Following settlement of their respective land claim and self-government agreements, Yukon First Nations own and have responsibility for managing Heritage Resources on their Settlement Lands.
Canadian governments (Yukon and Canada) have responsibility for managing Heritage Resources on other lands in the Yukon Territory, except Heritage Resources related to the culture and history of Yukon Indian People. These are to be managed consistently with Yukon First Nations values and culture wherever they are located.
Photos: The Ross River Drummers (Kaska) get the audience moving at the 2012 Moosehide Gathering, the biannual cultural celebration hosted by the T'rondëk Hwëch'in First Nation at Moosehide Village near Dawson City, Yukon; performers from a Yukon First Nations dance group on stage at the Moosehide gathering; T’rondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Director of Heritage Jackie Olson (right) listens as former THFN Chief Angie Joseph-Rear (holding microphone), talks about Heritage values with IPinCH project note-takers Joanne Lauder (far left) and Sheila Greer; logistics are a regular part of research in the Yukon, as members of the Yukon IPinCH team arrive at Dora’s Fish Camp, on Millhaven Bay (Bennett Lake) in Carcross-Tagish First Nation traditional territory. All photos: Jo Anne Lauder and Cathy Bell.