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 3 elected executive officers.

The purpose of the Kaska Dena Council includes:

  • represent the interests of all Kaska Dena, especially with respect to the negotiation and settlement of the Kaska Dena land claim; 
  • 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 Indigenous 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.

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