Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) Umbrella Final Agreement

  • Survey crew at Bell/Porcupine camp east of Old Crow. CYFN, 1996

  • I. Royan during a CYFN Land Claim Survey.

  • G.C. Freisen, K. Lanigan, and S. Dixon on CYGN Land Claim Surveys.

  • S. Brown. Office on Dempster Highway. CYFN, 2001

  • P. Genton in camp on Dempster Highway. CYFN, 2001

  • Dempster Highway camp. CYFN, 2001

  • C. deHaan in camp on Dempster Highway. CYFN, 2001

  • Sunset on Porculpinr/Bell River camp East of Old Crow. CYFN, 1996.

  • Office and mess tents. Dempster Highway, CYFN, 2001

About This Project

Yukon First Nations

  • Carcross–Tagish First Nation
  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nation
  • Dawson First Nation
  • Kluane First Nation
  • Kwanlin Dun First Nation
  • Liard First Nation
  • Little Salmon–Carmacks First Nation
  • First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun
  • Ross River Dena Council
  • Selkirk First Nation
  • Ta’an Kwach’an Council
  • Teslin Tlingit Council
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

The Claim

The Umbrella Final Agreement was reached in March of 1990. In exchange for ceding, releasing and surrendering to Canada all of their Aboriginal claims, rights, title and interests, the Agreement provides the First Nations of the Yukon with:

  • Title to 41,440km2 (16,000 sq. mi.) of land
  • Joint management (with Canada) for land use, wildlife, environmental assessment, and water regulation
  • Wildlife harvesting rights
  • Financial compensation of $248 million in 1989 dollars
  • A share of government royalties for oil, gas and mineral development on Crown Land
  • Individual First Nations Self-Government Agreements and the right to pass legislation regarding property taxation on their lands and taxation of their Citizens.[42]

The Survey

From 1995 to 2011 UGL has completed 63 CYFN Land Claims Surveys.