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.