DÀNNCH’E – How are you? Welcome to Á Tsì Keyí, meaning “my grandfather’s country,” nestled on the shores of the vast lake we call Lhù’ààn Mân’ (Kluane Lake).
Our citizens are Lhù’ààn Mân’ Ku Dań - people of Kluane Lake. Our small community stays actively involved territorially, nationally and internationally via the Internet, satellite, cellular telephone and postal networks. We also stay connected with travel through the Burwash Airport and on the Alaska Highway. Our citizens are progressive leaders engaged in professional and social enterprises at home and far beyond. We strive to maintain high literacy, encourage advanced education and promote employability for all Kluane First Nation citizens.
Our focus is on living well and responsibly in an ever-changing world. The bounty of Kluane provides delicious healthy foods, including fish, moose, small game, edible roots and berries. With ample summer daylight, local gardeners harvest fresh vegetables. We are pursuing solar and wind as green energy options to reduce our dependence on diesel and generation of greenhouse gases. Our ancestors were fearless trailblazers as hunters, guides and outfitters. Today we are charting new courses with self-government, economic development, investment in mining, partnerships in new technologies, and participation in management of Kluane National Park and Wildlife Preserve and Reserve, the Asi Keyi Natural Environment Park and the Pickhandle Lake Habitat Protection Area. In Lhù’ààna – Kloo Lake area – you will find an outdoor paradise to thrill your senses – glorious vistas, crisp clean air, aromatic wild sedges in summer, snow-draped forests in winter. Shàw Níthan for visiting our beautiful land.
There is a point along the Alaska Highway where you catch your first glimpse of Lhù’ààn Mân’ (Kluane Lake). I look forward to that vista every time I drive home – understanding I am more part of this land than it is part of me. I travel to many places but none fills me with the wonder that home does. It’s here that I am inspired to write songs. This land, people, animals, cycle of nature, history, outside forces, and challenges are Kluane’s gifts. Wind from ice and ocean blows away the shell we hide behind leaving us feeling renewed and inspired.Diyet, singer/songwriter
Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association
1-1109 Front Street (White Pass Building)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A-5G4