In July of 1997, the Selkirk First Nation signed off on their land claim at Minto Landing, making them the 7th self governing First Nation in the Yukon. The First Nation is governed by a Chief and Council whose responsibilities and authorities flow through a constitution, and who report to the General Assembly, an annual gathering of all the citizens where important decisions and discussions take place. The Selkirk First Nation has turned to a modified form of traditional government, in that the Chief and Council are elected into leadership every three years.