Long before provincial land borders were drawn, Kaska Dena peoples lived in 240,000 square kilometres of BC’s far north, southeast Yukon and southern Northwest Territories.
These ancestral lands extend across a pristine wilderness larger than Vancouver Island. Imagine 3.9 hectares of untouched wilderness. A place with no roads, no power lines, no machine rumblings. A place rich with abundant and diverse wildlife like caribou, moose, and mountain goats. A place where you can walk along ancient Indigenous trails for weeks without meeting another soul.
In our language we say Dene Kʼéh Kusān, which means Always Will Be There. To ensure our people and ancestral lands will thrive today and in the future, we’ve built a plan for protecting this vital piece of northern BC.
We’re asking the government to work jointly with us to ensure that Kaska Dena ancestral territory: