an Kwäch'än

Chief Jim Boss is known as one of the most ourspoken and influential leaders of Yukon First Nations. His petition and letter to The Commissioner of the Yukon and superintendant General of the Department of Indian Affairs are recognized as the first attempt at land negotitaions in the Yukon. ~ Ta'an Kwäch'än Council History