About the Council
The Kaska Dena Council was formed as a Society in 1981 to advance interests of Kaska individuals who are potential beneficiaries of a treaty settlement with Canada and British Columbia. The Kaska Dena Council has 9 directors which includes three elected executive officers.
The objectives of the Kaska Dena Council include:
- promote and protect respect for the land and cultural heritage of the Kaska Dena people;
- promote unity and sharing amongst all Kaska;
- assist in the delivery of services including social, economic, cultural and educational programs to Kaska Dena communities;
- promote a community environment wherein all Kaska people can enjoy physical and spiritual health and live with dignity and pride;
- work toward the recognition and protection of the aboriginal rights of all Canadian Native people;
- do all things necessary to achieve the foregoing objectives.
Kaska Dena Traditional Territory extends from MacMillan Pass on the Yukon/Northwest Territories border in the north, to Kwadacha in the south, and from Little Salmon Lake, Yukon in the west to Fort Nelson in the East.