Quality of Life
Ross River is home to 367 people (2012) who enjoy a quiet, laid-back lifestyle. The Ross River Dena Council have been working towards the healing of their people after the effects of residential schools, and the upheaval of their culture due to massive change over the last 100 years, much like most of Yukon's First Nations people.
At present, the Ross River Dena Council are one of three Yukon First Nations that have not settled their land claims agreement.
The wilderness environment leaves newcomers little doubt as to what to take advantage of; boredom is never an option. Given the natural playground available in Ross River’s backyard, adventures on the land and water are popular for the community.
The South Canol Road connects the Alaska Highway to the Robert Campbell Highway near Ross River and provides access to the remarkable wilderness of south central Yukon and the Pelly Mountains ecoregion.
The Kaska Dena from Ross River have re-energized their unique style of drumming and singing; the Kaska Drummers now travel all over the Yukon to perform.