The Tagish people are an Indigenous group from the Yukon region of Canada. They are part of the Tlingit-Tagish-Tahltan First Nations and are related to the Tlingit and Tahltan Indigenous peoples. The Tagish people traditionally lived along the Tagish Lake and the surrounding areas in the southern Yukon, where they relied on hunting, fishing, and gathering for their subsistence.
The Tagish language, which is part of the Athabaskan language family, is still spoken by a small number of Elders in the community. However, the language is considered endangered and there are efforts underway to revive and preserve it.
The Tagish people have a rich cultural heritage that includes storytelling, drumming, singing, and dance. They also have a strong spiritual connection to the land and the animals that live there, and many traditional practices and beliefs have been passed down through generations.
Today, the Tagish people are actively involved in efforts to reclaim and revitalize their cultural heritage, and to assert their rights as Indigenous peoples. This includes working to protect their traditional territories and to ensure that their voices are heard in decisions that affect their communities and the land they live on.