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10 Interesting Facts About Teslin

Facts About Teslin

  • Teslin is home to the Teslin Inland Tlingit First Nations. The name Teslin came from a Tlingit word “Teslintoo.” Teslin has one of the largest Native populations in Yukon.
  • Teslin is made up of two moieties; Wolf and Crow.
  • In 1995 the Teslin Inland Tlingit negotiated and signed a land claims agreement with the federal government, under which they re-established their own government and became self-sustaining.
  • The Teslin Tlingit Council have the right to make their own laws and regulations.
  • The Estimated Population of Teslin is 800.
  • Teslin is one of the warmest communities in the Yukon, with a yearly average of 30.9°F (-0.6°C).
  • Marian Horne (born 1943), politician (Yukon Party), elected in 2006 as MLA, Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for Women’s Directorate in the Yukon Legislative Assembly
  • “Teslin” is Tlingit for “long narrow water”.
  • Teslin River Bridge is the last original steel bridge remaining on the southern Yukon stretch of the Alaska Highway.
  • Teslin is 2,580 feet above sea-level.
Facts About Teslin
Facts About Teslin

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