One Land. One People.

During the 1980s, BC Hydro proposed to dam the Liard River north of the Liard Hot Springs. This is when the Kaska Dena in BC organized themselves through the Kaska Dena Council, and in 1982 submitted to Canada a claim to Kaska Dena Traditional Territory.

 

One Land. One People.

The Kaska Dena Council was formed as a Society in 1981 to advance interests of Kaska individuals who are beneficiaries of a potential treaty settlement with Canada and British Columbia. We are committed to promoting and protecting Kaska Dena's Indigenous Rights and Title.

 

One Land. One People.

Kaska have always said that we belong to one Nation. Borders not of our making divided us and so our homeland now lies in British Columbia, Yukon, and NWT. We have been divided into four Indian Act Bands: one in Yukon, one in Yukon/BC, and two in BC.

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Ełī́gé Nan—Ełī́gé Dene

One Land. One People.

Welcome to the Kaska Dena Council, formed as a Society in 1981 to advance the interests of Kaska individuals who are beneficiaries of a potential treaty settlement with Canada and British Columbia.

Dene Kʼéh Kusān

Always will be there

Kaska Dena Council has a significant history.
To learn more about the steps taken to date, as we work towards achieving protection and recognition of Kaska rights, check out our interactive history timeline.

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September 17, 2019

Kutcho Copper Files Project Description and Enters into Environmental Assessment and Permitting Process. News Release

The Kutcho Project is located within the overlapping territories of the Kaska Dena and Tahltan…
Current NewsDene Kʼéh Kusān – Always Will Be There
September 4, 2019

Meet the Kaska Land Guardians. The Narwhal

Kaska Dena’s proposed Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area and the land guardians working to protect…
Current NewsDene Kʼéh Kusān – Always Will Be There
September 1, 2019

‘Serengeti of the North’: the Kaska Dena’s Visionary Plan to Protect a Huge Swath of B.C. Wilderness. The Narwhal

The First Nations that have lived in the north for thousands of years are out…

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