Kwadacha now has a joint venture with North Cariboo Air
Kwadacha now has a joint venture with North Cariboo Air and together have formed an air charter company. KNCA Flying Services operates charter flights three days a week between Fort Ware and Prince George in a King Air 200. To book flights to or from Fort Ware, call the Kwadacha Band Office in Prince George 250‑563‑4161.
Vancouver lawyer, Doug Eyford, who was hired by Ottawa to review the modern-day treaty process, has issued a report to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt
The report identifies issues raised at engagement meetings held by Eyford with representatives of Aboriginal communities and organizations, provincial and territorial governments, and stakeholders about Canada’s comprehensive land claims policy. His report contains recommendations for the Minister to consider in deliberations about next steps.
BC Treaty Process negotiations are currently in Stage Four of the six stage process
Kaska Dena Council represents Daylu Dena Council, Dease River First Nation, and Kwadacha Nation in the BC Treaty Process. Negotiations are currently in Stage Four of the six stage process. For information on Treaties and the BC Treaty Process watch the following short video.
The Holiday Inn, on Howe Street, in Vancouver, has partnered with the Kaska Dena Council to create a scholarship fund for Kaska Dena students
An agreement has been created between the Holiday Inn and KDC for a special rate for Kaska Dena who stay at the Holiday Inn, with a contribution from each stay going toward the Kaska Dena Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Michelle Miller, KDC Treaty Coordinator.
The Kaska Dena Drummers perform Kaska traditional drum songs – they were formed back in the late 1980s
The Kaska Dena Drummers have been invited to perform at a number of events, including: the Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver, BC, the Gathering Around the Fire healing and reconciliation gathering in Daylu (Lower Post), BC, the signing of the Strategic Engagement Agreement in Victoria, BC, the Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City, YT, the Ross River Cultural Exchange in Ross River, YT, the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, YT, and most recently, the Kaska Dena Council General Assembly in Daylu (Lower Post), BC, in July 2014.
Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program
An Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program has been initiated by a group of mountain bike enthusiasts to support and encourage Aboriginal youth and communities to participate and excel in the sport of mountain biking. The program started in response to a growing interest among a number of First Nation communities to support and encourage their youth to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and live healthier active lives through mountain biking.
“Heaven’s Pass”, the story of the MacDonald Family, is now available on DVD
Copies of the Kaska documentary entitled “Heaven’s Pass”, the story of the MacDonald Family, is now available on DVD and is for sale at the Kaska Dena Council office. The film is in English and Kaska language (with English subtitles), with a running time of 59:40. For further information, or to purchase a DVD, please contact the KDC office.
A book on Kaska Dena history has recently been published
Allison Tubman, Kaska Dena researcher, has recently published a book on the history of the McDonald Family in the Kaska Dena Traditional Territory, entitled “The McDonalds: The Lives & Legends of a Kaska Dena Family”. The book launch was on April 30, 2014, and it is now available for purchase.
Designation of the Ne’ah (Horseranch Range) as a Protected Area was approved
The designation of the Ne’ah (Horseranch Range) as a Protected Area was approved by the Province in March 2013 and will be managed by Kaska Dena and BC through a Cooperative Management Plan. Within the Ne’ah is a Special Management Zone: Gu Cha Duga, meaning “For the Grandchildren”.