Kwanlin Dün Lands Plan 

A Kwanlin Dün First Nation Lands Plan will help KDFN process Historical Submissions.

To move forward and make land available, KDFN needs more:

  • land-use plans;
  • policies and programs to lower development and building costs;
    decisions on KDFN-only areas; and
  • tools to manage Historical Submissions and new land applications.

The plan will guide how residential land is developed. It will balance developing land and caring for heritage, culture and traditional sites, as well as land for future generations.

KDFN held three Lands Plan Open Houses at Nàkwät’à Kù Potlatch House on June 13, 14 and 15. Another series of open houses will be held on August 29 and 30th at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.


Lands Plan Survey

A Lands Plan Survey was created to gather more feedback from all KDFN Beneficiaries and Citizens on which lands should be used for homes and how they should be developed.

A postcard with a QR code for the survey was mailed to all KDFN households. Print copies of the survey are available at the Kashgêk’ building (35 McIntyre Drive).

The input received is anonymous. All feedback will be reviewed by the team and presented to the community for feedback.

To help you complete the survey, we’ve posted a few information sheets and maps below. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Kennedy at 867-334-2746 or

Survey deadline: September 29, 2023
Historical Submissions

While processing Historical Submissions, we’ve come across a few challenges. We need more input from Beneficiaries and Citizens on:

  • land use plans;
  • policies and programs to support development costs;
  • decisions on KDFN-only areas;
  • education on homeownership costs; and
  • tools to manage Historical Submissions and new land applications.

What is a Historical Submission?
Why does it take so long to process Historical Submissions?


Caring for the Land

KDFN might set aside residential parcels of land until we have a clear plan on how to develop them. Once there’s a plan, KDFN will bring it to Beneficiaries and Citizens for feedback.

What is the KDFN Lands Plan?
What is KDFN’s Land Vision?
How are we caring for the land?
Maps of residential parcels to be set aside


Developing Residential Land

KDFN needs more direction on which areas or neighbourhoods should be KDFN-only and which should be used to earn money for KDFN programs and services.

What’s the difference between KDFN-only (Allocations) and General Public (Leases)?
What does a KDFN-Only neighbourhood look like over 100 years?
What does a General Public neighbourhood look like over 100 years?


Land Development Process

KDFN needs to look at land use plans and wildlife data when processing Historical Submissions. Some Historical Submissions may have to be moved to protect wildlife. Others might move into a planned development to ease costs.

How much does it cost to build a home?


Building and Maintaining a Home

Building and maintaining a home can cost a lot of money. We want to know how KDFN can help lower the cost for Beneficiaries and Citizens.

What does it cost to build a home?
What is Property Tax?