Crafting the fabric of life
One of the North’s most distinctive craftshops is found in tiny Fort McPherson, a Gwich’in community along the side of the Dempster Highway. For decades the town has been home to the Fort McPherson Tent & Canvas Shop, an artisanal workshop where local seamstresses create everything from backpacks to hockey bags to tipis. Famous for their durability, these products are coveted among Northerners and visitors alike. To learn more about the Tent & Canvas Shop, and about other attractions in the town they call Teetł'it Zheh, the place at the head of the waters, discover Fort McPherson.