'We, the Selkirk People, exercise our inherent right of Self Government, and having aboriginal rights, title and interest since the beginning of time in a vast area of land, provide for ourselves a basis for our First Nation, for our law and for our government, in order to assure for ourselves today and for countless generations in the future, protection of our language and culture, and a life that fulfills our uniqueness as human beings and sustains our well being.'
-Selkirk First Nation Constitution Preamble-
Selkirk First Nation Government
In July of 1997, the Selkirk First Nation signed their Self-Government and Final Agreements at Minto Landing.
The Selkirk First Nation is a recognized government, having many of the authorities and responsibilities of both territorial and municipal governments. We provide autonomous governance and government programs for all our Citizens throughout the Yukon.
We collaborate with the federal and territorial governments in a government-to-government relationship to ensure that our Citizens receive programs and services comparable to those provided across the territory.
As a government, we have rights and benefits under our final agreements and power over our lands and resources.
As with all Canadian governments, the Selkirk First Nation government operates within the framework of the Canadian Constitution. Our jurisdictions and authorities are intended to operate in a manner consistent with federal and territorial jurisdictions.
Our Governing Institutions
Chief and Council