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Lands and Resources Management, and Claims Implementation

Heritage Lands and Resources department has recently adopted a new name: “Lands and Resources Management and Claims Implementation”

This department’s work falls into two main categories:
  • Implementing the parts of our land claim agreement that deal with land and natural resources; and
  • Taking care of KDFN lands and heritage for the future.

Implementing land claims

One of Lands & Resources’ main responsibilities is to make sure many parts of the land claims and self-government agreements are put into place.

For example, Lands & Resources staff participate in:
  • surveying settlement lands;
  • setting up Special Management Areas;
  • managing fish & wildlife;
  • land use planning; and
  • forest management planning.

These are just a few examples of how Lands & Resources is making sure KDFN’s agreements are carried out.

Taking care of our lands

In addition to the work that is directly related to implementing our agreements, Lands & Resources has a variety of other land administration and management responsibilities.

For example, we:
  • provide input to the City of Whitehorse on development proposals and plans;
  • review residential, business and agricultural projects proposed in our Traditional Territory for impacts on KDFN interests;
  • work with the Yukon government on new mining and forestry legislation for the Yukon; and
  • work on new land policies and laws for KDFN lands.

In other words, our department helps KDFN take advantage of the new powers and opportunities outlined in KDFN’s land claims and self-government agreements.

At the same time, our staff work hard to ensure our government and others protect our lands, heritage and natural resources for generations and generations to come.

For more information, please contact our department staff.


KDFN Land Vision:

Lands and Resources Fact Sheet:

KDFN Settlement Land

Contact Us

For more information on these projects or other activities that the Lands and Resources department is involved in, please contact Kwanlin Dün at:

(867) 633-7800

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