The Heritage, Lands and Resource department will issue two main types of land interests, an allocation and a lease.
There will be two ways to apply for settlement land, a planned parcel disposition or a spot land application.
A planned parcel disposition is a lot in a planned development or a subdivision. The lots can be issued for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial use and will be offered through a lottery or tender process.
A spot land application is an application for a specific parcel of settlement land. The parcel is not part of a planned development and is offered through an individual application. Kwanlin Dün has over 350 spot land applications, called historical submissions from Beneficiaries and Citizens.
Processing historical submissions is the current priority of the Heritage, Lands and Resource department. All other applications will be on hold until the majority of the historical submissions are processed.
Historical submissions are existing land submissions by Kwanlin Dün Beneficiaries and Citizens for residential or traditional use of settlement land. They may also be known as
- land set aside;
- band council resolutions; or
- site specific selections.
In September, Kwanlin Dün Council passed a historical submissions policy, which directs the department to:
- prioritize historical submissions over all land applications;
- process historical submissions in chronological order based on when the submission was first made;
- give special consideration to historical submissions from Elders and those with urgent needs;
- prioritize residential historical submissions over traditional use; and
- process multiple historical submissions at once if they are in the same area.
The Heritage, Lands and Resource Department’s priority is to work with Beneficiaries and Citizens who are currently living on, or have a historical submission for land. Historical submissions will be processed in chronological order based on when the submission was first made.
Anyone currently living on settlement land or holding a historical submission should contact the department, by calling 867-633-7800 ext. 128 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Settlement Land Occupants
Settlement Land Availability
Historical Submissions Policy
Historical submissions are available as allocations or leases for residential or traditional use interests in land.
Residential land will be land used for homes, condos or apartments on subdivision, downtown or country residential lots.
A residential interest in land is available as an allocation or lease, and will have terms that require development.
Residential land within the City of Whitehorse will be subject to the Whitehorse Zoning Bylaw. Residential land outside the City will be subject to the terms in the KDFN Development Authorization Rule.
Traditional use land is available to Kwanlin Dün Beneficiaries and Citizens can and is only offered as an allocation. Traditional use activities, such as cabins, hunting, fishing and trapping.
Allocations are a type of land interest available to Kwanlin Dün Beneficiaries and Citizens, 19 years of age or older, and are restricted to residential and traditional uses.
- have exclusive rights to their parcel of land;
- may transfer their allocation to other Kwanlin Dün Beneficiaries and Citizens with approval from Kwanlin Dün; and
- may change a residential allocation to a residential lease or a residential lease to an allocation with approval from Kwanlin Dün.
Each individual Beneficiary or Citizen may hold two allocations: one residential and one traditional use.
Leases are a type of land interest available to Kwanlin Dün Beneficiaries and Citizens, as well as the general public.
Settlement Land Allocation
Settlement Land Availability
For more information, please contact the Heritage, Lands and Resources department, at 867-633-7800 ext. 128 or email@example.com.