Since the early 1800’s, the Kaska people have participated in the mainstream global economy,
starting by trading furs with the Hudson’s Bay Company through their coastal “middlemen,”
the Tlingit and Tahltan. Today, the Liard First Nation continues to base our economy on our
abundant natural resources, from traditional hunting, fishing and fur trapping, to modern
forestry, oil and gas, mining and tourism.
Economic development for the Liard First Nation is about more than money and jobs.
Our land and its resources have sustained the Kaska people for over 4,000 years, and
are inextricably connected to our heritage, our culture and our future generations.
As such, we adhere to specific processes for doing business with the Liard First Nation
and in our traditional areas that will ensure respect and sustainability.