Heritage, Lands and Resources
Nan Kay Ghawinji k’e (our way of life on this land)
The Department of Heritage, Lands and Resources is responsible for carrying out heritage, land, water, forestry, parks, fish and wildlife planning, programs and management, and also participates in environmental assessments.
Lands Programs and Services
Äshèyi Män (Aishihik Lake) is in the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations’ (CAFN) Traditional Territory in the Yukon. The Aishihik Generating Station (AGS) is located at the south end of the lake, about 110 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse, and has provided electricity to Yukoners since 1975. It currently provides 37% of the Yukon’s energy year-round and more than 80% during winter peaks.
CAFN provides Emergency Measures information and training to Citizens/CAFN communities.
CAFN can issue permits for CAFN Citizens to carry out commercial harvesting on CAFN settlement land.
Land Applications For CAFN Land
CAFN can assist CAFN Citizens with land applications and YESAA applications within CAFN Settlement Lands or recreational and residential subdivisions.
A CAFN Citizen who is a Yukon resident and meets the eligibility requirements may qualify for residential, cabin, and traditional use allocations. A Citizen who meets the eligibility requirements, but is not a Yukon resident may apply for a cabin and a traditional use allocation only.
Land Use Within CAFN Traditional Territory
CAFN assists CAFN Citizens with land use issues and concerns, land use permits, and YESAA applications occurring on Crown-owned land within the CAFN Traditional Territory.
CAFN is responsible for developing Community Land Use Plans and Settlement Land Plans for CAFN Settlement Land. We are currently finalizing the Community Land Use Plans (CLUP) for Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction), Takhini, and Shadhäla (Champagne). CAFN has been also working on developing a Land Use Plan for our Traditional Territory and Settlement Land.
Get In Touch – Land & Resources
If you’d like to reach a department representative, please use one of the options below.
Phone (867) 634-4200
Renewable Resources Programs And Services
CAFN issues gaffing permits to Citizens and may also issue access licence and consent forms for non-citizens (citizens of other First Nations and the general public in Yukon). All applicants for permits, access licenses and consent forms must apply in person at CAFN offices in Haines Junction or Whitehorse.
Trap Assistance Policy
This policy provides assistance to acquire traps for all CAFN Citizens who are Registered Trapping Concession (RTC) holders within our Traditional Territory or assistant trappers on CAFN Category One traplines.
CAFN Citizens who hold a Registered Trapping Concession and CAFN assistant trappers on Category One traplines are provided with a one-time opportunity to purchase traps at a rate subsidized by 50%.
CAFN maintains records of all CAFN traplines and also hosts trappers workshops and other trapping meetings.
CAFN Group Registered Trapping Concession Allocation Policy