Part of the water, part of the land’: Developing Indigenous water legislation for Carcross/Tagish First Nation

The protection of water is a priority for Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN) and revitalizing Indigenous legal and governance systems is fundamental to advancing Indigenous approaches to water governance. While the citizens of C/TFN have governed the waters and lands within their traditional territory since time immemorial, their Tagish and Tlingit legal orders have been disrupted by colonial forms of governance. Nevertheless, knowledge of these systems endures in practice and oral history. The revitalization of Indigenous legal traditions and forms of governance is a core objective of for C/TFN. Under the supervision of Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation, this MITACS Postdoctoral research will contribute to the advancement of innovative Indigenous approaches to water governance. It aims to collaboratively develop Indigenous water legislation, which brings together Indigenous legal traditions with western legal frameworks to advance contemporary legislation. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Gordon Christie


Nicole Wilson


Carcross Tagish Management Corporation




Natural resources




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