Lingit Latseen

The Globe and Mail reports that the Carcross-Tagish First Nation is worried that self-government will collapse without funding from the Canadian Government.

Some commentary from the Canadian side of the Tlingit Country is that this is not what self governance looks like, anyway. Self governance is about “not being completely reliant and at the whim of another government for our financial survival… this also is about Canada’s inability to honour their freakin treaties!”

This is why I have repeatedly advocated for Tlingit Aani and all tribal nations to seek out de-facto independence from our respective colonizers and conquerors, if not explicit, outright independence. A return to our traditional form of self governance and resource management at the clan and village level would be more in line with actual sovereignty rather than the current system, which keeps us as wards of the state.

There is a long history of trade, alliances…

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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