Kaska Dena Council Executive election results, 2018

Kaska Dena Council held their elections on July 4, 2018, in Fort Ware. The KDC new Executive are: ...

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Canada’s commitment to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

In May 2016, Canada committed to a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership, and ...

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The Kaska have a Guardian Program called Dane Nan Yḗ Dāh

The Dane Nan Yḗ Dāh is important initiative for Kaska, as wildlife and land stewardship have always been and remain an integral part of Kaska Dena culture.

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Kwadacha now has a joint venture with North Cariboo Air

Kwadacha now has a joint venture with North Cariboo Air and together have formed an air charter company. KNCA Flying Services operates charter flights three days a week between Fort Ware and Prince George in a King Air 200. To book flights to or from Fort Ware, call the Kwadacha Band Office in Prince George 250‑563‑4161.

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Check out the 2016 General Assembly photos in the Photo Gallery

The annual General Assembly took place on July 26–28, 2016, hosted by Kwadacha Nation in Kwadacha (Fort Ware). The theme this year was “Reinstating Our Inherent Authority Over Our Lands”.

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Kwadacha Nation is constructing three hydroponic greenhouses that will operate throughout the year, and will produce 30 tons of organic vegetables annually

The greenhouses are engineered using German technology, and will be heated by a biomass plant.

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The Kaska Dena Council General Assembly will be held in Kwadacha (Fort Ware), BC, from July 26−28, 2016

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Ross River Dena Council will be having its election on Friday, December 11, 2015

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Dease River First Nation has a new webpage. Check it out!

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Kaska Dena youth, Cole Abou-Tibbett, competed in this year’s Taekwondo World Championships, held in Jesolo, Italy

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Vancouver lawyer, Doug Eyford, who was hired by Ottawa to review the modern-day treaty process, has issued a report to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt

The report identifies issues raised at engagement meetings held by Eyford with representatives of Aboriginal communities and organizations, provincial and territorial governments, and stakeholders about Canada’s comprehensive land claims policy. His report contains recommendations for the Minister to consider in deliberations about next steps.

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Kwadacha Outfitters Fishing Adventures will be featured on the World Fishing Network on March 10 & 24, 2015, at 6:00 pm

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BC Treaty Process negotiations are currently in Stage Four of the six stage process

Kaska Dena Council represents Daylu Dena Council, Dease River First Nation, and Kwadacha Nation in the BC Treaty Process. Negotiations are currently in Stage Four of the six stage process. For information on Treaties and the BC Treaty Process watch the following short video.

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The Holiday Inn, on Howe Street, in Vancouver, has partnered with the Kaska Dena Council to create a scholarship fund for Kaska Dena students

An agreement has been created between the Holiday Inn and KDC for a special rate for Kaska Dena who stay at the Holiday Inn, with a contribution from each stay going toward the Kaska Dena Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Michelle Miller, KDC Treaty Coordinator.

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The Kaska Dena Drummers perform Kaska traditional drum songs – they were formed back in the late 1980s

The Kaska Dena Drummers have been invited to perform at a number of events, including: the Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver, BC, the Gathering Around the Fire healing and reconciliation gathering in Daylu (Lower Post), BC, the signing of the Strategic Engagement Agreement in Victoria, BC, the Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City, YT, the Ross River Cultural Exchange in Ross River, YT, the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, YT, and most recently, the Kaska Dena Council General Assembly in Daylu (Lower Post), BC, in July 2014.

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Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program

An Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program has been initiated by a group of mountain bike enthusiasts to support and encourage Aboriginal youth and communities to participate and excel in the sport of mountain biking. The program started in response to a growing interest among a number of First Nation communities to support and encourage their youth to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and live healthier active lives through mountain biking.

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“Heaven’s Pass”, the story of the MacDonald Family, is now available on DVD

Copies of the Kaska documentary entitled “Heaven’s Pass”, the story of the MacDonald Family, is now available on DVD and is for sale at the Kaska Dena Council office. The film is in English and Kaska language (with English subtitles), with a running time of 59:40. For further information, or to purchase a DVD, please contact the KDC office.

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A book on Kaska Dena history has recently been published

Allison Tubman, Kaska Dena researcher, has recently published a book on the history of the McDonald Family in the Kaska Dena Traditional Territory, entitled “The McDonalds: The Lives & Legends of a Kaska Dena Family”. The book launch was on April 30, 2014, and it is now available for purchase.

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Designation of the Ne’ah (Horseranch Range) as a Protected Area was approved

The designation of the Ne’ah (Horseranch Range) as a Protected Area was approved by the Province in March 2013 and will be managed by Kaska Dena and BC through a Cooperative Management Plan. Within the Ne’ah is a Special Management Zone: Gu Cha Duga, meaning “For the Grandchildren”.

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