• KwänlinWhitehorse
  • Takhini River
  • Dä̀kwä̀kä̀daHaines Junction
  • ShadęlChampagne
  • Tthe yänlinCanyon
  • Lu ghäKlukshu

Dän nätthe dätthʼi (Chief and Council)

The CAFN Dän nätthe dätthʼi or Council is elected every four years and made up of:

  • The Dän nätthe äda (Chief)
  • Four Dän nätthe dätthʼi (Councillors);
  • One Äshäw Dän nätthe äda (Elder Councillor); and
  • One Shäna Dän nätthe äda (Youth Councillor).

The Council appoints one of its members to serve as Deputy Chief to carry out Chief responsibilities when the Chief is not available.

The Council is the law-making branch of CAFN. Other responsibilities of the Council are identified in the CAFN Constitution.

The CAFN Council serving from 2018-22 is:

Dän nätthe äda Kaaxnox (Chief Steve Smith)

Dän nätthe dätthʼi (Deputy Chief) Barb Joe bjoe@cafn.ca
Äshäw Dän nätthe äda (Elder Councillor) Mundy Joe mujoe@cafn.ca
Shäna Dän nätthe äda (Youth Councillor) Jessica Mazur jmazur@cafn.ca
Dän nätthe dätthʼi (Councillor) Rose Kushniruk rkushniruk@cafn.ca
Dän nätthe dätthʼi (Councillor) Michael Beattie mbeattie@cafn.ca
Dän nätthe dätthʼi (Councillor) Marie McLaren mmclaren@cafn.ca

Executive Council Office

The Executive Council Office provides administrative support for the functions of the main branches of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations government:

Contact People

Kierra Wood

Executive Assistant to Chief

867-634-4200 ext 247


Doreen Williams
Executive Assistant to Council
(867) 634-4242

Champagne & Aishihik First Nation Historical Photo

Dän nätthe dätthʼi

Chief and Council

Champagne & Aishihik First Nation Historical Photo

Boards & Committees

Champagne & Aishihik First Nation Historical Photo


Äshäw Senate


Nätthè Youth Council

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