Kwanlin Dün First Nation

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The Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) is located in and around Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory of Canada. It is the largest First Nation in the Yukon. Linguistically, the Kwanlin Dün are affiliated with the Southern Tutchone Tribal Council. The Kwanlin Dün include people of Southern Tutchone, Tagish and Tlingit descent. The Kwanlin Dün First Nation signed a land claims and self-government agreement in 2004. As part of the land claim agreement, KDFN received 1042 km2. of Settlement Land within the traditional territory. Over 30 km2. of KDFN's Settlement Land are within the City of Whitehorse boundaries.

KDFN was involved in the building of a new cultural centre on the banks of the Yukon River, in downtown Whitehorse. The official opening of the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre occurred in June 2012.

As a self-governing First Nation, KDFN has its own constitution. Rick O'Brien was elected as the Chief of the First Nation in March 2011.[1] Council members are: Jessie Dawson, Jennifer Edzerza, Charlene Charlie, Alicia Vance, Ron MacIntosh and Ray Sydney.


  1. ^ Roxanne Stasyszyn (March 18, 2011). "Kwanlin Dun’s new chief focuses on employment and housing". Yukon News. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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