Governance - Dene Kʼéh Gū́sʼān (Peopleʼs Way)

The Liard First Nation (LFN) is one of three Yukon First Nations that are not self-governing, meaning they do not have a self-government agreement or a land claim under Canada's comprehensive treaty policy. They remain under the provisions of the Indian Act.

The Liard First Nation government has three structures of governance:

  • The General Assembly
  • The Elected Chief and Council
  • The Elders' Council

LFN members also have the opportunity to serve on boards and committees as well as participate in member engagement and consultation processes.

Programs & Services

Liard First Nation programs and services are provided through different departments.

Services are typically supported by core funding and help LFN members in their day-to-day lives. For example, access to income assistance; upkeep of community buildings; or supporting someone in the legal system, are just a few of the ways in which various LFN departments provide services to our members.

Projects are generally funded through proposals or applications and have a specific focus and time period.  For example, a youth event, a series of health workshops, or a rental housing renovation.