Kwanlin Dün

Dǎ Kwǎndur Ghày Ghàkwadîndur—Our Story in Our Words

Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Book Description

Dǎ Kwǎndur Ghày Ghàkwadîndur—Our Story in Our Words traces the heritage of Tagish Kwan and other people belonging to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, from thousands of years ago to the present day. These stories, told in Tagish, Southern Tutchone, Northern Tutchone, Tlingit and English, confirm deep connections and relationships with the land and all living things, and within clans and families. This is a wide-ranging story, told by many unique voices, one that celebrates the values, endurance, and accomplishments of the Kwanlin Dün.

Author Bio

Kwanlin Dün First Nation includes people of Southern Tutchone, Tagish, and Tlingit descent, living in their Traditional Territory centred on the headwaters of the Chu Nínkwän (Yukon River). After decades of negotiations, KDFN became a self-governing First Nation in 2005, marking a new beginning for the nation.