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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.