Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) Umbrella Final Agreement

     K. Lanigan, S. Dixon, and Jim(pilot) near Summit Lake. On CYFN Land Claim Survey.

    K. Lanigan, S. Dixon, and Jim(pilot) near Summit Lake. On CYFN Land Claim Survey.

    K. Lanigan on CYFN Land Claim survey, YT, ca. 1990's.

    K. Lanigan on CYFN Land Claim survey, YT, ca. 1990's.

    I. Royan N.E. of Carcross, YT, during a CYFN Land Claim Survey.

    I. Royan N.E. of Carcross, YT, during a CYFN Land Claim Survey.

    Survey crew at Bell/Porcupine camp east of Old Crow. CYFN, 1996

    Survey crew at Bell/Porcupine camp east of Old Crow. CYFN, 1996

    Office and mess tents, Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    Office and mess tents, Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    Sunset on Porculpine/Bell River camp East of Old Crow, CYFN, 1996

    Sunset on Porculpine/Bell River camp East of Old Crow, CYFN, 1996

    C. deHaan in camp on Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    C. deHaan in camp on Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    Dempster Highway camp, CYFN, 2001

    Dempster Highway camp, CYFN, 2001

    P. Genton in camp on Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    P. Genton in camp on Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    S. Brown, office tent on Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

    S. Brown, office tent on Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

Yukon First Nations



  • Carcross–Tagish First Nation
  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nation
  • Dawson First Nation
  • Kluane First Nation
  • Kwanlin Dun First Nation
  • Liard First Nation
  • Little Salmon–Carmacks First Nation
  • First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun
  • Ross River Dena Council
  • Selkirk First Nation
  • Ta'an Kwach'an Council
  • Teslin Tlingit Council
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

  • The Claim


    The Umbrella Final Agreement was reached in March of 1990. In exchange for ceding, releasing and surrendering to Canada all of their Aboriginal claims, rights, title and interests, the Agreement provides the First Nation of the Yukon with

    • title to 41,440km2 (16,000 sq. mi.) of land,
    • joint management (with Canada) for land use, wildlife, environmental assessment, and water regulation
    • wildlife harvesting rights,
    • financial compensation of $248 million in 1989 dollars,
    • a share of government royalties for oil, gas and mineral development on Crown Land, and
    • individual First Nations Self-Government Agreements and the right to pass legislation regarding property taxation on their lands and taxation of their Citizens.[42]

    The Survey


    From 1995 to 2011 UGL has completed 63 CYFN land claim surveys.

    http://www.cyfn.ca/
    http://www.kwanlindun.com/
    http://www.vgfn.ca/