Yukon is at the forefront of Aboriginal land claims and self-government in Canada. Eleven of the territory’s 14 First Nations have settled their land claims and are self-governing.
Photo: Michael Edwards

As a result of the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA), certain Boards and Committees allow Yukoners to provide input to decision-making. For example, the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) is responsible for assessing impacts of proposed projects throughout the Yukon.

Photo: Government of Yukon

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Final Agreement provided for the development of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on the Whitehorse waterfront. The centre symbolizes Kwanlin Dün’s deep connection to the Yukon River.

Photo: Government of Yukon

On May 29, 1993 the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) was signed.  It was the first step in the Yukon’s modern land claim settlement process, and acted as the framework for negotiating 11 individual Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements.

Photo: Canada

The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement made it possible for the First Nation to acquire a 49 per cent interest in Air North, Yukon’s Airline. This investment provides economic sustainability for the First Nation and its citizens, and a lifeline to Old Crow, Yukon’s only fly-in community.


Photo: Air North, Yukon's Airline/Simon Blakesley

Final Agreements provided for the protection of special areas such as Tombstone Territorial Park, which is a result of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

Photo: Government of Yukon, F. Mueller

Da Kų, “Our House” in Southern Tutchone, is a cultural centre that recognizes and celebrates the cultural contributions and way of life of CAFN peoples. The facility is located in Haines Junction on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Settlement Land.

Photo: Champagne and Aishihik First Nations