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Executive Council Office

On February 19, 2005, KDFN's Chief at the time, Chief Mike Smith, officially signed the Kwanlin Dün Self-Government Agreement and the Kwanlin Dün Final Agreement. Chief Smith is shown above, with the Honourable Andy Scott, the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs at the time on the left and Yukon Premier, Dennis Fentie on the right. The agreements came into effect on April 1, 2005.

In the Fall of 2011, the Council directed that the Governance Secretariat be re-named the Executive Council Office (ECO).

ECO serves as a central source within the First Nation for services, expertise and advice in areas that ultimately influence and guide the overall functioning of the First Nation.

ECO works very closely with the Executive Director’s office and other departments. It is also actively engages with the community.


ECO is responsible for coordinating KDFN’s Self-Government and Final Agreement implementation, overseeing Financial Transfer Agreements and Programs and Services Transfer Agreement negotiations, conducting intergovernmental affairs, and advising and supporting Council and other KDFN governing bodies.

It is also responsible for preparing laws, regulations, terms of reference, policies, procedures and resolutions.

ECO provides communications services and advice to Council and to the departments.

The Citizenship Registrar’s office is also part of ECO and is responsible for registering citizens and maintaining an up-to-date citizenship list.