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Kaska Dena Travel Advisory in British Columbia. News Release

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Date: August 7, 2020

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August 7, 2020
Daylu Dena Council, Dease River First Nation, Kwadacha Nation, and Kaska Dena Council

Daylu Dena Council, Dease River First Nation, Kwadacha Nation, and Kaska Dena Council are announcing that non-essential travel to the Kaska Traditional Territory and the communities of Good Hope Lake, Lower Post, and Fort Ware should be avoided.

All recreational and hunting activity is strongly discouraged north of Dease River Bridge, West of Fireside, and in the Fort Ware area. This includes hunting regions 6-23 to 6-25, 7-51 to 7-54, 7- 40, and 7-41. Hunting and recreational activity access points will be monitored, including video surveillance. In addition, security checks are in place on the roads and access cannot be guaranteed.

The consequence of spreading COVID-19 from recreational activity and hunting is too great for the communities given the limited access to acute medical services in the traditional territory in British Columbia. Kaska continues to work with partner governments to collaborate in response to COVID-19.

Contact:

  • Chief and Council, Dease River First Nation, 250-239-3000
  • Chief and Council, Daylu Dena Council, 250-779-3161
  • Chief and Council, Kwadacha Nation, 250-471-2302
  • Gillian Staveley, Kaska Regional Coordinator, knrscsea@gmail.com
  • Norm MacLean, Kaska Dena Technical Advisor, nmaclean@lgl.com

PO Box 9, Lower Post, BC V0C 1W0
Phone: 250.779.3181 | Fax: 250.779.3020