Teslin Tlingit People
In Teslin we are Tlingit natives and we have 5 clans. In English the clan names are: Eagle, Wolfe, Frog, Crow and Beaver. All the natives that belong to the Tlingit natives belong to a clan. The way it is determined to which clan you belong is; follow your mother's line. For example, if your mother was Frog all her children would be in the Frog clan also. All these animals that are animals of the clans are very respected here in Teslin. Also when you are in a clan you have a Indian name which represents you. It doesn't exactly translate your name but it may have a special meaning that will stick with you for life. The way you get your Indian name is from an elder, or your parents will make up a name or give you a name from an elder from long ago that has already passed away . In the Tlingit tradition we respect everyone and everything, and we expect everyone to respect and abide our superstitions and rules. l am proud to be Tlingit and thank you for reading about us.