Where we live: Kakisa

Where we live: Kakisa

 

A little introduction to K'ágee – “Between the willows”

Location:
60°56′ N, 117°25′ W
 
Population:
45
 
Traditional name:
K'ágee – “Between the willows”
 
Setting:
On the wooded west bank of Kakisa Lake beside the Kakisa River
 
Languages:
South Slavey, English
 
Ethnicities:
Dene (South Slavey)
 
Getting here:
By road 1.5 hours from Hay River
 
Founded in:
First located upriver at Tathlina Lake, the community moved to the present location in 1962 to be closer to the Mackenzie Highway
 
Claim to fame:
Smallest community in the Northwest Territories
 
Best daytrip:
To nearby Lady Evelyn Falls, with great camping, hiking and grayling-fishing
 
Best expedition:
Down the Kakisa River to the upper Mackenzie, taking out at Fort Providence
 
More info:
To get the whole story on the place “between the willows,” explore Kakisa