Chief Eddie Taylor
Ph: (867) 993-7100
Fax: (867) 993-6553
|The Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation is located in |
As of April 1999, the registered population of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in was 614. About 420 people were living off reserve or crown land, some in other communities. With the signing of their Land Claims and Self-government agreements in 1998, the First Nation became the owners of approximately 1,000 square miles of land within their traditional territory. They will also benefit from $21,811,002 of compensation moneys over 15 years.
The Tr’ondek Hwech’in were one of the Yukon First Nations most affected by the influx of white gold miners and settlers in their territory and as a result have been actively working on reclaiming their traditional cultural ways. During the gold rush years, Chief Isaac took the songs and dances of his people across the border to the