In 1993, after more than 20 years of negotiations, CAFN's rights to the Yukon portion of its traditional lands and resources were finally confirmed with the signing of the First Nation's Final Agreement between CAFN, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Yukon. CAFN's land claims agreement provides for the ownership of some 2,427 square kilometers (or 925 square miles) of land and approximately $28 million dollars to be paid over a 15 year period.
An area of particular interest to the scientific world has been the recent archaeology findings in the melting ice patches and ice fields within the Champagne & Aishihik traditional terrritory, where some of the oldest evidence of human habitation in the territory have been found. 150 artifacts ranging from 800 to 9,000 years of age have been found. The ancient weapons, tools and equipment used by the hunters still litter the sites, perfectly preserved by the ice. In 2000, the 550 year old body of a hunter/traveller was discovered in a similiar area in northwestern British Columbia. These finds are not only important to the scientists but more so to the members of CAFN who can make a connection with their ancestors who lived thousands of years ago.