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Boards & Committees Opportunity – Southern Lakes Caribou Steering Committee


Southern Lakes Caribou Steering Committee

CAFN is seeking one (1) CAFN Elder to sit on the Southern Lakes Caribou Steering Committee.

The Committee was re-established in 2017 by the Southern Lake First Nations Caribou Working Group’s Project Charter, which is comprised of representatives from the six Southern Lakes First Nation governments: Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN), Champagne and Aishihik First Nation (CAFN), Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN), Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (TKC), Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN), and Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) to develop a Southern Lakes Caribou Management Plan.

The Southern Lakes Caribou Steering Committee management process and related work must include all affected decision makers and need for First Nations governments to work collectively on development of a draft plan:

  • The Committee’s work is now guided by their Project Charter that defines the scope of issues and deliverables, as well as the relationship with the larger Steering Committee, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the long term sustainability of Southern Lakes Caribou, in an ecosystem context, for the meaningful practice and enhancement of First Nations’ cultures.
  • Helping to assist with guidance to influence the development of our caribou management plan with consideration of our Dän K’e way, future subsistence needs, our customary practices and meaningful inclusion of traditional knowledge.
  • Identification of critical and key habitat for all caribou life stages to preserve ecological integrity for current and future generations of caribou and people.
  • Attend 1-2 monthly meetings alternating between Whitehorse, Carcross, Teslin, Haines Junction and Atlin, BC.
  • Providing advice on key themes and priorities to be addressed in the management planning process.
  • Supporting the First Nations Working Group, who continues its work in parallel with the Steering Committee.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the draft plan as it is prepared.
  • To provide advice and information about the collective interests and views of the community as a whole, rather than any individual needs.
  • To provide community perspectives on key planning issues identified through Elder Senate consultation.
  • To promote an open, honest and cooperative discussion between the community, and the Parties.

Seeking CAFN Elder knowledgeable with language, traditional culture relationships, traditional knowledge and in depth knowledge of the traditional lifestyles of our elders and traditional users of the land and resources.

Term: February 2020

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday, June 14th, 2019 by 4:30 p.m. 

CAFN Boards and Committees applications are available at:

or at CAFN offices in Whitehorse and Haines Junction.

Please submit your application form and in person/fax/email to:

Angie Wabisca

304 Jarvis Street

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2H2

(867) 456-6881

Fax (867) 667-6202

NOTE: Elders do not have to submit resumes but if you have one, it will assist with the screening process.

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