Traditional Language and Land Use


DSCN6698_sm.jpgTl’azt’en Nation is a strong, healthy Dakelh community that celebrates and practices traditional uses as caretakers of the land.

The mission of Tl’azt’en Nation is to recognize and honour Tl’azt’en cultural systems that includes Elders, Keyoh Holders, and Hereditary systems.

We build healthy communities through promoting Dakelh heritage and identity, oversee the operations, procedures, laws, powers, and jurisdictions related to Tl’azt’en Nation and any other related activities arising from its mandate and promote, maintain and protect Tl’azt’en Nation Rights and Title

­Our language expert, Theresa Austin, provides community members, leaders and any organizations, upon request, with proper Dakelh wording, spelling, and translations. She also makes copies of clan songs for band members who are willing to learn. Presently, she is compiling information from the transcribed documents for curriculum development.

As a research assistant for the Community University Research Alliance (CURA) Theresa has transcribed and translated interviews conducted by UNBC graduate students.

Traditional Knowledge Study Email: info@tlaztentk.ca Contact Joanne Hammond