where we live: nahanni butte

where we live: nahanni butte

 

A little introduction to Tthenáágó – “Strong rock”

Location:
61°02′ N, 123°23′ W
 
Elevation:
182 metres
 
Population:
113
 
Traditional name:
Tthenáágó – “Strong rock”
 
Setting:
On the South Nahanni River just upstream from its confluence with the Liard, in the shadow of the community’s 1,400-metre-high namesake, Nahanni Butte
 
Languages:
South Slavey, English
 
Ethnicities:
Dene (Kaska)
 
Getting here:
By road from Fort Simpson to the east side of Liard River (two hours), then across the river to the community (water taxi in summer, ice-road in winter); or by paddling the South Nahanni River
 
Founded in:
For countless centuries, the Kaska and Naha Dene used this area. It became permanently settled in the late 1950s when the government relocated people from a settlement at Netla River, 24 kilometres away
 
Claim to fame:
Gateway to Nahanni National Park Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
 
Don’t miss:
The hike up Nahanni Butte
 
More info:
To get the whole story on Tthenáágó, visit Nahanni Butte