Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council

  • About the Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council

    Renewable Resources Councils are a primary instrument for local renewable resources management as set out in the final agreements. Each Renewable Resources Council, acting in the public interest and consistent with their Final Agreement may make recommendations to the Minister, the affected Yukon First Nation, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and the Salmon Sub-Committee on any matter related to conservation of fish and wildlife. Each Renewable Resources Council makes provisions for public involvement in the development of its decisions and its recommendations.

    • Authority: Carcross/Tagish First Nation (“CTFN”) Final Agreement, Chapter 16.6.0
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: nominees shall have resided in the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Traditional Territory for at least 1 year immediately prior to their appointment and shall have long term familiarity with renewable resources in the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Traditional Territory. A temporary absence from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Traditional Territory does not constitute an interruption of residency.
    • Term: 3 years
    • Meetings: first Monday of each month at the Tagish Community Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Department: Environment
    • Honoraria: Honoraria is paid to members for meetings

  2. Apply to be a member

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Clement (Bryce) Bekar Government of Yukon member from June 28, 2022 to June 27, 2025
    • Corey Atlin, First Nation member from July 14, 2022 Juyl 13, 2025
    • Don Toews, Government of Yukon member from March 8, 2021 to March 7, 2024 and chair from October 14, 2021 to October 13, 2022
    • Edna Helm, First Nations member from February 15, 2020 to February 14, 2023
    • John Smarch, First Nation full member from December 18, 2021 to December 17, 2024 and vice-chair from July 14, 2022 to December 17, 2024
    • Wesley Barrett, Government of Yukon alternate member from June 28, 2022 to June 27, 2025
    • Zena McLean First Nations alternate member fromApril 6, 2022 to April 5, 2025


For questions about the Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council email or phone 867-399-4923, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 4923.