Lower Post (Daylu), BC, is located on Highway 97, the Alaska Highway, approximately 23 kilometers south-east of Watson Lake, YT, and is home to the Daylu Dena Council. The population of Lower Post is approximately 300.

Chief and Council

DEPUTY CHIEF: Harlan Schilling
COUNCILLORS: Malcolm Groat, Catherine Porter
LANDS AND RESOURCES OFFICER: Vanessa Law

Contact Us

PO Box 10, Lower Post, BC V0C 1W0
TEL: 250-779-3161
FAX: 250-779-3371

Event | Video Release

Dūłą̄́ Metsī́nlī́ Déh: The Final Chapter of the
Lower Post Residential School

Dūłą̄́ Metsī́nlī́ Déh: The Final Chapter of the Lower Post Residential School tells the story of a gathering held on June 30, 2021, in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post (Daylu). Over the course of the day, people came together to grieve, heal, and witness a ceremonial demolition of the Lower Post residential school, and participate in a blessing of the grounds for a new cultural centre.

Premiere video screening held on March 17, 2022, 3 pm, with Premier John Horgan and Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling in a conversation with Yukon Premier Sandy Silver; Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs; Tristan Miller, member of the Daylu Dena Council; and Rose Caesar, Liard First Nation Elder, as they screen the film and share their reflections.

Event | Lower Post Residential School Demolition, Jul 2021

Photos by Ryan Dickie and Katie Robertson.
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Event | Lower Post Residential School Ceremonial Demolition, Jun 2021

Photos by Manu Keggenhoff, Max Nishima, Katie Robertson, and the Government of Yukon.
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Virtual Event | Canada, B.C., DDC Partner to Build New Multi-purpose Cultural Building, Demolish Former Residential School, Apr 2021

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Event | Premier Horgan Travels to Lower Post, Oct 2019

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Daylu Dena Council News

Current NewsDaylu Dena CouncilLiard First Nation
March 21, 2022

Recent Media on Video Release—Dūłą̄́ Metsī́nlī́ Déh: The Final Chapter of the Lower Post Residential School

"It's a first step ... for the future of our youth, our Elders, and the…
Current NewsDaylu Dena Council
March 17, 2022

Video Celebrates New Beginnings, Demolition of Lower Post Residential School. News Release

"Since the demolition ... the air has been cleared and our people have begun healing,”…
Current NewsDaylu Dena Council
December 10, 2021

B.C.’s Lower Post Residential School’s Story Starts with Abuse and Ends in Fire – but Keeps Pointing Toward Justice. The Globe and Mail

In the 1950s, Kaska Dena children and a lone Mountie tried to bring a sexual…