Teslin Tlingit Council

The Teslin Tlingit Council is the government of the Inland Tlingit people based around the community of Teslin, located on the shores of Teslin Lake in the southern Yukon. The name Teslin derives from tás ten, meaning “long sewing sinew”, describing the 148-kilometre (92-mile) long and narrow lake.
Teslin Tlingit Council

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