Each clan owns and carries their own crest or emblem. This crest could be attached to their regalia such as a button blanket, dance tunic or a vest. This identified which clan individuals belonged to when they attend certain functions, such as potlatches. It is illegal and considered taboo to wear a crest or emblem that is not your own. This is done so people of other clans know who you are.
It is also important to mention that all clans have clan leaders who are chosen by their respective clan members to be their spokesperson and speak on behalf
of the clan at meetings, ceremonial activities, or any other public events. The clan leader is referred to as the Kaa Shaa du Heni (headman standing up). The basic requirements in the selection of a clan leader relates to their character, abilities, social standing and demonstrated commitment to the welfare of their clan members.
The current government of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, is governed by an elected Chief and an appointed Council, what is known as the Clan System.